The Thessaloniki Association “The White Tower” is proud to announce the details of an exciting new project “The White Tower Melbourne” which will be officially launched by Maria Vamvakinou MP on Sunday 14 August 2016 at 4.00 pm at 439 High Street Northcote.
"The White Tower Melbourne" is a multi-faceted community project, which when finished will be gifted to the City of Melbourne on Sunday 27 November 2016 during the Festival at the 32nd Anniversary celebrations of the Sister City relationship between Melbourne and Thessaloniki at Federation Square.
The project consists of the construction of a replica of “The White Tower”, Thessaloniki’s most famous landmark.
Christina Despoteris, Vice President of the Thessaloniki Association said “Once constructed, the replica of The White Tower will be covered by crocheted white laurel flowers, the national flower of Greece a symbol of highest status and an emblem of prosperity and fame.”
She continued “These flowers will be crocheted by members of the Greek community and the broader Australian community.”
The launch of the project will be at the Thessaloniki Association’s premises at 439 High Street Northcote on Sunday 14 August 2016 at 4.00 pm.
The project has its own dedicated facebook page – “The White Tower Melbourne” https://www.facebook.com/WhiteTowerMelbourne/
Various groups in the community and the media have already been approached and have pledged their support for the project.
Ms Despoteris continued “This project will develop cross-cultural ties, teach the art of crochet – older ladies teaching their daughters and grand-daughters how to crochet, it will give the opportunity to older persons who may be isolated from the general community to mix with others and act as a get-together socially to have a cup of coffee and reminisce.”