The smell of freshly cooked souvlaki, and salads drizzled with extra virgin olive oil permeated the air around Sudbury’s Hellenic Centre as the 22nd annual Greek Festival got underway Saturday. Annual food festival and olive oil showcases the best of Greek culture in Sudbury.
Even early in the day, the line-up for Greek food had already started to grow at a steady pace.
“It’s not uncommon to have line-ups from the door halfway through the parking lot,” said Steve Lolas, vice-president of the St. Nicholas Greek Orthodox Community.
Much like Sudbury’s Greek community – which started in the late 1800s, but only began to really grow in the 1950s – the festival had small beginnings.Sudbury Greek Food and Olive Oil Festival is Ontario,