HAS BEEN CANCELLED
It comes with great sadness to announce that the 2017 Greek Festival has been cancelled
The Calgary Greek Festival has been an important event at our community and the City of Calgary for over 15 years. The success of the festival year over year is largely dependent on the volunteer committee that comes together to plan, organize and execute the three day event. After numerous calls for committee volunteers via email, the community newsletter and church announcements, we did not receive adequate response to effectively run the Calgary Greek Festival. As such, and after much consideration, the 2017 Calgary Greek Festival will be cancelled.
The Community Council is grateful for the few people who did come forward to serve on the committee, however, key roles were still vacant. The Community Council is responsible to its members to make decisions in the best interest of the community. The high cost of running the festival without an experienced Chairperson to oversee the planning and management of the committee is too high a risk to move forward in a financially responsible way.
We are ever hopeful that in 2018, the Calgary community will see the return of the Greek Festival!
Nick Vasilakos - President
Hellenic Community of Calgary