Get ready for all the souvlaki and spanakopita you can handle: two annual Greek festivals are about to kick off in Vancouver. While one takes place in East Vancouver and the other on the west side of the city, both feature food, dancing, and plenty of high spirits.
The best known is Greek Day on Broadway. The annual street party takes place this Sunday (June 28) and shuts down Kitsilano on West Broadway from MacDonald to Blenheim as people pour into the streets.
The free event, which is sponsored by the Hellenic Canadian Congress of B.C., attracts almost 100,000 revellers. There will be music and dance entertainment on two stages, and the street is lined with food vendors hawking favourites like loukoumades (honey dumplings).