Greek-Canadian History Comes Alive at Hellenic Heritage Foundation Event

The Hellenic Heritage Foundation (HHF) held their member’s networking event and lecture at the historic Papermill Theatre at Todmorden Mills of Toronto, Ontario.

Over 100 people attended last week’s lecture, which also launched an inaugural conference on Greek Canadian Studies.

Together with York University, the HHF Chair in Modern Greek History & Hellenic Studies and the Greek Canadian History Project, the conference hosted a number of researchers, writers and a film producer to share their views on Greeks in Canada.

Professor Thomas W Gallant

Special guest Professor Thomas W Gallant was featured in the opening lecture.  A holder of the Nicholas Family Endowed Chair in Modern Greek History at the University of California, San Diego and inaugural HHF Chair in Modern Greek History at York University (2002-2007), Gallant spoke about the 1918 anti-Greek riots in Toronto.

The conference also presented the research project Immigrec on the history of Greek immigrants to Canada from the 1950s to 1970s, which was funded by the Stavros Niarchos Foundation.

The Hellenic Heritage Foundation was founded in 1996 and its mission is to identify and pursue projects that can provide facilities and services that will create a fertile environment for Hellenic culture and heritage to complement Canadian society.