By George and Michael Gekas
  Week of September 15th, 2013
Wow, we are TIFFed out.  After watching films every night this week at the Toronto International Film Festival, were ready to take a break and spend some quality time at home.  Hopefully you had a chance to indulge in some Greek cinema this week!  If you missed out, youll likely be able to check out Miss Violence sometime this year, as its Silver Lion award win at the Venice Film Festival will hopefully translate to a distribution deal.
Summary of Events:
ü HCCY Saturday Greek School Registration Now Open for 13/14
ü Greek Community of Toronto Greek School Registration
ü All Saints Greek Orthodox Church Greek School Registration
ü Toronto FC Greek Community of Toronto Appreciation Day
ü Re-Catechism Lecture Series: Holy Tradition
ü HCBT Fall Networking Event at the Spoke Club
ü Association Dipotamou Kavalas St George Dinner Dance
ü 70 Year of Canada-Greece Relations Celebration
ü Kastoria Association Dinner Dance
ü Application for the 2013 AHEPA Scholarships
ü Greek Community Participates in Toronto Marathon
ü Thanos Petrelis Live in Concert
ü Celebrating Excellence in Greek Achievement Awards 2013
ü Hellenic Canadian Federation of Ontario New Service Offerings
ü Greek Boys Sought to Form Basketball Team
ü Dimitrios Borgis Bouzouki School
ü CATCH OF THE DAY: 300: Rise of an Empire Trailer
 HCCY Saturday Greek School Registration Now Open for 13/14
The Hellenic-Canadian Community of York Region's popular Saturday Greek School Program (the Hellenic Academy of York) has commenced its early registration period for the school year commencing in September 2013.  The program runs from September to June (30 weeks), on Saturdays, between the hours of 9:30am - 2:30pm.  The HAY operates out of Pleasantville Public School on Mill Street in Richmond Hill.  The program includes instruction in Greek language, history and culture, as well as Greek music and Greek dancing lessons.  The children also have the opportunity to participate in several pageants throughout the school year.
Further information:
 Greek Community of Toronto Greek School Registration
The Greek Community of Toronto proudly begins the 2013/2014 school year. Find out where and when to register at the link below.  The Greek Community provides Greek language education at a variety of levels: primary, junior-elementary, high school (credit) and adult programs. Learn about the Greek language as well as about Greek history, geography, traditions, dances, and music.
Further Information:
 All Saints Greek Orthodox Church Greek School Registration
All Saints Greek Orthodox Church offers Greek school classes to children from Kindergarten to grade 8. The curriculum includes language, religion, history and dance. Classes are held at the All Saints Community Centre at 3125 Bayview Ave, every Wednesday night from 5 to 8 pm.  Registration is available Sept 8th and 15th following church services.  Classes begin on Sept 25th, 2013.  Tuition and fees are approximately $500.
Further Information: , 416-221-4611 or  
 Toronto FC Greek Community of Toronto Appreciation Day
Toronto FC is hosting a Greek Community of Toronto Appreciation Day.  $2 of each ticket purchased through the Greek Community will be donated back to the GCT.  Tickets include a group photo for youth post match, and recognition on the videoboard.
When: Saturday, September 21st, 4 pm
Where:  BMO Field, 170 Princes' Blvd
Tickets: $30 (Regular price - $41)
 Re-Catechism Lecture Series: Holy Tradition
St. Demetrios Church is hosting an English speaking Bible study called Re-Catechism which takes place every second Tuesday at 6:45pm.  Our aim is to help the English speaking Orthodox to learn the Orthodox faith based on Scriptures and Holy tradition of our Church.
Amongst the speakers we have Mr. John Kapsalis with Master Degree in Theology, his wife Dr. Fotini Kapsalis with PhD in Theology and professor at Toronto University, Rev. Fr. Bohdan Hladio, Chrysostom Makropoulos and Tim Prattas.
When:  Tuesday, September 24th & October 8th, 6:45 pm
Where:  St. Demetrios Church, 30 Thorncliffe Park Drive
Tickets: FREE
 HCBT Fall Networking Event at the Spoke Club
With the recent chill in the air, it seems that summer is coming to an end but the good news is that its finally time for the HCBTs Fall Networking Event! Join friends both old and new at the exclusive The Spoke Club for a fun evening of making new connections and catching up with your established Hellenic network. Tucked away in a historic brick building on the King West Strip, the 5-storey Spoke Club has become a fast favorite among the Toronto art and media crowd for its perfect blend of modern cool and refined elegance. We look forward to seeing you there and kicking off another year of great HCBT events!
When:  Thursday, September 26th, 6 pm
Where:  The Spoke Club, 600 King Street West
Tickets: FREE for member, $20 for non members
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 Association Dipotamou Kavalas St George Autumn Dance
The Association Dipotamou Kavalas St George invites you to its annual Autumn Dance.  Performing live, straight from Greece, will be Stathis Nikolaidis (Tragoudi), Giorgos Atmatsidis (Lyra) and Kostas Zois (Daouli).  The delicious dinner will include two bottles of wine per table. Tickets must be purchased in advance. Thank you for your continued support and we look forward to seeing you all there.
When:  Saturday September 28th, 6pm, Dinner 7:30pm
Where:  Meridian Banquet & Convention Centre, 2301 Keele Street (South of Lawrence Ave. W)
Tickets: $65, Children 12 and under - $40
Further Information:  Paul Hatsisavvas at 416-989-9917, Ana Papadopoulos at 416-433-4081, George Piperopoulos at 416-871-2230,
 70 Year of Canada-Greece Relations Celebration
The Ambassador of Canada to the Hellenic Republic Robert Peck invites you to rally behind a wonderful event to celebrate the 70th anniversary of Canada-Greece diplomatic relations this fall.  At a difficult time in this wonderful country, the legendary Mary Linda and Petros Imvrios will carry to Canada the joy and sounds of Greece that will warm the heart and bring to some of the finest music this country has to offer.
Proceeds from the concerts will benefit the teaching of the Greek language at the Greek Community of Toronto.
When:  Friday, October 4, 7:30pm
Where:  Crystal Fountain Banquet Halls, 60 McDowell Gate, Markham
Tickets: $175, $225, $300
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 Kastoria Association Dinner Dance
The Kastoria Association invites you to its annual dinner dance.  There will be great food, music and other wonderful surprises.  Come out and spend an enjoyable evening with us.
When: Saturday, October 12, 7 pm
Where:  QSSIS Banquet Hall, 3474 Kingston Road
Tickets: $50
Further Information: 905-731 1045, 416-431-4359 or 416 504 6568
 Application for the 2013 AHEPA Scholarships
The John Dagonas Family / AHEPA Toronto Scholarship for $5000 and the CEGA Scholarship for $5000 will be awarded to a Canadian citizen who is attending an accredited university or college in Canada or abroad and is either a member of the AHEPA Family OR of Hellenic heritage (through a parent, grandparent or a spouse). Both scholarships will be awarded to students to support them in their quest for higher learning and will be paid directly to their University or College to help cover the cost of tuition. The John Dagonas Family / AHEPA Toronto Scholarship will be awarded based solely on academic merit; the 2013 CEGA Scholarship based both on academic merit and financial need. For the CEGA Scholarship, we would require a letter from employer validating current income, or a notice of assessment of family income.
Application Deadline: October 15th. Applications emailed after this date or post marked after this date are not eligible.
 Greek Community Participates in Toronto Marathon
The Hellenic Hope Centre; The Greek Orthodox Community of Mississauga; the Greek Orthodox Community of Markham; and Hellenic Home for the Aged are all participating in this years Toronto Waterfront Marathon through the Neighbourhood Challenge program.
These Greek organizations are co-organizing the GREEK TOWN station at Broadview and Eastern. The Cheering Centres are a great excuse for us to come out in great numbers, to celebrate our different neighbourhoods, to enjoy the music, dancing, performers and food on hand; to shout ourselves hoarse cheering on our friends and neighbours, and our thousands of charity runners. Most of all, we can cheer for and put a pledge or two on a Neighbourhood Champion, a friend or neighbour who has committed to go the entire 42 kilometres, half or 5 km on behalf of an important community cause.
When: Sunday, October 20th, 10:40am to 2:30pm (at 35k mark)
Where:  Broadview and Eastern Avenue
Also, the Greek Community of Toronto is participating in the Charity Challenge.  Help make a difference in our community. We are fundraising to raise money that will go toward debt repayment - and - will support community programs and services.  Run or walk in support of the GCT and set up your own personal fundraising account so you can collect pledges from family and friends.  100% of the pledge money collected will go to the Greek Community of Toronto.
When: Sunday, October 20th, 5k Run/Walk - 8:00am, Marathon/Half Marathon - 8:30am
Where:  Ontario Place (5k), University Ave. just south of Armoury St. (marathon/half)
 Thanos Petrelis Live in Concert
Thanos Petrelis, one of FameStory's most popular finalist and among today's top-selling Greek male artists is returning to Toronto.  Dont miss out on a show that is sure to sell out!  Joining him will be Sarbel and Nancy Alexiadi.
When: Friday, November 1st, Doors 8pm
Where:  Hazelton Manor, 99 Peelar Road, Concord
Tickets: $75, $100, $150, $175 and $200 (all with dinner)
Further Information:
 Celebrating Excellence in Greek Achievement Awards 2013
The CEGA Awards were created to Celebrate Excellence in Greek Achievement. They have been conceived within the inspiration of honouring top achievement by Canadians of Greek decent. The awards honour preeminent individuals, who have excelled in their respective fields, strive for excellence and serve as role models within and beyond our Hellenic community.
The CEGA Awards bestow appreciation for the achievement of Greek Canadians by recognizing excellence in one of five categories: the promotion of Hellenism; Education; Philanthropy; Civic Responsibility and Family & Individual Excellence. These categories represent the five pillars of the AHEPA mission statement.  All net proceeds of the event will go to support the AHEPA Toronto scholarship fund.
When: Saturday, November 2nd, Cocktails 6:30 pm, Dinner 7:30 pm
Where: Fairmont Royal York Hotel, 100 Front Street
Tickets:  $200 (prior to September 30), $225 (after September 30)
Further information:
 Hellenic Canadian Federation of Ontario New Service Offerings
The Hellenic Canadian Federation of Ontario now offers the public charitable assistance with immigration issues, legal advice, and the completion of welfare, pension, and visa extension applications.
Our offices are located in 1127-B Broadview Avenue (south of Cosburn Avenue) and we will be open from Tuesday to until Saturday from 10 am to 3 pm. Our staff and volunteers will be delighted to serve you.
Further Information:  416-644-1115
 Greek Boys Sought to Form Basketball Team
The AHEPA Athletic Program provides an opportunity for our Greek youth to achieve individual and team excellence in a caring, friendly environment.
We are currently recruiting and will be holding tryouts for three boys teams.  Our *Beginner* team for boys aged 10 to 12 years old (born 2003, 2002, and 2001).  Our *Junior* team for boys aged 13 to 16 years old (born 2000, 1999, and 1998) and our *Intermediate* team for boys aged 17 to 19 years old (born 1997, 1996, and 1995).  Practices will be on Sunday afternoons from 4:30pm to 7:00pm at Northwood Community Centre starting October 20th until April 6th (time of each age group will be determined later).
Further Information:
 Dimitrios Borgis Bouzouki School
The Dimitrios Bogris Bouzouki School is an in-home teaching service created to help people focus more on learning, as opposed to worrying about being late (or missing the lesson) due to traffic or parking issues. If you've been YouTube'ing other players and struggling to play like them, taking personal lessons might be the right thing for you. Dimitri is accepting students of all ages who are committed to learning this popular and iconic instrument. For further information, please see his website and follow him on twitter, facebook, youtube and soundcloud!
Further Information: 416.994.3040
  CATCH OF THE DAY: 300: Rise of an Empire Trailer
The trailer for 300: Rise of an Empire has recently been released and features plenty of action and destruction as Persian leader Xerxes moves his army forward in a battle with Greece.
The sequel to Zack Snyders hugely successful 300″ centers on Greek general Themistocles as he battles an invading army of Persians under the mortal-turned-god, Xerxes. Noam Murro takes over from Snyder as director, though Snyder has produced the film.  Rodrigo Santoro reprises his role as the Persian leader and Eva Green returns as Artemisia, with Sullivan Stapleton in the role of Themistocles.
300: Rise of an Empire open in March 2014.
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