20th Anniversary Gala Press Release

A special tribute was given that evening to the following 20 Heroes, be they individuals, associations or businesses,  that have had a profound influence on the organization: Kali Sakell Analytis, Ria Arcolakis, Hon. Eleni Bakopanos, John and Linda Ciolfi, Vera Danyluk, Dion Durell et Associés, Isabella Federigi, The Glezos Family, Lucy Grigoriadis, Me Pearl Eliadis and Family, Valia Hatzithomas, Dr. Banafcheh Hejazi, Melpa Kamateros, Evan Kioussis/Planete Mobile, Me Demetrius Manolakos, Chris Ann Nakis, Betty Petropoulos, Stephen Segal, Elvira Sigunis, Marcel Tremblay.

In addition to a wonderful evening of dinner and dancing, the festivities also included a silent auction of 25 beautiful paintings and wonderful items such as certificates to Montreal’s finest restaurants, sports memorabilia, jewellery and much much more.

Gwendolyn  Andrews Nacos and Pearl Eliadis, the  chairs of this event  are very thankful for everyone’s generous and ongoing support.

SPONSORS: Planete Mobile, Geracimos J. and Kali Analytis, Tom and Gwen Nacos and Family, The Glezos Family, Paul Kamateros and Family, The Eliadis Family, Bâton Rouge, Bell, CIBC Wood Gundy; Kosta Dariotis,  The Azrieli Foundation, JSS Medical Research, TD Bank Financial Group, Philhobar Design Canada LTD, Vieux –Port Steakhouse (Mr. Antonopoulos), Ministère de l’Immigration et Communautés Culturelles, Merck,  Victoria Park Medispa,  Hotel Sofitel Montreal Golden Mile.

PEOPLE PRESENT: Linda and Richard Abrahamson, Michael Applebaum; president of Montreal's executive committee at city council, Pierre Arcand; Member for Mont Royal and Minister of Sustainable Development, Environment and Parks, The Hon. Carol Cohen; Quebec Superior Court, Piero De Stefani and wife Joanne, Mary Deros; member of the executive committe of the City of Montreal and city councilor for Park Extension, Joanna Destounis, The Hon. Lise Gagnon; Cour du Québec,   Dr. and Mrs. Andreas Giannakis, The Hon. Orestis Kafopoulos; Consul General of Greece, Mary Karamanos, Peter and Marissa Kokkinos, Georgia Kourleti; Artist, The Hon. Chungsen Leung; Parliamentary Secretary for Multiculturalism, Dr. and Mrs. Peter Metrakos, Janusz Migacz; Artist, Paul Nakis; renowned restaurateur and his lovely granddaughter Anastasia, Guy Ouellette; MNA for Chomedey Laval, The Hon. Eva Petras; Superior Court for the District of Montréal in the Province of Quebec, Georgia Priniotakis; Artist, Philippe Roy; Mayor of The Town of Mont Royal, Yelena Samoukova; Artist, Lorena and Stephen Segal, Gerry Sklavounos; Member for Laurier-Dorion and Chair of the Committee on Health and Social Services, Francesca Trop and her husband André Beaulieu, Justin Trudeau; MP for Papineau and critic for Youth, Post-Secondary Education, and Amateur Sport, Nick Tsatsoulis, The Hon. Kathleen Weil; Minister of Immigration and Cultural Communities, The Hon. Dionysia Zerbisias and Family, Marek Zoltak; Artist.

Founded in 1991, the Shield of Athena Family Services is a non-profit community organization with an extensive network of services including: centers in Montreal and Laval, a shelter for women and children victims of family violence and a multilingual community outreach department.