2019 APRIL


Message from the president

Dear brothers, I would like to invite you to our chapter meeting which will be held on April 15, 2019 at the Hellenic Community center of Greater Montreal room 104 at 6:30pm. The chapter meeting will be followed by dinner at Marathon souvlaki.

On March 22rd and 24th, 2019 the Montreal AHEPA family attended the Greek independence day festivities followed by the luncheon at the Roumeliotan Association.

Brother Frank Antoniou and Sister Amalia Markakis have been hard at work organizing AHEPA day which will be held in early June however the date has not been confirmed. It will most probably be held at Saints Helen and Constantine Greek Orthodox church. During this event, our family will be honoring Brother Demetris J. Yantsulis for his 50 years as an Ahepan becoming a LIFE MEMBER and for all his contributions and dedication towards the Greek community and to the AHEPA Family.

Furthermore Brothers Manos Christofidis and Jimmy Dionissopoulos have accepted to co-chair and plan the 28th Annual AHEPA Montreal Invitational Golf Tournament and the golf committee is already hard at work.

Our AHEPA Canada president, Brother Chris Argiriou, will be travelling as part of the AHEPA delegation for the Journey to Greece, visiting Cyprus and Constantinople. As has been the tradition, a gift will be presented by the Canadian officials attending the excursion to the Patriarch and our Canadian president is appealing to chapters and individuals to make a donation in support of the Patriarchate. Our Montreal chapter CJ7 will be supporting our Canadian president’s fundraising effort with $1,000 as voted during the March chapter meeting.

I would also like to highlight that the end of my three year term as chapter president is ap-proaching and elections will be held during the April 15th chapter meeting as noted in the last bulletin. I am encouraging any brothers who want to run for executive positions including the presidency to please come forward. I would like to thank all the brothers for your support and help over the past 3 years.

Please attend the next chapter meeting as we will also be selecting delegates for the District 23 convention which will be held in Toronto on May 24 to 26th, 2019 as well as selecting delegates to the Supreme convention in Chicago on June 30 to July 6th. Both information flyers are included here for you.

The 2019 chapter dues have all been sent out last week. Please do not wait until you receive the invoice to pay your dues, be pro-active and send them in. Please contact me or Brother James Hutchison for details on how to pay your dues. Please help us in this area as this is very time consuming process.

Next Chapter Meeting

Tuesday, April 15th, 2019

6:30 pm 
Hellenic Community Center
5757 Wilderton avenue


6:30 p.m. Call to Order 

Opening Prayer
Reading of Minutes 
Business Arising from  Minutes  Correspondence 

  • President’s Report  
  • Membership 2019
  • Valentines Ball 2019
  •  Golf Tournament
  • Public relations
  • Hellenic History Tournament Donation
  • AFCFC & District Scholarships
  • Chapter Elections:
    – Balloting of new executive
  • Upcoming events

    -District & Supreme convention delegates
    -Valentines Ball 2020
    – Hellenic History Tournament
    – AHEPA Day
    – Golf tournament

  • New Business  
  • Current Business  
  • For the Good of the Order

8:30 p.m. 
Adjournment  of the Meeting


Dear Brothers, as you may already be aware, this year’s ground-breaking partnership with the PK Subban Foundation, has resulted in a huge suc-cess story worthy of the NHL. A record-breaking amount for a single ball of $134,000 was unveiled with Karl and Maria Subban representing our Partner, the PKSF, for this year’s 20th Annual St. Valentine’s cam-paign on February 8th.

Many thanks to our Honorary Chairman and Brother the Hon. Senator Leo Housakos and to all the members of this year’s St.Valentine’s Ball committee for their months of hard work, sup-port and dedication to this year’s campaign. Many thanks as well to all the Brothers and Sis-ters, family and friends, our loyal donors and sponsors for all their tremendous contributions. Many thanks to all the Brothers and Sisters that attended the Ball especially those from out of town, province and country making this year’s Ball another record-breaker for the most guests in attendance with over 325.

Our Montreal AHEPA Family’s St.Valentine’s Ball 20 year total now stands at an amazing amount of $1,021,000 raised towards causes “For The Love of Children” in the Greater Mon-treal Area.

Since the Valentine’s Ball I have been following up with sponsors and guests, suppliers and paying the remaining invoices so that the financials are completed. With only a few collecti-bles to receive, all invoices paid and the donations sent to the AFCFC for the tax receipts to be prepared, one question still remains: Where do we go from here?

I encourage you to attend the meeting on April 15th so that you may be involved with this discussion and possible decision on next year’s Valentine’s Ball campaign selection. Many of you have worthy suggestions and opinions that may help provide a path or sense of what the Montreal AHEPA Family may take into consideration during the planning of this family event.

Lastly, all the donation cheques have already been couriered to the AFCFC foundation with the tax receipts to be prepared very shortly. We beg of your patience and understanding as we are all volunteers even at the AHEPA AFCFC Foundation level. As soon as I receive them I will mail them out to our donors.

Many thanks once again and for more information please contact me at (514) 715-0960.


AHEPA Montreal Executive

Ioannis Panagiotou, CPA, CA

James Hutchison  

Nicolas Sigounis  

Peter Paraschis

Board of Governors:

Jimmy Dionissopoulos P.P

Frank Antoniou, P.C.P

Peter Papadopoulos, P.P.

Lazarus Kalipolidis, P.C.P.

Demetris J. Yantsulis, P.P.
Director of Public Relations

Ioannis Bougas
VP Hellism

Kenneth Matziorinis
VP Education

Peter Prassas, P.P.
VP Civic Responsibility

Jim Christou
Sons Advisor


Brother Frank Antoniou and Sister Amalia Markakis have graciously proposed to help organize the AHEPA Day and have suggested that it be held at Saints Helen and Constantine Greek Orthodox church in early June. We will inform you as soon as the date, time and location have been confirmed.

AHEPA Golf Tournament

During the chapter meeting we will discuss the organizing of the AHEPA Golf Tournament. Brothers I urge you to join the committee because as you know the Golf tournament is the main event that helps raise funds for our chapter to meet its financial obligations. The golf committee will gather for their first meeting on Monday April 8th.

AHEPA District 23 Hellenic History Tournament

Brother Byron Yankou, District 23 VP Hellenism, is helping to organize the second annual District 23 Hellenic History Tournament. The history tournament`s purpose is to assemble high-school students from the various cities within the District 23 area to compete in a Jeopardy type of tournament where teams of three students are asked various Hellenic History trivia questions with the first, second and third place winners will be awarded cash prizes.

Each AHEPA chapter within the District 23 is asked to contribute a cash donation of $500 for each team and that a minimum of two teams be sponsored. The funds will be used to fund the cash prizes to be awarded to the winners of the tournament. Each chapter will also be asked to find teams to send to the Tournament which will be held at the York University.
Unfortunately no teams have yet been confirmed however our chapter was asked that the said contribution be granted regardless in support of this District initiative which involves the youth. The vote on this contribution will be balloted during the April Chapter meeting.


2019 Chapter Membership Dues now Due!!

Receipts will be on hand at our next chapter meeting so kindly help
the collection process by having your payment with you.
Brothers that have membership dues outstanding for three
or four years or more have the option to ‘Reinstate’
now and only pay the current year.
The unpaid years will remain listed on file and
on future invoices as ‘Unpaid’ until they are paid for.

Please call me with any questions regarding your current invoice -James

20th Annual Valentines Ball

Hellenic History Tournament


AHEPA and DAUGHTERS of PENELOPE District No.23 offers the following Scholarships:

Two (2) scholarships of the AHEPA Family Beaver District No. 23, of $1,000.00 each,
are offered to students of a government accredited post-secondary educational institution,
a university, community college or CEGEP in the case of Quebec.

Deadline to Apply:
May 15, 2019
No application will be accepted if it is not postmarked by the deadline.

Applications should be mailed to:

For more information, please contact:
Dr. Ioannis Bougas, AHEPA VP of Education, District 23
via e-mail: ioannis.bougas@sympatico.ca
Fotini Caragiannis, D.O.P VP of Education, District 23
via e-mail : f.caragiannis@gmail.com

AHEPA, the American Hellenic Educational and Progressive Association, founded 94 years ago in Atlanta, GA and since 1928 in Canada, is the largest and oldest heritage organization of the Greek Diaspora, made up of volunteers. With over 500 chapters and 16,000 members in North America, Greece, Cyprus, EU, Turkey, the U.K. and sister organizations in Australia and New Zealand, its goals are Education, Hellenism, Philanthropy, Civic Responsibility and Individual and Family Excellence. Originally founded to combat discrimination and bigotry and assist in the integration of Greek immigrants in their new homes, AHEPA today focuses on maintaining the ideals of Greek culture, language and civilization among the 3.5 million Americans and Canadians of Greek origin. AHEPA District No.23 comprises chapters of AHEPA, the Daughters of Penelope, the Sons of Pericles and the Maids of Athena in Ontario, Quebec, Nova Scotia, New Brunswick, Prince Edward Island, Newfoundland and Labrador. 

84th Annual Beaver District #23
AHEPA Family Convention, Toronto


AHEPA members are proud of the contributions the ancient Greeks gifted to Western Civilization. As AHEPANS, we share many of the values put forth by them: civic responsibility, philanthropy, education, family and individual excellence, and the ideals of democracy. 

Sons of Pericles

SONS of pericles

We are dedicated to improving our communities through Philanthropy and Civic Responsibility. The pursuit of excellence in Education and Athletics helps stimulate and prepare tomorrow’s Leaders. These ideals comprise the goals that every member of the Sons of Pericles strives to achieve.

daughters of penelope

The objectives of the Daughters of Penelope are to promote Hellenism, Education, Philanthropy, Civic Responsibility, and Family & Individual Excellence

Maids of Athena

maids of athena

The Maids of Athena is an international philanthropic and fraternal organization, and the junior auxiliary to the Daughters of Penelope. Founded in 1930, our sisterhood quickly grew among young Greek women and today claims chapters across the US, Canada, and Greece.