Greek Week 2016

From March 14th to March 18th, the GSA hosted their annual “Greek Week”; a weeklong event consisting of many delicious activities that promote Hellenism and the association. Monday was our “Gyro Day” at Bahen, sponsored by Messini Authentic Gyro, an event that is loved by all our members, along with the hungry students of UofT! Our first day of Greek Week was concluded with a Debates Night, where all candidates in our executive council elections spoke and answered questions from our members. Tuesday’s festivities included a bake sale at Medci, where all proceeds went to support the Nea Genia performing group. The most anticipated event of the week, Wednesday’s event was the lamb roast! Drawing in a large crowd taking photos, videos and learning about this Greek tradition throughout the day, our execs roasted a lamb on the UTSU lawn; the lamb was later enjoyed by the members who came out. Winding down from the excitement of the Wednesday, our GSA hosted a Study Jam on Thursday, with many of our members vising our office throughout the day to study, prepare for tests and enjoy some yummy snacks! The final day of Greek Week, Friday, was the day for any members to cast their last minute election votes.

Overall, Greek week was a great success and was enjoyed by member and non-member alike. Congratulations to all who were elected for the 2016/2017 executive council and hope to see everyone at our 2017 Greek Week!

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The Ongoing Refugee Crisis: A Round Table Discussion

The Greek Students’ Association at U of T hosted their annual Academic Night on the evening of March 3, 2016, in the Munk School of Global Affairs. The topic for the night was the ongoing refugee crisis. As many know, Greece is extremely affected by the events that have taken place, and Academic Night provided university students with an opportunity to join the discussion. Students who attended the night were able to learn more from two amazing guest speakers, Gloria Nafziger of Amnesty International, and Phil Triadafilopoulos, a Professor at U of T. After their presentations, the floor was open to any questions for any of the speakers, and a discussion began amongst the students and the speakers. All in all, the night was an enjoyable night, filled with refreshments, food, great teachings, and great discussion.

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MTL After Party/Tsiknopempti 2016

On Thursday, February 18th in Greek Town, the GSA met with the Hellenic Students Associations from York,
Ryerson and UOIT to celebrate the successful SEF 2016 Montreal trip and Tsiknopempti . The atmosphere was electric and the air was thick with love- love for Greek music and a good time! What better way to forget about those post-Montreal blues than by sipping on a few drinks and shaking it on the dance floor? Everyone had an absolute blast celebrating this special ancient tradition. Thank you to everyone who attended and to Logo Bar for hosting the party and providing the perfect fun-filled atmosphere.

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SEF Toronto Invades MTL 2016

Over the course of Family day weekend (Friday, February 12 to Monday, February 15) SEF Toronto, including the Greek Students’ Association of U of T and the Hellenic Students’ Associations of Ryerson, York & UOIT took over Montreal once again! We started the weekend with an eventful road trip to the Quality Inn & Suites located in Downtown Montreal. Over the three nights, we attended three separate clubs: Le Rouge, La Boom, and Muzique – SEF Toronto’s favourite spot for Sunday night! During our stay, we additionally visited the casino on Saturday and Old Montreal on Sunday for our day excursions. It was an amazing and memorable trip to kick off Reading Week! We look forward for SEF Montreal Invasion 2017!

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Hellenic Night 2016

On Thursday, February 4th, the GSA hosted a Hellenic Night at Logo Bar & Cafe. Throughout the night, many of our members came and enjoyed drinks, company and amazing music. Everyone had a great time letting out all their energy before upcoming midterms! Be sure to listen for announcements for the next Hellenic Night coming soon! Good luck to everyone on their midterms!

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Bake Sale 2016

On January 27th 2016, the GSA held our first bake sale of second semester in Bahen! There was a variety of baked goods such as brownies, cookies, cakes and loukoumades! Thank you to everyone who attended, we had a great turnout! We will be holding our next bake sale during Greek Week, so be sure to come check us out at the Medical Sciences building!

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Fall Volleyball

Throughout the 2015 fall semester, the GSA competed in U of T’s weekly open division intramural volleyball league. After a slow start to the season with 1 win and 2 losses, the GSA was able to rally back into the competition with 2 resounding wins over both Pharmacy and Pandemics. With the strong finish the GSA qualified for the playoff completion in the 8th seed. In their first playoff match the GSA was scheduled to face the UTCCF Archangels who had yet to lose a set throughout the entire season. Unfortunately while the GSA played hard the team suffered a loss in a heartbreaking fashion by being one point away from winning both sets, and were unable to finish off their opponents, who would later on, won the championship. The team will take this learning experience into their next season, this winter semester and hope for even better results. We’d like to thank all those who came out to support and play for the GSA and we look forward to having another strong season this upcoming semester!

Skate for Toys 2015

On Monday, December 21st, the GSA participated in the annual Skate For Toys, hosted by the Hellenic Student Association of Ryerson University. The event consisted of bringing a toy to Lake Devo Ice Rink Monday evening, and then enjoying a night on the ice rink with friends from all SEF Toronto associations. Despite the wet weather, the outcome was magnificent. Students joined together for a good cause and enjoyed a night filled with Greek music and great friends. Many toys were collected and donated to The Toronto Fire Fighters Association. This Christmas, SEF Toronto gave back to the community by helping to ensure that many children in need had a present to open on Christmas morning.

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Christmas Caroling 2015

On December 17th, 2015, members of the Greek Students’ Association along with SEF visited the Hellenic Hope Centre for Persons with Special Needs and the Hellenic Home for the Aged. We sang Greek Christmas carols and met some amazing people. It was a rewarding and fun experience and a great end to 2015. Thank you to the wonderful staff and attendees.

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Bake Sale 2015

The GSA held their first bake sale of the year on Wednesday November 18th, inside Sidney Smith Hall! We had a variety of baked goods, such as brownies, loukoumades, cookies etc. Thank you to all our members who came out to support us and everyone who bought our delicious snacks. Make sure you don’t miss our next bake sale in the second semester!

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