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The Heroine of a Thousand Pieces: the Judith Mosaics of Lilian Broca

A full house was present at il Centro’s Museo to celebrate the opening night of the exhibit “The Heroine of a Thousand Pieces: the Judith Mosaics of Lilian Broca.” Not even a torrential rain storm could stop the crowd from attending to view the stunning results of four years of meticulous, hard work. “This will be one of &hellip Continue reading »

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Looking back at Vancouver’s original Italian Pioneers

  “It’s a bit surreal to see this project finally come to fruition, but it’s been great,” says Angela Clarke, il Centro’s Museo* Curator, who has been tirelessly working on coordinating this exhibit amongst other events for the past two years. The exhibit, entitled “Società degli Emigrati:** The History of Italian Canadians in Vancouver,” is &hellip Continue reading »

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Two Green Thumbs Up for il Centro’s Community Garden

  Italians show their love through food and eating well, so here I arrive, at the Italian Cultural Centre (fondly known as il Centro*) armed with a box of pizza from Sciue`, a couple of limonate*^ in my purse, ready to chat with Angela Falco, the creative, savvy, Communications Coordinator at il Centro, about the &hellip Continue reading »

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The ‘Finale’ of Vancouver’s Istituto Italiano di Cultura

After 34 years of constant activity, the Istituto Italiano di Cultura will be closing its doors at the end of September. The closing of Italian Cultural Institutes is not an uncommon practice these days. Due to budget cuts in Italy, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs has decided to close several other institutes around the world, &hellip Continue reading »

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More Events During Italian Heritage Month

Ciao Ragazzi! There are still more events happening before the end of June for Italian Heritage Month! On Sunday, June 24th, there will be the ‘Festa Italiana at the Italian Cultural Centre in Vancouver. It’s an outdoor festival for the family (Friends of Ferrari will be there for the little Ferrari drivers). Of course there &hellip Continue reading »

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Day 3 of Season 2 – It’s a Wrap!

Ciao Ragazzi! It has been an exciting few days, and our last day was no different: Domenico and I had a wonderful time at the Strawberry Tea festival in Yale, BC. Located at the Historic Yale Site, there were lots of games, entertainment, food, and a wonderful crowd. Thank you to Deb Zervini at the &hellip Continue reading »

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Day 2: The Trail Extravaganza!

Ciao Ragazzi! Driving through a green, rolling hillside, up the side of a mountain (there was snow! And it’s June!), then down the other side to arrive in the very welcoming town of Trail. We met up with members of the Colombo Lodge, grabbed a fantastic coffee at the Trail Coffee & Tea shop (they &hellip Continue reading »

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Day 1 Complete of Season 2 Filming

Ciao Ragazzi! Day 1 of filming has wrapped for the day; we had a great time hanging out at Hester Creek Estate Winery (a gorgeous Tuscan inspired venue, with an incredible view of the desert valley). A huge thank you to Mark Sheridan for assisting with the coordination of the scheduling, and ‘mille grazie’ to &hellip Continue reading »

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Italian Day on the Drive 2012

If you’re in the East Vancouver area on Sunday, June 10th, stop by Commercial drive to enjoy of the of ‘La Dolce’ Vita’ vibe! Party starts at 12:00pm until 8:00pm. For more information please visit the Italian Centre calendar

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Updates for Season 2

Ciao Ragazzi! We are 1 week away from filming Season 2 of Italian Adventures! We will be traveling through the gorgeous Interior of BC, meeting up with local Italians of all generations, and of course: having some fantastic meals and drinking some very good wine! We will keep you posted on who we meet; our &hellip Continue reading »

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