2015Jan5CanNite 136CANADA NIGHT - in the presence of the Canadian ambassador
Vassilopita Cutting

When? Monday, January 5, 2015

Time? 19.30 – 22.00
Place? Neo Elleniko Restaurant, 126 Agias Paraskeyis St, Chalandri 15232 (Agias Paraskeyis metro station – free parking at rear of taverna/side streets)
Guests? Everyone welcome – all nations!
Cost? 7 Euros - includes a set menu: chicken/potatoes/vegetable OR pita (pls specify pita with RSVP); green salad; glass of house wine
RSVP? Required, limited seating - email by Friday, Jan. 2
Style? Casual first-come-first-seated/served
Friends of Canada

Our Welfare Network will be collecting donations of adult disposable diapers (any size) and/or individual-sized cartons of fruit juice

Vassilopita: Celebrity International Movers S.A.

UPDATE: Like the Canadian postmen, neither sleet nor snow could prevent more than 80 brave souls from arriving at the Friends of Canada ‘Canada Night - Vasilopita Cutting’. The names of the New Year’s ‘flouri’ winners – and their personal New Year’s resolutions - were robustly read out loud by Canadian Ambassador to Greece, Robert Peck. More than two dozen winners had their names drawn; in return, guests generously donated adult disposable diapers and juice for the residents of Asylum Aniaton.
The delicious vasilopita was made possible by Celebrity International Movers S.A. (http://www.celebrity.gr/); special thanks to Kathy Chrisovergis, Managing Director.
The ‘flouri’ prizes were kindly provided by: the Canadian embassy (Diana Kraal CD, book, pen, Canadian-Greek pin, box of caramels and business card case); the Pecks (jug of Vertmont maple syrup, wine and two books); Katerina Trambakou, manager, Diktion (www.yvesrocher.gr) (five Yves Rocher facials); and Sudha Nair-Iliades, publisher, Insider Athens (www.insider-magazine.gr) (ten one-year subscriptions).

Thanks also go to the many behind-the-scenes patrons and volunteers, including: Neo Elleniko restaurant (for great prices, and ambassador’s meal); Nikitas Terzis, Dawn Lefakis and Christine Mela (for nametags/decoration/photos/clean-up/etc); Kostas Vrontos (for sound/tech); Marie-Thérèse Rolland, facilitator of Friends of Canada ‘Réseau Franco-Canadien/Franco-Canadian Network’ (for organising two big tables of Francophone guests!); and Polis Pantelidis. co-facilitator of Friends of Canada ‘Welfare Network’ - which collaborates with the Salvation Army (for distributing donations).

Amongst the many guests were Robert Peck, the Canadian Ambassador to Greece, and Maria Pantazi-Peck, and Dimitris Mitakos, from Celebrity International Movers S.A. Kathryn Lukey-Coutsocostas, Friends of Canada coordinator, hopes this gave everyone a good start to a joy-filled 2015!

Event photos:

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Thanks to Kathryn Lukey-Coutsocostas and Dawn Lefakis for taking most of the photos!