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The Weekend Neos Kosmos : 19 January 2019
COMMUNITY 8 THE WEEKEND NEOS KOSMOS | SATURDAY 19 JANUARY 2019 When Greeks celebrate... Panagiota Dimitropoulos, president of the Papaflessas club, and Maria Alexopoulos from Alex Jewellery Bros at Oakleigh, the jewellery store that donated prizes and the vasilopita coin. The lucky coin winner was Angelos Giannakaros. All around the globe, Greek groups and committees are cutting their vasilopita cakes. And it's a tradition that is alive and well around Australia. These events are typically held in January and February and kick of the year with luck and hopes for prosperity. Enjoy these photos of events held around Australia. Do you have photos from your vasilopita cutting festivities? We'd love to share them online. Send them to firstname.lastname@example.org Representatives from the world of politics were not missing from the Papaflessas vasilopita-cutting ceremony. Mary Lalios, Municipal Association of Victoria President, (first from right) Gina Papas from Brimbank (first from left) and Cr Kris Pavlidis from the City of Whittlesea (second from left) are pictured in this photo. DIGITAL.NEOSKOSMOS.COM Plenty of food, dance and good company to herald in the new year on the Pankaoki’s visit to Sydney for the annual vasilopita-cutting ceremony. Acclaimed Greek singer Efi Thodi at Mediterranean restaurant when she came to Australia on her successful music tour. PHOTO: KOSTAS DEVES The Springvale Greek community showed yet again that they know how to welcome in a new year like there’s no tomorrow! The Papaflessas Social Club located in Thornbury, Victoria, Australia, celebrated the start of the year with its annual vasilopita-cutting ceremony. PHOTO: KOSTAS DEVES Michael Savvas and his lovely company enjoyed themselves until late at the New Year’s event held by the Springvale Greek Community. There was plenty of dancing when the Pankaoki Brotherhood visited Sydney. Food is always plentiful at such events. The Pankoaki Brotherhood visited their sister club of NSW spending six days of sightseeing and revelry. The cutting of the vasilopita was a highlight, followed by singing and New Year’s carols. Get active! Pronia offers free movement classes for the elderly As we age, our fitness levels and flexibility can diminish, leaving us more vulnerable to accidents such as falls. To raise awareness and get elderly members of the Greek Australian community active, Pronia together with the City of Monash and Link Health & Community is offering a series of movement and health classes. Free to attend and open to all ages and levels, the sessions will run every second Wednesday of the month at the Clayton Community Centre. The program being offered will help to increase fitness and strength, while also improving on balance and flexibility. To get everyone in the mood, Greek music will be playing during classes. Some of the exercises will be done while standing, while others will incorporate the use of a chair and other equipment. Don’t let age stop you from getting a workout. The program will be specially designed, guided and supervised by an allied health assistant and physiotherapist to ensure participants' safely carry out the exercises and get the most out of them. Greek-speaking professionals will be on site to provide information, support and/ or referrals to appropriate health services in Monash. Interpreters will also be available. The Exercise and Information Program will run every second Wednesday of the month: 13 February , 13 March, 10 April , 8 May and 12 June from 10.30am-12 noon at Clayton Community Centre (9-15 Cooke St, Clayton VIC). For all enquiries and to book your spot (ESSENTIAL), call Pronia to speak with Antonios Maglis on (03) 9388 9998 or visit pronia.com.au.
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