Sri Lankan Newspaper
Sri Lanka. Victims of the Tsunami
Today, we were busy because we had to fill containers with various products to send to Sri Lanka for the victims of the Tsunami.
A delegation was here from the media and Mr. Goudas made the following statement
Hi, my name is Beverly and I have been working for Mr. Spyros Peter Goudas since 1993.
These were the pages from the rough copy of his new book about his biography. He asked me if I had a chance to look at it in the next few days, read it, and make any corrections, if necessary.
Since he knows that I graduated from High School back home, he thought that it would be a good idea to view these papers and give my input of what I think is right or wrong, before he publishes it.
Well, here I am a few days later with my response to his request.
I got very excited reading the draft of this book, and these are my comments:
- When he came to Canada from Greece, he arrived with a few dollars.
-I was surprised to see the picture of him standing beside the car with snow on the ground and I did not know he was sleeping on the streets. That made me feel sad for him, but maybe thats where he got the hobby from, and now he doesnt sleep at all!
-It was quite funny that when he found work, he did not find one, but three jobs.
-Regarding his radio program - I congratulated him for not backing down to the Canadian Government.
-His activities at the 813 Club where he distributed free samples of his new products to people and monitored their opinions. That was an extremely smart idea.
-I love the lyrics to the theme song for his rice products Goudas rice is very nice.
I have heard people in the factory singing it but I did not know the story behind it.
Now I know, and I like it.
-I sympathized with his breakdown when his girlfriend of six years and his first fiance left him because although he is good looking and all that, he is a work-a-holic and if I were in their shoes, I would probably do the same thing.
-The Anta story is very sad and very touching. I admired his thoughtfulness in sending her remains back to Greece dressed in the wedding gown. Something I believe even people from my own county would do with someone they loved.
-I liked the inclusion of his marriage to Pat and the birth of Panos.
I also happen to have a picture of myself at one of the Companys Christmas parties.
I always like to sit next to Pat at functions of this kind.
This picture is a collector item for me.
-The Caribana story and the free rice giveaway were thoughtful of him in my opinion and I still have one of the packages from Caribana even before I met him.
-I remember Sweet Daddy Siki, since he was my favourite wrestler, however, I did not know he was a country and western singer.
-I loved the rice pudding story, and although I am in a different production area, I am going to try one.
-I was very happy to read about the cabbage soup article that was so funny.
But since I work in an area of the plant, and I know how fussy Mr. Goudas is about cleanliness and quality control, this makes more sense to me.
-I am familiar with the parboil and long grain white rice and now I know about the other varieties of rice, some of which I will try in the near future.
I did not know that our company sells all these varities.
-I had a good laugh about the 9 bean symphony, I did not know that my boss is maestro and composer
-The Koukla and Irma stories were very amusing since I know them both myself but I never knew the whole stories behind them, and that they had a C.D.
-I have become familiar with Panos within the last 10 years. He is attentive, a good listener, and listens to his father. When I see Panos, I see Peter in him.
-I found the picture of Mr. Goudas with the police officers in Costa Rica to be quite amusing since he was taller than both of them.
In my opinion, he is the tallest of them all, everywhere!
Today, we were busy because we had to fill up containers of different products to send to Sri Lanka for the victims of the Tsunami.
A delegation was here from the media and Mr. Goudas made the following statement:
The Tsunami came, made its devastating statement, took many lives, and is now gone.
We, at Goudas Foods sympathize with the victims and would like to encourage those left behind to continue with their lives.
Our company is making a donation according to our capabilities from all my staff and myself.
Peter Spyros Goudas and all Employees
The Sri Lankan newspaper in Canada dedicated an article to Spyros Peter Goudas for food products sent to Sri Lanka.
Obviously we cannot help all the countries stroke by the Tsunami disaster, so we chose one country as a destination for this aid.
In the picture we have provided a scanned copy of the article posted on January 19th, 2005, in the Eelamurasu Sri Lankan newspaper.