Sudbury's Greek community celebrates this weekend

The celebration of food, culture and dance starts Friday and runs through Sunday at the Hellenic Centre in Sudbury's south end.

When the Greek Festival gets underway on Friday in Sudbury, Mina Moutsatsos will be there as one of the Hellenic Dancers.

Hellenic dancer Mina Moutsatsos will dance at the Greek Festival in Sudbury this weekend. (Markus Schwabe/CBC)

Moutsatsos has been dancing at the annual festival for decades.

Now a student at Queen's University​ in Kingston, Moutsatsos is studying classics.

This summer, her course work gave her a chance to connect further with her Greek Heritage. As part of her studies, she spent the month of June in Greece working on an archaeological dig of a market that was thousands of years old.

Mina Moutsatsos told Morning North host Markus Schwabe about her trip:

A Hellenic dancer named Mina Moutsatsos was in our studio this morning to talk about her Greek culture and the upcoming Greek festival in Sudbury. 6:45


Mina Moutsatsos of Sudbury with her trench crew at the archeological site of Argilos in Greece last month. (Supplied)

The Greek Festival in Sudbury starts Friday and runs through the weekend at the Hellenic Centre on Ester Road in Sudbury's south end.

Doors open at 4 p.m. on Friday and 11 a.m. on Saturday and Sunday. Admission is free, but you do have to pay for the food.


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