More than 130 members and friends of the Cyprus Community of SA Ladies Auxiliary got together last Sunday, May 23rd, to enjoy an informative lecture over a cuppa at the Community’s cultural centre in Welland, Adelaide.
The attendees had the opportunity to learn more Greek-Cypriot settlers, migrants and refugees in South Australia between 1945 and 1980 by Flinders University alumni, Dr. Maria Shialis and were entertained with songs about the expat life as performed by Paraskevi Kontoleon and Asimina Karanicolas.
With a heart-warming speech President of Cyprus Community of SA, Professor Andreas Evdokiou, congratulated Dr. Shialis and the musicians as well as the Ladies’ Auxiliary members for the enjoyable and informative afternoon.
The association’s President extended her gratitude to the attendees and the committee members who are the heart and soul of these community events.
“It’s because of the efforts of our committee that we are able to continue to promote our culture and to support our Cypriot Community. In the 46 years of our association’s existence, they have always been here to support our greater cause,” Ladies Auxiliary President, Thekla Petrou, tells The Greek Herald.
Asked why it’s important for events like this to stay alive, Mrs Petrou gives an affirmative answer.
“I believe the new generation has a duty to continue our traditions and pass them on to their own children. This way we can ensure that all the effort put all these years will not go astray. It’s important to know our roots,” Ms. Petrou concludes.