The Greek Cultural Centre, the new 15 storey building of the Greek Community of Melbourne, will be inaugurated on Sunday, September 21, by the Prime Minister of Victoria Dennis Napthine in the presence of government officials, representatives of ecclesiastical and diplomatic authorities, the local government, Greek organizations and businesses, benefactors of the Greek Community and a large number of visitors.
The opening ceremony that will begin at 3:30 pm, will be attended by the leader of the Victorian branch of the Australian Labor Party Daniel Andrews, Bishop Ezekiel of Dervis, who will bless the new building, State Minister of Urban Planning, Multicultural Affairs and Citizenship Matthew Guy, President of the Multicultural Commission of Victoria Chin Tan, Greek Ambassador in Australia Harris Dafaranos, Greek politicians, mayors, councilors, supporters and friends of the Community.
Following the inauguration and the new building’s blessing, there will be music and dance performances as well as children’s activities. The building will be open to the public while the street in front of the Cultural Centre will be closed.
“This is a historic day for our community,” said Chairman of Melbourne‘s Greek Community Vasilis Papastergiadis, inviting Greek-Australians to visit the new Cultural Centre that belongs to the whole community.