Canada

Growing Up Black in Greece: A Diplomat’s Daughter Recalls

Growing up black in Greece? Patricia Kumbakisaka, 31, one of Canada’s most accomplished young black women, has done it. Here she describes her life in Greece.

Greek-Canadian Billionaire, Owner of the Silverdome, Passes Away at 69

Andy Apostolopoulos, the Greek-Canadian business magnate who was the owner of the Silverdome in Michigan passed away on Monday at the age of 69. The Chairman and CEO of the Triple Group of Companies passed away peacefully, according to a...

Toronto Greek Church Organization To Sell Property After Financial Woes

A Greek Orthodox nonprofit in Toronto that owns churches and schools and hosts the gigantic "Taste of the Danforth" Greek folk festival every summer might soon be forced to sell one of its properties due to a precipitous drop...

Hockey Game Keeps Greek-Canadian Family Tradition Alive

Back in 1977, four Greek-Canadian boys -- all cousins, and sons of Greek immigrants to Canada -- started a pickup game of hockey in a front yard on Hochelaga Street in Moose Jaw, Saskatchewan and began a tradition that...

Greek Canadian Artist Katherine Filippeos Brings Joy with New Christmas Song

Katherine Filippeos, a Greek-Canadian musician based in Athens, has released a beautiful new Christmas song called "King of Kings," perfect for bringing joy and reflection this holiday season. The heart-warming song provides a much-needed dose of peace and hope for...

The Greek Pilot Who Makes Wishes of Canadian Children Come True

Dimitri Neonakis, a Greek-Canadian pilot from Messinia who lives and works in Nova Scotia, Canada, impresses all in the local community with his inspiring way of expressing his solidarity with his fellow citizens -- especially the younger ones. Following the...

Canadians Now Banned from Traveling to Greece

In what came as a surprise move, Greek authorities on Sunday banned flights from Canada in a new ruling originating from the Hellenic Civil Aviation Authority. The new restriction will be in place at least until November 8, 2020, according to...

Greek-Canadian Cycles to Ottawa to Help Find Cure for Ill Son

A Greek-Canadian father who lives in East York, Ontario, a suburb of Toronto, has now fulfilled his quest to bicycle 450 km to raise money to help save his son, who suffers from a  rare disease. Terry Pirovolakis had never...

New Online Platform “Staellinika” Reconnects Greeks Abroad with Culture, Language

The Stavros Niarchos Foundation Centre for Hellenic Studies at Simon Fraser University and the General Secretariat for Public Diplomacy and Greeks Abroad of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs announced the full release of Staellinika, a new online platform which...

Canada Halts Arms Exports to Turkey

Canada's Foreign Affairs Minister Francois-Philippe Champagne announced on Monday that he is halting military export permits to Turkey. Champagne ordered an investigation into claims the country was using Canadian technology in the fight between Armenia and Azerbaijan and announced the...

Chairman George: The Greek-Canadian who Became an Unlikely Singing Superstar in China

A PhD-trained statistician for the federal agency Statistics Canada is an unlikely candidate for becoming a singing sensation anywhere -- much less China. But that is the amazing turn that the life of Canadian-born George Sapounidis took after 1999,...

Toronto’s Anti-Greek Riots of 1918 Changed the Face of the City Forever

The living memories of Toronto's August 1918 anti-Greek riots may have faded, but the metropolis' Greek residents still commemorate the disturbing events of that day, just before the end of WWI, when the world changed forever for Greek-Canadians in...

Kalamata Native Finds her Calling in Greek Radio and TV in Toronto

By Sean Mathews Irene Anargyou is usually the one asking the questions. Since 2018 the Kalamata native has co-hosted Agape Greek Radio’s "Doralicious" FM and AM radio show; she also hosts her own program on Agape Greek TV, sharing videos...

Air Canada to Resume International Flights to Athens, Greece

While the airline industry continues to struggle with adapting to Covid-19 regulations, Air Canada announced that it will resume its flights to Athens from Montreal and Toronto. The easing of travel restrictions for the country's citizens comes after the European...

Vancouver’s Annual Greek Summerfest Expected to Continue this Year

Vancouver's Annual Greek Summerfest announced that it will have its 34th consecutive year of celebration in 2020, serving delicious food to patrons to-go style. Due to the coronavirus pandemic, it was uncertain whether or not the celebration would take place....