Last Saturday, more than 150 Greeks in Montreal, along with representatives of other ethnic communities in the city, marched and sent a message against genocide, and called for respect for human rights and for the peaceful coexistence of peoples. This year’s strong Greek presence is owed to the fact that, two weeks ago, the Montreal Municipal Council unanimously recognized the Genocide of Pontian Greeks, prompting other Canadian cities such as Vancouver, Edmonton and others to do the same.

According to the newspaper “Staten Island Advance”, the Staten Island Republican Committee has decided to support Nicole Malliotakis in her bid to be nominated as the Republican candidate for Mayor of New York. Nicol Malliotakis is the first Greek-American woman to run for New York City Mayor and her candidacy has changed the race’s profile, not only because of her experience, but also because of her triumphant electoral victories in Brooklyn and Staten Island, where she has secured her election as New York state senator in the past 7 years.

The Greek Flavors and Wine Festival, organized in Montreal by the Canadian Initiative for Lesbos, in support of “The Smile of the Child”, whose President of the Board of Directors, Mr. Kostas Giannopoulos, attended the festivities, was met with great success. About 2,000 patrons supported the event that took place at the Montreal Greek Community Center “Adrianos Maris”. The Canadian Initiative for Lesbos was created by a team of dedicated volunteers who have joined forces to raise the necessary funds to operate a home for children at risk in Mytilene, as well as for the operation of the Center for Immediate Social Intervention in Lesvos. Proceeds from the event will go exclusively towards meeting the needs of “The Smile of the Child” and the specific actions on the island of Lesbos.