Ilios Gala 2016: A Great Success

The Hellenic Ladies Benevolent Society’s Spring Event, the Annual Ilios Gala, was held at the elegant Le Windsor, on Friday, June 3rd, 2016.

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The Hellenic Ladies Benevolent Society’s Spring Event, the Annual Ilios Gala, was held at the elegant Le Windsor, on Friday, June 3rd, 2016.


This event raises the necessary funds to send underprivileged and “special needs” children to various summer camp programs for an experience that they would not otherwise have.

The evening commenced with cocktails in the luxurious Peacock Alley where multiple activities were taking place, such as wine tasting, silent auction , open bar, and classical music. Our guests were later ushered into the elegant Windsor ballroom for dinner and dancing to the superb music of Paul Chacra and his orchestra. A splendid ambience was created with the music, delicious food, a surprise guest appearance by international chanteuse, Nitza Melas and then followed by a very lively live auction with Tony Marinaro of The Beat as the auctioneer.

The evening closed on a successful note with great prizes and dancing!

Invited guests:
Mrs. Mary Deros, Deputy Mayor – City of Montreal and Mr. Peter Deros; Mr. Nicholas Pagonis, President of the Hellenic Community of Greater Montreal and Mrs. Pagonis.

Honourary Co-Chairs:
Dr. Andreas Nikolis and his wife Dr. Stavroula Christopoulos

Gala Patrons:
Ernie Grivakis – VVS Films
Tony Loffreda – RBC
Pota & Chiko Nanji
Vivian & Peter Pamel
Groupe Tsatas
Renno & Vathilakis Inc.

Gala Co- Chairs:
Belle Grivakis and Christina Maroudas

Organising Committee:
Roula Athanasopoulos
Harlene Barakett
Joanne Bisbikos
Matina Bisbikos-Priftakis
Catherine Calafatis
Vivian Cyriacopoulos Pamel
Nena Dyer Tsitouras
Betty Giannias
Pota Nanji
Maria Grivakis Curtis
Dina Kefallinos
Christina Milonopoulos
Norma Paschalis
Mary Pagonis
Aristia Scodras
Christina Tsatas
Ephie Tagalakis Tsatas
Helen Tyros
Bernice Tzicas
Marina Vasil
Mary Vlahos
Sylvia Xistris

HLBS President: Viola Vathilakis

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