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The Weekend Neos Kosmos : 25 May 2019
DIGITAL.NEOSKOSMOS.COM THE WEEKEND NEOS KOSMOS | SATURDAY 25 MAY 2019 21 EVENTS 2019 Australian Hellenic Memorial School Competition kicks off Teaching history in a multicultural country is not an easy task, especially when you have backgrounds that have historically been at odds. To ignore historical events altogether or gloss over these would also be a missed opportunity for students to understand their roots, take pride in their identity and learn critical thinking skills so that the mistakes of the past can be avoided. For this reason, the Australian Hellenic Memorial Foundation Committee is giving students from Years 1 to 12 the opportunity to participate in a competition that allows them to explore their history in a positiv way. The event, held for the 10th consecutive year, is open to all schools where Greek language is taught to students. There are 140 of these schools in Victoria alone. The goal of the competition is students to learn the events and history in Greece during World War II, and why the beautiful Australian Hellenic Memorial was built. It also pays tribute to the service men and women that served and died, as their YOUR WORDS. YOUR VOICE. Our readers reacted to the results of Australia’s Federal Elections: Ange Geroukos Time for the member of Calwell (Maria Vamvakinou) to act and improve on road congestion in and around the Hume City. It has been a safe seat for so long. Stavros Jobis Best man won... Shorten was just selfserving. Roberta Alzate Stavros Jobis, you’ll rue the day. He’ll take this country to the dogs. Don’t you care about your children’s future? Patti Korkidas Stavros Jobis, no irony there, of course not. Abbott, Turnbull and Morrison are great mates (hmm, cough, cough). It’s okay, he’ll be copping a backstab from within the Party within three years, hopefully making it easy for the next Labor leader. Three years for Aussies to finally wake up and smell the coffee. Chris Tsatsaris Stavros Jobis, best policies won! Stavros Jobis Patti Korkidas LOL, you have short memory of what Rudd did to our economy. Australian Hellenic Memorial. PHOTO: SUPPLIED sacrifice and contribution to the Greek campaign should not be forgotten. To take part in the competition, students can write a story related to the war, write a poem, draw a picture of soldiers or compose an essay. These contributions should be related to the Greek campaign and the Anzacs in Greece. Cash prizes range from $50 to $250, and all students that take part in the competition will receive a badge of the Memorial and a certificate of participation. The competition is now open and applications will be accepted until Friday 6 September, 2019. Winners will be announced at 12.30 pm on Sunday 20 October at the Australian Hellenic Memorial. For any further information in regard to the Competition the contact numbers are 0416 020 865 or 0400 629 597. Learn to speak and dance Greek with the Kastellorizian Association of Victoria Every year as part of its rich calendar, the Kastellorizian Association of Victoria (KAV) offers numerous events to the Greek community. Here are some events worth jotting down on your calendars: • A lecture by Dr Andonis Piperoglou, titled 'Making Greek Australia: Rethinking History, Ethnicity and Belonging' takes place on Sunday 26 May. The event will follow the liturgy at the Church of Saints Constantine and Helen at Barry Street, South Yarra. A luncheon will be held at the KAV clubrooms (250 Dorcas Street, South Melbourne). There will also be a presentation of the VCE and KYA Awards. For more info, contact christine. firstname.lastname@example.org or phone 0414 822 234. Free entry, donations welcome. • Greek Language and Culture classes have kicked off at KAV, taking place at the KAV Club rooms (250 Dorcas St South Melbourne) every Wednesday 4.30-5.30 pm. They cater to ages between 8 and 16 years and cost $15 per lesson. To enrol, contact Simela via 40redapples@ mail.com or 0407 451 228. • Free Greek Dancing classes by Elena and Fortis Jose- phides are to commence on 8 June and are suitable for those up to 18 years old. Lessons will take place on Saturdays from 11 am till 12 noon for six weeks, until 13 July. For inquiries and registrations email f.josephides@ gmail.com or call 0433 443 823. For further information contact email@example.com or visit www.kazzieclub.com ‘Hill 731’: Free film screening at Hellenic RSL The Hellenic RSL Melbourne will screen the historic Greek film 'Hill 731' on 1 June at the group's club house at 1.30 pm. The Battle on Hill 731 was a significant victory by the Greek forces against the Italians in March 1941. The fierce battle began in southern Albania when fascist Italy launched an assault (Operation Primavera) against Greece, aimed at capturing Jim Tsolakis It’s clearly a shocking loss for the ALP, but is it really some great victory for the Coalition and the emergence of a new Liberal hero? He may form government, but some right wing commentators are now fearful of a hung Parliament. Jon Gouskos Time will tell... Really, for Australia’s sake, I hope ScoMo proves me wrong... but this reminds me of Greece 2008 when problems were bigger than what the public knew, eg the national debt. Kallimachos Savvas Grigoropoulos Congratulations to the sensible people of Australia for electing once again the government of fairness, the government of opportunity for all and the government that rewards hard work, a government determined not to punish hard working Australians who managed to become ‘selffunded retirees’. Congratulations to all Australians for running peaceful elections, where when there is a change of government the batten is handed to the winner in a democratic process which when the results are announced is accepted by all politicians and all the Australian people. We are indeed a resilient people, a country of a proud small indigenous number of people and a ‘nation of immigrants’. Rita Napolitano Yes, he won with his scaremongering about increase in taxes. As you said, God help the underprivileged. Rob Notara Miracles are those things that defy logic. John Tsioulos Democracy has a price. Dissatisfaction at the end result at times. But in the end Democracy is much better than any other system of government. Millie Beattie How can you have democracy without political education? When there’s propaganda littering the streets? When it’s legal to lie on a campaign trip? When places of worship double for election booths? We’ve got as much a ‘democracy’ as any other dictatorship. Only difference is theyre better at tricking us into thinking it’s not so. ‘Hill 731’ will be screened at the Hellenic RSL’s club house. the critical mountain pass leading into the Kalpaki valley. The invitation to the screening is open for all the Greek community, at no cost. The duration of the film is an hour and refreshments will be served at the conclusion. Write your comments on our social media pages and see them publicized here...
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