Greek Day Vancouver 2009

A few years ago, while I was finishing my Masters degree, I was living on campus at UBC, near Kitsilano. Many of my close friends still live in the area, and I always strived to know more about the history of this beautiful neighbourhood. I learned that there used to be a very strong enclave of Greek migrants in the Kitsilano area, and while the demographic composition of the neighbourhood is much more diverse now, there’s still a strong sense of a Greek community. And that’s why Kitsilano is the host of the 2009 Greek Day festival. I was lucky last year in that I attended Greek Day with my good friend HZ.

Greek Festival 2008 June 22

From their event overview:

The Canadian Hellenic Congress of BC, with support from the Kitsilano Chamber of Commerce and West Broadway Business Association are pleased to announce that June 2009 is officially named the Greek Heritage Month in the Lower Mainland of British Columbia. The event, which has enjoyed tremendous success since 2005, will include a number of exciting cultural activities scheduled at various venues in Vancouver. The grand finale to this event: Greek Day 2009 will take place on Sunday June 21st, 2009 along the West Broadway corridor in the heart of Kitsilano. [Greek Day 2009]

For a PDF version of the program you can click here – Greek Day is the culmination of Greek Heritage Month and it takes place on Sunday June 21st, 2009. Since it’s my usual JT day I might swing by for a bit, but not sure if that’ll be the case since I have my heart set on Buntzen Lake and a hike.

Related posts:

  1. Apollonia Greek Restaurant (Kitsilano/Fairview Slopes)
  2. The Greek Summer Festival 2011
  3. Greek Day Vancouver 2011
  4. Kerkis Greek Taverna [Kitsilano]
  5. What is your favorite Greek restaurant?

Comments (1)

AthenaJune 22nd, 2009 at 1:13 pm

I went there last Sunday and i was crying due to that i mss Greece and having the Greek Day is amazing!

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