Hellenic Stories

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Description: Maria Fiskilis, George Ghiouzelis, and Speros Ganatsios discuss their favourite experiences of the 2010 Vancouver Olympics.
Type of Resource(s): sound recording-nonmusical
Description: My dad Andre Demiris and Mr. Giftonikolios (who was a “Psalti” at church) in our deli, “University Delicatessen” which was later converted to our restaurant, Vassilis Taverna. Looks like my dad just got a delivery.
Type of Resource(s): still image
Description: The group discusses their favourite beaches, memories of playing soccer, and the rivalry between rowers and other sports.
Type of Resource(s): sound recording-nonmusical
Description: Before the Dominion Day parade, Main Street and Alexander, 1979
Type of Resource(s): still image
Description: Nikki Roussanidis speaks about meeting up with friends at Tuesdays for coffee and Bino's for late night/early morning coffee.
Type of Resource(s): sound recording-nonmusical
Description: Konstantin Nikolaou speaks about being a kid when the East Van Greek Orthodox Church was being built at Boundary Road and helping clear the land.
Type of Resource(s): sound recording-nonmusical
Description: George Tsoukas shares his pride about the role of the Hellenic Educational Progressive Association (HEPA) in bringing a Greek style statue to Vancouver in 1969.
Type of Resource(s): sound recording-nonmusical
Description: Paul Michael tells the story of two statues built in Vancouver that honour Greece and the Greek Canadian contribution to culture.
Type of Resource(s): sound recording-nonmusical
Description: As an immigrant to Canada, Pappas recognizes the importance of taking part in the building of one's new community.
Type of Resource(s): sound recording-nonmusical
Description: Mr. Kavouras shares his memories of the Greek businesses on West Broadway and other parts of Vancouver. Interview conducted in Greek. Video slideshow includes English subtitles.
Type of Resource(s): moving image
Description: Angelo explains how welcoming the wider community into the Hellenic Community Centre fosters connection with neighbours and promotes multiculturalism.
Type of Resource(s): sound recording-nonmusical
Description: Maria Fiskilis, George Ghiouzelis, and Speros Ganatsios talk about the closure of Calhoun's coffee shop, bike lanes, and the changes they have seen in Kitsilano.
Type of Resource(s): sound recording-nonmusical
Description: Nikki Roussanidis speaks about being in the Maids of Athena as a teenager and raising money for charity with that group as well as the Daughters of Penelope.
Type of Resource(s): sound recording-nonmusical
Description: Helen's experience of having drifted away from the Greek community in University and then coming back to the Hellenic Community Centre and the Greek Orthodox Church once her children came into the picture.
Type of Resource(s): sound recording-nonmusical
Description: St. George's has been at the centre of Greek Canadian life in Vancouver. Paul Michael describes the early days of the first church at Vine and 7th, and current attempts to protect its place in history.
Type of Resource(s): sound recording-nonmusical
Description: Fanni Ziakos' parents both came from Greece in the 1960s, where they settled in and worked hard to better their lives and the lives of their children.
Type of Resource(s): sound recording-nonmusical

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