1st Long weekend in August
CKPR - TB News Press Release
President Joe Nucci - Publicity Chair - Joe Quaresima - VP. Sam Federico
Two of the many volunteers
at the Italian Society of Port Arthur, in Thunder Bay, Ontario Canada
help organize and operate the annual Festa Italiana. A festa
celebrates "people" of all ethinic origins, including the various
regions of Italy.
Over the two days, a variety
of entertainment acts can be seen on the stage. Acts that include
the Stelle Alpini Dancers, the Alpini Choir, and a variety of local and
"imported" entertainment acts.
On the grounds you will find a variety of local community groups from the Gran Sasso Club to Saint Anthony's and Saint Dominic's Church with their authentic Italian cuisine.
AMERICAN VISITORS FROM VIRGINIA MINNESOTA
For many years now, "The
Cantatori" from Virginia, Minnesota, have been regular visitors
and performers at the Festa. Here three of "the boys" from
the USA pose infront of the newly constructred Italian Cultural Centre.
Take a look at the cultural
displays in the main building of the Italian Cultural Centre.
from the abstract-culture, two and three dimensional art, to the
people and real things will be set up on display at the centre.
"Who invented the telephone
?" Mr. Melucchi an Italian inventor along with other
displays in tribute to the famous Italians of the world.
We are expanding the pictorial
archieve of the community in Thunder Bay. People are invited to
pictures of family, and businessess.
Enjoy the many Italian dishes, from
delicious lasagna, penne rigati and meatballs, Italian meatball
and more at the Italian Society both.
HERE ARE SOME PICTURES FROM THE VARIOUS FESTAS
Call 1-807-345-5511 FOR INFORMATION
12:00 Commencement of FESTA
1:30 Opening Opening: Blessings
2:00 Alpini Choir
2:30 John Scaffeo
6:30 Ti Amo Band
7:30 Flamenco Caravan
9:00 Vince4 Sgambelluri/Toni
1:30 Opening Catherine
Iorianni "Oh Canada"
1:45 John Scaffeo
3:00 Watermelon-Jello-Spaghetti Eating Contests
4:00 Talent Show
4:30 Clint Harris from Thunder Bay, doing "Frank Sinatra".
5:00 Catherine Ioarianni
5:15 Le Stelle Alpine Dancers
6:30 Viva Band
7:30 Vince Sgambelluri?Toni
9:45 Largest Tomato Contest
10:00 Draw for Trip to Italy.
11:00 Fireworks and Closing
Tante Grazie....! (Many Thanks)
Festa Italia is all
people, people from all parts of the world, celebrating life, but most
importantly celebrating family. My mother was born in Simbario, a very
small community, where they knew everyone and everyone knew of them,
family and their family history.
The lesson was one of respecting family and people, for all people are one family.
"We are all cousins."
Family, and mutual respect, this IS what culture is all about.
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