Forum2014_Summer_12_Forum'04Winter3 2014-08-08 1:20 PM Page 1 FORUM Volume 13, Issue 2 | Summer 2014 Famèe Furlane Toronto al Fogolâr Restaurant & Event Centre Friuli Benevolent Corporation Villa Leonardo Gambin Charity www.fameefurlane.com www.alfogolar.com www.friuliterrace.com www.villagambin.com President’s Message In this issue: Donation Card 12 Donor Listing 12 Famèe Furlane 4-9 Fogolârs 2014 in Friûl Friuli Terrace 4 10 Gruppo Età d’Oro 9 In Memoriam 5 New Members 5 Villa Leonardo Gambin Charity Residence 2014 Oak Leaf Gala 2-3 11 9 Between the 23rd and 27th July, the Federation of Fogolars of Canada has organized for its biennial Congresso to take place in Friuli. This is a special year as our Federation proudly celebrates its fortieth anniversary. Such a milestone is remarkable onto itself, but particularly admirable when one considers Canada is the only region in the world where the community of Fogolars are represented by a National organization. The gathering of Canadian Furlans has been christened “Scuvierzi Lis Nestris Lidris”. This is an unbelievable opportunity. The organizers have created an itinerary that touches the rich and varied history of our roots. Excursions to places like Udine, Pordenone, Gemona, San Daniele, Palmanova, Redipuglia, Valvasone, Trieste and many others will transform them merely from names on maps to real places where our Canadian contingent will celebrate its Furlanitat. Our youth will be able to 'touch the soil' of our lands, re-cementing bonds with our traditions. Personally, I look forward to sharing with my three children the land of their ancestors, while introducing them to fellow Canadian Furlans from other parts of Canada. For those who have not registered, I encourage you to reserve and join what will be a spectacular family summer vacation! We owe a public acknowledgement of thanks to the organizers both in Canada and Friul for organizing what is going to be an incredible experience. For those who cannot attend the Congresso, our annual picnic will be taking place on Sunday, August 3rd, the civic holiday weekend. This traditional family event attracts more than a thousand persons for fun games and a generous helping of Frulanitat. I encourage all to come together to enjoy what is always a fun filled day. The al Fogolar restaurant has been a magnet for the Furlan community since the day our Famee opened. With a piece of polenta and “un tai”, we have gathered to celebrate the beauty of life's many milestones. I am excited to announce there will be an 'evolutionary' renovation of our beloved restaurant. Al Fogolar will be closed from June 15th, for two weeks to make the changes that will improve your experience at al Fogolar. We promise to maintain the much loved traditional feel, revitalized to celebrate our Furlanitat. The reopening of the restaurant shall feature a fantastic new menu that will include many traditional furlan favourites along with some amazing new flavours. Complementing the new menu will be a revised wine list with unique Furlan wines. However you choose to spend your summer, make it safe and happy. Matthew J. Melchior Thank You Villa Gambin Grand Prix Supporters Board of Directors Luigi Gambin† Matthew J. Melchior, President Mario Bomben, Vice-President Christina Pivetta, Treasurer Ivana Pontisso, Secretary Directors Clara Astolfo, Human Resources Roberto Clocchiatti, Social Group, Operations Mary Lovisa, Culture Vanessa Lovisa, 20 Somethings Mara Mian, Events George Rodaro, Membership Joe Zamparo, Development at Large Congratulations to Peter Koliviras who claimed victory and became only the second winner of the Villa Gambin Grand Prix. Emerging second and third to the Raw Integrated driver, after time trials and three elimination rounds on the challenging Grand Prix Kartways track with its fast sweeper (reminiscent of Curva Grande at Monza) and technical infield section (suggestive of the stadium section of the Hockenheimring) was Andrew “Axe” Bordin (Canaropa) and Andrew Pellerito (Dolvin Mechanical Contractors Limited). In total nearly ninety drivers from twenty-two teams participated in the 2014 Villa Gambin Grand Prix. A new element to the racing this year was the running of the inaugural Villa Gambin Grand Prix Celebrity Race. Sixteen celebrities from a wide spectrum of society (government, publishing, media, automotive industry, academia, healthcare, and property development) as well as board members from the Villa Leonardo Gambin Charity and the Famee Furlane Toronto participated in a multi-round competition. Congratulations to Fernando Zerillo (Creative Director & Co-Founder, Dolce Publishing Inc.) who finished in front of hard-charging Frank Serpa (President, Serpa Automotive Group – Serpa BMW) and Mattia Bello (Journalist, Lo Specchio). The day started like all typical Grand Prix weekends, breakfast (in this case sponsored by Carpenters and Allied Workers Local 27) followed immediately thereafter by two adrenaline rushing qualifying sessions where teammates were (continued on p.2) 2014 Oak Leaf Gala Forum Editors Paul Flumian In support of the Villa Leonardo Gambin Charity Ivana Pontisso Famèe Furlane Toronto 7065 Islington Ave. Woodbridge, ON L4L 1V9 T. 905.851.1166 F. 905.851.6863 www.fameefurlane.com [email protected] [email protected] Co-Chaired by Melissa Zamparo and Joseph Zamparo Saturday, October 18, 2014 Canadian Publication Agreement # 41167008 Famèe Furlane Toronto On Saturday, March 29th the Villa Gambin Grand Prix was once again greeted with overwhelming support from sponsors, corporate teams, donors, celebrities and passionate motorsports enthusiasts. The second edition of the unique go-kart fundraiser, yet again organized by Italo DiBonaventura, Perry Dolente and Paul Flumian, continued to bring awareness to the Villa Leonardo Gambin Charity and its long-term care residence as well as raising approximately $55,000 over the past two years. Forum2014_Summer_12_Forum'04Winter3 2014-08-08 1:21 PM Page 2 Villa Gambin Grand Prix (continued from p.1) Villa Leonardo Gambin Charity Board of Directors The Honourable Frank Iacobucci, Honorary Chair Jerry Buligan, Chair Rose Simone, Vice-Chair Clara Astolfo Gianni Ceschia Ralph Chiodo Luigi Gambin† Richard Gambin Matthew Melchior Armand Scaini Michael Volpatti Administrative Staff Paul Flumian, Executive Director Annette Zuccaro-Vanin, Residence Administrator www.villagambin.com competing against each other in order to be selected as their team's driver in the subsequent elimination rounds. Other sponsors of the Grand Prix included: Dolente Concrete & Drain and Dolvin Mechanical Contractor Limited (Shirt Sponsor); LiUNA Ontario Provincial District Council (Photography Sponsor); and Leisureworld Senior Care Corporation (Trophy Sponsor). engaged throughout the afternoon was returning track announcer, Frank "The Voice" Mazziotta. Planning for the 2015 Villa Leonardo Gambin has already begun, helping to ensure the continuing success of the distinctive fundraiser. Details will be announced in the autumn. While qualifying may have been "fun" the competitive nature of the event soon percolated to the surface in the quarter-finals, semi-finals and two-heat final. Though drivers were determined, they still had to drive fairly so as to not run afoul of the regulations which would cause them to have a visit with the Race Stewards, the Hon. Julian Fantino (Minister of Veteran Affairs) and the Hon. Frank Iacobucci (Honorary Chair, Villa Leonardo Gambin Charity). Keeping teams, drivers and spectators informed and Villa Gambin Grand Prix Corporate Participants (Team Name) Active Green + Ross Tire & Auto Centre (Active Green + Ross) Anpro Environmental (Anpro) Brokers Trust Insurance Group (Brokers Trust) Canaropa (Dorex G.P.) Carpenters and Allied Workers Local 27 (Team Wally World) Dolente Concrete & Drain Co. (Team Dolente and Dolente Racing) Gem-Kin Construction (Guerranello) Raw Integrated Inc. (RAW) GeriatRX Pharmacy (Sunday Drivers) Sherwood Plumbing Supplies Inc. (Sherwood Motorsports) Urbancorp Developments Inc. (Urbancorp) EMCO Corporation/Stellar Mechanical Inc. (EMCO / Stellar) Noble Corporation (Noble) Pizzaville Inc. (Pizzaville) Gammond Investments (Gammond) Pristine Printing Inc. (Team Pristine) Williams & Partners Chartered Professional Accountants LLP (Williams & Partners) Dolvin Mechanical Contractors (Team Plunger Racing and Team Leaky Faucet Racing) York Marble & Terrazzo Inc. (York Marble Speed) Villa Gambin Grand Prix Celebrity Race Participants The Hon. Julian Fantino Minister of Veteran Affairs Tom Brown Weather Anchor, CTV News Toronto John Amendola Editor / Publisher, snapd Gianni Ceschia Board Member, Villa Leonardo Gambin Charity Mattia Bello Journalist, Lo Specchio Jannet Brown Associate Director of Care Villa Leonardo Gambin Residence Kim Champion Editor, Vaughan Citizen Prof. Gabriella Colussi Arthur Italian Studies, York University Lois Cormack President & CEO, Leisureworld Senior Care Corporation Richard Gambin Board Member, Villa Leonardo Gambin Charity Frank Serpa President, Serpa Automotive Group Renato Zane Senior Director, OMNI News and Public Affairs Matthew Melchior President, Famee Furlane Toronto Fernando Zerillo Creative Director & Co-Founder, Dolce Publishing Inc. Fred Pristine President, Pristine Printing Inc. Madeline Zito Director, Public Affairs, Great Gulf Shirt Sponsor Trophy Sponsor Dolente Concrete & Drain Leisureworld Senior Care Corporation Breakfast Sponsor Dolvin Mechanical Contractors Carpenters and Allied Workers Local 27 Donations Photography Sponsor IC Savings and Credit Union Cooltech Air Systems Ltd. LiUNA Ontario Provincial District Council Special Thank You Race Steward, the Hon. Julian Fantino Stem Wine Group Inc. and Tony Macchione Grand Prix Kartways, including Anthony Romeo/Antonia DiCristofaro Race Steward, the Hon. Frank Iacobucci Race Announcer, Frank “The Voice” Mazziotta The Image Commission, including Nicki Bucci Volunteers: Jannet Brown, Vanessa Cataldi, Gemina Genchi and Vanessa Romero RETURN UNDELIVERABLE CANADIAN ADDRESSES TO: Famèe Furlane Toronto 7065 Islington Avenue, Woodbridge, Ontario L4L 1V9 Tel: 905-851-1166 Fax: 905-851-6863 Canadian Publication Agreement # 41167008 Forum provides information about events, programmes and issues concerning the Famèe Furlane Toronto, Villa Leonardo Gambin Charity and Friuli Benevolent Corporation. Forum is published four times a year. The editor reserves the right to limit, select, edit and position submitted copy and advertisements. Forum content may not be reprinted without acknowledgement and without the written permission of the writer and editor. 2 Forum2014_Summer_12_Forum'04Winter3 2014-08-08 1:21 PM Page 3 Photographs from the 2014 Villa Gambin Grand Prix (Please visit www.villagambin.com to see a complete listing of photographs) 3 Forum2014_Summer_12_Forum'04Winter3 2014-08-08 1:21 PM Page 4 Duchy in Italy and then to Patriarchate of Aquileia; all who contributed to making Cividale a small treasure of art. Codroipo - An area inhabited since the Roman age, the name derives from the Latin word ‘Quadrivium’ (a place where four roads meet). Villa Manin – Residence of the last Doge of Venice; this villa dates back to the 17th century and will serve as the majestic backdrop to the Closing Ceremonies and 40th Anniversary Celebrations. The celebrations are to include a tree planting commemoration along with special award and certificate presentations. FOGOLÂRS 2014 in FRIÛL 40esim ANIVERSARI de FEDERAZION dai FOGOLÂRS dal CANADA Friuli – Discovering Our Roots! Fogolârs Federation of Canada July 23-27, 2014 Reasons why you should attend FOGOLÂRS 2014 in FRIÛL: • Make new friends and networks • Relaxed and informative guided bus tours • Savour and experience exceptional Furlan food and wine • Experience the beauty and hear about the unique history of FRIULI • Don’t know Italian or Furlan? Tour guides will also speak in English • Great savings offered as package deal with both tours and lunches a great value! • Opportunity to attend and participate at the Ente Friuli nel Mondo Convention and Gathering on August 2-3 • It’s a ‘ONCE IN A LIFETIME’ experience; don’t miss out! Friuli’s hotspots that will be visited: Castello di Udine – 16th century castle is home to Parliament Hall. The council of the Patria del Friuli was one of the first parliaments in the world. The hall is opened exclusively for the Opening Ceremonies of FOGOLÂRS 2014. Gemona / Venzone – Picturesque towns rebuilt after the earthquake of 1976, have become the main symbols of the rebirth of the region. Lago di Cavazzo – Beautiful natural lake located in the Friulian Alps. The widest lake in FVG washes upon the three municipalities of Cavazzo Carnico, Bordano and Trasaghis. San Daniele – With endless views over the rolling country, it is world famous for its prosciutto and home to the Guarneriana Library; one of the most prestigious in Italy and the oldest in FVG. Valvasone – A medieval town rich in history and culture. Origins can be dated back to the Roman Empire. Pordenone – This provincial capital is a modern and lively town. The town hall is an example of the highly original Gothic architecture. Spilimbergo – Known as ‘town of mosaic’ and home to the world-renowned Scuola Mosaicisti del Friuli. In 2013 it shared the award ‘Jewel of Italy’ along with 20 other Italian towns. Fagagna – Situated among the hills and made up of seven ancient and distinct boroughs. Home to the Museum of Rural Life in Cjase Cocèl. Palmanova – A masterpiece of Venetian military architecture designed and built to defend borders against foreign threats. Based on a unique model; a perfectly symmetrical nine-pointed star with a central piazza. Aquileia – An extremely important archaeological area which is an UNESCO World Heritage Site. Excavations have brought to light the remains of a Roman forum, basilica, burial ground, mosaic floors and house foundations. Redipuglia – The scene of many battles during World War I, famous globally for its Military Sacrarium, and is the largest war memorial in Europe. A commemorative ceremony to mark the 100 year anniversary of the Great War will be observed, with participation by Canadian Minister of Veterans Affairs, The Hon. Julian Fantino; Canadian Ambassador to Italy, Peter McGovern and Honorary Consul, Primo I. DiLuca along with other dignitaries. Trieste – Capital of the region Friuli-Venezia Giulia. A seaport situated between the Adriatic Sea and Slovenia. Cividale – An UNESCO World Heritage Site founded in 53 B.C. by Julius Caesar with the name of Forum Iulii. It has been a crossroads of cultures and peoples. From Celts to Romans and the Lombards who made it the capital of their first For further questions and/or assistance, please feel free to contact the 2014 congress committee: Robert Bressan – Sault Ste. Marie – 705-256-9169 Ivano Cargnello – Ottawa – 613-413-0747 Paola Codutti – Montreal – 514-591-6292 Renzo Rigutto – Toronto – 416-455-0362 AnnaMaria Toppazzini – Winnipeg – 204-981-4880 Fausto Volpatti – Windsor – 519-735-1775 Joe Toso – Vancouver – 604-531-5518 ext. 229 Haven’t registered yet? What are you waiting for! We look forward to seeing you in Friuli! Further details available at www.congresso.fogolarsfederation.com **Program subject to change** FOGOLÂRS 2014 in FRIÛL Fogolârs Federation of Canada An experience not to be missed! Time is quickly running out for your opportunity to register for FOGOLÂRS 2014 in FRIÛL! What promises to be a great experience to learn more about our beautiful region of Friuli, visits will encompass some of Friuli’s most celebrated and historical sites and towns, to the modern day region we know today. In celebrating 40 years of the Fogolârs Federation of Canada, we will also remember the efforts of the founders of the Federation and look forward to the future generations that will carry forward the torch; not only for the Federation, but for our local Clubs as well. Please take a look at our flyer or visit www.congresso.fogolarsfederation.com for more information. Hoping to see many of you in Friuli, MANDI! Salvador Scholarship Famee Furlane Toronto Coro Application forms for the Salvador Scholarships are available at the Famèe Furlane Toronto, for the 2014-15 school year. Two scholarships are given annually to students who have a parent or grandparent born in Friuli, are enrolled in Ontario institutions and have a financial need to in order to continue with their post-secondary school studies. The Famee Furlane Toronto Coro is pleased and honoured to be accepted as part of the Famee Furlane Toronto Family. Our choir consists of a group of ladies who have been together for the past 27 years. Under the umbrella of the Famee Furlane Toronto we would like to open membership to men and women of all ages. No singing or music experience is necessary, only a love for singing and the desire to make new friends. Our goal is to have fun and maintain the Furlan culture through song. We will practice once a week at the Famee Furlane Toronto and will perform at Famee events, such as the annual Members’ Dinner, Picnic, Memorial Mass, Arie Di Natale, and Christmas Concert at Villa Leonardo Gambin. We are available to perform for other events upon request. If you are interested in joining our group or for more information please contact one of our Committee Members: Over the years, this scholarship has helped students in amounts up to $5,000 over the school year, enabling them to continue studies at universities and colleges in the province. Edoardo and Ada Salvador left funds to help students for 20 years, a very generous and thoughtful legacy. The funds are administered by a committee of the Famèe Furlane Toronto. Completed applications with accompanying documents must be returned to the Famèe Furlane Toronto by Friday, July 25, 2014. Carla Bomben, President, 905-817-0874 Neva Lorenzon, Secretary, 905-833-0829 Luisa Filipuzzi, Treasurer, 905-454-3382 Elda Maraldo, Honorary President, 416-244-4973 Carla Bomben Doreen Vanini 4 Forum2014_Summer_12_Forum'04Winter3 2014-08-08 1:21 PM Page 5 Calendar of Events 2014 New Members of the Famèe Furlane JULY Angee Moro-Verre Gianni Narduzzi Famèe Furlane Family and Friends Golf Tournament 6 9 Eta d’Oro Annual Picnic at the Veneto Club 23-27 Fogolâr Congresso 2014 in Friuli Mildred E. Narduzzi Pier Luigi Odorico AUGUST 3 Famèe Furlane Toronto Annual Picnic SEPTEMBER 2 10 30 Società Femminile Friulana General Meeting Famèe Furlane Toronto Women’s Auxiliary General Meeting Famèe Furlane Toronto General Members Meeting Events and/or dates may be subject to change For reservations and further information please call 905-851-1166 If you would like to share your events with us forward details and photographs to the Famèe Furlane. Famèe Furlane Picnic Sunday, August 3, 2014 Oakville Fogolârs Country Club 9:00 AM Doors Open 11:00 AM Mass Pesca, Swimming, BBQ Dinner, Adult and Children's Games Elise Valela In Memoriam No longer in our life to share, But in our hearts, always there Armida Ceschia Wife of Member Dino Ceschia Agostina Clabassi Mother of Member Fernando Clabassi Severino De Biasio Brother of Member Giuditta De Biasio Elio Lazzer Husband of Member Lidia Lazzer Luciano Masotti Member Luigi Mazzolini Member Fulvia Piticco Member of the Età D'Oro Group Lucia Caterina Quarin Member Maria Delia Rincon Grandmother of General Manager / Executive Chef Cristian Ariza Filomena “Melina” Zito and Grazio Zito Mother-in-law and Father-in-law of Member Paul Flumian 2014 Lifetime Members Entrance $6 per person, FREE for Children 10 & under (no pets) Gino Facca Elio Moretto Desiderio Paiero Milena Romanin Odorino Santarossa Joseph Sartor Attilio Scaini Luigi Tesan Enore Tomini 5 Forum2014_Summer_12_Forum'04Winter3 2014-08-08 1:21 PM Page 6 Come and join us Wednesday, June 18, 2014 Carrying Place Golf & Country Club 16750 Weston Road, Kettleby, Ontario L0G 1J0 44th FAMÈE FURLANE TORONTO Tee Off Time: 12:30 Shotgun Start Dinner: 7:00 p.m. Famèe Furlane Toronto For golfing information including sponsorship opportunities, please call 905-851-1166 GOLF CLASSIC supporting The Golf Classic will also benefit other local charities. VILLA LEONARDO GAMBIN CHARITY Famee Furlane Family and Friends 12th Annual Golf Tournament Sunday, July 6th, 2014 The Highlands Golf Club 23 Brownlee Drive, Bradford, Ontario L3Z 2A4 Tel: 905-775-3239/800-528-6433 • www.highlandsgolf.ca Price: Adults - $130 *18 and Under - $100 Dinner Only: $50 Putting Contest: 3 balls for $5 (Includes Golf, Cart, Dinner) For Registration and Information contact: Gino Facca: 416-633-5685 Daniele Vuaran: 905-552-0110 Tony Picco: 416-249-2704 Carla Bomben: 905-817-0874 REGISTER NOW!!! WITH YOUR FAMILY AND FRIENDS FOR A FUN DAY OF GOLF AND GREAT FOOD. Registration Forms can be picked up at the Famee Furlane office or from a Committee member. Cultural Corner Generation Dinner Dance Our 4th annual Generation Dinner Dance hosted by the Famee Furlane Balarins, was held on Saturday March 1 2014. It proved to be a very enjoyable evening where those of all ages, children, youth, parents and grandparents gathered together to share a meal and spend time together as a family. The evening began with a delicious dinner and a performance by the Famee Furlane Balarins. This was followed by music, dancing and a raffle. A special thank you to all who generously donated prizes for the raffle: Lucy Cosolo and Hearing First, Steve and Carla Bresil and Bresil Climate Services, Clara Astolfo and IC Savings, Gigi Imports Brampton, Fortinos Brampton, Mastermind Toys and Famee Furlane Toronto. An extra special thank you goes to an anonymous donor who donated the grand prize, a thirty six inch Sony Flat Screen TV. Adult Furlan Classes The Culture Committee offered a series of Adult Furlan Language Classes that began Wednesday March 19 and ended April 23 2014. The classes were held each Wednesday night from 7:30 to 9:30pm at the Famee Furlane Toronto. Each class included a language segment, a talk on Friulian History and Culture and a sampling of a Furlan specialty dish. The classes were very much enjoyed by all of the participants as they increased their knowledge of the Friulian language and heritage. The highlight of the evening that everyone looked forward to was tasting the delicious Furlan dishes prepared by the very talented Lucy Cosolo. Some of these included polenta,” formadi” (cheese), “umid” (stew), “mignestre di fazoi” (bean soup), frico, homemade gnocchi, prosciutto e salami and crostoli (made by Lorena Qualizza). The last class was a cooking workshop which was held at Gianni Ceschia’s Culinary Studio 2000. Gianni taught the students a bit about the history of the Friulian cuisine and he taught them how to prepare some special Furlan dishes. A special thank you goes to Gianni Ceschia for generously offering this special cooking class 6 for the students, and for the delicious food that was enjoyed by all. A very special acknowledgement and thank you goes to Mattia Bello who led the language classes, Lorena Qualizza and Lucy Cosolo who helped prepare the course and materials, and for the delicious dishes that Lucy Cosolo worked hard to prepare. A thank you also goes to Vanessa Lovisa who gave the talks on Friulian History and Culture. I would especially like to thank all of the students who attended the classes and for their passion and ambition in wanting to learn about their Furlan language and heritage. The Culture Committee will be offering another series of Adult Furlan Language classes in the fall 2014 which have been tentatively set to begin Wednesday September 17th to November 5 2014. They will take place on Wednesday nights from 7:30 to 9:30 pm. Youth ages 15 and up are also welcome. Adult Italian Language Classes The Culture Committee is currently offering Italian Language Classes. They started on April 30th and will run through to June 18 2014 on Wednesday nights from 7:30 to 9:30 pm. The classes are taught by Mattia Bello who is an Italian journalist with Lo Specchio and an Italian Language teacher with Centro Scuola. Lions Club International The president of the Italian Lions Club International Enrico Pons, has invited the Famee Furlane Balarins to represent the Italian delegation in the International Lions Club Parade that will take place in downtown Toronto July 5 2014. The Lions Clubs International will be holding their annual convention in Toronto this July in which Lions Clubs worldwide reunite. For anyone who is interested in attending the parade, further information can be obtained by calling the Famee Furlane Office and leaving a message for Mary Lovisa. Mary Lovisa Forum2014_Summer_12_Forum'04Winter3 2014-08-08 1:21 PM Page 7 The Famèe Furlane Toronto—Italian-Canadian Archives Project The Famee Furlane Toronto—Italian-Canadian Archives Project (“ICAP”) committee held its inaugural workshop on Saturday, 3 May 2014 titled “The Future of Our Past: Discovering and Preserving Our Immigrant Experiences” led by guest lecturer and archivist, Dr. Gabriele Scardellato from York University. Dr. Scardellato presented a variety of documents, both print materials and oral histories, in order to highlight the vital importance of documenting immigration trajectories and life stories, each of which contributes to an understanding of the unique contributions to Canadian social and family history. All participants agreed that this workshop was essential in offering the Friuli campus community an introduction to the “why” and “how” it may develop a process for the preservation not only of existing collections, but also the collection, organization and preservation of individual family materials and stories. FFT—ICAP plans to organize a new series of practical workshops in Fall-Winter 2014-15. On 9-10 May 2014, ICAP held its 4th annual workshop and national launch in Gatineau/Ottawa. Lauretta Santarossa, as chair of FFT—ICAP attended on behalf of the committee and brought a selection of original documents for viewing. The entire Santarossa family attended ICAP’s official national launch and screening of the documentary, Saturnia, by Ferdinando Dell’Omo and Lilia Topuzova. Saturnia (2012) shadows the complex history of the once-striking ship that was responsible for transporting thousands of Italian immigrants to Pier 21 in Halifax. The story of immigration is narrated through the distant memories and vivid recollections of lived experiences of five passengers, each of whom now lives in various cities across Canada. These courageous people share their real-life tragedies, celebrations, adjustments, and hardships since arriving in North America. Mr. Santarossa was himself a passenger on Saturnia, as are numerous other Toronto Furlan Italians. Friûl Infats by Jason Moretto QUESTIONS: 1. Where does Friuli-Venezia Giulia rank in geographical area relative to the 20 regions of Italy? 2. In what town was the main castle burnt down in a peasants’ uprising and then damaged by a serious earthquake, both in 1511? 3. Who ended Friulano Primo Carnera’s boxing career with two straight defeats? 4. In what year was Concordia Sagittaria, previously the Roman town of Iulia Concordia, transferred from Friuli to the province of Veneto? 5. What was the name of the road from Tergeste (Trieste) to Parentium (Poreč) in Regio X of the Roman Empire? 6. How many municipalities are there in Friuli-Venezia Giulia? 7. How did Friuli-Venezia Giulia vote in the 2006 Italian constitutional referendum, ultimately rejected by 61% of Italians, which would have increased significant power to the regions? 8. Who is the author of influential travelogues, has several mountain routes named after him and is considered a father of mountaineering in the Julian Alps? 9. Where did the first Austrian military pilot die by accidentally crashing at an airfield? 10.Where was Debora Serracchiani, current President of Friuli-Venezia Giulia, born? ICAP’s national launch, hosted by the Canadian Museum of History and led by one of ICAP’s founding members, curator Mauro Peressini comprised the ICAP executive, its board members, community leaders, scholars from all parts of Canada, as well as local Ottawa Italian-Canadian community members and interested professionals. ICAP was very pleased that Ivano Cargnello, president of the Fogolars Federation of Canada also participated and ICAP hopes to expand its community outreach with Furlans across Canada. In 2015, the Italian Cultural Centre in Vancouver will play host to ICAP’s 5th annual national workshop/conference. We invite everyone to visit www.icap.ca and join us in supporting its mandate through appropriate levels of membership. Gabriella Colussi Arthur Saturnia. A Still Ocean Films Inc. Production. DVD copies can be purchased at www.stilloceanfilms.com; $20. 20-Somethings The past few months have sparked much excitement among the 20Somethings as we have been partaking in events that have helped solidify the strength of our Friulian heritage. In addition to dancing the night away at the annual Generation Dinner Dance and attending Furlan classes at the Famee, the group organized some key events that have been instrumental in drawing in many new faces. In February, the 20-Somethings hosted a jewellery event showcasing beautiful pieces from the Stella and Dot collection for the spring and summer months. We have also organized a Line Dancing Event at Rock N’ Horse Saloon downtown, an evening of fun-filled dancing and laughter. We look forward to the summer months Stella and Dot Jewellery party ahead as we prepare for Congresso 2014 and our big summer barbecue event. We hope to keep this momentum shining well into the remainder of the year and we continue to encourage many youth to come out and participate in our events! Vanessa Lovisa Director, 20-Somethings Line Dancing event at Rock N' Horse Saloon Thank You Friuli Centre Volunteers On Thursday, April 24, 2014 the Famee Furlane Toronto celebrated the volunteers who have spent countless hours at the Friuli Centre Campus helping out and supporting in a variety of ways. From the "maintenance boys" to the Activities Committee; many dedicate their personal time to helping at the Friuli Centre Campus which encompasses the Villa Leonardo Gambin Charity and Residence and Friuli Terrace. Everyone had a great time relaxing, enjoying a wonderful dinner by general manager/executive chef, Cristian Ariza, and just chatting with their friends. Our The Famee Furlane Toronto and ICFF present, ZORAN, IL MIO NIPOTE SCEMO (part of the Italian Contemporary Film Fesitival) Directed by Mateo Oleotto and starring Giuseppe Battiston, Teco Celio, Rok Prasnikar, Marjuta Slamic, Roberto Citran and Sylvain Chomet. Nominated for numerous 2014 “David di Donatello” awards including Best New Director (Mateo Oleotto) and Best New Actor (Giuseppe Battiston). Winner of the “Audience Award” (Premio del Pubblico) at the recent 70th Venice International Film Fesitival. Thursday, June 19 Colossus Vaughan Cinemas (Highway 7 at Weston Road in Woodbridge) Reception: 7:00pm Movie: 9:00pm Reception and Screening: $30 For tickets please call the Famee Furlane Toronto at 905-851-1166. volunteers also enjoyed the presentation by guest speakers, Mr. and Mrs Stan Bertoia who spoke about the value of volunteering, on behalf of their son Daniel, who died from a brain tumour. They have carried on his legacy with a commitment to raising research funds for this type of cancer through "Skate with Daniel". A commitment that requires dedicated volunteering. If you are interested in learning more, please visit their website "skatewithdaniel". I want to personally thank all of the volunteers who put so much effort at the Friuli Campus; without you we would not be as successful as we are today. Grazie, Mara Mian. 7 Forum2014_Summer_12_Forum'04Winter3 2014-08-08 1:21 PM Page 8 I quattro presidenti Usa sul Monte Rushmore sono opera del friulano Del Bianco, amico di Carnera Il monumento dedicato ai quattro presidenti degli Stati Uniti sul Monte Rushmore è uno dei complessi scultorei più famosi al mondo. Questa icona americana porta con sé una storia mai raccontata: quella del friulano Luigi Del Bianco, l'uomo che rifinì i volti di George Washington, Thomas Jefferson, Theodore Roosevelt e Abraham Lincoln. Il giornalista americano Doug Gladstone lo scrive per la prima volta in un libro, “Carving a Niche for Himself; The Untold Story of Luigi Del Bianco and Mount Rushmore”, uscito ad aprile per Bordighera Press. L'autore parla alla Famee Furlane di Toronto di questa incredibile storia di immigrazione italiana. Luigi Del Bianco in Gutzon Borglum's studio at Mount Rushmore with the models for George Washington and Abraham Lincoln. Notice the torso and full dress on Washington; Borglum had originally planned to make Rushmore more than just the four faces, but lack of funding, skilled laborers and faulty rock precluded that. (Photo courtesy of Del Bianco Family Collection) Chi era Del Bianco e che ruolo ha avuto nell'opera che si trova sul massiccio delle Black Hills, in Dakota del sud, completata nel 1941? “Del Bianco veniva da Meduno, in provincia di Pordenone, ed era un caro amico di Primo Carnera. Luigi fu assunto come capo intagliatore nel 1933, con il compito di rifinire le espressioni del viso dei presidenti. In un'intervista del 1966 al giornale Yonkers Herald Statesman, Del Bianco disse che “gli occhi di Lincoln devono“ parlare” da molte miglia di distanza. Conosco molto bene ogni linea e cresta, ogni piccolo solco e tutti i dettagli di quella testa””. Come mai il nome di Del Bianco viene a galla solo oggi? “Bella domanda. Se non fosse stato per la caparbietà del figlio defunto di Del Bianco, Caesar, e del nipote Lou, nessuno sarebbe venuto a conoscenza della storia di Luigi. Caesar e Lou sono stati quelli che hanno scoperto la corrispondenza privata di Gutzon Borglum (lo scultore incaricato alla realizzazione del monumento, ndr) nella Biblioteca del Congresso americano, dove si attesta quanto importante fosse Del Bianco per il progetto. E nonostante tutte queste prove schiaccianti, il governo federale ancora si rifiuta di riconoscere il suo ruolo sul Monte Rushmore”. Come si spiega tale posizione del governo americano? “Il grande problema è la ridicola intransigenza dell'United States Department of the Interior's National Park Service nel non voler dare credito a persone diverse da Gutzon e Lincoln Borglum. Ma Luigi era il capo intagliatore. A lui fu affidato il compito di dare a quei quattro volti presidenziali la “raffinatezza espressiva”, regalando loro un cuore e un'anima. Il Monte Rushmore è il punto di riferimento più iconico negli Stati Uniti. E Del Bianco ha lasciato un'impronta indelebile che riguarda il contributo degli immigrati (potenzialmente) in tutto il mondo: non riconoscere ciò è semplicemente sbagliato”. Forse la “discriminazione” deriva proprio dal fatto che era un immigrato? “Non posso dimostrare pregiudizi o discriminazioni. E dato che Luigi è morto 45 anni fa, non abbiamo neppure ricordi orali da cui attingere. Quello che si sa è che era una persona estremamente riservata, e non aveva un buon rapporto con i suoi colleghi. Nelle carte di Borglum si legge che i lavoratori che hanno supervisionato del Bianco a Keystone, nel South Dakota, non erano proprio entusiasti che fosse stata chiamata una persona di New York a lavorare al monumento. Penso si trattasse di gelosia, anche perché Luigi aveva un salario più alto degli altri”. Che emozioni regala questo libro? “Se il lettore è italiano si sentirà estremamente orgoglioso della sua cultura. Potrebbe provare anche rabbia. Perché Ermelindo Ardolino è famoso per il suo lavoro presso la Cattedrale di St. John the Divine a New York, come sono famosi i fratelli Piccirilli che hanno scolpito la gigantesca statua di Lincoln di Daniel Chester French per il Lincoln Memorial. Ma chi conosce l'opera di Luigi del Bianco sul monte Rushmore? Sono del parere che non ci si deve aspettare giustizia per sé stessi a meno che non ci sia giustizia anche per gli altri. Spero che anche tramite il mio lavoro Luigi riesca ad ottenere i riconoscimenti che si merita”. Luigi (left) and Primo Carnera, who won the heavyweight boxing championship at Madison Square Garden on June 27, 1933. Carnera was from the neighboring village of Sequalls in the Italian Province of Pordenone. (Courtesy of the Del Bianco Family Collection) Cosa si può imparare da questa incredibile storia? “Sembrerà banale, ma Del Bianco dimostra che la storia non è sempre “scolpita sulla pietra”. Il grande merito di Caesar e Lou è di aver mostrato alle persone che la storia ha diversi aspetti, e bisogna prendere in considerazione tutti questi aspet ti per apprezzare le cose fino in fondo. Ammiro la loro volontà di mantenere viva la storia della propria famiglia per le generazioni future, e l'orgoglio che dimostrano verso le loro origini”. La scoperta su Del Bianco può in qualche modo cambiare la storia dell'immigrazione italiana negli Stati Uniti? “Del Bianco può non essere un nome familiare a molti, ma dovrebbe esserlo. Ci sono state molte omissioni nel racconto della storia degli italiani negli Stati Uniti e in Canada. È una cosa tipica (in particolare) della gente friulana aver portato in Nordamerica non solo le proprie aziende ed energie, ma anche le conoscenze del Vecchio Continente. Spero di essere stato in grado di dare a questo maestro intagliatore il riconoscimento che merita”. Chi volesse acquistare il libro “Carving a Niche for Himself; The Untold Story of Luigi Del Bianco and Mount Rushmore” può ordinarlo chiamando Small Press Distribution al'800-869-7553. Mattia Bello (Maggio 2014) ǯ Ƭ ͷ 8 Ǥ Ǥ Forum2014_Summer_12_Forum'04Winter3 2014-08-08 1:21 PM Page 9 Celebrating Traditions Celebrating International Women's Day has been adopted by the Famee Furlane Women’s Auxiliary and has become one of its annual traditions. They feel honoured and privileged to host this event in support of various charities within the community. This year, International Women's Day was commemorated at the Famee FurlaneToronto, on Friday, March 7th. It was a well attended event in support of the Shining Through Centre, an organization which supports children with autism. Following the evening's events, a cheque in the amount of three thousand dollars was presented to Nadia Singh and Kristina Ninyo, fundraising coordinators for the Shining Through Centre. During the course of the evening, Professor Gabriella Colussi Arthur addressed the participants with an informative flash back, which highlighted her experiences growing up within an immigrant family, the mother's role, and the opportunities that arose due to her higher education. She is a testament to where we were and how far we've come. A special thank you to all our sponsors for their generous gifts of time, prizes and money. In particular, a heartfelt thank you to the Honourable Julian Fantino who came out to distribute the symbolic mimosa, propose a toast in honor of International Women’s Day and bring greetings from the Prime Minister of Canada, Stephen Harper. Renata Morassut Gruppo Età d’Oro Gruppo Età d’Oro Luigi Tedesco, President Antonietta Santarossa, Vice President Bruno Blasutti, Treasurer Domenic D’Agnolo, Secretary Directors Lucia Quarin Gina Comisso Silvana Marson Siamo all`inizio della bella stagione le giornate si sono allungate e, fa pure qualche bella giornata di sole, per farci scordare il lungo e freddo inverno. Come sempre, noi del gruppo Età d`Oro ci ritroviamo ogni Mercoledi pomeriggio alla Famèe, chì per una partita a carte, chì per il Bingo, oppure semplicemente per fare quatro chiaccchiere in allegra compagnia, magari con biscotti ed un buon caffè gentilmente offerti dalle Signore del nostro validissimo Comitato. Durante l`Anno viene servito il panettone il primo mercoledi di Gennaio, a Pasqua la tradizionale colomba, formaggio e grissini con un Taiut in Marzo e, a Novembre la Castagnatta, e ancje in chest câs; o blanch o neri baste ch’al sedi bon, Quattro sono i banchetti ufficiali che il nostro Comitato mette in calendario ogni anno, e sono: quello di S.Valentino, la festa della Mamma e Papà, quello del Ringraziamento, ed infine il Banchetto di Natale ed il menu’viene scelto ogni volta con attenzione. Quest’anno il Banchetto della Mamma e Papà che si terra il 14 di Maggio prossimo nel salone della nostra sede, i festeggiati dell’anno saranno per la Mamma: Bruna Granziera il Papà sarà Candido Zorzi, ad ognuno di loro verra consegnata una targa ricordo. Il Picnic come al solito si svolgerà in Luglio presso il Centro Veneto sotto il capanone, e come sempre, tante saranno le delizzie portate da casa. si fara come ogni anno una gara di Briscola, ed il giocco del Bingo, ma anche tanto altro, per una gionata molto divertente. Il Comitato sta lavorando per mettere assieme un viaggio e, dare a tutto il gruppo di partecipanti, che siamo certi saranno numerosi, per una giornata indimenticabile. Partenza dalla Famee e rientro nel tardo pomeriggio sempre alla Famee. Tutte le informazioni vi saranno date al piu’ presto. Vi aspettiamo, perche sara per tutti una nuova esperienza, Gruppo Eta` d`Oro Friûl Infats Famèe Furlane Toronto & Hearing First present: 2014 WORLD CUP Italy vs. England June 14, 2014 6:00 PM Admission $5 Complementary Meal & Cash Bar Limited Seating: First 400 People Call 905-851-1166 to inquire about future games. 2014 Oak Leaf Gala In support of the Villa Leonardo Gambin Charity Saturday, October 18, 2014 Co-Chaired by Melissa Zamparo and Joseph Zamparo For details, please visit www.villagambin.com or call 905-856-7619 ANSWERS: 1. 17th of 20 regions 2. Tarcento, Udine 3. Luigi Musina (born in Gorizia, 1914 –1990) 4. 1838 5. Via Flavia 6. 218 7. Votes were 49.2% in favour and 50.8% against 8. Julius Kugy (Gorizia, 1858 – Trieste, 1944) 9. Gorizia 10. Rome, Italy 9 Forum2014_Summer_12_Forum'04Winter3 2014-08-08 1:21 PM Page 10 This winter was filled with snow, but activities were present to warm seniors spirits at Friuli Terrace. Friuli Benevolent Corporation Friuli Terrace Valentine’s Day / Biscotti To celebrate Valentines day this year, the tenants at Fruili Terrace worked very hard to make delicious heart shaped sugar cookies. The following day, we enjoyed a special luncheon catered by Gianni Cheshia. The tenants enjoyed a traditional Italian lunch followed by the homemade heart shaped cookies made by the seniors to pair with their coffee. Everyone had a wonderful time! Board of Directors Armand Scaini, President Franco Daneluzzi, Vice President & Treasurer Marisa Zanini, Secretary Angela Bosa-Slokar, Director Mary Francescutti, Director Mara Querin, Director Friuli Terrace 60 Friuli Court Woodbridge, ON L4L 8E8 T. 905-856-4922 F. 905-856-9489 www.friuliterrace.com [email protected] Friuli Terrace is an apartment complex for independent seniors. The ladies at Fruili Terrace also recieved roses from Minister Julian Fantino for Valentines day during the annual Tour of Roses. A special thank you goes out to Minister Fantino for all he does for the seniors at Friuli Terrace. Easter Luncheon / Pane di Pasqua The seniors at Fruili terrace spent the day before the Easter Luncheon eagerly baking Easter sweet bread. We would like to thank Maria Caruso for leading the baking demonstration and Angela Silveiri and Rita Venier who oversaw the baking. Our seniors love spending time and dedicating themselves to doing something for the others. The sweet easter bread made by the seniors was enjoyed at the luncheon. We also took part in a Food drive for St. Rochs church as part of our Easter Celebrations to help those in need during the holidays. Birthday Party-Carnival Theme Our Birthday Parties at the end of each month are fun events that we all enjoy. For our March birthday party we had a carnival theme. Some of the seniors dressed up in costumes and opened up the celebration with a parade of Italian songs. During March break, family members came in and worked with the seniors to create masks for the birthday party. The students and seniors created some very beautiful masks for the party as well as some wonderful memories. It was definitely an event to remember. We would also like to thank Councilor Tony Carella who takes the time from his busy schedule to partake in our monthly birthday celebrations. Councilor Carella attends these special events always bringing personalized birthday cards, certificates and little gifts for the seniors. This means a lot to both the staff and seniors at Friuli Terrace. Bocce Tournament On May 6th we hosted the 55+ York Region Bocce Tournament at Friuli Bocce courts. This is an event that is eagerly awaited at Friuli Terrace. Tenants and guests from the surrounding area spent many hours practicing for this annual event. 14 seniors/guests came from York Region to partake in the Bocce Tournament for a chance at gold, silver or bronze medals. Our tenants Liliana Gobbo and Elio Morettin won the gold medal; Ezio Pezzutti and Mina De Luca won the silver medal; Rino Bagnarol and Onorina Cognolato won the bronze medal. It was a very happy ending for all our tenants that practice all year around for this big day. The tournament was followed by a delicious lunch and a coronation ceremony for the winning participants. A big thank you goes to our volunteer Anna Marie Carreiro for helping through the busy day, but more importantly for taking beautiful pictures for all participants to enjoy with their families. Adult Day Program and CHATS The Board of the Friuli Benevolent Corporation is very pleased to announce that CHATS – Community & Home Assistance to Seniors and the Friuli Benevolent Corporation (Friuli Terrace) have undertaken a new and exciting funding integration. This integration transferred Friuli Terrace’s Adult Day Program, Assisted Living Services, Social Recreation Program, and related funding to CHATS. As of April 1, CHATS now delivers the programs, and is accountable to the Central Local Health Integration Network for the funding it now receives for the programs. This funding integration came as a result of the Ontario government’s new Assisted Living for High Risk Seniors Policy. It was developed to improve services to seniors who need it the most. Part of the criteria for the policy is the de-linking of housing and service provision – meaning, organizations could not both own the housing and deliver the support services. The new policy created an exciting opportunity for Friuli Terrace and CHATS to work together. The two organizations determined they would be a great fit, as both have similar care cultures, and can leverage each other’s respective areas of expertise – CHATS, in its 10 provision of seniors’ care, and Friuli Terrace with its unique Italian ethno-specific focus. Every Friuli Terrace tenant/client currently receiving service will continue to do so – and in fact, the Assisted Living Program has expanded to provide 24/7 care, and the Adult Day Program expanded to five days a week, with enrollment increased to 25 people per day. Ethno-specific Italian programming will continue, and staff will remain the same – as CHATS employees. CHATS staff maintains an office at Friuli Terrace, enabling them to deliver the on-site programs and services. CHATS and the Friuli Benevolent Corporation will continue to work together to ensure the health and independence of Friuli Terrace’s seniors. About CHATS: CHATS supports the health and wellness needs of more than 7,600 seniors and caregivers in York Region and South Simcoe, allowing seniors to continue to live in their own homes comfortably and safely. Established in 1980, CHATS is a not-forprofit charitable organization, with about 580 volunteers and about 250 staff. Angela Bosa-Slokar Forum2014_Summer_12_Forum'04Winter3 2014-08-08 1:21 PM Page 11 VILLA LEONARDO GAMBIN RESIDENCE Carnevale On Friday, March 7th residents and staff of the home celebrated Carnevale in the Multi-Purpose Room with entertainment by beautiful flamingo dancers. The event was made even more special with festive hats, masks, and pictures on display. Delicious bombe desserts were enjoyed by all! Irish for a Day! Villa Leonardo Gambin Residence celebrated St. Patrick's Day March 17th with Irish music by Neal Pupulin. This event commemorates the life of St Patrick, a missionary who worked in Ireland. He played an important role in converting the inhabitants of Ireland to Christianity. Now, his feast day is an opportunity to celebrate Irish culture, and residents did so with plenty of green beer! La Festa Di San Giuseppe La Festa Di San Giuseppe celebration started with morning mass and a blessing of the bread, and pictures with the San Giuseppe statue lent to the home for the occasion by St. Roch’s Church. In the afternoon the celebration continued with entertainment by Franco Pagliaro, where residents and family sampled fresh baked zeppole! Good Friday Procession Community Clean Up! On Friday, March 29th residents, Father Phil from St. Roch’s Church, volunteers and staff of the home congregated together at 10am in the Multi-Purpose Room to reflect and pray the stations of the cross, dress in costume and mirror the days before the crucifixion. New Stations of the Cross were created by our Men’s Group. It was a moving event for residents and appreciated by all in attendance. Tuesday, April 22nd residents, volunteers, staff, and families participated in our VLG Clean Up for Earth Day. Spring brings better weather and snow melts which unfortunately reveals unwanted garbage. Everyone joined together to help restore our community to its pristine beauty. Snacks and refreshments followed as a thank you for everyone’s hard work! HISTORIC, ENGAGING, INSPIRING Written by Prof. Gabriella Colussi Arthur Celebrating the Villa Leonardo Gambin Charity and its long term care residence for seniors and adults with special needs. Made possible through the assistance of IC Savings (Italian Canadian Savings & Credit Union) To order your hardcover copy, only $25.00, please call 905-856-7619 or visit our website, www.villagambin.com 11 Forum2014_Summer_12_Forum'04Winter3 2014-08-08 1:21 PM Page 12 Villa Leonardo Gambin Charity Donors January 1, 2013 to May 1, 2014 1555091 Ontario Limited 2020502 Ontario Inc. A. Franzolini Limited A. 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The Sam Sorbara Charitable Foundation The Steel Building Company Ltd. Thornbrook Home Care Inc. Tilzen Holdings Limited Titon, Luciano and Mirella Tomasetig, Angela, Nives Molteni, Adriano Tonello and Leonida Tonello Tomei, Carlo and Sonia Toneguzzo, Giovanni and Esterina Tonon, Arnaldo and Milena Tossutti, Victor Travierso, Attilio and Michelina Tridel Corporation Troian, Arturo and Luisa University Plumbing & Heating Ltd. (Mario Fattore) Urbancorp Developments Inc. Vanin, Pietro Veale-Morello, Carol and Renzo Morello Vetro, Pasquale Vettese, Dorothy Viola-Hodges, Nadia Volpatti, Hilary Wilk, Marcey Williams & Partners Consulting Wilson, Brian and Doretta Wilson, Edith Wippel, Poldi Wolfe, Debra Woolley, Doug and Mary Yasny, Malcolm and Gloria York Marble Tile & Terrazzo Inc. Zacchigna, Giovanni and Gioconda Zanardo, Verna and Anthony Zanel, John and Renza Zavattin, Giovanni and Arletta Zeni, Ezio and Elda Zidner, Sandra (HBHC N.W. Team) Zocco, Orazio and Jana Zorzi, Susan Zucchiatti, Ray and Beth Zuech, Robert and Mara In Honour Clara Astolfo Erida Battiston Ugo and Lidia Benvenuto Alice Biasucci Domitilla Bidinost Emilia Bortolin Giovanni Colussi Elio Cossarini Maria Crema Domitilla De Luca Renato and Giovanna Gottardo Tony and Donna Grella Tita Pegolo John Peloso Theresa Phillipo Bruno and Agnese Praturlon Antonio and Sandra Presot Antinesca Visentin In Memoriam Alessandro Bartucci Nino Batello Ivano Bortolussi Bruno Bottos Dina Bratty Luigi “Gigi” Burlon Giuseppe and Giuseppina Canale Maria Canderan Antonio Creglia Erminia Culos Elda DePiero Ken Elsie Francesca Fant Vitaliano Favot Adelia Favret Teresa Filippo Alfonso Gallucci Danilio Guerra Gastone Guerra Guido Liut Elda Marcocchio Giuseppina Marrello Antonietta Mason Otello Ongaro Santina Panacci Beppi Paron Shelly Pauleto Paolo Pavan Michael Pelaggi Pearl Wilma Penney Eugenio and Anna Peressini Antonio “Tony” Piasentin Fulvia Piticco Maria Rigutto Carlo Ripoll Caterina Riverso Benito Francesco Rotella Remigio Serdoz Marco Sist Iris Cancian Staniscia Luigi Tondat Benvenuto Tonello Maria Vanin Armida Vigutto General Donations • In Memory • In Honour • Securities • In Tribute • Special Events We sincerely appreciate the generosity of the above who have donated to the Charity. All efforts are made to ensure proper acknowledgement of each donor. Yes. I want to support the Villa Leonardo Gambin Long Term Care Residence. Enclosed is my gift of: $250 $100 $75 $50 Other $ Charge to: Visa MasterCard American Express Card No. Expiry Date: Signature Salutation: Mr. Mrs. Ms. Dr. Name: Address: City: Postal Code: Email Address: Please make cheque payable to: Villa Leonardo Gambin Charity 7065 Islington Avenue, Woodbridge, ON L4L 1V9 12 Prov. Tel. Thank you for supporting the Villa Leonardo Gambin Charity. Together we are building a mosaic of care.