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May 23, 2003
Friendship between Scarborough and Florina, Greece celebrated
Culture - Florina Day, which commemorates the spirit of friendship between the
former City of Scarborough and the City of Florina in the Province of Macedonia
in northern Greece, will be celebrated on Sunday, May 25 at the Scarborough
Civic Centre. This year marks Florina Day's 20th anniversary.

The Florina Festival celebrates the cultural and economic bonds between the two
cities with a formal ceremony and flag-raising. Similarly, Scarborough Day in
Florina is celebrated with reciprocal honours and cultural events.

Florina Day takes place:

Date: Sunday, May 25

Time: 1:30 - 4 p.m. (Flag-raising at 1:30 p.m.)

Location: Scarborough Civic Centre, 150 Borough Dr., (Ellesmere and McCowan

Joining in the celebration are representatives from the Consulate General of
Greece, the Greek Community of Metropolitan Toronto, and the Pan-Macedonian
Association of Ontario.

There will be music and dance performances by the Greek Community of
Metropolitan Toronto, Levendia X-Generation, Metamorphosis Greek Orthodox
School Choir and E V Band.

Media Contact
Sheila Ewing
Senior Art Consultant, Arts Services,
Culture Division

Stella Klisouras
Society of Florina



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