August 22 was the 124th anniversary of the Greek Community of Melbourne (GCM), and despite the fact that traditional celebrations have been made impossible under the current Covid-19 restrictions, the Community continues its cultural programming online.
“It’s disappointing that the event planned on the 22nd of August to celebrate the 124th anniversary of the Greek Community of Melbourne as well as the raising of the Aboriginal, Greek and Australian flags at our Lonsdale St Headquarters had to postponed.
The event was to bring together the “Elders “ of the Greek and Aboriginal communities acknowledging the strong respect and history that exists between them and to celebrate the Community’s AGM decision to endorse the Uluru Statement from the heart.” said the GCM in a statement.
The planned function was to also have a strong education component as our students were to highlight and acknowledge, in their own way, the unique aspects of our First Nations culture and history. Special thanks to our teacher Christina Soumi who is overseeing the education component of this initiative.
Meanwhile, Nick Dallas and his Seminars team continue their excellent work, presenting talks of a high standard every Thursday evening. This year’s theme revolves around the bicentenary of the 1821 Greek War of Independence.