Other Community Events

The two Italian societies in Thunder Bay hold a variety of events throughtout the year.

Childrens Christmas Party

Benny Melchiorre and Mario Nucci with the Elks Clown Band at the Annual Childrens Christmas Party !

President Joe Nucci - left with V.President - Benny Melchiorre and Ralph Mauro- Hall Chairman


Ladies Annual Banquet

Fish & Game

Mothers Day

Festa Italiana

Italia Night

Annual Banquet

New Years Eve GALA

Education Awards

Mass for the Deceased Members

President Ilka Ovaska and VP Tony Andreachi

  Vice President Tony Andreachi, representing the Italian Society of Port Arthur, on the right, exchanges the Italian flag with President Ilka Ovaska, representing the Bay Credit Union, who exchanges the Finnish flag. The Bay Credit Union, founded by the local Finnish-Canadian community, had celebrated their 75th anniversary. If you are in the area of Bay and Algoma Streets, you will note that the Italian Hall is located on almost half of the city block, sharing it with the Finlandia Club, located on Bay Street and home of the Hoito Restaurant, world famous for its Finnish made pancakes.

Community News !

Mario Nucci - 4 weeks at Queens Park

Mario Nucci Jr.

Student , Mario Nucci from St. Ignatious High School spent several weeks at Queen's Park this past June. Mario spent the time working with the provinces members of Parliment and acting as messangers for them.

Young Mario Nucci, plans on entering politics or becoming an oncologist. After a cousin's experience with cancer he became interested in studing the disease and hoping one day to find a cure for it.

Mario's parents are Sandy (Joe's brother) and Mary( nee Kolic )Nucci, his grandparents are Mario Nucci Sr (son of Santo Nucci di Malito, and Louisa Milinazzo di Grimaldi ) and Elizabeth Funaro (daughter of Francesco Funaro and Francesca Giardino di Grimaldi ).

Congratulations Mario !

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