A Weekly Dose of Your Greek News!
Circa 2006 -2008

In 2006 Anastasia Tubanos, a TV/new media producer, host and interviewer from Toronto, Canada, launched Your Greek News, a video podcast for the Hellenic Community abroad. This was the podcast's website.
Content is from the site's 2006 - 2008 archived pages as well as from other outside sources.


Your Greek News - Taste of the Danforth 2006 Feature


Your Greek News is Seeking Correspondents

Do you have your finger on the pulse of your local Greek community? Do you have a knack for storytelling, acting as a personality on camera, creating a story through visuals? If so, we’re probably looking for you!

Your Greek News is looking for independent and creative journalists to act as correspondents and report and shoot segments for us from all over the world.

We need people of various technical capabilities to help us out. If you’re a person who can report, shoot and edit packages and upload them to our servers OR a person who can report, shoot and mail/courier the tapes to us for editing, then we would love to hear from you. Or if you have specific interests as just a reporter or just a videographer (preferably with your own equipment) we're interested in you too!

Because this project is culturally focused, we’re ideally looking for people of Greek descent and speaking Greek is a definite asset. However, not everyone on our team is Greek and if you’re a non-Greek but have a soft spot for Greeks or are very in touch with your local Greek community, please feel free to contact us, as we would love to hear from you as well.

This is a non-paid position for now, but benefits include valuable producing experience, on-camera clips for demos and international exposure via the Internet! Trust me, this is where media is headed.

If interested, please forward your resume via email to Anastasia at atubanos@yourgreeknews.com and feel free to include links to online resumes/demos/Websites etc.

We’re very excited about what Your Greek News has become and what it could turn into. We look forward to hearing from you.


Bringing you your weekly dose of Your Greek News!

Do you want to know about upcoming events in various Greek communities worldwide? Do you want to learn more about prominent Greek personalities? Do you want to learn more about your language and culture? Do you want to connect in a forum with other Greeks from all around the world? Then you’d better be watching Your Greek News!

Your Greek News is an engaging weekly online broadcast featuring anything and everything going on in your local Greek community, and we’re not just talking about Toronto (Go Danforth!). We’re talking about expatriate and second generation Greeks settled all around the world, like New York, Caracas, Munich, Glasgow and Sydney to name a few. It’s impossible to ignore the fact that us Greeks are everywhere!

Whether it’s the next street festival, parade, concert or restaurant opening, Your Greek News is there to provide you with a fresh and unique perspective of everything Greek.

Join us at www.YourGreekNews.com to experience the only video news Webcast about our international Hellenic community.

Anastasia Tubanos is a TV/new media producer, host and interviewer from Toronto, Canada. She is known for her web series, Your Greek News, BSGcast, WHIRtv and Your GEEK News.

In 2006 Anastasia launched Your Greek News, a video podcast for the Hellenic Community abroad, where she produced and hosted the weekly show. As Anastasia’s concept, she has taken Your Greek News from a web show to a full-fledged Television program, and it can now be seen airing 30-minute episodes on MEGA Cosmos Canada, where it represents the Canadian Content for the station.



My wife and I really enjoyed this podcast not only for the tastes of Greece and Greek culture, but also for international appeal. Also found it interesting how many non-Greek fans you had both as listeners and contributors. I once sent a program to my neighbor, who was very fond of Greek cuisine and he became a very big fan over time. He's quite a well known lawyer - was formerly a Queens assistant district attorney and now works as a corporate lawyer in NYC. Although he does not have a Greek background, Benjamin Pred has become enthralled with the culture presented here, especially the food!. I believe he has even take on experimenting with many of the recipes presented on this website and made them his own. My wife's father, who is Greek is now also a huge fan and never misses an episode. Please keep up the good work! TJ Binakis

Editor's note: A year after featuring a successful cabinet maker, we started receiving complaints about his work. George Vlamakis, doing business as Akpon Custom Cabinetry was one of our proud Greek stars until recently. But complaints about the quality of his work and his broken promises to repair the problems have been surfacing along with photos showing ugly cracks in the cabinet doors caused us to reach out to him. He has not returned our requests for comment, so we are forced to withdraw our recommendations and apologize to anyone who was misled by our information. We encourage filing complaints with the Better Business Bureau and other review sites.


2008 Articles


  • BRIDAL CORRESPONDENT: Katherine Eliopoulos

When the daughter of Hospitality and Entertainment magnate Peter Eliopoulos gets married, the event is not to be missed. And so Your Greek News has been following Katherine’s progress, milestone by milestone, as the day she walks down the aisle gets closer and closer. Today, Katherine, her mother, sister and one of her bridesmaids have come to Bridesmaid’s Bliss to discover, and if necessary, design the perfect dress for all of Katherine’s bridesmaids.


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  2. papadoulos vasilis said on July 27th at 01:17 pm,

    den xero aglika pistevo pos xerete elinika…
    thelo na dosete to email sto ari makri kai na epikinonisi mazi moy sas eyharisto

  3. Anthony said on September 4th at 03:47 am,

    I have to admit, that im not of Greek Descent or background, but reading and looking over your site im very impressed that you have a goal to give all those whom are of Greek decent news over the internet. I for one as i mentioned am not Greek am astounded by your progress, please do keep up the good work.



  • EXCLUSIVE: The Making of “Pavlo: Mediterranean Nights”


YourGreekNews.com music correspondent Spyros Gazetos brings us along for the final days and hours leading up to Pavlo’s PBS Special. From last minute rehearsals and technical difficulties, to hair and make-up before show time, find out what went into Pavlo’s biggest concert ever.

Watch for "Pavlo: Mediterranean Nights" at 8pm on March 8th on your local PBS station.


  • RECIPE: Spaghettini with Shrimp and Cherry Tomatoes

YourGreekNews.com and Christine Cushing have teamed up for a new feature called "Recipes that Would Make your Giagia Cry", where Christine uses her trademark flair on everyday Greek ingredients to bring a touch of Gastronomic panache to your kitchen!

This is a restaurant style pasta that can be made in 20 minutes, or so. A great trick for defrosting shrimp is to immerse the plastic bag in cold water and flip a few times. It will thaw in about 30-45 minutes. If you’re feeling really Greek, use the maximum olive oil and anchovies.

Prep time: 10 min

Cooking time : 15 min

1 lb peeled and deveined large shrimp – tail on about 16-20
1 500 gm. Package spaghetinni pasta or any cut shape
¼ -1/3 cup cup extra virgin olive oil (50 ml-80 ml)
3 cloves garlic, cut in slivers
1-2 whole anchovies , chopped
½ cup grape tomatoes, cut in half (125 ml)
¼ cup dry white wine or vermouth ( 50 ml)
¼ cup clam juice (50 ml)
juice of ½ lemon
Coarse salt and freshly cracked black pepper
fresh chopped parsley and dill to taste

Bring a large pot of salted water to a boil. Add pasta and cook until al dente, about 7-9 minutes. Drain pasta, reserving some of the pasta water.

While pasta is cooking, heat oil over medium heat in a large sauté pan. Cook garlic until just soft and golden. Remove immediately , transfer to a plate and save. Increase heat to high and add the shrimp seasoned with some salt and pepper and herbs, Toss for 2 minutes , until shrimp are golden but not fully cooked. Remove from heat and transfer shrimp to same plate as garlic.

Return pan to medium heat. Add the anchovies, grape tomatoes, white wine, lemon juice and clam juice. Cook for 2-3 minutes until tomatoes are just soft. . Return the shrimp and garlic to sauce. Drain pasta into the shrimp . Add some of the pasta water for a creamier sauce. Season the pasta with salt and pepper to taste. Add parsley and dill and toss. Serve immediately.

Makes 6 servings



  1. Sophia Kaltsidis said on February 13th at 07:00 pm,

    Christine, your are dead on about the pasta situation! My family and I ALWAYS debate it. lol As growing up in many family run restaurants, this was a never ending issue. But..I never win, so I give up  Anyhow, trying that recipe tonight! mmmm

  2. Anastasia said on February 13th at 10:29 pm,

    Hey Sophia,
    I hope you do try the recipe out!!! It really WAS delicious. AND it’s pescetarian-friendly!:)
    Hopefully it works out well for you too. Christine just makes it look so easy. I’ve never asked, are you much of a cook?

  3. Mary said on February 14th at 12:00 pm,

    Is there any way that we can get the recipe posted? I’m not able to see the video at this time. Thanks in advance.

  4. Matt said on February 14th at 02:43 pm,

    @Mary: We’ll get that recipe up here for you, for sure! Out of curiosity, do you have the most up-to-date version of flash? That’s usually why the video frame doesn’t work.


  5. Sophia Kaltsidis said on February 18th at 02:37 pm,

    Well Miss A…I think I picked up here and there  Now as I am not at Christine’s calibre (not even close!!!lol) I’m pretty good at making nothing…into something spectacular! All those years of living on a tight budget helps!lol I love to eat muticultural…but somehow stick the feta in and make it work.


    • EVENT: “Lights, Camera, Opa!”

    Contemporary Greek Cinema takes centre stage at Diaspora Nostrum’s monthly event “Lights, Camera, Opa” and this week the film in the spotlight was the critically acclaimed “Politiki Kouzina”

    YourGreekNews.com’s Sophia was there to speak to event organizer Aspasia Dassios, and to enjoy the film for herself!

    • SITE NEWS: YourGreekNews Version 2.0

    You may notice there’s been a bit of a facelift here at YourGreekNews.com… well it coincides with our launch to TV on MEGA Cosmos Canada, and includes all of the features you’ve been asking for! Best of all, Anastasia’s got a guided tour of the new digs to make you feel right at home.


    1. Karl said on January 29th at 03:13 am,

      Holy Crap!! I love the new site, ladies!! Well done.

    2. Titanas said on January 30th at 09:53 am,

      Well done Your Greek New crew!

    3. Anastasia said on January 30th at 09:53 am,

      Thanks Karl! We’re glad you’re enjoying it!

    4. Anastasia said on January 30th at 02:24 pm,

      @Titanas: Thank you! I’m really digging the new layout as well. WordPress is glorious. Thanks for the tips by the way!

    5. Casey McKinnon said on January 30th at 10:50 pm,

      Nice new site design! But, Anastasia herself is prettier 

    6. Dany said on January 31st at 01:11 am,

      Congrats on the new site, and all your success! Can’t wait to keep up on my Greek news.

    7. karpidis said on February 3rd at 07:12 pm,

      Yes much better! Congratulations


    John Koveos walks Sophia through an organic food store, explaining how to best fortify the Greek body with natural foods that our system requires to stay healthy all year round.


    Julia said on January 29th at 01:15 am,

    I am SOOOO glad to hear that Avocados are THAT good for you because people always say that avocados are fatty (which they are) but it’s a good fat! I’m telling that to everyone! Also, I’m glad I can validate my chocolate addiction too!

    • INTERVIEW: John Koveos, Nutritionist
    1. Sophia Kaltsidis said on January 31st at 07:22 pm,

      Julia - it’s all about the SOKOLATA!!!  I also had a hard time with avocados..even almonds and nuts since they were high in fat. But that’s exactly it…GOOD FATS. Anyway, my main focus is to maintain a heart healthy lifestyle. As long as I live to be a hundred…hairome  If I can lose a few here or there…that’s also a greeeat thing though. lol

    • EVENT: Theatre Nefeli’s 2008 Double-bill

    The internationally acclaimed and award winning theatre group, headed by artistic director Nancy Athan-Mylonas, has been furiously preparing their 2008 program, and this year it includes a double-bill of plays.

    YourGreekNews.com was treated to a sneak peek of what they have in store.

    • EXCLUSIVE: PBS Special - Pavlo’s Rehearsal

    Anastasia takes you backstage to the Green Room during Pavlo’s most recent performance at Massey Hall. Pavlo’s band, Gino, Denzil, Spyros, George and Randy are joined by familiar faces like Boris as well as new talents like Katherine and Brownman, as they wow Toronto audiences for the second year in a row.

    • INTERVIEW: Judy Reynolds, Belly Dancer


    Jen visits Judy Reynolds, the founder of Troupe Naditu, in her studio to talk about the origins of the mysterious and exotic dance form, and to take a crash course in Belly Dancing herself!

    • EVENT: MEGA Cosmos + YourGreekNews Launch

    YourGreekNews.com takes it to your Television with MEGA Cosmos Canada! On November 15, 2007, Greece’s Number One television station hit the airwaves in Canada, partnered with YourGreekNews.com, and Trapezzi Supper Club on the Danforth in Toronto played host to a lavish Launch Party to celebrate the milestone!

    1. social evista said on July 27th at 11:07 am,

      speed evista buena evista

    2. Kleomenis said on September 13th at 04:11 pm,

      Congratulations!!! It’s awesome!! I’m so happy to see my cousin on TV screen.. I hope to have the best in your job and your life too.. Continue like this.. Kisses!!!

    • EVENT: Backstage with Pavlo at Massey Hall

    Anastasia takes you backstage to the Green Room during Pavlo’s most recent performance at Massey Hall. Pavlo’s band, Gino, Denzil, Spyros, George and Randy are joined by familiar faces like Boris as well as new talents like Katherine and Brownman, as they wow Toronto audiences for the second year in a row.

    In the tradition of Yanni nearly 15 years ago, Pavlo’s January 25 PBS special marks a turning point in his life as a musician. His Bouzouki player, Spyros, takes us behind the scenes and into the rehearsal room to watch how a fluid and organic band like Pavlo’s manages to prepare for the structure of television, and an audience of millions.

    • EVENT: EVENT: Pavlo’s Wine Launch


    Pavlo's Wine Launch

    In this day and age, celebrities often expand their personal brand beyond their musical or acting images. You’ll find stars with their own restaurants, clothing lines and even perfume brands.

    So when a musician like Pavlo has as much robust character in his sound, colourful flavours in his compositions and a smooth finish with his performance, it doesn’t seem like so much of a stretch for him to come out with his very own wine label.

    • EVENT: Antigone Insurgency - Sophocles Revisited


    With the support of the Greek Consolate of Toronto and the Pan-Macedonian Association of Ontario, Poet and Playwright Adam Seelig retools Sophocles Classic Masterpiece for a post-9/11 audience, revealing themes and idealogies that resonate through the ages, while stylishly incorporating Bob Marley, George Bush, the Beatles and Pierre Trudeau in ways never before imagined.

    • EVENT: Greek Fire Relief Benefit at Peridot

    Ted Ntoulis, the co-owner of Peridot Resto-Lounge, takes it upon himself to throw a fundraiser at his establishment to benefit families in Greece whose lives have been touched by tragedy during the Fires of 2007.



    Anastasia Tubanos, Producer/Host


    Geia! I'm Anastasia and I was born in Toronto, raised in Newmarket and am back in Toronto again. I grew up loving to dig up stories, research about everything and being viewed as a source of knowledge and information, which naturally led to a career in Journalism. I attended Ryerson University, received a Bachelor of Journalism, and in the meantime worked as an editorial assistant for entertainment show eTalk Daily, and later as a chase producer at CTV's Report on Business Television. Soon after university, I helped launch the first online video news show about the Web hosting industry, WHIR TV where I had the opportunity to flex my on and off camera muscles, as a producer, writer and host and have my first taste in the wonderful world of Internet TV. Now, I'm hooked! I'm currently writing full-time for an international tech publication and bringing you your weekly dose of Your Greek News!

    Zodiac Sign: Aquarius.

    Favourite area in Greece: Vrahati, Korinthia (the oceanside town my family is from)

    Favourite Greek dish: Homemade gemista or authentic Greek gyros. And let's not forget a nice chilled frappe!

    Why people should watch YGN:

    Because it's a fresh way to get a weekly update of what's going on in your international Hellenic community. The Greek diaspora reaches far and wide and although we all identify ourselves with different nationalities, our Greek culture, language and history is something that has been able to bind us together regardless of where in the world we reside. Which is why Your Greek News utilizes a cutting-edge medium to conveniently bring you coverage surrounding anything and everything Greek. From celebrity profiles, to concerts and community events, Your Greek News is here for You.

    If you had to associate yourself with any of the Greek Gods/Goddess, whichone would you be and why:

    Ever since I was a little girl I've been fascinated by Athena, goddess of widsom, war, the arts and justice. She's always been portrayed as strong, fair, merciful, independent and confident, which are characteristics I strive to embody, and everything from her unique birth to her involvement with prominent heroes in mythology, like Heracles, Odysseus and Perseus, make her absolutely brilliant. Athena was, in essence, the first contemporary career woman and I greatly admire that.

    Favourite Quote:  It is the mark of an educated mind to be able to entertain a thought without accepting it. Aristotle

    Favourite Band or Artist: How about we choose current favourites? Mylo, Boards of Canada, Frou Frou, Beatles and Aqualung for relaxing, but for partying Missy Elliot and M.I.A are always reliable.

    Interests and Hobbies: Hobbies include watching and dissecting movies/TV shows, reading EVERYTHING, going out to dinner with my girlfriends, cycling, dancing, traveling, playing the piano and schmoozing with new people. Interests include current affairs/media, fashion, science and technology and I'm horrible, but celebrity gossip. It's like a disease!

    Favourite Greek celebrity: Besides my Dad? LOL Marina Sirtis, Counselor Deanna Troi from Star Trek: Next Generation.


    Michelle Hubay, Reporter


    Born in Kenora, ON, my family and I spent a year of my childhood traveling around the world before settling into the lovely town of Peterborough.   Despite experiencing a cable tv-free youth, I decided to pursue my aspirations to create captivating, inspiring, and educational TV for kids.   I moved to Toronto to attend Ryerson University's Radio and Television Arts program, and spent a semester in Australia at Curtin University of Technology enjoying the sun and beaches...oh, and furthering my education. After working on a few CBC shows and on my own fun projects, I scored a position at Cookie Jar Entertainment, where I was happy to find myself immersed at long last in the world of kids TV. Currently, I'm working on the pre-school program The Doodlebops and trying my best to channel Barbara Walters as a reporter on Your Greek News.

    Zodiac Sign: Taurus - and a true Taurus at that.

    Favourite area in Greece: A tough one to answer until I've traveled at last to Greece myself, but until then, I can rely on pictures and stories...and Corfu seems absolutely gorgeous and interesting.

    Favourite Greek dish: If I MUST narrow it down, and we're not including desserts, then my favourites are spanakopita and horiatiki salad.


    Why people should watch YGN:

    It's the bomb!   It's the perfect place to connect with your heritage, to be inspired by the successes of other Greek people, and to keep up to date on all the latest events in the community.   The stories are in-depth, interesting, and timely.   And behind-the-scenes, we truly have a great time making the show for you!


    If you had to associate yourself with any of the Greek Gods/Goddess, which one would you be and why:

    Sneaky and adventurous and swift on his toes, the God of Travel, Hermes!   Yes, he is a cunning thief and the god of tricksters, but he is also the bringer of dreams and inventor of boxing...he's all that.

    Favourite Quote: "If I'm not back in 5 minutes...just wait longer." - Ace Ventura

    Favourite Band or Artist: I can never get enough Alanis Morissette, Tragically Hip, Michael Jackson, Missy Elliott, U2, M.I.A, Bob Marley, Beatles, Bedouin Soundclash, or Rolling Stones (I am indeed my mother's daughter).

    Interests and Hobbies: I really enjoy spending time with my friends and fam, reading, dreaming big about my future, taking photos, and having the occasional good cry to my Oprah DVD.

    Favourite Greek celebrity: Anthony Kiedis - I didn't spend 4 days straight addicted to his incredibly moving and emotional biography for nothing!


    Jennifer Polyzotis, Reporter


    I grew up on the east side of Toronto...Scarborough that is, attending high school and then Centennial College. I earned a diploma in Business Marketing and then attended Ryerson University graduating with a Bachelor of Commerce. During my educational career, I worked for Virtually Canadian, a small Internet radio start-up now known as Iceberg Media owned by Standard Interactive. Along with being the marketing coordinator for Iceberg Media I also hosted music festivals, interviewed many artists and DJs and was the co-host of The Subterrane Internet Radio Show with local Toronto DJ Jelo. This ultimately lead me to TribeNation, an Internet entertainment company where I was a content producer, sourcing out events, interviewing and producing the segments as well as the online marketing coordinator. I now work in the film and television industry assistant directing, writing and doing product placement for both film and television projects.

    Zodiac Sign: Leo

    Favourite area in Greece: Santorini

    Favourite Greek dish: Domas and pumpkin pita

    Why people should watch YGN:

    The program provides viewers with current, local and international news pertaining to Greek culture with a sexy twist and sexy hosts. It's urban Greek cool.

    If you had to associate yourself with any of the Greek Gods/Goddess, which one would you be and why:

    Aphrodite because she is the goddess of love, beauty and sexual rapture. She is also associated with the sea and I love the ocean. The word aphrodisiac comes from Aphrodite and I love eating aphrodisiacs; oysters, chocolate etc...

    Favourite Quote: Work hard, play harder.

    Favourite Band or Artist: Bob Marley

    Interests and Hobbies: Burning Man, traveling, soccer, knitting, party planning, board games, yoga and pilates.
    Favourite Greek celebrity: Tina Fey, head writer of Saturday Night Live.


    Sophia Kaltsidis, Reporter

    As being raised in Toronto by a wonderful nurturing family, I've been lucky enough to experience and appreciate not only my own history/culture through travel, but the many that have cultivated the world to evolve as we know it. I am very proud of my rich heritage (my father is a Pontian from Thessaloniki and my mother from Nafplio) and am VERY grateful for hardships that the diaspora endured to benefit their future families... all while leaving the Motherland they loved so.

    As I have always put family first, I have just now aspired to return to a career that drives my being. After attaining my marketing diploma, I served as an events coordinator in the PR/Marketing dept. of a hi-tech company for several years until realizing the corporate world was not for me!. I now use my skills and love for culinary arts to manage the catering of a family run business which finally gives me the flexibility to explore my true passions. Being a people person and an undercover entertainer, I returned to Second City to improve my skills which landed me a gig hosting a recurring comedy production at the DIESEL PLAYHOUSE. Laughter IS the cure for everything!. As my skills and goals progress in the near future (I will keep you updated)...watch out for me!. Until then, I am honoured to be involved with such talented and driven individuals, such as the YGN crew.

    ZODIAC - PICSES, yes..the creative sensitive type!

    FAVOURITE AREA IN GREECE: Naturally my two homes away from home. Nafplio and Thessaloniki mouuuuuu.

    FAVOURITE GREEK DISH: TIGANOFILA with Mizithra !!! Not really a main dish per say, but my 'happy food' that I indulge in. The only person that makes this that I know of, is my cherished Giagoula. So could it be a family secret? hmmmm.

    Why people should watch YGN: What better way to keep connected to your Greek community then by tuning in to a broadcast fueled by positive contributors?. It's great that we can target the new generations that crave culture... in a language they can fully comprehend!. As I read, write and speak Greek (75%), I am still more comfortable with English.

    If you had to associate yourself with any of the Greek Gods/Goddess, which one would you be and why:
    I would definitely be HERA, the goddess of love and marriage. Due to my loyalty, I am very protective of the ones I hold dear and think their is nothing more important. As a complete woman, Hera balanced both private and public affairs, which I strive for. As I am also a believer of karma, she is a reminder that there is light and dark within each of us and that joy and pain are inextricably linked in life. She represents the fullness of life and proves that we can use our own wisdom in the pursuit of any goal we choose. I am very stubborn I must admit, but as for her famous vindictive ways, I on the otherhand am very forgiving. Try and fool me though... watch out!;-)

    Favourite Quote: " A (man) is not old until regrets take the place of dreams" John Barrymore

    Favourite Band or Artist: This is an impossible question for me! I grew up in a house where music was playing 24/7, so I respect all genres including international music from Arabic to Spanish...from the Beatles...to everything Motown. And...OF COURSE GREEK!! All depending on my mood, I always switch it up. Currently, I'm actually feeling Justin Timberlake (my secret crush..shhh!) and think that Timbaland did a SUPERB job on producing some of his current tracks. Amy Winehouse is also my 'bad ass' of the moment. That's one soulful voice!

    Interests and Hobbies: Talking..can't you tell?!lol. I feed off of different cultures and keep myself pre-occupied with world affairs. I don't gossip...just love to hear the gossip!lol Didn't you know? I grew up in the GREEK GRAPE VINE. My downfall is star gazing and the tabloids act as my soap opera. Amongst my hobbies...writing, cooking, feuding with my family (lol) and definitely traveling.

    Favourite Greek celebrity: STATHIS PSALTIS. Old school baby!. As seeing him perform live as a child, he was the epitomy of a true enternainer to me and I credit him for igniting my funny bug. Koulaaaa, ma'kous??!!! I have all his movies you know. As for INT'L...George Michael since he was my first "You know he's Greek right?".



    Martha Kezemidis, Reporter



    Geia Sas!   I'm Martha, and I was born and raised in the beautifully diverse city of Toronto.   I've always loved the art of storytelling, something I realized through late-night gossip sessions with my girlfriends!   So, why not do something practical with your passion?   This led me to gain an interest in telling stories through video.   I graduated from The School of Radio and Television Arts at Ryerson University where I developed the craft of independent video production...and now I'm so happy to be able to bring this passion together with my love of the Greek culture!

    Zodiac Sign: Libra

    Favourite area in Greece: Halkidiki...for the beaches!

    Favourite Greek dish: My mom's Pastitsio

    Why people should watch YGN:

    It's a great opportunity for us to feel connected to and proud of all the great things that are happening in the Greek community.

    If you had to associate yourself with any of the Greek Gods/Goddess, which one would you be and why:

    One of the Moirae because they controlled people's destinies, and I'm all about fate and destiny.

    Favourite Quote: I don't really do favourites, but I do like this one...

    "Be kind whenever possible...It is always possible." - Dalai Lama

    Favourite Band or Artist: Right now, it's Prince, but like I said I don't really do favourites.

    Interests and Hobbies: Good books, good food, planning trips, going on trips and of course, sleeping.

    Favourite Greek celebrity: Criss Angel, "MINDFREAK"