2015 Radio Marathon

Radiothon 2015 logo4 chimpIt is that time of the year again where we come together and show our support towards the HCGM Fundraising Committee’s (FRC) “Radio Marathon” benefiting our schools.

The FRC was founded in 1998, following a decision of the HCGM Board of Directors and then motioned for approval at a General Assembly by a proud member of the Community, the late Evangelos Hatzis.  At the time, the HCGM was in need of funds to aid with the payments of a bank loan from the Caisse de dépôt et placements du Québec; this being the main reason behind the founding of the FRC.

The last several years the Committee’s mandate has been to raise funds to support our Community’s trilingual elementary school, which has always been the driving force for the continuation of our culture and our language for future generations. In order though to be able to continue this work, we have organised a fundraiser, our annual “Radio Marathon”.

Since its formation, the FRC has raised more than $4,000,000 from various events such as the “Radio Marathon” and the “Raffle”.  This year our goal is $150.000. The Quebec Government has made many cuts to the funding it provides to our school and our aim is to raise funds to cover some of these cutbacks.

The “2015 Radio Marathon” will take place on June 13 and 14, 2015 with live coverage from CFMB 1280 AM, and Radio Centre-Ville 102.3 FM, and the support of MIKE 105.1 FM, Odyssey TV, and Montreal’s Greek weekly newspapers, “Vima” and “Ta Nea”.

Honorary President for this year’s “Radio Marathon” is the Very Reverend Father Demetrios Antonopoulos of “Evangelismos tis Theotokou” Church.

Each and every one of you can support this effort and help us maintain our values and traditions, our Greek heritage.

Let’s build the future of our schools together!