OBF co-organised 2023 Vasilopita & Charity Event
On Friday 27th January at the Crypt of Aghia Sophia Cathedral, we enjoyed a special vasilopita 2023 event organised by The Greeks in The City Association co- sponsored by OBF and other Greek initiatives. Our President, John M Hadjipateras spoke about the history of OBF which is the oldest organisation of its kind in the UK. The Vasilopita was blessed and distributed by The Archbishop of Thyateira and GB, Nikitas and the lucky coin fell to the organiser and host, Greg Hadjigrigoriadis.
OBF’s Christmas Wonderland Event 2022
Christmas Wonderland in Oinousses, the traditional festive party organised by TEO. Christmas gifts were purchased locally from the two gift shops and were given to each of the fifty children on the island. Father Christmas made a surprise appearance and gave each child their gift. The reports from the island confirm that the event was a great success. This event has become a lovely tradition, giving joy and festive spirit to the island community which is appreciated and looked forward to yearly.
OBF Ball 2022
The Oinoussian Ball 2022 was held at The Nine Kings Suite, Royal Lancaster London on Saturday, November 19th 2022
Oinoussian Shipping: A story of Benevolence, Solidarity and Innovation
OBF in conjunction with Naftika Chronika and Isalos.net hosted this event at the Hellenic Centre, London.This event was part of OBF's 80th Anniversary celebrations. It was attended by both English and Greek shipping executives along with many students. A video presentation on the history and impact of Oinoussian shipping was shown and this was followed by a panel discussion on tradition, innovation, solidarity and benevolence.
Earlier this month and to celebrate the start of the new academic year, we purchased a new photocopier/ scanner machine for the Naval Academy to ensure that our students have up to date equipment.
Charity Football Game – Captains vs Engineers!
Friday 27th May 2022, at the Oinoussai Stadium, a football game took place between two teams of cadets from the Naval Academies of Oinousses (The Captains) and Chios (The Engineers). The proceeds from the game were donated to a Chios charity for disabilities. OBF were proud to sponsor this event by covering the costs of the water taxis that brought over and returned the game officials, the Engineers team and fans from Lagada to Oinousses.
OBF Ball 2021
The Oinoussian Ball 2021 was held at The Nine Kings Suite, Royal Lancaster London on Saturday, November 13th 2021
Summer Camp in Oinousses
Isalos.net and HELMEPA presented a Summer Camp in Oinousses, July 9 to July 11 2021. OBF was proud to be a co-sponsor at this exciting event. John M Hadjipateras, OBF President, was invited to give a keynote speech. The programme included lectures, guided tours and open dialogue on new green technologies, policies and laws on blue development, sustainability and awareness of marine environmental protection. We were beyond delighted that Oinousses was chosen to host this innovative event.
OBF’s Christmas Gifts To The School Children Of Oinoussai
As is our tradition every year, the OBF arranged for all the school children on the island to be given Christmas gifts. This year the perfect venue for this event was the Christmas Wonderland set up by the Mayor's Office. OBF offered savoury snacks and Christmas cookies to the children and their parents whilst Santa and his helper handed out the gifts. The gifts were purchased from the general stores on the island to support the community.
OBF Ball 2019
The Oinoussian Ball 2019 was held at The Nine Kings Suite, Royal Lancaster London on Saturday, November 16th 2019
OBF Ball 2018
The Oinoussian Ball 2018 was held at The Nine Kings Suite, Royal Lancaster London on Saturday, November 24th 2018
OBF Ball 2017
The Oinoussian Ball 2017 was held at The Pavilion at the Tower of London on Saturday, November 18th 2017
OBF Ball 2016
The Oinoussian Ball 2016 was held at The Westminster Ballroom, London Marriott Hotel on Saturday, November 19th 2016
OBF Ball 2015
The Oinoussian Ball 2015 was held at The Westminster Ballroom, London Marriott Hotel on Saturday, November 21st 2015
OBF Ball 2014
The Oinoussian Ball 2014 was held at The Westminster Ballroom, London Marriott Hotel on Saturday, November 8th 2014
OBF Ball 2012
The Oinoussian Ball 2012 celebrating the 70th Anniversary of TEO was held at The Savoy, Strand on Saturday, November 17th 2012