To promote the ancient Hellenic ideals of education, philanthropy, civic responsibility, family and individual excellence through community service and volunteerism.
For Greeks, Hellenes and Philhellenes in Ottawa and Abroad
The American Hellenic Educational Progressive Association in Canada
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President Ottawa AHEPA
We meet on the second Wednesday of every month
September through to June in the AHEPA Boardroom and Church Hall
Dormition of the Virgin Mary
Greek Orthodox Church
1315 Prince of Wales Drive
Ottawa, ON K2C 1N2
7pm to 9pm
Frank Abney Hastings was born into a privileged aristocratic family . His passionate interest in artillery and early 19th Century naval warfare, combined with his desire to participate in the Greek fight for independence from Ottoman rule, lead him to become one of the most revered Phillhellenes in Greece today. Hastings contributed to the Greek cause by designing, building and commanding the first steamship ever used in naval war.
The Karteria was not perfect but had many revolutionary aspects to her design. She became a great threat to the Turkish fleets and successfully sank and captured many ships.
She and the legendary Hellas became the first ships of the new Hellenic Navy. Hastings’ fatal wounding off Mesalonghi at the age of 34 was a sad blow for the Greek cause, but the Karteria remained to continue his fight. In Greece Frank Abney Hastings is remembered as a hero. If he had lived he may have become England’s next Nelson.
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Mail to: 1315 Prince of Wales Drive, Ottawa, Ont K2C 1N2
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