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The Weekend Neos Kosmos : 06 July 2019
DIGITAL.NEOSKOSMOS.COM THE WEEKEND NEOS KOSMOS | SATURDAY 6 JULY 2019 21 NEWS A school holiday program with a Greek twist! The first week of the Greek Community of Melbourne (GCM) Language & Culture Schools' School Holiday Program can only be described as a success, full of fun and new experiences with a Greek twist. It was a sensory experience, giving children the chance to engage in Greek culture through music, dance, aromas, flavours, as well as arts and crafts. One more week of the program is left with plenty in store to keep the little ones learning, socialising and entertained while on their holiday break. Those who missed the first week can still join in the second program at Alphington Grammar on Tuesday 9 and Wednesday 10 July. Note that the program is suitable for children aged 4-11. For more information and enquiries, visit greekcommunity. com.au/hp Justice for Cyprus The justice for Cyprus Coordinating committee (SEKA Victoria) is organising events to show support for human rights in Cyprus following the illegal invasion of the island by Turkey in 1974 and the continued occupation of the island since then. Though the country's internationally recognised government is in the Greek Cypriot south, Turkey continues to keep more than 35,000 troops in the north. Events are being held to draw attention to the human rights infringements of Turkey on the island. FRIDAY 12 JULY, 2019 5:00pm: Candlelight vigil at steps of the Parliament House of Victoria To protest against injustice emony and Memorial service for the fallen at the Australian Hellenic Memorial, Birdwood Avenue Melbourne. SUNDAY 14 JULY, 2019 9:30am: Memorial Service for our Fallen Heroes at Agios Efstathios Church, Dorcas St, South Melbourne. 12:00pm: Protest rally begins, meeting at noon at the Greek Precinct on Lonsdale Street, Melbourne City, for a 1pm start. People lost their homes and sought their family members following the invasion of Cyprus. happening in Cyprus and to request support from the people and the Australian Government. Immediately followed by 'Deipno Leitotitas' Frugal Supper at the Cyprus Community of Melbourne and Victoria. SATURDAY 13 JULY, 2019 12:00pm: Wreath-laying cer- Culinary walking tour through the streets of Oakleigh Join Mary (Mary's Kitchen) and Kelly (Hellenic Odyssey) on Saturday 13 July from 10.00 am–2.00 pm for a guided walking tour of Melbourne's most popular and energetic Greek precinct, Oakleigh. Get ready to bite into a delicious galaktoboureko, crunch into the best koulouri outside of Athens, and savour the taste of Greek olives, dips, feta cheese and much more all from the passionate traders in this bustling neighbourhood. With each bite, you will learn about Greece's enticing food culture, its history and its healthy essence. A delicious lunch at a traditional restaurant is included, and you will leave having experienced many flavours, taking recipes away with you to create at home. Meeting point: Entrance of Nikos Cake Shop (25 Portman St, Oakleigh). To book, visit https://bit. ly/2KMFYIa WEDNESDAY 14 AUGUST, 2019 1:00pm: Peaceful Protest outside the Turkish Embassy to demand the withdrawal of Turkish troops and an end to Turkish occupation at 24 Albert Rd, South Melbourne. YOUR WORDS. YOUR VOICE. Here’s what our readers on Facebook thought about: Greek elections Bill Thomopoulos The Greek political establishment will never allow the Greek diaspora to have any sort of say on their issues. What the global Greek diaspora urgently needs is the creation of real lobby groups to professionally pressure our own respective governments on issues of concern and to also press issues directly with Greek Embassies and Consulates. There are no effective advocacy or lobby groups anywhere in the diaspora - especially those who pat themselves on their back thinking they are. The way it stands, the Greek government has effectively silenced us by stoking division in the diaspora and hence it has ensured against our unity and against our voice from being heard. Kallimachos Savvas Grigoropoulos The Greek political establishment has never had any real intention of giving Hellenes of the Diaspora the right to vote in national elections in Greece. Because they cannot control our voting intentions, they deny us this right. They have been lying to us for many decades on this issue! Peter Stavropoulos It’ll never happen, and it’ll never happen because they know if they allow it, they’re doomed, they’ll all piss off, be voted out, and sent to the garbage tip. All 300 of them. PHOTOS: SUPPLIED (GCM) Thomas Diakos True democracy, they all have a say except the people. Con Kanellis One has to be a little bit insane to make sense of Greek Politics. It’s pretty ordinary everywhere - but they take dysfunctional to a new level. Dora Argy There is even a political party Πολίτες του Ηλία Ψινάκη. Spiridoula Georgia Greeks have lost the plot. They vote for the most corrupt political parties for years. We love horta Sophie Gordon Eik! Mum would boil the bejeezus out of them then drown with oil and lemon. Jon Gouskos It is well known and documented that the Greek cuisine during lent is the most healthiest of all diets. Horta inclusive. Anthoula Paraskeva I only like Vlita... I hate the wild bitter ones!! Eva Alfris Anthoula Paraskeva, there are huge benefits to the bitter ones, I love vlita too! My mum grew them in abundance but the bitter ones are probably more beneficial to you. Dora Argy He who hates horta knows not how to live. Luke McDonald Christine Farkona, your dad is bringing these around today! hahaha Greek food galore at Oakleigh. Write your comments on our social media pages and see them publicised here...
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