Greekfest 2012 just days away as Hellenic community celebrates its culture

The Hellenic community of Sarnia Lambton is in the final planning stages of Sarnia Greekfest 2012 to be held Saturday, September 8th from Noon to 11 p.m. and Sunday, September 9 from noon to 7 p.m.

The festival will take place on the grounds at St. Demetrios Greek Orthodox Church, 1299 Murphy Road, Sarnia.

NEW this year Greekfest will hold a KID-LYMPICS for children's entertainment.   Also, information on a Kids Fun Run/Walk to be held the first weekend in September at Terry's Loop in Canatara Park is now available with registration form on the organization's website.

There will be even more fun for the kids with Memorable Moments on hand with face painting.   Greekfest also promises a live Greek band, Greek dance shows, vendors, a church tour with Greek artifacts and a history presentation.  Be sure to join us Saturday evening for a couple more event highlights!

Chair Bill Athanasopoulos says the organizers are thrilled to be able to run the event.

"Greekfest is an opportunity for us to share our culture through food, drink, dancing, and most importantly, family.  So bring your friends and family out to this year’s event and explore with us just what it means to: “Get Your Greek On!”.                                       

Special Appearance each day by:  “3 Sisters Around a Greek Table” will be performing cooking demonstrations during the course of the festival. . 

Sunday, September 9th Dominique Pegg, Canadian Gymnast, 2012 Canadian Olympic Team makes a special guest appearance at 3 p.m..

In keeping with authentic Greek tradition, don’t forget to check out the Greekfest Kafenio (café);Taverna (bar); and the Kouzina (kitchen).  This is an opportunity to explore Hellenic culture while enjoying traditional foods such as souvlaki and gyros, as well as Greek delicacies such as spinach and cheese pies, baklava and many more famous Greek desserts.

For further information you may call the Greekfest hotline at (519) 491-6615 or visit the website at, like us on Facebook, and follow us at Sarnia Greekfest on Twitter!

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