201501.12 0 2014: The Year In Pictures December 23 – A “mountain” of toys is formed at the Head Office of the HCGM Hellenic Social Services of Quebec. December 22 – The HCGM École Socrates-Démosthène (Campus II) Christmas Show. December 10 – “The Greeks – Agamemnon to Alexander the Great”; the world premiere of the largest exhibition on Ancient Greece ever produced in North America at Pointe-à-Callière Museum December 4 – His Excellency George L. Markantonatos, the new Ambassador of Greece to Canada, visits the HCGM. December 1 – The HCGM Cultural Institute Folklore Workshop’s Christmas Event. November 26 – Legendary Greek singer George Dalaras visits Campus Démosthène of École Socrates-Démosthène. November 11 – The HCGM Special General Meeting approves the BMO agreement. November 1 – The École Socrates-Démosthène Open House, a five-day event, offers an interactive way for parents to exchange with staff and obtain answers to any questions they may have. October 28 – The HCGM celebrates “OXI” Day. October 28 – Student John Bramos receives his Certificate of Attainment in Greek. October 17 – Famous Greek singer Yiannis Ploutarhos visits Campus II of École Socrates-Démosthène. October 14 – The Honourable Nicolas Sigalas, the new Consul General of Greece in Montreal, visits the HCGM. October 7 – Apple Feast at the HCGM St-Nicholas School. October 2 – Students of École Socrates-Démosthène participate in the 3rd annual “Alexandria” cross-country race. October – Ernst and Young conducts the HCGM annual year-end audit. September 30 – École Socrates-Démosthène participates in the Montreal Families Education Fair. September 21 – The HCGM Cultural Institute’s “Orpheus” dance group participates in the Hampstead Centennial Parade. September 5 – John Papageorgiou, École Socrates-Démosthène English teacher, takes the “Ice Bucket Challenge”. September 2 – Reverend Father George Saitanis passes away. August 15 – Panigiri Evangelismos. August 15 – Eleni Fakotakis, HCGM’s HSSQ Director, speaks about food banks and other challenges on CBC’s Daybreak. August 5 – We make headlines in Greece; The Greek daily newspaper “To Vima” publishes a story about the HCGM schools. August – Works are underway to repair sections of the St-George Cathedral pedestrian bridge. July 15 – Students of École Socrates-Démosthène raise money for underprivileged children in Greece. July 10 – The HCGM launches a petition to prevent the student transportation funding cuts proposed by the MELS. June 29 – The Swearing-in Ceremony of the new HCGM Board of Directors. June 28 – Greek jazz pop band Imam Baildi performs at the Montreal International Jazz Festival. June 22 – HCGM Elections. June 18 – École Socrates-Démosthène 4th-graders organise the “Museum of Ancient Greece” exhibition. June 16 – A farewell reception in honour of the Honourable Orestis-Thanos Kafopoulos, Consul General of Greece in Montreal. June 9 – The HCGM Special General Meeting approves the agreement with the Greek Orthodox Metropolis of Toronto – Canada. June 8 – “Discovering Our Roots”; a stunning production by the HCGM Cultural Institute’s Folklore Workshop. May 31 – The HCGM Fundraising Committee’s annual Radio-Marathon raises over $ 140,000. May 26 – Geek Day on Parliament Hill. May 24 – The HCGM Cultural Institute’s Theatre Troup presents the stage play “Biological Immigrant” by Arkas. May 14 – The Loganites Association donates the amount of $ 19,200 to the HCGM Fundraising Committee. May 12 – The Europe Day Celebration at the HCGM, hosted by EU Ambassador, Her Excellenecy M.A. Coninsx, with the EU Montreal Consuls General. May 4 – The Easter Meal for the Elderly at the Hellenic Community Centre Adrian Maris. April 10 – HCGM Platon-Omeros student, Spiros Dimitropoulos, is selected to represent the school at the Youth Parliament conference, in Greece. March 23 – The Greek Independence Day Parade on Jean Talon Street. Montreal Mayor, Denis Coderre, is this year’s Grand Marshal . January 15 – The HCGM Annual General Meeting approves the budget for the fiscal year.