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Opa! 9 fun events happening during Greek Heritage Month

Greek Heritage Month returns to Vancouver from June 3-26.
Greek Heritage Month
Greek Heritage Month is happening from June 3 to 26 in Vancouver. Celebrate Greek culture with plenty of fun events!

Let's smash some plates (wait, not those ones)!

Get ready for a month of traditional Greek art, culture, food and history running through June.

Greek Heritage Month will see plenty of fun and educational events (like pottery workshops and a film festival) and will come to an end with one of Vancouver's largest street festivals, Greek Day on Broadway. The month-long celebration is put together by the Hellenic Canadian Congress of BC.

Here's what you can look forward to this month!

Golf with the Gods

Putt against the Greek gods in this charity golf tournament. Profits will go towards the BC Children's Hospital Foundation.

When: June 3 at 1 p.m.

Where: Mayfair Lakes Golf and Country Club - 5460 No. 7 Road, Richmond

Cost: from $275

Greek Art Showcase

Nine local Greek artists will come together to showcase paintings, photography and copper work focusing on themes of mythology and Greek nature. 

When: June 4 from 12–7 p.m.

Where: Kitsilano Neighbourhood House - 2305 W 7th Ave.

Cost: Free

The History of Ancient Greece: Educational Lecture

Follow along as professor emeritus Peter G. Prontzos tells the tales of his guided travels in Greece, from historic sites like the Parthenon and Olympia to elements of modern Greek life and culture. 

When: June 11 at 1 p.m.

Where: Hellenic Community Centre of Vancouver (Upper Hall) - 4500 Arbutus St.

Cost: Free

Reading by Author Peter Katsionis

Settle in for a storytime and hear an excerpt of Reigning Hellfire from the author himself, UBC professor and writer Peter Katsionis. The novel is a sequel to Patrida, was set during the era of Alexander the Great.

When: June 11 at 4:30 p.m.

Where: Hellenic Community Centre of Vancouver (Upper Hall) - 4500 Arbutus St.

Cost: Free

Cyprus Day

Learn all about Cypress, including cycling routes, winery tours and other information for those interested in visiting the country.

When: June 12

Where: Hellenic Community Centre of Vancouver (Upper Hall) - 4500 Arbutus St.

Cost: Free

Vancouver Greek Film Festival

Enjoy contemporary and classic Greek films in this three-day festival of film as art.

When: June 16 to 19

Where: The Cinematheque - 1131 Howe St.

Cost: From $14

Basile the Comedian: Comedy Night

Let world-renowned Greek comedian Basile make you laugh with a hilarious comedy set, and mingle with other audience members at an after-party.

When: June 18 at 7:30 p.m. and after-party at 10 p.m.

Where: Hellenic Community Centre of Vancouver - 4500 Arbutus St.

Cost: From $50 (comedy set) and $10 (after-party)

Come Clay with Me

Join local artist Suzy Birstein and learn to make Greek-inspired pottery. The workshop is open to those 16 years old or older and to all levels of experience.

When: June 24 from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Where: Suzy Birstein Studio

Cost: Free (registration required)

Greek Day on Broadway

Celebrate Greek culture with live music, performances, food vendors and family-friendly activities at this day-long festival.

When: June 26 from 11 a.m.–9 p.m.

Where: Greektown in Kitsilano

Cost: Free