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Trivia Night @ the Lefkadian

Get a team together for a fun night of music, film and general trivia, hosted by quiz master Mark.

Trivia night @ The Lefkadian Friday 12th August – 124 Bell Street, Coburg

Doors Open at 7:00 pm

Game Starts at 8:00 pm

Entry $20 includes light meal
Drinks will be available to purchase

Let’s see who will be crowned our first Trivia night champions!

Bookings contact Alex Daglas M: 0409 531 089 Ealexandradaglas.lb@gmail.com

Nicky Kavadas M: 0413 355 126 E: Nicky.Kavadas.lb@gmail.com

New Logo Design by Stephanie Dellaportas

The Bortherhood is thrilled to present its new and magnificent logo to kick off our Lefkadian Brotherhood’s 80th anniversary Celebrations.

This is how Stephanie from Stephanie Dellaportas Designs describes her design in her own words:

“The design is inspired by Lefkada’s rich history, landscape and the Lefkadian- Victorian connection.

Representing the many myths Lefkada is related to is the ancient bust, crowned by Lefkada and Victoria.

The crown symbolises the importance of this connection, encompassed and united by the brotherhood, shown by the olive branch meaning peace and friendship. The background contrast of the white and blue hues represents the beautiful landscape Lefkada is known for – the white colour of the cape’s rocks against the mesmerising Ionian blue waters.”

Live @ the Lefkadian

Live @ The Lefkadian with popular Lefkadian band Dio Patrides

For bookings contact Alexandra on 0409531089

  • Date: Friday, 22 July 2022
  • Time: 7:00 pm
  • Venue: The Lefkadian, 124 Bell Street, Coburg
  • Tickets: $60 includes food, beer wine and soft drinks. Spirits and premium wines available to purchase.
  • Children under 16 $30
  • Bookings: Contact Alexandra Daglas M: 0409 531 089 E: alexandradaglas.lb@gmail.com or a committee member

Live @ the Lefkadian

Our eagerly awaited evening finally arrives!

Live @ The Lefkadian with popular Lefkadian band ‘GLENDI’

For bookings contact Alexandra on 0409531089

  • Date: Friday, 27 May 2022
  • Time: 7:00 pm
  • Venue: The Lefkadian, 124 Bell Street, Coburg
  • Tickets: $60 includes food, beer wine and soft drinks. Spirits and premium wines available to purchase.
  • Bookings: Contact Alexandra Daglas M: 0409 531 089 E: alexandradaglas.lb@gmail.com or a committee member

Restroom Upgrade at the Lefkadian Hall – UPDATE

Our bathroom renovations at the Lefkadian hall are now completed.

We again thank all generous Lefkadians and others who made this possible (listed below).

The Committe looks forward to seeing you all at our next event.

The Brotherhood has raised the following donations and thanks all donors for their generosity and support:

  • $5,000 Kathy Katapodis
  • $1,000 (name withheld on request)
  • $1,000 Popi Kavadias
  • $1,000 Fantina Konidaris
  • $1,000 (names withheld on request)
  • $100 Angela Benias
  • $820 (Donation from a table from the Mother’s Day Luncheon – names withheld on request)
  • $1,470 raised through donations at the funeral of the late George Korfiatis. We thank Arthur Korfiatis and family for this generous gesture and support during this dfficult time
  • $13,000 Lefcadian Cultural Association (now a deregistered Incorporated Association)
  • $1000 Nick Ahimastos (received at 2022 AGM)
  • $1000 Chris Katos (received at 2022 AGM)

Total Donations Raised to date $26,390

Donations above $500 will be recorded in the Donors, Benefactors and Great Benefactors Special Register of the Brotherhood.

The Brotherhood has also received “in kind” donations from the following:

  • Chris Kavadas – CK Painting (painting)
  • Anonymous donations of services and materials (including installation and supply of new windows and hand dryers)
  • The Committee (consulting services & labour)
  • Victorian Bluestone Quarries (the Late Anthony Skliros Family) (Bathroom benchtops)
  • Ascot Building (project management and consulting services)

Total “In Kind” Donations exceeding $10,000

We again wish to thank:

Updated 15/4/22

Live @ the Lefkadian

EVENT POSTPONED UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE DUE TO COVID 19 Cancellations

Lefkadian Live is back for 2022!

You are all invited to the Lefkadian for a night of live music, great food, drinks and glendi.

  • Date: Saturday, 19 March 2022
  • Time: 7:30
  • Venue: The Lefkadian, 124 Bell Street, Coburg

Featuring the talented band Glendi

  • Dimitris Kavvadas
  • Luki Evmorfias
  • Yiannis Katiforis
  • Spiros Katiforis

Tickets: $60 inclusive of food, beer wine and soft drinks. Spirits and premium wines are extra.

Contact Alexandra Daglas M: 0409 531 089 E: alexandradaglas.lb@gmail.com or a committee member for tickets and to book your table.

Numbers are strictly limited and bookings are essential.

2021-22 New Year’s Eve Dance

All Lefkadians and friends are invited to join us at the Brotherhood annual New Year’s Eve Dance to be held again this year at the Brotherhood hall.

Tickets are $80 for adults and $40 for children 12 and under. Food, drinks and entertainment included.

Please contact Alexandra Daglas, President M: 0409 531 089 Ealexandradaglas.lb@gmail.com or a committee member to reserve your tickets or for further enquiries.

RSVP is essential!

All guests must be fully vaccinated and bring a face mask in compliance with current Covid 19 Guidelines unless exempted.

Due to the impact and uncertainty of the Covid 19 pandemic, Brotherhood events may be cancelled at short notice.

We look forward to celebrating and bringing in safely 2022 with you.

Live @ the Lefkadian

Lefkadian Live is postponed due to Covid 19 Lockdown Restrictions.

We hope to see you all soon back at the Lefkadian Hall once restrictions ease. In the meantime stay tuned for details.

You are all invited to the Lefkadian for a night of live music, great food and drinks to shake off the winter lockdown blues.

Featuring the talented ensemble DEMOTIKA

Tony Iliou – Lute/Vocals
Arthur Kostarakis – Clarinet/Vocals
Paddy Montgomery – Violin/Bouzouki/Vocals
Nikos Kapralos – Guitar/Vocals
John Kostarakis – Percussion/Vocals

Tickets: $60 inclusive of food, beer wine and soft drinks. Spirits and premium wines are extra.

Contact Alexandra Daglas M: 0409 531 089 E: alexandradaglas.lb@gmail.com or a committee member for tickets and to book your table.

Numbers are strictly limited and bookings are essential.

Angelos Sikelianos – 70 Years in Memoriam

70 ΧΡΟΝΙΑ ΑΓΓΕΛΟΣ ΣΙΚΕΛΙΑΝΟΣ- ΑΦΙΕΡΩΜΑ

On the occasion of the 70th anniversary of the death of the poet ANGELOS SIKELIANOS, the Cultural Center of the Municipality of Lefkada is organizing a photographic exhibition and photographic projection of the artist – photographer Theodoros Papatrechas. The exhibition will take place in the art gallery “Theodoros Stamos”, in Marka Square, from 13 to 22 June 2021.

The dilogy “Skelianos – 70 Years”, is a photographic essay, dedicated to the 70th anniversary of the death of the leading Greek poet. The photographic narrative includes images of the poet’s birthplace, framed by his lyrics and presented under the tones of the music of Nikos Skalkotas and Dionysios Klypsas, from Orpheus’s Mandolinata and under the direction of Kostantinos Tsintza.

The photographic lens of Theodoros Papatrechas, captures a refined reality to keep concentrated the distillate of another hidden innocence, endowed with poetic sensitivity and disarming simplicity. It is the same touching austerity of its people, which the poet saw from the balcony of his house in the old town. Where the perishableness of humble materials is deposed by its weight and goes back to pure poetry. The poetic image rewards the poetry of speech. An old rusty latch, a thousand-year-old wooden door, a wall, two stairs, decorate with improvised pots, may be the very soul of Lefkada.

The artist approaches them in awe and captures them with his lens, as priceless treasures. In his heart the lyrics of Sikelianos and in his eyes his city.  The result is a trilogy with photographic narration with lyrics and music, capable of traveling us to a different Lefkada. In Lefkada that those who love carry forever in them…

Thodoris Papatrechas studied photography at  Istituto  Europeo  Di  Designin Rome. He has traveled and lived in different cities (Milan, Rome, Budapest, Athens), from where he received artistic influences, was inspired and experimented; in recent years he lives and works in Lefkada.

Below are the links to 2 youtube videos which will be displayed in the exhibition.

Further reading: – Neos Kosmos article, Ο Άγγελος Σικελιανός και η Δελφική Ιδέα

Restroom Upgrade at the Lefkadian Hall

The Brotherhood is pleased to announce that it has received a State Government Grant of $45,000 towards upgrading and renovating the ground floor toilets and restrooms at our Lefkadian Hall in Coburg.

The grant is a dollar for dollar grant which means the Brotherhood must also raise $45,000 towards the upgrade works by way of funds and work in kind in accordance with the Government Grant guidelines.

Anyone who wishes to donate to the Lefcadian Brotherhood Restroom Upgrade Donation Fund or wishes to provide voluntary services in kind, such as painting, plastering, electrical, plumbing and tiling is asked to contact a committee member.

Anticipated completion of the renovation works is January 2022

To date, the Brotherhood has raised the following donations and we give special thanks for their generosity and support:

  • $5,000 (Kathy Katapodis)
  • $1,000 (name withheld on request)
  • $1,000 (Popi Kavadias)
  • $1,000 (Fantina Konidaris)
  • $1,000 (names withheld on request)
  • $100 (Angela Benias)
  • $820 (Donation from a table from the Mother’s Day Luncheon – names withheld on request)
  • $1,470 raised through donations at the funeral of the late George Korfiatis. We thank Arthur Korfiatis and family for this generous gesture and support during this dfficult time
  • $13,000 Lefcadian Cultural Association (now a deregistered Incorporated Association)

Total Raised to date $24,390

Donations above $500 will be recorded in the Donors, Benefactors and Great Benefactors Special Register of the Brotherhood.

The brotherhood has also received “in kind” donations from the following:

  • Chris Kavadas – CK Painting (painting)
  • Anonymous donations of services and materials
  • The Committee (consulting services & labour)
  • Victorian Bluestone Quarries (the Late Anthony Skliros Family) Bathroom stone benchtops

The Committee wishes to also give special thanks to all volunteers and sponsors of the Lefcadian Brotherhood and thanks everyone for attending and supporting our functions especially during the Covid pandemic.

Updated 5/4/22