Peter and Magdalini met and married in Macedonia 50 years ago! On Sunday November 21st 1965 they became Mr. and Mrs. Kalpakis.
They moved to Canada in 1966 where they worked and raised a family together. Members of the community and giving back to charities they are honoured by the Prime Minister, Shephen Harper, for their accomplishment of 50 years married and going strong. Joyful, light hearted and constantly laughing at AND with eachother with a sweetness in their gaze they reminisce about their journey together. I asked what their advice was for a successful marriage, they laughed and thought it was no big deal really. I urged them as I know it is a big deal which is why their children are celebrating them and thier love together for all these years. After some thought Magdalini explained life isn’t perfect so the importance of working together, listening and addressing eachothers needs is key to success.