STWM NEIGHBOURHOOD CHALLENGE — Sunday October 19

NCE9: Greek Town

NCE 9 location
NC9 Charities and Sponsoring Groups

Location

Broadview & Eastern

Features

Live Greek music and dancing, colour and spectacle! One of the most passionate cheering centres on the course! Fundraising for several local Greek charities.

Cheer runners from:

10:00am–3:15pm

NCE 9

Neighbourhood Champion: Panorea Broumas-Floras

Panorea Broumas-Floras

Running for The Hellenic Hope Center

Panorea was born in Greece and came to Toronto with her Family as a child. Thirty-two years ago she started Panorea Skin & Spa, a business that is still thriving in the area where she grew up. She is married to George Floras and they have two beautiful children, Louis and Thomaie.

Panorea is walking on behalf of The Hellenic Hope Center for Persons with Special Needs where she is proud to serve as President. As the parent of a child with Special Needs, Panorea understands how important the Hellenic Hope Center is to Families and Persons with Special Needs and thanks you for supporting her as she walks for this worthy cause.

Please put a pledge on Panorea, TODAY, for the Hellenic Hope Center!

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Neighbourhood Champion: Dr. Kris Dorken

Dr. Kris Dorken

Running for The Hellenic Hope Center

Dr. Kris Dorken, DC is the Clinic Director of Core Wellness Centre in Toronto offering gentle chiropractic treatments, registered massage therapy, digital posture analysis, custom orthotics and on-site x-rays if required.

Dr. Kris holds the highest certification from the ICPA, International Chiropractic Pediatric Association for the Webster technique for relief of colic, reflux and gas in infants. He also has extensive experience with gentle chiropractic care for women in pregnancy and to increase performance or eliminate pain for sports enthusiasts. He is an avid athlete, and sees many elite athletes and weekend warriors.

Please put a pledge on Dr. Kris, TODAY, for the Hellenic Hope Center!

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Neighbourhood Champion: Ben Kaplan

Ben Kaplan

Running for The Greek Orthodox Community of Mississauga and Prophet Elias Church

Ben Kaplan is a writer, runner and happily married man, celebrating his fifth anniversary this fall to Julie Tsatsaronis, beautiful daughter of the president of Prophet Elias church. Originally from New York and practicing healthy living in downtown Toronto, Kaplan writes for the National Post newspaper about popular culture, and spends all his free time writing unfortunately ignored Hollywood scripts. This will be his third time running the Scotiabank marathon and he hopes to finish in under 3-hours and 10-minutes, or else just in enough time to make it home for something to eat.

Please put a pledge on Ben, TODAY, for The Greek Orthodox Community of Mississauga and Prophet Elias Church!

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Neighbourhood Champion: Eleftheria Tsatsaronis

Eleftheria Tsatsaronis

Running for The Greek Orthodox Community of Mississauga and Prophet Elias Church

Dr. Eleftheria Tsatsaronis was born in Raftanai, Ioanninon, Greece. She obtained her medical degree in Colonia, Germany in June 1968. She then returned to write her medical exams in order for her to practice in Greece. Her two year apprenticeship was completed in Ramia, Arta. She then came to Toronto, Canada in October 1970 to write a mandatory exam in order to complete her internship and residency. She became a licensed doctor in 1974 and then proceeded to open up her own practice. As a devoted doctor, wife and mother she has been married to a wonderful man by the name of Dimitri Tsatsaronis since 1970. Has three beautiful daughters, Jayne, Maria and Julie and three loving grandchildren, Jacob, Dimitri and Esmene. Even with a busy practice she still finds time to enjoy her hobbies which are reading, walking and cooking.

Please put a pledge on Eleftheria, TODAY, for The Greek Orthodox Community of Mississauga and Prophet Elias Church!

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Neighbourhood Champion: Stelios Mina

Stelios Mina

Running for The Greek Orthodox Community of Mississauga and Prophet Elias Church

My name is Stelios Mina and I'm 59 years old. Several years ago I decided to start walking long distances in order to stay healthy and active. I soon realized that I could also use my walking as a way to raise much needed funds for the Church and the Greek Community of Mississauga. Despite a series of injuries to my feet, knees, and back, I continued to persevere. Every Sunday morning I walk/run from my home in Brampton to Church in Mississauga. It has been an incredible experience for me. I would like to extend my appreciation to the community for giving me the opportunity to give back and be a service to others.

Please put a pledge on Stelios, TODAY, for The Greek Orthodox Community of Mississauga and Prophet Elias Church!

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Neighbourhood Champion: Helen Kostopoulos

Helen Kostopoulos

Running for The Greek Orthodox Community of Mississauga and Prophet Elias Church

Helen Kostopoulos is participating in the Scotiabank Toronto Waterfront 5k for the second time. She has been working with Royal Lepage for over 20 years. She has two children, a son and a daughter, and is a proud grandmother of triplets, with another grandchild on the way. Her husband George has always stood by his wife and her career and they are both dedicated supporters of the Greek Orthodox Community of Mississauga. She has helped and been there for many people to satisfy their housing needs.

Please put a pledge on Helen, TODAY, for The Greek Orthodox Community of Mississauga and Prophet Elias Church!

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Neighbourhood Champion: Mary Kyrou

Mary Kyrou

Running for The Greek Orthodox Community of Mississauga and Prophet Elias Church

Mary was born in Limnista, Nafpaktos — Greece. She came to Toronto, Canada in 1963 and got married to Jordan Kyrou in 1967 from Antartikon, Florinia — Greece. She has two lovely children, Fanoula and Kyriako and 5 wonderful grandchildren. She is a proud owner of Mary K. Esthetics and is currently the President of Philoptochos at Prophet Elias Church. Even with a busy life, she still tries to enjoy her life and her hobbies which are cooking, gardening and reading.

Please put a pledge on Mary, TODAY, for The Greek Orthodox Community of Mississauga and Prophet Elias Church!

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Neighbourhood Champion: John Fanaras

John Fanaras

Running for the Hellenic Home for the Aged

Dear Friend,
I am participating in the 2014 Neighbourhood Challenge at the Scotiabank Toronto Waterfront Marathon in support of The Hellenic Home for the Aged, an organization which is close to my heart. I had family members there, and I know first-hand the excellent services that they provide.

I have served for more than 15 years as a Board member and as the President of this organization, and I am committed to contribute in any way that I can to make a difference to the lives of our seniors that are residing at the Home.

You can help support me by making a secure online donation using your credit card. Click on the link below:

Please put a pledge on John, TODAY, for the Hellenic Home for the Aged!

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Neighbourhood Champion: Peter Tsihlias

Peter Tsihlias

Running for the Hellenic Home for the Aged

My name is Mr. Peter Tsihlias and I am the president of Dion Neckwear Ltd. I believe in supporting the Hellenic Home as it is a very dear cause to my heart. I have been a supporter from Day One.
I look forward to the Marathon.
Wishing a great success in this worthy cause.

Please put a pledge on Peter, TODAY, for the Hellenic Home for the Aged!

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Neighbourhood Charities & Sponsoring Groups:
Hellenic Hope Centre; Hellenic Home Hellenic Care; Greek Orthodox Church of Prophet Elias Mississauga; Greek Orthodox Community of Markham

http://www.visitgreece.gr/

Hellenic Hope Center for Persons with Special Needs

Hellenic Hope Centre

The Hellenic Hope Center for Persons with Special Needs is a centre that provides a day program for anyone over the age of 18. Currently we serve 30 participants with both mental and physical disabilities. Our participants have a place where they can spend their day doing different activities and learning life and social skills. Some of the activities at the centre include swimming, bowling, shopping, cooking, day trips, working with computers, arts & crafts and educational training. We have a staff of 5 full time and 2 part time employees, as well as many community volunteers. Some added service we provide is a Saturday respite program, and parent and peer support groups. Our centre was established in 1999 by several mothers of children with special needs. We have a board of directors that consists of various community leaders, that are passionate about the centre and the people we serve. We do not get much government funding for our programs and rely heavily on our fundraising events and efforts of the community.

Hellenic Home for the Aged

Hellenic Home - Hellenic Care

www.hellenichome.org

Our driving force is the welfare of our seniors. The Hellenic Home for the Aged is a not for profit organization dedicated to providing exceptional quality care and services to the seniors in our community that enhance their physical, mental, emotional and spiritual health. By staying at the forefront of our community's ever-changing needs, our service is second-to-none. Our seniors live in a nurturing environment that respects, enhances and promotes their dignity, independence and happiness. The Home offers a unique cultural setting — one that is proud to recognize the customs and traditions of our residents who are of a predominantly Greek ethnic background — but with a long-standing commitment to provide for the needs of individuals from diverse backgrounds.

The Greek Orthodox Community of Mississauga and Prophet Elias Church

The Greek Orthodox Community of Mississauga and Prophet Elias Church

STRENGTHENING OUR COMMUNITY — BUILDING OUR FUTURE

The Greek Orthodox Community of Mississauga and Prophet Elias Church have flourished to a pillar of Hellenism over the last 24 years in Mississauga and its surrounding areas. The organization is governed by our Board of Directors which consists of 11 members. Under the spiritual leadership and guidance of Father Peter Mentis, we offer many programs and ministries which are focused towards our youth and young adults who will be the future leaders of our community. The philanthropic group of the organization known as “Philoptochos Society” reaches out to the sick and needy at home, in hospitals, nursing homes, shelters, the Hellenic Home for the Aged, St. John's Mission, the Patriarchal Orphanage and the relief in Haiti. Both the Philoptochos and Sunday School sponsor children in the Philippines through Greek Orthodox Missions.

Our parish and community have hosted many events that have catered to thousands of people and raised thousands of dollars. As we continue to grow our fund raising initiatives we are one of many groups championing the Waterfront Marathon. You can help by supporting our runners through your pledges. Together/Stronger

Greek Orthodox Community of Markham, Saints Panteleimon, Anna and Paraskevi Greek Orthodox Church

Greek Orthodox Community of Markham

Support your community: Join your colleagues and friends in the Scotiabank Toronto Marathon Group Neighbourhood Challenge!

On October 16, 2011, run or walk to give back to the Greek Orthodox Community of Markham and help us to continue to build, grow and offer the best community programs we can. By raising money and completing the 5K, Half-Marathon or Waterfront Marathon you will:

Come and join us in reach our goals by being a part of our running team! If you have any questions contact our office at (905) 887-7311.

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NCE9 Sponsors 2014

TBC

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Entertainment features 2014:

The Greek Orthodox Community of Prophet Elias

Greek Dancers

Above: Greek Orthodox Community of Prophet Elias performing group, who represent the community and church at various events. This performing group attends dance seminars and performs in front of dance groups and dance instructors from all over Canada, Greece and the US.

Greek Community of Toronto

Greek Community of Toronto Dancers

The Traditional Dance groups of the Greek Community of Toronto (GCT) boast a 45 year history within the walls of the Polymenakeion Centre at St. Demetrios Greek Orthodox Church. Over the course of 45 years, more than a thousand dancers have passed through the doors of the GCT and now passed this tradition on to their children.

Greek Community of Toronto Dancers

The groups have participated in a number of local and international festivals and competitions and have hosted their own fundraising events, dance workshops and seminars to propagate the history of their Hellenic roots.

Being a member of the traditional dance groups provides the youth of Hellenic descent the opportunity to socialize while still learning and performing the dances of their grandparents. It cultivates a life-long relationships that cannot be found elsewhere in our multicultural environment. Currently the program hosts over 200 students from ages 5 to 19 years.

The students learn traditional dances from all regions of Greece, which are showcased annually at various GCT events and to the diaspora, at large at other multicultural functions.

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Access/parking

TBC


NCE9 is supported by Councillor Paula Fletcher (Ward 30)

Ward 30 profile (City of Toronto)

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