Maids of Athena District 23 Supports Ronald McDonald House Charities

February 28, 2022

TORONTO, ONTARIO – The Maids of Athena District 23 Lodge hosted their first virtual Bingo Night on February 20, via Zoom, with 21 players from Canada and the United States. Sister Cathy Pantieras, District Advisor, “did a fantastic job calling the numbers,” the District noted in a statement via email, adding that “she was energetic, and entertained everyone.”

“In total, we played two games, where players needed to fill their entire bingo card,” the statement continued. “William Hutchison was the winner of the first game and won a Sons of Pericles sweater. Our second winner was Yanni Papadopoulos who won a gift card. The proceeds from our bingo night will go towards our District Project, the Ronald McDonald House.”

The 2021-2022 officers of the District Lodge are District Governor Victoria Evagelou, Lieutenant Governor Athena Bikas, District Secretary Cristina Saavedra-Mamounis, District Treasurer Christina Heropoulos, and District Marshall Falia Pantieras.

“We are so thankful for everyone’s donations and participation. It was wonderful to meet new faces and reconnect with familiar ones. It was a lovely and entertaining night, and we hope to have another game soon,” the statement concluded.


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