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Mother’s Day celebration

Date - Sunday, 22 May 2022

On Sunday 22 May, Arcadians and friends of Arcadians came together to celebrate Mother’s Day 2022. This annual event on the Panarcadian Association’s calendar is always a success, and 2022 did not disappoint.

Around 100 guests enjoyed an afternoon of great food by our Arcadian inspired cook Kathy Sakkas. The event included speeches, poem recitals, singing and dancing.

MC and head of the Association’s Public Relations Subcommittee, Emily Kazakos, extended a warm and emotional welcome to all, including Greek Consulate in Melbourne representative, Katerina Doukas, and paid tribute to all mothers and grandmothers, everywhere.

In commemoration of the 100 year anniversary of the Pontian Genocide, a special tribute was made to Pontian mothers with the dedication of the song “Η Μανα εν κρυο νερο”. Many in the audience sang along and many more reached for tissues during this emotional rendition.

The afternoon continued with in-house DJ Theo Giannicopoulos entertaining all with his repertoire of traditional dancing songs, with many guests taking to the stage for a kalamatiano, tsamiko and other traditional dances.

On departure, each lady received a small gift in appreciation for their contribution to the Association and the community in general.

The photos by in-house photographer, Nick Kazakos tell the story.

Thank you to all who contributed to the success of the event, including volunteer attendant waiter superstars Phillip and Alexandros Eustratiou, and their mum Maggie, as well as Nick Mihalopoulos of Pegasus Packaging for supplying the perfect bags for the gifts.

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