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Greek Independence Celebration – #200 Years of Freedom

Greek Independence Celebration - #200 Years of Freedom

“ALL WHO JOY WOULD WIN MUST SHARE IT.  HAPPINESS WAS BORN A TWIN.” – Lord Byron

 

In partnership with the Hellenic Canadian Congress of BC and Hellenic community, the West Broadway BIA is excited to celebrate the anniversary of Greek independence in the Greek heritage business district in Kitsilano and throughout the City.

The War of Greek Independence, (1821–32), rebellion of Greeks within the Ottoman Empire, is a struggle which resulted in the establishment of an independent kingdom of Greece. The revolution is celebrated by Greeks around the world as independence day on March 25th.

 

 

 

HERITAGE CELEBRATIONS ON BROADWAY

 

Enjoy Greek heritage, local merchants and ten blocks of community heart from Collingwood to Larch❣️ 🇬🇷  Explore West Broadway’s Walking Art Gallery featuring 150 street banners of Greek heroes, heroines and ancient philosophy.  A heartfelt thanks to the team at Letterbox Design boutique, and illustrators Anja Jane and Renske Werner, and Textile Image for banner production.   From the sky to the street, courageous heroes are all around us!  Check out the colourful display at Omega Travel, painted by Colleen Polychroniou.

 

Visit us @kitsonbroadway for local updates and promotions, and inspirational stores and stories!

 

VANCOUVER’S SALUTE TO HELLENISM

 

The Greek-Canadian Community in BC is collaborating to promote and celebrate the 200 Years of Greek Freedom and Independence.  The City of Vancouver has issued a proclamation and raised 56 Greek Flags at five flag stations for the month of March to commemorate the historic event. The five Flag Stations are at : Fraser & Kingsway, Vancouver City Hall (12th & Cambie), Terminal & Station, Nicola & West Georgia, Denman & Davie.

 

DRIVE-BY-PARADE

 

A drive by salute has been scheduled for March 25th, 2021.  Greek diaspora will gather in their cars at Sts. Nicholas & Dimitrios Greek Orthodox Church ( 4541 Boundary Road, Vancouver ) at 11:00 a.m.  The procession of cars with visit the five flag stations noted above , and end with a wreath drop off at St. George’s Greek Orthodox Cathedral at 4500 Arbutus Drive. Strict COVID protocols will be adhered to. Please visit www.greekfreedom.com for more information about Greek independence celebrations.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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West Broadway BIA

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Vancouver, BC
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Tel 778-384–6377
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