HLBS Ilios Gala 2019: A Great Success

HLBS Ilios Gala 2019: A Great Success
August 3, 2019 HLBS

The Hellenic Ladies Benevolent Society’s  Spring Event, the Annual Ilios Gala, was once again held at Le Windsor on Friday, May 31st, 2019.


Gala Patrons (photo): Peter & Vivian Pamel, George and Peggy Alexopoulos, John Georgoudes, Tony Loffreda, Belle & Ernie Grivakis, Alex & Chris Karambatsos, Julie & Socrates Goulakos

This event raises the necessary funds to send underprivileged and special needs children to various summer camps for an experience they would not otherwise have and also supports the Educational Assistance Program for children’s scholastic needs throughout the school year.

The evening commenced with cocktails at 6:30pm in the elegant setting of the Peacock Alley where multiple activities were taking place, such as a silent auction, open bar, oyster bar and a wine tasting bar hosted by Chris Dedes featuring Greek wines. The guests were later ushered into the magnificent Windsor Ballroom for dinner and dancing with musical entertainment by international singer Nitza Melas, accompanied by Alexandros and his band.

The classic setting and décor of the ballroom created a sophisticated ambience. Opera Chef Davide Bazzali was auctioned off in an animated live auction by CJAD’s Elias Makos, auctioneer and MC for the evening. The evening closed on a very successful note with great prizes and lots of Greek dancing!

Distinguished guests were:

Senator Leo Housakos and his lovely wife Demi, Emmanuella Lambropoulos, MP for Saint Laurent, Michalis Gavriilidis, Consul General of Greece, Mary Deros, City Councillor and her husband Peter, and Nicholas Pagonis, President of the Hellenic Community of Greater Montreal.

Gala Patrons:
George Alexopoulos of Belden Canada Inc.
Georgoudes Family of Lanvac Surveillance
Julie & Socrates Goulakos
Ernie Grivakis of VVS Films
Karambatsos Lawyers
Nikolas Klimis- Lambert, Klimis, Sakkas & Marsh
Tony Loffreda of RBC
Vivian & Peter Pamel
Mary, Michael & Nick Tsatsoulis

Social Chair: Belle Grivakis
Gala Co- Chairs: Sandra Khoury, Nitza Melas and Maggie Pagonis

President of HLBS: Viola Vathilakis
Vice President of HLBS: Joanne Bisbikos

PR Chair: Matina Bisbikos- Priftakis

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