A Huge Turnout

Saturday, February 14, 2009

On a memorable night, the Mytilenian Brotherhood of Canberra and Districts "Agia Paraskevi" celebrate the approaching Lent (and Easter) with an Apokriatiko Carnivale that will be remembered for many years to come. 

Over 270 people packed St Dimitrios Orthodox Church's Hall to enjoy a night of great food and dancing, as Sydney's band "The Meraklides" created a lively atmosphere for a great night.

Above Left: The Engine Room of the Night- the kitchen.  Above Right: Miltiades Demosthenos- with Ioannis Karapatsas, Ignatios Malolakis and Giorgos Mouflouzellis (from Greece).

In his speech to members and guests, Brotherhood President, Ioannis Karapatsas, wished everyone a prposperous new year and expressed his joy to see so many people having a great time, "It encourages us to continue working towards bringing people together and enjoying ourselves." He also expressed thanks to his Committee and their families for all their help, "to ensure we had a memorable night", and his happiness to see friends and compatriots from Sydney, and Agiaparaskevotes, Giorgos and Poppy Mouflouzellis, were visiting from Greece.

Above: Two photographs highlighting the great time had by all.

He specially thanked all the people and companies who contributed to successful night: Giorgos Moustakas of George's Liquor, Nikos Kondos of Superbikes, Nick Theodorakopoulos of Majestic Travel, Downunder Fishwyck, Bungendore Butchery, Stratos Tavern (Brandon), Palm Fresh Fishwyck Markets, Alfa Fresh Foods, Kostas Giannakis, Giorgos Karapatsas, Jim Manikas, Anna Hatzistefanis and Hellenic Club Bistro/Restaurant

All photographs courtesy of Ioannis Karapatsas