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On Saturday, October 16, 2021, at 10:00 a.m. EST, the District 23 AHEPA Family held its Virtual Mid-Year Leadership Conference. 



On Saturday, May 15, 2021, at 11:00 a.m. EST, the District 23 AHEPA Family held its first ever Virtual District Convention. What an extraordinary event! The Opening Ceremony, with greetings from honoured guests in attendance, recorded messages, musical presentations, and poetry, was a celebration of family gathering, a celebration of the bicentennial of the Greek War of Independence! Together, brothers and sisters from all four orders held a joint meeting to catch up with one another and to go about the district business, something we had not been able to do since May 2019! The Scholarship, Chapters of the Year, Penelope of the Year, Maid of the Year, and AHEPAN of the Year awards were all announced. Each order also held their own business meeting. The convention may have been virtual but it felt as if we were together with close to 110 people attending! We said goodbye reluctantly at the end, and we hope that in May 2022, the convention will be in London, ON, and we meet in person.

Remembering and honouring Ottawa’s late Andreas Andreadis and his battle with COVID-19, the Ottawa Daughters of Penelope, with the help of the Ottawa Maids of Athena, have organized a memorial fundraiser to help provide lifesaving respiratory equipment for The Ottawa Hospital. They are proud to announce that they have raised $26 000!

Andreas was 39 years old when he lost his COVID-19 battle on April 15, 2020. A dedicated and active member of the Hellenic Community of Ottawa, he touched many lives and was passionate about the church where he served as chanter for fifteen years. 

Please click here to learn more about the late Andreas Andreadis and how integral he was to the Ottawa Greek Community.

“Alone we can do so little, together we can do so much.” – Helen Keller



On November 8, 2020, we held our very first “Lessons from Greece” webinar featuring Prof. Ioannis Mazis. It was a very successful webinar, very interesting and informative.

The second webinar on January 24, 2021, featuring Ms. Vasilia Mavrou, Director of the Melissa Orphanage in Thessaloniki, was emotional and inspiring!

On February 21, 2021, we hosted Ioannis Chatzis, Historian and Public Lecturer, who gave an in-depth presentation about Greek-Albanian relations.

Our fourth and final webinar was on March 21, 2021 and presented by His Worship Dimitris Papastergiou, Mayor of Trikala, Greece. Trikala 2.0 definitely impressed! The city is using technology and innovation to update everything from public transit to parks. 

We hope that these webinars were enjoyable. Thank you to all our sisters, brothers, and friends who joined us and made our “Lessons from Greece” a resounding success!

In Theta Pi, Daughters of Penelope District 23 Lodge March 31, 2021