Saturday, September 5, 2009
Ioánnis Fokás (Greek: Ιωάννης Φωκάς), better known by the Spanish transcription of his name, Juan de Fuca (born 1536 on the Ionian island of Kefallonia; died there 1602), was a Greek maritime pilot in the service of the Spanish king Philip II, best known for his claim to have explored the Strait of Anián, now known as the Strait of Juan de Fuca.The Victoria and Vancouver Island Greek Community Society is a non-profit society that operates a community centre in Victoria, BC, Canada. There is a rich history of Greeks in Victoria starting with the first Greek that visited Vancouver Island in 1592, Juan de Fuca (Ioannis Focas - http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Juan_de_Fuca). Since that time, Greeks have been a part of life on Vancouver Island.
The hours of the Victoria Greek Summer Food Festival are:
Wednesday September 2 - Monday September 7
11 AM to 10 PM.
ADMISSION IS FREE.
HUGE tent is set up so you can enjoy the festivities RAIN OR SHINE!!
Posted by mygreekspirit at 11:17 PM