Annual Greek Festival in Laval
Three days of joy and Greek culture unfolded at Laval’s annual Festival, which was held from the 1st to the 3rd of July at Holy Cross church. Despite the weather conditions, participation was great, especially on the weekend.
Members of the Laval Regional Council, along with dozens of volunteers who offered their services selflessly, perfectly organised the Festival.
The first day of the Festival coincided with the Canada Day celebration, and Greek Montrealers had the opportunity to celebrate both homelands.
The Laval Regional Council was pleased to welcome many prominent figures from different government levels. HCGM President, Nicolas Pagonis, was present, accompanied by many members of the BOD and the Regional Councils.
Kostas Triantafillou on clarinet, together with a five-piece orchestra, under the direction of conductor Panos Koutsolelos and Greek folk singer Kostas Tsarouhas, performed and roused the audience with songs from all regions of Greece.
Dances, songs, good cheers and wishes and, of course, nostalgia for the homeland were spread into the air, creating a magical ambiance which will remain in our hearts forever, or at least until next year’s event.
The HCGM and the Laval Regional Council thank all donors and sponsors for their support. We are grateful to all the volunteers for their tireless work and dedication, and to each and every one of you for supporting this event and make it a great success.