Sidiropoulos family tour Collingwood Town Hall

first_imgRetaining history was one of the main aims when renovating the Collingwood Town Hall. Keeping the old building looking as magnificent as it once did was one of the aspects, but also paying tribute to those figures that spent so much of their lives there was another. Near the entrance of the building, close to the reception is a public room, now inducted as the Theo Sidiropoulos room in honour of its Greek migrant mayor.Mr Sidiropoulos was elected as mayor in 1977, and served the council for 10 years.On Tuesday, the room was officially opened by Mr Sidiropoulos’ wife, Popi and his daughter Anthea. Both were given a tour of the room and the new building by Greek Australian councillor Phillip Vlahogiannis.Inscribed outside the room a plaque explains the legacy of Theo Sidiropoulos. “A leader both locally and in the Greek community, with a strong belief in social justice, Theo Sidiropoulos stood up and spoke out for migrants and minorities,” the plaque reads. Mr Sidiropoulos was the first mayor of Collingwood who spoke English as a second language, and was the first Greek person elected in the Victorian state parliament. Facebook Twitter: @NeosKosmos Instagramlast_img read more

Go back to the enewsletter Ormina Tours this week

first_imgGo back to the enewsletterOrmina Tours this week rolled out its 2020 program with more departure dates on its popular small group journeys such as Sicily Bella. The program allows more back-to-back combinations between small group tours and its personally tailored European City Breaks and Regional Discoveries.In 2020, Ormina delivers two new itineraries over the European winter months, designed to suit families or winter-activity enthusiasts at any level of experience. A late departure on the Berlin to Budapest small-group tour complements the new releases as an optional add on.The Christmas Markets Regional Discovery commences in Vienna and ends in Venice including options for ice skating, traditional Christmas market visits, a cooking class and a magical castle stay over Christmas.Adventure seekers are catered to with Ormina’s new Winter Dolomites Regional Discovery, combining winter hiking, snowshoeing, sledding and cable car rides through the mountain scenery. The program also includes lunch at a Michelin-starred restaurant and a stay at the spectacular four-star ‘Superior’ Hotel Christiania in the Alta Badia Valley. Both additions are fully customisable to suit travellers’ relative expertise and experience in the snow.“Our private recommended itineraries are appealing to travellers who want the ease of pre-organised travel, but don’t want to be bound by the structure of a set group tour,” said Anna Jones, Sales and Marketing Director at Ormina Tours.“Each program is fully customisable to suit our clients’ interests, abilities, group size and budget, so that they can get the most out of their holiday”.For a copy of the brochure and/or 2020 departure dates and prices contact or call (02) 8076 2295.Go back to the enewsletterlast_img read more