Friday, April 7, 2017

The Pasha Recess; Eretria Bound in May!

This afternoon the Canadian Institute will close for two weeks for its annual Pascha recess. We will reopen for business bright and early on Monday, April 24th at 09:00.

The Director and his family as well as the Assistant Director and his wife will all be in Crete for the holiday. Keven Ouellet and a colleague will be joining a group of shepherds in Evia to follow them as they move their flocks to summer pastures. Holly Patrick has extended her stay in Greece so she can experience Pascha with a family in Karpenisi in central Greece.

So that you will not miss your requisite weekly dose of “Canadian Content” we will upload Holly’s and Keven’s guest blogs on the next two Fridays so that you can learn more about their time in Greece.

Save the Date!

On Saturday, May 13th we are organizing an all day trip to ancient (and modern) Eretria on the island of Evia opposite the eastern Attica coast for the friends and supporters of the Institute. Dr. Tobias Krapf, the Scientific Secretary of the Swiss School of Archaeology in Greece, will be our expert guide to the Archaeological Museum and the areas excavated by the Swiss School over the years, including the fortification walls and gate, the Temple of Apollo, the House of the Mosaics and the Gymnasion. After this walkabout we will enjoy a tasty lunch on the harbor. To finish the excursion we will visit the Avantis Winery outside of Chalkis to tour the winery and to taste their excellent, award-winning wines.

We expect to leave central Athens by 08:30 on the 13th and return around 18:30. During the week of the 24th of April we will send out announcements (as well as via this blog) on the excursion, its cost and how to sign up. Be ready to sign up as there will be only 25 spaces available on the Pullman!

Kalo Pascha!
David Rupp

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