HCGM Socrates-Démosthène school in Boston (pics & vid)

Socrates-Démosthène enters history – Again!

On Sunday, April 30th, 2017, representing the Hellenic Community of Greater Montreal and Canadian-Greeks in general, École Socrates-Démosthène proudly participated for the first time in the Boston Greek Independence Day Parade, formally known as the parade of the “Federation of Hellenic-American Societies of New England” (FHASNE). With the help and leadership of our parent committees, our students and parents raised money through various fundraisers to support this effort.

The meeting point was the famous Prudential Centre. A delegation of students and parents from our school impressively displayed our colours despite the poor weather. They shined as they marched with flags, drums, and placards down Boylston Street in front of our American compatriots. This follows our participation last year in New York City along 5th Avenue.

We want to take this opportunity to thank our courageous students who once again battled the elements, their parents who made the incredible effort to get their families to Boston, Maria Roussis of the General Direction Office who had to work out endless logistics, the FHASNE organising committee, including Vasiliki Ramos-Tsichlis. We also wish to give a special thank you to our parent committees and their presidents, Demetra Mihalakos Bakalis (Socrates II), Effy Vassilopoulos (Socrates III), Constance Karvelas (Socrates IV), Denise Eleftheratos Acheson (Socrates V), as well as our School’s two drum instructors, Alex Fragakis and Odysseas Falagaras who made it their mission to assure Socrates-Démosthène would be represented at the Boston Greek parade.

Our students come up around the 32.5 mark.