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If Elected, Victorian Labor Party to Fund Greek Festival

greece-australia-600x280The Labor Party of Victoria has promised to provide 60,000 dollars for the Greek Festival of Oakleigh, if it wins the upcoming state elections.

Labor Party leader Daniel Andrews will make the relevant announcement himself this Sunday at the festival, which he will attend along with Social Services Minister Jenny Mikakos and Greek-Australian Labor Party MP candidate in Oakleigh Steve Dimopoulos.

“Our MP candidate, Steve Dimopoulos, will support with all his might this wonderful festival that highlights the dynamism of the Greek Community,” said Andrews.

Mikakos noted that the Labor Party recognizes the Greeks’ struggle to preserve their cultural heritage and strengthen it. Finally, Dimopoulos, who has been involved in the local government for many years, said that his party appreciates diversity.

The Greek Festival of Oakleigh brings together more than 20,000 people. This year, it will take place on Saturday, November 1 and Sunday, November 2, (Melbourne Cup Weekend), at Warrawee Park. The festival will be filled with music and aromas from Greece and across the world. On the initiative of the Greek Orthodox Community, Oakleigh Festival, which started off as a humble parade of Oakleigh Grammar students, has evolved into a spectacular event. Celebrations will include parades, dances, a flea market, a carnival and a special entertainment program for children from Eaton Mall to Warrawee Park.

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