Polar Bear Swim: Tradition Launched by Greek Immigrant in Canada Returns
Polar Bear Swim: The title sort of speaks for itself, launched in Canada in 1920 by Greek immigrant Peter (Pete) Pantages.
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....
Greek Immigrant Launched Vancouver’s Polar Bear Swim One Century Ago
What is now a worldwide tradition, began exactly 100 years ago, in 1920, by Greek immigrant Peter (Pete) Pantages.
Thousands Gather to Celebrate “Greek Day” in Vancouver
Thousands of Greek-Canadians and others gathered for the annual "Greek Day" celebration on the West Side of Vancouver last Sunday. The event, which was presented by the Hellenic Congress of British Columbia, honors and celebrates 2,500 years of Greek culture. It...
Vancouver’s Annual Greek Food Festival Returns this Week
Vancouver’s 41st Annual Greek Food Festival returns this May for another year of offering delicious food and entertainment to the public. From May 3 to 5, attendees of the festival can enjoy live dance performances, cultural displays and mouthwatering eats...
Vancouver to Host Greek Day on Broadway in June
One of Vancouver’s largest cultural festivals, "Greek Day on Broadway," is back for 2019. This event is the largest one-day Greek festival in Vancouver, and it attracts more than 100,000 people every year. This year the Festival will take place on June...
Vancouver Greek Community Terrorized into Cancelling Event
The Hellenic Community of Vancouver, British Columbia announced on Wednesday it is cancelling a rental contract with a right-wing group for the use of its premises, due to threats of violence against its members. The "UBC Free Speech club" event,...
The 2018 Vancouver Greek Summer Fest Just Kicked Off (Video)
The Vancouver Greek Summer Fest returns once again for its 32nd consecutive year running until Sunday, July 15. The annual celebration of food, entertainment, and family fun is held at Saints Nicholas and Dimitrios church, located at 4541 Boundary Road. Apart from the famous BBQ lamb...
Western Canadian Road Trip Connects Greeks Across the Nation (photos)
This week the Hellenic Heritage Foundation (HHF) met with leaders from the Hellenic Communities of Calgary, Edmonton and Vancouver, as part of the HHF’s new initiative to connect and unite Greeks across Canada. The goal behind HHFs initiative is for...
Daughters of Penelope Raise Funds for Child Amputees (photos)
The Daughters of Penelope -- North America's Hellenic women's organization -- Vancouver Poseidon Chapter 179, recently held a fundraiser to raise money for the War Amps' Child Amputee (CHAMP) Program. The CHAMP Program offers special services to child amputees and their...