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January 2014

George Alexopoulos Memorial Scholarship

January 31, 2014

The Estate of the late George Alexopoulos established a scholarship fund in 2008 to honour his memory known as the “George Alexopoulos Memorial Scholarship”. The fund awards up to two scholarships of $1000 each to students who are enrolled in University studies either in an undergraduate degree program at third year or higher at a recognized Canadian University or post graduate studies at a recognized Canadian University. The Hellenic Community reserves the right to award less than two or no…

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Jeanne Rosemary Georgiles Scholarship

January 31, 2014

The “Jeanne Rosemary Georgiles Scholarship Foundation” was established in December 2005, by Mr. Dimitrios (James) Georgiles in memory of his beloved wife. Mr. Georgiles, a great benefactor of the Hellenic Community of Ottawa, passed away on August 27th, 2012; however due to his generosity this legacy continues. The foundation provides two annual scholarships of $1,000.00 each to Greek members of the Hellenic Community of Ottawa who have just entered University from High School this year. The Hellenic Community reserves the…

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February 2014

Sen. Assoc. Vassilopita

February 2, 2014

Parnassos Dance

February 8, 2014

The Parnassos Hellenic Cultural Society of Ottawa’s 40th anniversary Dinner/Dance will be held at the Hellenic Meeting & Reception Centre on Saturday, February 8th. Cocktails at 6:30pm and Dinner at 7:30pm, with live music by Vasilis Galatis. Tickets are $45 for Adults and $30 for Students. For tickets please call: Costa & Mirja Kapsalis (613-726-1808), Elias Psarras (613-738-1937), Yannos Roussos (613-829-1623), Helen Tryphonas (613-727-0644), Andreas Vikis (613-523-8065), Vasilis & Margaret Zafiriou (613-825-4287), Marion Zarkadas (613-722-6923).

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Youth Soccer – Indoor Development 2014

February 9, 2014 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm

Ottawa Hellenic Athletic Association (O.H.A.A.) Soccer Development Programs began on January 12th and will run until April 13th, 2014. The sessions are open to players wishing to improve their skills or preparing for competitive try-outs in the spring. For more information on the programs visit the O.H.A.A. website at www.ohaa.org.

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Youth Soccer – Indoor Development 2014

February 23, 2014 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm

Ottawa Hellenic Athletic Association (O.H.A.A.) Soccer Development Programs began on January 12th and will run until April 13th, 2014. The sessions are open to players wishing to improve their skills or preparing for competitive try-outs in the spring. For more information on the programs visit the O.H.A.A. website at www.ohaa.org.

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Ottawa’s Winter GreekFest

February 28, 2014 - March 2, 2014

Our Community is planning the first-ever Ottawa Winter GreekFest, on the two weekends of February 28th-March 2nd, and March 7th-9th. Volunteers needed: Adult and student volunteers are needed (high school students will earn volunteer hours). Come out and have fun while helping your Community! For further details, please visit www.ottawagreekfest.com and contact Nicoletta to offer assistance (festival@helleniccommunity.com, or 613-225-8016 ext.226). -- Η Κοινότητα προγραμματίζει, για πρώτη φορά, τη διεξαγωγή ενός Χειμερινού Φεστιβάλ που θα πραγματοποιηθεί σε δύο συνεχείς εβδομάδες (Παρασκευή, Σάββατο, Κυριακή) από τις 28 Φεβρουαρίου έως τις…

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A.H.E.P.A Family Scholarships – Academic year 2013-2014

February 28, 2014

Ottawa A.H.E.P.A. Family Scholarships: The Ottawa chapters of A.H.E.P.A. and the Daughters of Penelope grant scholarships every year to deserving high school and post-secondary students of Greek descent. The application deadline is February 28, 2014. AHEPA Scholarship Application (PDF)

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March 2014

Ottawa Winter Greekfest

March 7, 2014 - March 9, 2014

Our Community is planning the first-ever Ottawa Winter GreekFest, on the two weekends of February 28th-March 2nd, and March 7th-9th. Volunteers needed: Adult and student volunteers are needed (high school students will earn volunteer hours). Come out and have fun while helping your Community! For further details, please visit www.ottawagreekfest.com and contact Nicoletta to offer assistance (festival@helleniccommunity.com, or 613-225-8016 ext.226). -- Η Κοινότητα προγραμματίζει, για πρώτη φορά, τη διεξαγωγή ενός Χειμερινού Φεστιβάλ που θα πραγματοποιηθεί σε δύο συνεχείς εβδομάδες (Παρασκευή, Σάββατο, Κυριακή) από τις 28 Φεβρουαρίου έως τις 2…

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Youth Soccer – Indoor Development 2014

March 9, 2014 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm

Ottawa Hellenic Athletic Association (O.H.A.A.) Soccer Development Programs began on January 12th and will run until April 13th, 2014. The sessions are open to players wishing to improve their skills or preparing for competitive try-outs in the spring. For more information on the programs visit the O.H.A.A. website at www.ohaa.org.

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April 2014

Youth Soccer – Indoor Development 2014

April 13, 2014 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm

Ottawa Hellenic Athletic Association (O.H.A.A.) Soccer Development Programs began on January 12th and will run until April 13th, 2014. The sessions are open to players wishing to improve their skills or preparing for competitive try-outs in the spring. For more information on the programs visit the O.H.A.A. website at www.ohaa.org.

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September 2016

Schools and Youth Groups – 2016-2017 School Year

September 10, 2016 - September 12, 2016

Registration for all HCO Schools & Youth Groups on Saturday, September 10th from 9-10:30 a.m., at D. Roy Kennedy P.S. (919 Woodroffe Ave.)!  All the Hellenic Community of Ottawa's youth programs are beginning: Hellenic Language School on September 10th with Registration & Meet the Teachers; Sunday School on September 11th (Registration Sept 10th & 11th); Dance School on September 12th with Registration Sept 10th , 11th & 12th; Playgroup on September 13th and the other Youth Groups following!  These programs offer our HCO youth wonderful…

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December 2016

Jeanne Rosemary Georgiles Scholarship

December 1, 2016 @ 8:00 am - February 3, 2017 @ 4:00 pm
Hellenic Meeting & Reception Centre,
1315 Prince of Wales Dr.
Ottawa, ON K2C 1N2 Canada

THE HELLENIC COMMUNITY OF OTTAWA JEANNE ROSEMARY GEORGILES SCHOLARSHIP FOUNDATION  An Annual Award The “Jeanne Rosemary Georgiles Scholarship Foundation” was established in December 2005, by Mr. Dimitrios (James) Georgiles in memory of his beloved wife. Mr. Georgiles, a great benefactor of the Hellenic Community of Ottawa,  passed away in 2012; however due to his generosity this legacy continues. The foundation provides two annual scholarships of $1,000.00 each to Greek members of the Hellenic Community of Ottawa who have just entered…

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March 2017

2017 AFCFC National Scholarships

March 24, 2017 @ 8:00 am - June 1, 2017 @ 12:00 pm

The AHEPA Family Charitable Foundation of Canada presents its 2017 AFCFC National Scholarships for students of Hellenic descent. Please click on this link for details and eligibility requirements on each Scholarship, and for the application forms:  http://ahepacanada.org/scholarships/ These Scholarships are: Nick Logothetis Journey to Greece Scholarship (Application Deadline April 10, 2017) Dr. Dimitriades Memorial Medical Scholarship - $2,000 (Application Deadline June 1, 2017) Katsepontes Family Scholarship in Law or Medicine - $1500 (Application Deadline June 1, 2017) NA Engineering Associates Inc – Engineering Student…

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Service of the Akathist Hymn, Followed by Lenten Potluck

March 31, 2017 @ 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Dormition of the Virgin Mary Greek Orthodox Church,
1315 Prince of Wales Drive
Ottawa, Ontario K2C 1N2 Canada

The Church service of the Akathist Hymn will be held on Friday, March 31st at 6:00 p.m. In keeping with their annual tradition, the Greek Ladies Philoptochos Society invites our parishioners to join them for a Lenten potluck in the Church Hall, following the service of the Akathist Hymn.  

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Children’s Candles for Easter

March 31, 2017 @ 6:30 pm - April 16, 2017 @ 11:30 am
Dormition of the Virgin Mary Greek Orthodox Church,
1315 Prince of Wales Drive
Ottawa, Ontario K2C 1N2 Canada

Decorated Children's "Λαμπάδες" are available for purchase for $15 each at the narthex of our church, during every church service throughout Great Lent.  All proceeds from these beautiful hand-decorated candles go towards the needs of our parish.

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April 2017

Hellenic Kaleidoscope Television Program

April 1, 2017 @ 9:30 am - 10:00 am

The next Hellenic Kaleidoscope program, televised on Rogers Cable channel 22 in Ottawa, will be aired on Saturday, April 1st at 9:30 a.m.  In this edition you will see highlights from  the Ottawa Senior Citizen's Association "Tsikopempti" event and from the March 21st event at Landsdowne "Canada Welcomes the World", sponsored by the City of Ottawa to commemorate the 150th Anniversary of Canada, together with the Embassy of Greece and the Hellenic Community of Ottawa.  

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Greek Orthodox Youth – Lenten Day-Retreat

April 8, 2017 @ 1:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Church Hall,
1315 Prince of Wales Drive
Ottawa, ON K2C 1N2 Canada

All the youth of our parish in grades 7 to 12 are invited to gather for thoughtful discussion, delicious Lenten food, activities and fellowship on Saturday, April 8th from 1:00pm to 7:00pm at our Church. The Retreat is free, and it promises to be a really great day!  We will also prepare sandwiches for the Shepherds of Good Hope and each person is asked to please bring a loaf of sliced bread, with enough deli meat and cheese slices to prepare…

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Palm Sunday Luncheon

April 9, 2017 @ 12:00 pm - 2:30 pm
Hellenic Meeting & Reception Centre,
1315 Prince of Wales Dr.
Ottawa, ON K2C 1N2 Canada

The Daughters of Penelope are holding their annual Palm Sunday Luncheon on  April 9th  at our Hellenic Meeting & Reception Centre immediately following the Divine Liturgy. Tickets will be sold at the door: $25 for Fish Plaki including Tarama Appetizer, Salad, Rice, Potatoes and Loukoumades and $15 for Spaghetti with Tomato Sauce including Tarama Appetizer, Salad and Loukoumades. Proceeds raised will go to the Scholarship Fund awarded to our young students and Ottawa community charities. In addition, Tsourekia (sweet Easter bread),…

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Youth Outdoor Soccer – Registration

April 15, 2017 @ 8:00 am - April 30, 2017 @ 5:00 pm

OHAA is celebrating its 14th season of Youth Soccer!  The program has enjoyed a large participation from the Hellenic Community and its friends and continues to expand. OHAA early registration fees for Development (U4 to U8) apply to April 30th. Ottawa City Soccer House League registrations (U9 to U13) early bird fees apply to April 15th and are on a first come basis. For more information on the programs, please visit the OHAA website at www.ohaa.org or contact George S. Georgopoulos…

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Youth Volunteering & Employment Opportunities

April 15, 2017 @ 8:00 am - April 30, 2017 @ 5:00 pm

OHAA has summer volunteering opportunities for high school students as well as employment opportunities in their summer Soccer Camp. Please send an email to George S. Georgopoulos at ohaa@rogers.com for more information.

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Hellenic Kaleidoscope Television Program

April 23, 2017 @ 9:30 am - April 29, 2017 @ 9:30 am

The next edition of the Hellenic Kaleidoscope program, televised on Rogers Cable channel 22 in Ottawa, will feature Highlights from this year's "25th of March, 1821" Hellenic Independence Day Celebrations at Ottawa City Hall, as well as an interesting interview, a dance performance by the HCO's School of Traditional Greek Dance and news of our Community.  This edition will be aired on April 23rd at 9:30 a.m., April 24th  at 5:30 p.m & April 29th at 9:30 a.m.

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G.O.Y.A. Trip to Montreal

April 29, 2017 - April 30, 2017

Calling all youth of our Church-Community 13-18 years of age!!  Please save April 29th-30th for our trip to Montreal.  We will be leaving after Greek School on Saturday, April 29th and returning Sunday, April 30th.  You may email goya or call the church office for more information.

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Summer School in Kalamata for Greek Youth & Teachers

April 30, 2017

The Panmessenian Federation of USA and Canada along with the University of Peloponnese in Kalamata have organized a Greek Summer School in Kalamata from Sunday, July 9th to Friday, August 4th, 2017.  The school curriculum includes:  Greek language, history, philosophy, culture and civilization along with educational excursions.  Students must be between the ages of 18 – 24 years old, of Greek origin, in college or university and have some ability to understand and communicate in Greek. Attendance in the Summer…

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May 2017

A.H.E.P.A. Family 82nd Annual District Convention ~ May 19th-21st

May 19, 2017 @ 5:00 pm - May 21, 2017 @ 9:00 pm

The Ottawa A.H.E.P.A. Family is hosting the 82nd Annual District Convention to be held during the weekend of May 19-21, 2017 at the Ottawa Convention & Event Centre located at 200 Coventry Road. During the weekend the A.H.E.P.A. Family will be hosting different events that will be open to the Greek community: On Saturday, May 20th: A fun-filled Plaka Dinner Dance starting at 7:00 p.m. and all are welcome. Tickets are $75 for adults and $60 for M.O.A./S.O.P. and youth under 18. On Sunday, May 21st: The annual…

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Hellenic Kaleidoscope

May 28, 2017 @ 9:30 am - June 3, 2017 @ 9:30 am

Our TV Program, Hellenic Kaleidoscope will air on Channel 22, Rogers TV on May 28th at 9:30 am, May 29th at 5:30 pm and June 3rd, at 9:30 am. This edition will include: -An interesting interview about Greece with Dr. Tassos Anastassiadis, Ass. Prof of History and Papachristidis Chair in Modern Greek Studies at McGill University, filmed while he was here at our last Parnassos lecture on April 25 ​-News of our Community - A Tribute honouring George Kanellakos, Correspondent…

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June 2017

Sunday School Graduation

June 11, 2017 @ 11:30 am - 1:00 pm
Dormition of the Virgin Mary Greek Orthodox Church,
1315 Prince of Wales Drive
Ottawa, Ontario K2C 1N2 Canada

The students of our Sunday School will receive their graduation certificates in Church at the end of the Divine Liturgy on Sunday, June 11th. Immediately afterwards, all parishioners are invited downstairs to the Church Hall for coffee and refreshments.

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J.O.Y. and Jr. G.O.Y.A. Picnic

June 16, 2017 @ 6:00 am - 9:00 pm

The families of the children in J.O.Y. and Jr. G.O.Y.A. will be going to Mooney’s Bay Park on Friday, June 16th at 6:00 p.m. for their annual picnic!  Please contact the advisors to confirm your attendance to this fun outing, or call the Church Office for more information.

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July 2017

Camp Metamorphosis! Summer fun for our Youth!

July 9, 2017 - July 15, 2017

Our Metropolis is once again organizing the fun and friendship-building 2017 “Camp Metamorphosis” Orthodox Summer Camp Program for our youth between the ages of 10 to 18 years. This year’s camp will run from Sunday, July 9th through Saturday, July 15th at the Ignite Camp Site near Trenton, Ontario.  More information and application forms can be found at the website: www.campmetamorphosis.org or by emailing campmet@gmail.com. Registration is “first come, first served”!

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September 2017

G.O.Y.A. Trip to New York City

September 7, 2017 - September 10, 2017

Our Goyans (12-18 years of age) along with Fr. Alex and their parents are going to New York from September 7-10, 2017.  The estimated cost of the trip is $350 (based on 50 people - amount will vary on numbers attending). For more information or questions please email ottawa.goya@gmail.com

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Greek Language Courses – Elementary Program: Registration & Meet the Teachers on Sept 9

September 9, 2017 @ 9:00 am - 11:00 am

Hellenic School of Ottawa –  Elementary Program  (Junior Kindergarten to Grade 8) The Hellenic School of Ottawa accepts children from Junior Kindergarten to Grade 8. The school will run from September 16th, 2017, to June 2018. Classes will be held on Saturdays from 9:00 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. at D. Roy Kennedy Public School (919 Woodroffe Ave.). Registration Fees: $85 per child. Registrations, picking up the books and “Meet the Teacher”: @ D. Roy Kennedy P.S on Saturday, September 9th, 9:00-11:00…

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Greek Language Courses – Secondary School Program: Assessment & Registration on Sept 9

September 9, 2017 @ 9:00 am - 12:30 pm

International Languages Program (Greek) – Secondary Program  (Credit Course) Classes are offered by the OCDSB at no charge for academic credits towards a secondary diploma . The Credit Course Program will run from September 2017 to June 2018. Classes will be held on Saturdays from 9:00 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. at Glebe Collegiate (212 Glebe Ave.) On-site registration and assessment: September 9th, between 9 a.m. –…

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School of Greek Traditional Dances and Odyssey Dance Troupe: Registration Sept 9, 10 & 11

September 9, 2017 @ 9:00 am - 11:00 am

The school accepts children born in 2012 and up. Classes will be held on Monday evenings (6:30-9:00 p.m. – different hours for each group) -and on Tuesdays for Odyssey- at the Community Centre and at the Church Hall. Registration will take place on Saturday, September 9th at D. Roy Kennedy Public School from 9:00-11:00 a.m. (together with the Hellenic School registration), on Sunday, September 10th at 10:00 a.m. at the Church Hall and on Monday, September 11th, at 6:00 p.m.…

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Sunday School: Registration Sept 9 & 10. First day of classes Sept 24th

September 9, 2017 @ 9:00 am - September 10, 2017 @ 10:00 am

The Sunday School accepts children from Junior Kindergarten (born in 2012 and up) to Grade 8. The registration for Sunday School will be held on Saturday, September 9th at D. Roy Kennedy Public School (919 Woodroffe Ave.) from 9:00-11:00 a.m. (together with the Hellenic School Registration) and on Sunday, September 10th, at 10:00 a.m. in the Church Hall. Classes will commence on Sunday, September 24th at 10:15 a.m. There is no registration fee for HCO members; only $20 for supplies…

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Sunday School: Registration is underway! First day of classes Sept 24th

September 9, 2017 @ 9:00 am - September 24, 2017 @ 12:00 pm
Dormition of the Virgin Mary Greek Orthodox Church,
1315 Prince of Wales Drive
Ottawa, Ontario K2C 1N2 Canada

Our parish's Sunday School accepts children from Junior Kindergarten (born in 2012 and up) to Grade 8. Registration for Sunday School will continue on Sundays, September 17 and 24 in the Church Hall. Classes will commence on Sunday, September 24th at 10:15 a.m. There is no registration fee for current HCO members; only $20 for supplies per family. Non-members are asked for $25 for books per child plus the $20 supplies fee per family.

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Youth Groups: Registration Sept 9-24

September 17, 2017 @ 10:00 am - September 24, 2017 @ 11:00 am
Dormition of the Virgin Mary Greek Orthodox Church,
1315 Prince of Wales Drive
Ottawa, Ontario K2C 1N2 Canada

The registration for all our Youth Groups has begun, and will continue on Sundays at 10:00 a.m. in the Church Hall along with Sunday School registration. H.O.P.E. Playgroup (newborn - 4 yrs of age) meets on Tuesday mornings from 9:30-11:30 a.m. in the Church Hall. The first day will be Tuesday, September 12th.  Registration: a one-time fee for the year or a drop-in fee every time you participate:  $75 one-time or $3 drop-in per family for HCO members; $150 one-time or $5…

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Blessing of the Waters at the Hellenic School of Ottawa

September 30, 2017 @ 11:30 am - 12:00 pm

The Blessing of the Waters for the Hellenic School will be held on Saturday, September 30th at 11:30 a.m. in the gym at D. Roy Kennedy P.S. (919 Woodroffe Ave.).  Families of the students are welcome to attend.

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October 2017

No Sunday School today

October 8, 2017 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm

There is no Sunday School this week because of the long Thanksgiving weekend. Please come together with your family and participate in Divine Liturgy.

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Annual Pajama Drive

October 15, 2017 @ 10:00 am - December 5, 2017 @ 11:00 pm
Dormition of the Virgin Mary Greek Orthodox Church,
1315 Prince of Wales Drive
Ottawa, Ontario K2C 1N2 Canada

Please help the Greek Ladies Philoptochos Society for the 4th year provide new cozy pajamas to children in need in Ottawa and the Greater Ottawa Valley. Through the Pajama Drive, you are contributing to a warmer, more loving bedtime.  The pajamas are to be new and unused, a complete set from newborn to 12 years old for boys and girls.  Please feel free to drop off pajamas on Sundays in the Church Hall; during the week in the Church Office;…

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Parents Night Out – Let’s Chat with Fr. Alex on “Raising Our Children in an Orthodox Home”

October 19, 2017 @ 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Dormition of the Virgin Mary Greek Orthodox Church,
1315 Prince of Wales Drive
Ottawa, Ontario K2C 1N2 Canada

Father Alex invites all parents of our Community to a Parents Night Out on Thursday, October 19th with coffee and refreshments on “Raising Our Children in an Orthodox Home.”  It will be a casual  evening, to be held at 6:30 p.m. in the Church Hall. Please contact  Nancy at the Church Office at 613-225-8016 ext 222 or church@helleniccommunity.com or Tassy Lyras-Vassilyadi at tassy.lyras@gmail.com  to confirm your attendance.

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Outing! H.O.P.E. Play Group to visit Valley View Little Animal Farm

October 21, 2017 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Families of our Community are invited to join our H.O.P.E. Playgroup on Saturday, October 21st  at 2:00 p.m. when we visit the animals at Valley View Little Animal Farm (4750 Fallowfield Road). Admission is $10.00 per person, please bring your own snack and drinks for that day.

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Youth Bowling Night

October 27, 2017 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm

J.O.Y. and Jr. G.O.Y.A. will be having their next event which is Youth Bowling Night at Merivale Bowling Centre on Friday, October 27th from 6:30-8:30 p.m. All youth 5-11 years old of the Hellenic Community of Ottawa are invited to attend.  More details to follow.

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November 2017

H.O.P.E. Play Group (newborn to 5 years of age) – November 7th & 18th

November 7, 2017 @ 9:30 am - November 18, 2017 @ 2:00 pm

This co-operative and welcoming group will be meeting twice a month. For November, we will meet on Tuesday, November 7th from 9:30 - 11:30 a.m. in the Church Hall.  On Saturday, November 18th we invite families to join us at Jack Pine Trail on Moodie Drive at 2:00 p.m. at the entrance of the trail.  We will supply the bird seed for the chickadees.  The trail is stroller friendly.  Please remember to bring your own snack.  In case of inclement weather, our alternate meeting place will be at…

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December 2017

H.O.P.E. Playgroup’s annual Christmas Party

December 2, 2017 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Dormition of the Virgin Mary Greek Orthodox Church,
1315 Prince of Wales Dr.
Ottawa, ON K2C 1N2 Canada

Children in our Hellenic Community ages newborn to 5 years (and their families!) are welcome to attend the party!  Come to the Church Hall on Saturday, December 2nd from 2-4pm and enjoy a special afternoon of crafts, songs, delicious snacks and a present from Santa Claus.   Please email church@helleniccommunity.com to confirm your attendance.

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Annual Christmas Tree Decorating & Pot Luck Dinner

December 2, 2017 @ 5:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Dormition of the Virgin Mary Greek Orthodox Church,
1315 Prince of Wales Drive
Ottawa, Ontario K2C 1N2 Canada

Our annual Church Youth Groups family Christmas Tree decorating event will be held at the Church on Saturday, December 2nd at 5:30 p.m., followed by a Pot-Luck dinner in the Church Hall.  Please contact your Youth Advisor for more details.

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Free

Hellenic School Christmas Program & Community Christmas Party

December 16, 2017 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Hellenic Meeting & Reception Centre,
1315 Prince of Wales Dr.
Ottawa, ON K2C 1N2 Canada

The students of the Hellenic School will present their annual Christmas program on Saturday,  December 16th at 10:00 a.m., at the Hellenic Meeting & Reception Centre.  The program includes plays, poems and songs, followed by a visit from Santa Claus.  All children of our Hellenic Community are invited to attend!  

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Free

Celebration of Christmas at our Church

December 17, 2017 @ 12:00 pm - 1:30 pm
Dormition of the Virgin Mary Greek Orthodox Church,
1315 Prince of Wales Dr.
Ottawa, ON K2C 1N2 Canada

Everyone is invited to join our Church Choir & Sunday School to celebrate the upcoming  joyous birth of Jesus with beautiful hymns, songs and a play of the Nativity immediately following the Divine Liturgy on Sunday, December 17th (at Noon).  A reception is being offered by the Community in the Church Hall after the  celebration.  

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Hellenic History Tournament

December 18, 2017 @ 9:00 am - January 15, 2018 @ 4:00 pm

The Ottawa AHEPA chapter is looking for HIGH SCHOOL students, Grades 8-12, to compete in a live JEOPARDY-like Hellenic History Tournament. Students in groups of 3 will compete on Saturday, April 28, 2018 at York University in Toronto for the $4,500 cash prize. The event will be hosted by AHEPA Toronto with the York University Hellenic Studies Program & the HHF Chair of Modern Greek History - Dr. Sakis Gekas.  Deadline for entry is January 15, 2018. The Ottawa AHEPA chapter is willing to sponsor…

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New: Dance School T-shirts

December 18, 2017 @ 6:00 pm - December 23, 2017 @ 6:00 pm

Our School of Greek Dance is selling t-shirts, for the very first time. They are a great way to support the future of the program and dance in style!  The t-shirts can be used for both dance classes and for performances, and they are also nice for the whole family.  For further details, or to place an order, please see the Dance School Director Maria Koulouris on Monday evenings or contact her at koulouris.maria@gmail.com.  

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The Jeanne Rosemary Georgiles Foundation Scholarship

December 20, 2017 @ 9:00 am - February 2, 2018 @ 4:00 pm

The “Jeanne Rosemary Georgiles Scholarship Foundation” was established in December 2005, by Mr. Dimitrios (James) Georgiles in memory of his beloved wife.   Mr. Georgiles, a great benefactor of the Hellenic Community of Ottawa, passed away in 2012; however due to his generosity this legacy continues. The foundation provides two scholarships of $1,000 each to students who have graduated from High School (Grade 12) in 2017 and entered University as full time students.  The application deadline for the scholarships is February…

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Hellenic Kaleidoscope

December 24, 2017 @ 9:30 am - December 30, 2017 @ 9:30 am

The next Hellenic Kaleidoscope program, televised on Rogers Cable channel 22 in  Ottawa, will be aired on Christmas Eve at 9:30 a.m., on Christmas Day at 5:30 p.m. and again on December 30th at 9:30 a.m. This edition of the program will feature highlights from the Celebration of Christmas (which took place at our church), a Christmas greeting from Fr. Alex Michalopulos, highlights from the Senior Citizens Association’s “Taverna Night” and news of our Hellenic Community.  

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January 2018

Parnassos: Vasilopita and Presentation

January 14 @ 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Dormition of the Virgin Mary Greek Orthodox Church,
1315 Prince of Wales Dr.
Ottawa, ON K2C 1N2 Canada

The Parnassos Hellenic Cultural Society will be celebrating the New Year with the Society’s annual cutting of the Vasilopita in the Church Hall on Sunday, January 14 from 5 to 7 p.m. This event will be followed by a brief presentation by Katarina Koutras, a third year History student at the University of Ottawa. Katarina will share her experiences from this past summer in     Bulgaria at an Ancient Greek archeological dig. Her presentation is entitled “Experiences with the Balkan Heritage Field School: Apollonia Pontica 2017”.…

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Godparents Sunday

January 28 @ 10:15 am - 12:00 pm
Dormition of the Virgin Mary Greek Orthodox Church,
1315 Prince of Wales Dr.
Ottawa, ON K2C 1N2 Canada

Our parish is honoring Godparents on Sunday, January 28th.  All the students of our Sunday School have invited their Godparents or Orthodox mentors to attend the Liturgy and receive Holy Communion with their Godchildren.

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The Three Hierarchs – Artoclasia and Luncheon

January 28 @ 12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Hellenic Meeting & Reception Centre,
1315 Prince of Wales Dr.
Ottawa, ON K2C 1N2 Canada

On Sunday, January 28th, the Hellenic School of Ottawa will honour the Three Hierarchs with Artoclasia and a Luncheon hosted by the Parents & Guardians Association (PGA) at the Hellenic Meeting & Reception Centre. This is the main Annual fundraising event for the PGA and the Hellenic School.   Tickets are $25/adults and $12/children aged 6-12 years (all children under 6 are free).    Tickets will be sold in advance at the Hellenic School and also at the door. The PGA is also…

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World Day of Greek Language

January 28 @ 12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Hellenic Meeting & Reception Centre,
1315 Prince of Wales Dr.
Ottawa, ON K2C 1N2 Canada

The World Day of Greek Language will be celebrated in conjunction with the Three Hierarchs Luncheon in Ottawa on January 28th. 

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February 2018

Ottawa AHEPA Family Annual Scholarship

February 5 @ 8:00 am - March 16 @ 5:00 pm

The Ottawa AHEPA Family awards two scholarships annually at $1000 each. Applicants must be of Greek descent. The first scholarship is awarded to a student currently in their first year at a university or community college (if you are currently in your last year of high school, please wait until next year to apply). The second scholarship is awarded to a student continuing his/her graduate studies at a university or community college (currently at least in second year and may…

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Apokries Winter Carnival & Youth celebration with Fr. Alex

February 11 @ 12:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Hellenic Meeting & Reception Centre,
1315 Prince of Wales Dr.
Ottawa, ON K2C 1N2 Canada

Please join us for a continuation of Fr. Alex's 25th anniversary gala event sponsored by the HCO.  On Sunday, February 11th at noon, our Community is offering complimentary juices, coffee and tea during “Coffee Hour” with Fr. Alex in our Banquet Centre, as the Ottawa Hellenic Athletic Association (OHAA) in partnership with the Odyssey Dance Troupe and GOYA are proud to present the Apokries Winter Carnival. Join us for an outdoor Carnival day with music and games including soccer, toboggan pull, jenga and obstacle course. Create…

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March 2018

2018 Philoxenia College & University Student Program Trip to Greece. Πρόγραμμα Φιλοξενίας Φοιτητών στην Ελλάδα

March 18 - April 16

The General Secretariat for Greeks Abroad is accepting applications for its second Philoxenia Program Trip to Greece, aimed to further enhance the bonds between twenty U.S. and Canadian college and University students (18-27 years old) of Greek descent and their country of origin.  A basic knowledge of Greek language is required. The ten day program will take place from July 9 – 18, 2018.  All applicants should fill in and submit the Application form no later than April 16, 2018.…

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Ionian University – Summer School in Corfu. Iόνιο Πανεπιστήμιο – Θερινό Σχολείο Κέρκυρας

March 20 - April 30

The Corfu Summer School for Greek Language, History and Culture of the Ionian University is aimed at young people from the Greek diaspora, as well as non-Greek students, 18-35 years of age, who wish to gain an introduction to, or deepen their knowledge of, Greek language and culture. The Corfu Summer School will take place from July 7 – 22, 2018 in beautiful Corfu! As a result of a partnership of three Departments of our University (the Department of Foreign…

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Calling all Young Adults 18-35 Years of Age

March 20 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm

H.E, The Ambassador of Greece, Mr. Dimitris Azemopoulos, together with the President of the Hellenic Community of Ottawa, Mr. Antonios Georgiou, and Reverend Fr. Alex Michalopulos invite our Greek Orthodox Young Adults (18-35 years old) to a Reception on Tuesday, March 20th, from 6:30-8:30 p.m. at the Greek Ambassador’s Residence. Please RSVP by March 7th. Please note that only those who have confirmed by email will be on the guest list and will receive further details regarding this special event.  Kindly email: church@helleniccommunity.com with your RSVP.

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April 2018

Youth Outdoor Soccer – Registration and Volunteering & Employment Opportunities

April 1 - May 28

OHAA is celebrating its 15th season of Youth Soccer.  The program has enjoyed a large participation from the Hellenic Community and its friends. OHAA Early registration fees for Development (U4 to U8) apply to April 30th. Nepean Hotspurs House League registrations (U9 to U13) early bird fees apply to April 15th. Practice starts May 28th.  For more information on the programs visit the OHAA website at www.ohaa.org or email ohaa@rogers.com.  OHAA has summer volunteering opportunities for high school students as well as part-time employment…

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Lenten Breakfast on Holy Saturday – Attention all Youth Groups!

April 7 @ 9:30 am - 12:30 pm
Dormition of the Virgin Mary Greek Orthodox Church,
1315 Prince of Wales Dr.
Ottawa, ON K2C 1N2 Canada

All youth groups of our Church-Community will attend morning Divine Liturgy on Holy Saturday (April 7th) at 9:30 a.m. & will gather afterwards for refreshments and a Lenten breakfast in the Church Hall.  Οι Ομάδες Νεολαίας θα παρακολουθήσουν την Θεία Λειτουργία του Μεγάλου Σαββάτου (7 Απριλίου, 9.30 το πρωί).  Θα ακολουθήσει συγκέντρωση στο χωλ του Ιερού Ναού όπου θα προσφερθούν νηστίσιμα εδέσματα.

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University of Macedonia in Thessaloniki, Greece – International Public Administration Master’s Degree

April 15

For a fourth consecutive year, the department of International and European Studies of the University of Macedonia in Thessaloniki, Greece is offering a course of postgraduate studies leading to a Master’s degree in International Public Administration. The language of instruction is English. Applicants must be University graduates or of equivalent status and have a good knowledge of the English language. The call for applications for the 2018-2019 academic year opens on March 5th 2018. Application deadline is September 21st 2018. The course…

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May 2018

Youth day trip to Panagia the Comforter Monastery

May 6 @ 7:50 am - 3:30 pm

The Sunday School & Youth Groups are planning a day trip to the Panagia the Comforter Monastery on Sunday, May 6th.  The bus will be leaving our community centre at 7:50 a.m. and returning by 3:30 p.m. The cost of the trip will be $10 per child, $15 per adult to cover some of the trip expenses for the coach bus and also to make a small donation to the Monastery as they will be providing lunch. This trip is open to the…

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District 23 AHEPA Family Annual Scholarship Program

May 15

Two scholarships of the AHEPA Family Beaver District No. 23, of $1,000.00 each, are offered to students of a government accredited post-secondary educational institution, a university, community college or CEGEP in the case of Quebec.  Detailed scholarship application requirements are in the link below. Deadline for application is May 15, 2018.  Ahepa Family District 23 Scholarship Program 2018

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June 2018

Adult Orthodox Christian Education & Potluck Meal

June 1 @ 5:15 pm - 9:00 pm
Dormition of the Virgin Mary Greek Orthodox Church,
1315 Prince of Wales Dr.
Ottawa, ON K2C 1N2 Canada

Our next Adult Orthodox Christian Education Session will be on Friday, June 1st starting at 5:15 p.m. in the Church Hall.  It will be an opportunity for fellowship, potluck meal and talk by Kosta Stavreaneas on “Explanation of the Ascension and Pentecost icons and discussion of the Holy Spirit.” Children are welcomed to come since there will be a kids activity/movie. Youth 13 and over are encouraged to attend the talk. Since it is a workday, food will be provided, please give a…

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Sunday School Graduation

June 10 @ 11:30 am - 1:00 pm
Dormition of the Virgin Mary Greek Orthodox Church,
1315 Prince of Wales Dr.
Ottawa, ON K2C 1N2 Canada

The students of our Sunday School will receive their graduation certificates in Church at the end of the Divine Liturgy on Sunday, June 10th. Immediately after, all parishioners are invited downstairs to the Church Hall for coffee and refreshments.

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J.O.Y. & Jr. G.O.Y.A. – Picnic

June 15 @ 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm

The families of the children in J.O.Y. and Jr. G.O.Y.A. will be going to Mooney’s Bay Park on Friday, June 15th at 6:00 p.m. for their annual picnic!  Please contact the advisors to confirm your attendance to this fun outing, or call the Church Office for more information.

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