Nia Vardalos Returns to Celebrate Greek Roots

Nia Vardalos Returns to Celebrate Greek Roots

Winnipeg-born actress Nia Vardalos (centre) attends opening night of Folklorama's Greek Pavilion in Winnipeg on Sunday, July 31, 2011. (TED GRANT / CHRISD.CA)

Folklorama got off to a roaring start Sunday, as the 42nd annual multicultural festival will entertain and educate thousands over the span of 14 days.

Sunday evening, Winnipeg actress Nia Vardalos made an appearance at the Greek Pavilion at St. Demetrios Greek Orthodox Church — noting that she tied the knot at the venue to fellow actor Ian Gomez. Vardalos took time to pose for photos with the many fans who asked before leaving. She’s currently in the city filming on the set of “American Girl.”

Show times are Tuesday to Friday at 6:45 p.m., 8:15 p.m. and 9:45 p.m. An earlier show on Saturday is held at 5:15 p.m. For dinner reservations, call (204) 889-8722.

View the photo gallery below.

Pavilion Spotlight

Brasil Carnival Pavilion -- Located at the Winnipeg Convention Centre, 375 York Avenue. Show times are Tuesday to Thursday at 6:45 p.m., 8:15 p.m. and 9:45 p.m., Friday has a late show at 11:15 p.m., while Saturday offers an early show at 5:15 p.m. and a late night party from midnight to 1:30 a.m. (TED GRANT / CHRISD.CA)
Colombian Pavilion -- Located at the Notre Dame Recreational Centre, 271 ave de la Cathedrale. Show times are Tuesday to Friday at 6:45 p.m., 8:15 p.m. and 9:45 p.m. An early show runs Saturday at 5:15 p.m., with late night parties on Friday and Saturday from 11 p.m. to 2 a.m. (TED GRANT / CHRISD.CA)
Israel Pavilion -- Located at Asper Jewish Community Campus, 123 Doncaster Street. Show times are Sunday to Thursday at 6:45 p.m., 8:15 p.m. and 9:45 p.m. An earlier show is held Friday at 5:15 p.m. and a late night show on Saturday at 11:15 p.m. (TED GRANT / CHRISD.CA)

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