Broadview & Eastern
Live Greek music and dancing, colour and spectacle! One of the most passionate cheering centres on the course! Fundraising for several local Greek charities.
Running for the Hellenic Home for the Aged
I am participating in the 2015 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 16 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:
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.
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 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
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:
The church is the only official Greek Orthodox Church in York Region servicing approximately 4,000 families, residing in Markham, Richmond Hill, Aurora, Whitchurch-Stouffville, King, as well as the GTA.
Our new church has been constructed in the traditional Byzantine style (24,000 sq.ft.) with 1,000 person seating capacity, classrooms, offices and a banquet hall that holds over 500 people. Our 13.5 acre property has a large parking area and a picnic facility.
The church offers programs to our patrons including our Sunday Church School, Greek School, Greek Dance Groups, Youth Groups, Philoptohos (Ladies Auxiliary) Committee, and events including our Annual Summer Greek Festival, Annual Dance, Annual Walk-A-Thon, Annual Golf Tournament and various other events.
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.
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.
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.
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.
NCE9 is supported by Councillor Paula Fletcher (Ward 30)