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Opa! Greek Pavilion Celebrating Cultural Milestone

July 26, 2011 7:39 AM | Entertainment

By Sarah Klein

Folklorama's Greek Pavilion (TED GRANT / CHRISD.CA FILE)

The Greek Pavilion is just one of many set to begin when Folklorama kicks off July 31.

This year, the pavilion will showcase the 2,500th anniversary of the Battle of Marathon: Greeks fighting back against the odds.

The Greek Pavilion is one of the most popular during the annual cultural event, serving up traditional Greek food and drink, including Gyro, souvlaki, Greek Salad, baklava, Mythos beer and ouzo.

The lively dance and musical performance by Winnipeg’s own KEFI dancers will feature both new dances of Anatoliki Romilia (Thrace), the northern most province in Greece.

Winnipeg-born actress Nia Vardalos will be visiting the pavilion during the week.

The pavilion runs July 31 to August 6 at St. Demetrios Greek Orthodox Church, 2255 Grant Avenue.

To plan your trip around the world — albeit without leaving city limits — visit Folklorama.ca.