Tuesday, March 22, 2011

Greek Reporter News Video



Greek Reporter Weekly News is the first Greek News Video in English online. It is available every Monday and includes Greek Reporter's major news stories.Our host is Christina Aloupi, a well known TV personality from Greece who recently moved to the US. No more words... just watch.

Symbol of hope - Earth Hour 2011

http://www.earthhour.org/kids/MakeALantern.aspx
http://www.earthhour.org/kids/lightswitch/Lightswitch.aspx

Earth Hour started in 2007 in Sydney, Australia when 2.2 million individuals and more than 2,000 businesses turned their lights off for one hour to take a stand against climate change. Only a year later and Earth Hour had become a global sustainability movement with more than 50 million people across 35 countries/territories participating. Global landmarks such as the Sydney Harbour Bridge, CN Tower in Toronto, Golden Gate Bridge in San Francisco, and Rome’s Colosseum, all stood in darkness, as symbols of hope for a cause that grows more urgent by the hour.
n March 2009, hundreds of millions of people took part in the third Earth Hour. Over 4000 cities in 88 countries/territories officially switched off to pledge their support for the planet, making Earth Hour 2009 the world’s largest global climate change initiative.
On Saturday 27 March, Earth Hour 2010 became the biggest Earth Hour ever. A record 128 countries and territories joined the global display of climate action. Iconic buildings and landmarks from Asia Pacific to Europe and Africa to the Americas switched off. People across the world from all walks of life turned off their lights and came together in celebration and contemplation of the one thing we all have in common – our planet.
Earth Hour 2011 will take place on Saturday 26 March at 8.30PM (local time). This Earth Hour we want you to go beyond the hour, so after the lights go back on think about what else you can do to make a difference. Together our actions add up.

Baglama Boxer - Music by Stereognosis , Dancing by Edenia

History of Greek Immigration in Canada | Canada.GreekReporter.com

History of Greek Immigration in Canada | Canada.GreekReporter.com

http://www.halifaxgreeks.ca/historicalDocs/GThomasBook/II.2%20adjustmento%20life%20in%20Canada%20mpp.htm

Since the beginning of Greek immigration to Canada- which, as we have seen, was mostly male- many Greek men have married non-Greek women. The earliest immigrants were usually poor, and could not afford expensive trips home in search of Greek wives, nor the costs associated with bringing wives to Canada. They met non-Greek women in their jobs and living places, and they married them. For many others the attraction of a Greek wife who knew one’s language and culture was paramount to a feeling of personal comfort.  Those who had the financial means traveled to Greece to find wives.  During the period from 1950 to 1970 the situation improved somewhat as 10,771 Greek women entered Canada, usually for a variety of domestic positions. This was particularly true in Ontario and Quebec.  Most women were single, so they added to the pool of Greek women available as potential wives for Greek men already in Canada.  In time some of those single Greek women offered to sponsor a husband-to-be from Greece in lieu of a dowry.  Through friends and relatives in Greece some Greek Canadian men arranged for brides whom they had probably never met to come to Canada.  While nowadays most of us regard such “arranged marriages” as strange and unthinkable, the fact is that many of them turned out very well.  Each spouse in the contract knew what was expected.  They worked hard together, they grew together as partners, and they strove to maintain their Greek identity in a different, often hostile world.  In time they became the heads of strong, united families.

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