201412.09
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A Message from the President – December 2014

The Holidays are upon us and this last month of the year has brought us some significant developments. I am happy to announce that the HCGM members present at the last General Assembly approved the Bank of Montreal’s offer of refinancing for the HCGM.  This new agreement will significantly facilitate our growing Organisation’s daily operations,…

201412.09
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“The Greeks – Agamemnon to Alexander the Great”

-by Constance Karvelas On Wednesday, December 10, 2014, an exclusive advance preview and world premiere of a major exhibition of Greek antiquities will take place at Pointe-à-Callière, Montreal’s museum of Archaeology and History. “The Greeks –  Agamemnon to Alexander the Great” will bring together more than 500 artifacts – brilliant examples of sculpture, painting and…

201412.09
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Le Temps des fleurs, le temps des neiges

-by Dimitri Ilias Following an intense audition period, 33 young singers from École Socrates-Demosthènes were selected for the children’s choir, and are now sacrificing their Sundays practicing and preparing for Le Temps des fleurs, le temps des neiges, the French version of the massive multi-disciplinary book/CD for children first published in English in October 2013….

201412.09
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Γιαγιάς Christmas Canes

Mary knocked over her coffee cup as she cleared the table. Her son, Peter, a student of École Socrates-Démosthène had just finished breakfast and she is in a hurry to get him to school and then get to work herself.  Christmas is Peter’s favourite time of the year.  His face is beaming as he is…

201412.09
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The feast of Lord’s Nativity

On the 15th of November every year begins the fasting period for the Lord’s feast of Nativity. It is the time to prepare ourselves in order to receive the good news of our Lord’s birth. All the texts of the Church that we chant and read during this period provide for us all the information…

201410.30
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A Message from the President – November 2014

Dear friends, It is that time of the year again and we are all excited to be organising our annual HCGM École Socrates-Démosthène “Open House” event. This exclusive and engaging event is a unique opportunity for future parents and students to familiarise themselves with our School. In this unique province we live in, the only…

201410.30
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Why do we have an annual “Open House”?

by Chris Adamopoulos, General Director “École Socrates-Démosthène” It has been a great year for École Socrates-Démosthène, with a record enrolment of 1,434 students, compared to 1,396 students in the 2013-2014 school year and 1,402 students in the 2012-2013 school year. We are pleased with the confidence parents have shown our School, as it indicates to…

201410.30
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Why join our support group?

COMMENTARY BY ELENI FAKOTAKIS, DIRECTOR HELLENIC SOCIAL SERVICES Support groups have existed for years. They are popular because of their numerous benefits. Some of the best ones have become advocacy groups in time. There is a panoply of support groups out there today, including self-help groups, professionally run groups, on-line ones, etc. What is important…

201410.30
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The HCGM Sports Centre

Steven Frangoulis is the Director of the HCGM Athletic Department. He, along with Harry Bistolas, Assistant to the Department, develops and handles the HCGM sports programmes and oversees the HCGM Sports Centre. The HCGM Sports Centre was established in 1984. The Sports Centre’s main objective is to provide quality programmes and services to the members…