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Greek Fest returns in full swing for the event’s 21st year, bringing traditional food and entertainment to thousands of attendees at the Greek Community Centre in Royal Oak, Aug. 26 to 28 and Sept. 2 to 5. (Courtesy of Jim Koutougos)

Greater Victoria’s Greek Fest makes full return Aug. 26

Traditional dance troupe from Athens to perform during two-weekend event

 

The logo of the World Health Organization is seen at the WHO headquarters in Geneva, Switzerland, Thursday, June 11, 2009. The Greek alphabet arrived on the world stage and into every day lexicon riding on waves of the novel coronavirus as the World Health Organization began naming variants in the Glagolitic script. THE CANADIAN PRESS/AP, Anja Niedringhaus

COVID-19 has been a lesson in Greek letters, one variant at a time

Nobody asked permission from the Greeks, who collectively shrugged

 

Museum director, Wendy Smylitopoulos, ensures that the exhibit in Saanich runs smoothly. (Megan Atkins-Baker/News Staff)

Saanich museum aims to preserve Greek culture through detailed education

Greek Heritage Project Museum home to archives of fascinating information and collections

 

Zac Economou prepares the Greek salads at Greek Fest Victoria, 2019. (Jessica Williamson/Black Press Media)

Victoria’s Greek Fest back for two weekends

Event is the community’s 20th annual and falls on the 200th year of Greek independence

Zac Economou prepares the Greek salads at Greek Fest Victoria, 2019. (Jessica Williamson/Black Press Media)
Smoke spreads over Parnitha mountain during a wildfire in Ippokratios Politia village, about 35 kilometres (21 miles), northern Athens, Greece, Friday, Aug. 6, 2021. Thousands of people fled wildfires burning out of control in Greece and Turkey on Friday, including a major blaze just north of the Greek capital of Athens that claimed one life, as a protracted heat wave left forests tinder-dry and flames threatened populated areas and electricity installations. (AP Photo/Lefteris Pitarakis)

PHOTOS: Wildfires rampage in Greek forests, cut large island in half

One volunteer firefighter died Friday and at least 20 people have been treated in hospitals

Smoke spreads over Parnitha mountain during a wildfire in Ippokratios Politia village, about 35 kilometres (21 miles), northern Athens, Greece, Friday, Aug. 6, 2021. Thousands of people fled wildfires burning out of control in Greece and Turkey on Friday, including a major blaze just north of the Greek capital of Athens that claimed one life, as a protracted heat wave left forests tinder-dry and flames threatened populated areas and electricity installations. (AP Photo/Lefteris Pitarakis)
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