It is with great sadness that we announce the lost of a dedicated and valued community member, George Cyros. George was a member of our board; he played an active role throughout the decades. He will be missed. Our sincere condolences are extended to The Cyros family. May his memory be eternal.
Congratulations to all our Greek School students that participated in the first ever Greek School Yo-Yo competition.
Congratulations to the winners:
Dimitri – JK, K Class
Thomas H. Grade 1 & 2
Sophia H. Grades 3 – 8
Showcase that was established in the McLaughlin Oshawa Library.
Aside from holding several cultural events, we will be putting up a display at McLaughlin Oshawa library in the month of March, as we did this year. We would also be interested in laying a wreath at Memorial Park in honor of the many men and women that died for liberty.
Tuesday March 6: Cooking Class
Tuesday, March 20: Movie Night,
Talk on Greek Canadian Immigration & History of Music with live music, Sunday March 18.
Cooking Class - $5.00
Movie night - $5.00
Authentic recipes! Get your copy now! $10.00. All proceeds go towards our school.
Over 100 recipes from our beloved members. Appetizers, Salads, Soups, Main Dishes, Side Dishes, Desserts and more!
All proceeds will go to our Greek School.
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March 25th is a big holiday for the Hellenes. It marks Greek Independence Day. The Greek Community of Oshawa and District is writing to ask that the month of March be designated as Hellenic History month. Your proclamation this year help mark the month and the events we held were a big success.
Postponed until further notice
Depending on who you talk to, people have different beliefs concerning the evil eye. Some people believe that it isn’t simply negative emotions that can cause the evil eye to another. Even something simple, such as admiring a newborn baby, could result in the curse. In some parts of Greece, it is believed those with blue or green eyes are particularly able to give the curse to another person, which is a major reason why the evil eye talismans, or the "mati" symbols, are depicted as a blue eye.
The common term for this day, "Clean Monday", refers to the leaving behind of sinful attitudes and non-fasting foods.
Clean Monday (Greek: Καθαρά Δευτέρα), also known as Pure Monday, Ash Monday, Monday of Lent or Green Monday, is the first day of Great Lent throughout Eastern Christianity and is a moveable feast, falling on the 7th Monday before Pascha (Easter).