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May 27, 2005
The 22nd Annual Scarborough - Florina Fraternization Festival
Florina Day commemorates the spirit of fraternization between the former City
of Scarborough and the City of Florina in the Province of Macedonia in Northern
Greece. An annual event since 1983, the Florina Festival celebrates the
cultural and economic bonds between the two cities with a formal ceremony and a
flag-raising in late May. Similarly, Scarborough Day in Florina is also
celebrated with reciprocal honour and cultural events.

The 22nd anniversary of the Scarborough-Florina Fraternization Festival
celebrating Greek culture will take place on Sunday May 29 at the Scarborough
Civic Centre, 150 Borough Dr.

Guest Speakers:

Representative of the Consulate of Greece
Representative of the Greek Community of Metropolitan Toronto
Representative of the Pan-Macedonian Association of Ontario
Councillor Raymond Cho, Chair of Scarborough Community Council

Cultural Program:

Performers from The Greek Community of Metropolitan Toronto
Performance from Levendia X Hellenic Folklore Association
Performance from Paradosis Hellenic Dance Company

Date: Sunday May 29
Time: 1:30 - 4 p.m. (Flag raising at 1:30 p.m.)
Location: Scarborough Civic Centre
150 Borough Dr.
(Ellesmere and McCowan)

Media contacts:
Susan Kohler, Acting Senior Art Consultant, Arts Services,
Culture Division, 416-396-5142
Tom Bosotas, Society of Florina, 416-481-7433



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