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2019FoodFestPostr LITECome out and visit the CANADIAN TABLE and Friends of Canada at Thessaloniki's annual, ethnic, Food-for-Good Festival at 8.30pm at Plaz Aretsou, Kalamaria, Thessaloniki on June 2. Over forty countries participating with food stands and/or live performances. Entrance 10 euros for 4 portions of food and 2 drinks - profits go to the Children's Village at Filiron - c u there!!!

UPDATE: Despite lightning, rain and hail storms throughout the day, crowds still showed up at the annual, ethnic Food-for-Good Festival by hosted by the Children's Village Filiro and the Women from Five Continents on June 2 at Plaz Aretsou, Kalamaria, Thessaloniki. Approximately forty countries ran stands, including our Canadian table, which served 141 servings of meatballs and various salads to hungry guests. (Some guests even chose to come back to our table for seconds!) The food was followed by performances of song and dance – including a Food Fest first: a dance troop came in from abroad to perform We were thrilled to watch this Austrian dance troop perform several traditional Greek dances.
This year, the Food Fest was once again under the auspices of the Children's Village Filiro ( ), which received all of the proceeds. Approximately 1,450 tickets were sold. After expenses, this – along with 9,000 Euros from sponsors – means we all made approximately 20,000 Euros – even more than last year (19,000 Euros)!
Big thanks go to the myriad of Friends of Canada who participated:
• Canada table co-coordinator: Janet Koniordos
• Volunteer registration: Maria Stefanidou
• Volunteers who attended/set up/cooked/served/cleaned up (alphabetically – apologies if we inadvertently missed someone): Elizabeth Adamidis & Olivia Larocco, Kay Bash, John & Kathryn Coutsocostas, Stavros Krezas, Thodoros & Maria Maniakas with Eleftheria, Dora & Eleni Petmeza, Rania Samartzidis & Nikos Nickolaidis, Maria Stefanidou, Randall Warner & Barry Feldman
• Canadian consul in Thessaloniki: Pantelis Petmezas & family

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

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