HCCY News and Events – April 2019

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Parent Appreciation Day – Saturday, April 6, 2019
HCCY members and HAY parents are invited to join us for a cup of coffee and sweets during the morning drop-off at the Greek School this Saturday. Please stop by and meet your board members and fellow parents.

OTLA Bike Helmet Safety Event – Saturday, April 6, 2019
Head injuries are the number-one cause of serious injury and death to kids on bicycles. A properly fitted and correctly worn bike helmet can cut the risk of serious head injury by up to 85 per cent. As a result, the Ontario Trial Lawyers Association (OTLA) and it’s partners are proud to dedicate their time and energy to help prevent the devastation caused by cycling accidents and head injuries. The Bike Helmets on Kids campaign has received awards from the Brain Injury Association of Canada (BIAC), the Ontario Brain Injury Association (OBIA), and the Ontario Safety League (OSL) for its contribution to promoting injury prevention awareness and safety education. At this event each student at the Hellenic Academy of York will be fitted properly with a bike helmet and will learn about bike safety and the importance of wearing a helmet.

S’AGAPAO ALLA – Live Comedy Theatre – Thursday, April 11, 2019
A family friendly live comedy theatre event featuring actors directly from Greece presented in conjunction with the Pan-Messinian Association of Toronto on Thursday, April 11th 7:00 pm at Parkview Manor, 55 Barber Greene Road. Tickets are going quickly, don’t miss this event.

Hellenic Academy of York Picture Day – Saturday, April 13, 2019
On Saturday, April 13th class photos will be taken at the Greek School. Parents please remind your children to dress appropriately and to bring their brightest smiles to Greek School on picture day.

NO CLASSES – School Closed – Saturday, April 20th and 27th
Please note, there will be no classes held at the Hellenic Academy of York on Saturday April 20th and Saturday April 27th in recognition of Catholic Easter and Greek Orthodox Easter respectively. Καλό Πάσχα!

Greek Independence Day Festivities
Thank you once again to all parents, students, teachers, and volunteers who participated in the Greek Independence Day Parade on Sunday, March 24th, 2019. Please visit our Facebook page for pictures from this year’s parade. In addition, we would like to thank our teachers, assistants, and school principal for your contributions in making this year’s HAY Greek Independence Day Student Assembly a very enjoyable learning experience.

2019 HCCY Karnavali Dance – Another Great Success!
Thank you to all members and guests who attended our annual Karnavali Dance last month. This year’s sold out event was simply magical and truly a night to remember. Our Hellenic Academy of York students under the direction of Simone Gavros our dance instructor, put on an amazing dance performance. Everything from the DJ, the hall, to the special guest performances were top notch. For all those who missed the event, sorry we missed you and we hope to see you in attendance next year. A special thank you to all our sponsors, volunteers, students dancers, and guest performers Levendia-X for making this another unforgettable HCCY event.

HCCY Golf Tournament – Sunday, May 26, 2019
SAVE THE DATE – Preparations are underway for the annual HCCY Nine & Dine Family Golf Tournament on Sunday, May 26th, 2019. We have changed up our golf tournament format to promote increased student and parent participation. Younger or older, experienced golfer or not, we encourage all students and parents to take advantage of this great opportunity to be introduced to the game of golf in what we expect to be a fun and family oriented environment. Come out for some great golf, food, entertainment, and a chance to win some great prizes. Further details will be provided shortly. Mark your calendars today and be sure not to miss this family friendly event. All proceeds of this event support the continued program enrichment for our Greek school, the Hellenic Academy of York.

HCCY and HAY Needs Your Help
The Hellenic Canadian Community of York Region and the Hellenic Academy of York needs your help. We are looking for new dynamic and enthusiastic individuals to join our team. We need passionate volunteers to come on board with fresh new ideas and the energy to take our community to the next level. If your time is limited, we are also looking for volunteers to join our special committees including: Events, Fundraising, Membership, and School Lunch Program. If you have the desire to give back to your community, meet new people, and make a difference to your child’s education, I urge you to please make that first contact today. Please email info@hccy.ca or call 905-313-1000.

Harris Gratsias
President, HCCY & HAY

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