Events taking place during Vancouver’s Greek Heritage Month

Greek Heritage Month returns to Vancouver from June 3 to 26.

Let’s smash some plates (wait, not those)!

Get ready for a month of traditional Greek art, culture, food and history that runs through June.

Greek Heritage Month will be full of fun and educational events (such as pottery workshops and a film festival) and will conclude with one of Vancouver’s largest street festivals, Greek Day on Broadway. The month-long celebration is organized by the Hellenic Canadian Congress of BC.

Here’s what to look forward to this month!

Golf with the gods

Putt against the Greek gods in this charity golf tournament. Profits go to the BC Children’s Hospital Foundation.

When: June 3rd at 1 pm

Where: Mayfair Lakes Golf and Country Club – 5460 No. 7 Road, Richmond

Cost: from $275

greek art display case

Nine local Greek artists will come together to display paintings, photography and brass work with themes such as mythology and Greek nature.

When: June 4 from 12–7 p.m.

Where: Kitsilano Community Center – 2305 W 7th Ave.

Cost: Free

The History of Ancient Greece: Educational Lecture

Follow along as Professor Emeritus Peter G. Prontzos tells the stories of his guided travels in Greece, from historic sites such as the Parthenon and Olympia to elements of modern Greek life and culture.

When: June 11 at 1 pm

Where: Vancouver’s Hellenic Community Center (Upper Hall) – 4500 Arbutus St.

Cost: Free

Lecture by author Peter Katsionis

Sit down for a story and listen to a fragment of Reigning Hellfire from the author himself, UBC professor and writer Peter Katsionis. The novel is a sequel to patridais set during the era of Alexander the Great.

When: June 11 at 4.30 pm

Where: Vancouver’s Hellenic Community Center (Upper Hall) – 4500 Arbutus St.

Cost: Free

Cyprus Day

Learn all about Cypress, including bike routes, wine tours, and other information for those interested in visiting the country.

When: 12 June

Where: Vancouver’s Hellenic Community Center (Upper Hall) – 4500 Arbutus St.

Cost: Free

Vancouver Greek Film Festival

Enjoy contemporary and classic Greek films at this three-day festival of film as art.

When: 16 to 19 June

Where: The Cinema Hall – 1131 Howe St.

Cost: From $14

Basile the Comedian: Comedy Night

Let the world-famous Greek comedian Basile make you laugh with a hilarious comedy set and mingle with other onlookers at an after-party.

When: June 18 at 7.30 pm and afterparty at 10 pm

Where: Hellenic Community Center of Vancouver – 4500 Arbutus St.

Cost: From $50 (comedy set) and $10 (after party)

Come Clay with me

Join local artist Suzy Birstein and learn to make Greek-inspired pottery. The workshop is open to people aged 16 or over and to all levels of experience.

When: June 24 from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Where: Studio Suzy Birstein

Cost: Free (registration required)

Greek Day on Broadway

Celebrate Greek culture with live music, performances, food vendors and family-friendly activities at this all-day festival.

When: June 26 from 11 a.m. – 9 p.m.

Where: Greek city in Kitsilano

Cost: Free

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