The Montreal AHEPA Family in collaboration with the AHEPA Charitable Foundation of Canada hosted their 22nd Annual St. Valentine’s Ball on Friday, raising $58,000 for the Habilitas Foundation, which supports organizations working with individuals living with physical disabilities and sensory impairments. The money raised will help equip the Philip E. Layton and Mackay Centre schools with a special playground built to allow wheelchair-bound children to experience the joy and freedom of play alongside their more able-bodied peers.
The ball was co-chaired by District 23 Governor James Hutchison and DOP PCP Zambetoula (Betty) Drakontaidis. Vivian Cyriacopoulos, who serves as Honorable Consul of the Republic of Cyprus in Montreal, and Emmanuella Lambropoulos, who serves as a Member of Parliament for Saint-Laurent, served as honorary chairs of the event.
AHEPA family members attended from Canada and the U.S. to celebrate. DOP Grand President Georgette Boulegeris, MOA Grand President Maria Ana Pantelous, AHEPA Supreme Treasurer E. Chris Kaitson, AHEPA Canada President Emmanuel Constas, SOP Supreme Secretary Alex Houvardas, and MOA Grand Secretary Ally Tsenekos, attended.