In the heart of the historic Lonsdale Street Greek precinct in Melbourne’s CBD, the Greek Centre, the Greek Community’s of Melbourne’s HQ turned blue last night.
In commemoration of the bicentenary of the Greek War of Independence and upon the eve of the Greek National holiday, members of the Greek Community of Melbourne’s Board of Directors and staff all gathered in Lonsdale Street to see the building that features Discobolus on its facade, turn blue at the flick of a switch.
“It’s symbolic, but it is also important that we mark our bicentenary in every way we can. Our committees and staff have been exhaustive in preparing a series of events that will mark the bicentenary and the events to date have surpassed every expectation. We look forward to celebrating not only the next few days, but the whole of the year with our fellow Hellenes and Philhellenes.” said Greek Community president, Bill Papastergiadis.
The Greek Centre will be lit up for the whole of this auspicious week as a part of the Community’s 200 year program which continues on the 25th of March with a feast day church service at the historic Evangelismos church and the GCM’s bicentenary commemoration of the Greek War of Independence in Lansdowne Street, adjacent to Evangelismos this Sunday 28 March from 11:30AM to 3:30PM.