Heliades Women’s Network gather in Melbourne for double celebration

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The Hellenic Women’s Network ‘Heliades’ gathered at YASSAS The Greek Way at Southbank, Victoria on Sunday, May 26 for a special lunch to celebrate Mother’s Day and Protomagia.

The celebration was graced by the Chair of Parks Victoria and inaugural Chair of Tourism Midwest Victoria, John Pandazopoulos.

Speeches were given on the day about the significance of Protomagia, which is also known as Labor Day in Greece.

Heliades Women’s Network gather in Melbourne for double celebration
Heliades Women’s Network gather in Melbourne for double celebration

Mr Pandazopoulos spoke about the importance of respecting nature, as well as future planning to leave a healthy environment for the next generations.

President of the Hellenic Women’s Network ‘Heliades,’ Niki Matziaris-Garay thanked everyone for attending and gave a brief background on the organisation.

Heliades Women’s Network gather in Melbourne for double celebration
Heliades Women’s Network gather in Melbourne for double celebration
Heliades Women’s Network gather in Melbourne for double celebration
Heliades Women’s Network gather in Melbourne for double celebration

She also spoke about why they celebrate Mother’s Day and Protomagia every year.

“Because Nature and Woman are life itself,” she said.

The Heliades network honoured mother’s on the day by giving a beautiful bouquet to the lucky winner of the lucky door raffle. The whole celebration was filled with food, drinks, fun and dancing.

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