Thursday, June 22, 2006

Opa Outdoor Greek Festival

I plan to hit up London's Opa Outdoor Greek Festival tomorrow night! My boyfriend George is coming down today and we're going to go to the festival, likely with his family (who also lives in London). It shall be a good weekend!

Eat, drink and be Greek

"Kefi" is the word of the weekend as the annual Opa Outdoor Greek Festival begins Friday night. The Greek word doesn’t have a direct translation to English, but implies a desire to have fun and to enjoy oneself.
The Greek community has ample reason to celebrate the festival this year. Last month, it held the 70th anniversary of its beginnings in London. There are about 5,000 Greeks in the city.
A highlight of the weekend will be the abundance of food. Authentic Greek cuisine, pastries, ice cream and a speciality coffee bar are some of the fest fare. Cooking demonstrations will be held.

“It’s very interactive,” Chelonis said.

The Opa Greek dancers will perform several times each day.

What: Opa Outdoor Greek Festival
When: Friday, 6 p.m.-12 a.m.; Saturday, 12 p.m.-12 a.m.; Sunday, 12 p.m.-12 a.m.
Where: Hellenic Community Centre, 133 Southdale Rd. W.
Admission: Free


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