Carrousel Weekend Is Here

It's a weekend designed to get the community familiar with different cultures.

The Multi-Cultural Council of Windsor and Essex County is hosting its annual Carrousel of the Nations event.

For the next two weekends, different villages will be set up across the city. There are 11 villages opening including the Greek Village at the Greek Church on Ellis St. E near Dufferin Ave.

Event co-ordinator Larry Vrionis says the Greeks are expecting about 10,000 people over the next two weekends.

He believes the Greeks have the best village.

"Very proud of it and we brag about it but it is the best that you see," says Vrionis.

He thinks the food is the best part.

"We have the best food in town," says Vrionis. "A variety of food from cheese pies to spinach pies to flaming cheese to honey balls, gyros, souvlakis, name it — Greek salad, the famous Greek salad."


Greek Village opens for Carrousel of Nations event (Photo by AM800's Rob Hindi)

Vrionis adds there will be plenty of entertainment.

"During the day it's going to be a DJ and from 6pm until closing time it will be a live band," says Vrionis. "Plus we have the Greek dancing groups depends on the age for different groups."

The Greek village has been around since 1975. It is one of six original villages. Other villages opening this weekend include Polish, Scottish, Slovak, Filipino, Caribbean and Romanian.

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