31th Annual Sons of Italy Gala

Order Sons of Italy, Garibaldi Lodge held its 31th Annual Gala Dinner on Saturday, March 18, 2017 at the RBC Winnipeg Convention Centre.

Presented by RBC, this acclaimed event not only demonstrates the philanthropic spirit of Sons of Italy, but also the caring and giving that Winnipeggers, their businesses and leaders are known for.

Together with our sponsors, Sons of Italy strives to ensure that this Gala will a premiere event -- and we have a long tradition of amazing galas.

Attendees enjoyed a welcoming reception, and outstanding five course dinner, fine wines, engaging (and short) presentations, and wonderful music that had the dance floor full.

Want to relive last year's gala?  Check out our photo gallery.

It's About Giving to the Community

Holy Rosary Parish and its community outreach program was the charity of choice for the Sons of Italy 2017 Gala Dinner.

Proceeds from the Sons of Italy Gala will be donated to the Holy Rosary Church - Community Outreach Program to renovate common areas allowing the church to sustain and enhance programs that assist the poor, offer refugee integration and aiding the homeless in the Osborne Village and the greater Winnipeg area.

Thank You to our Sponsors!

An event like this is not possible without the support of many.  We specifically wish to thank our sponsors, many who have supported us andour selected charities for many years.

A very large thank you to RBC, our title sponsor!  Kim Ulmer (picture) and her team have been super to work with and their ongoing support is very very appreciated.  

Please check out our full list of sponsors, and support them, as they have supported us.

CIBPA Entrepreneur of the Year: 

Mr. Peter Mignacca

We are also pleased to announce that the 2017 award by the Canadian Italian Business Professionals Association (CIBPA) for the Entrepreneur of the Year will be presented to Mr. Peter Mignacca, President and CEO of Subterranean (Manitoba) Inc.  

This award is presented annually to a local businessperson of Italian descent who has excelled in their business.  We congratulate Mr. Mignacca and hope you will be on hand to see him accept this prestigious award.

Thanks to our Sponsors

If you or your organization would like to support this event, please check out our Sponsorship Opportunities.  Getting involved as a sponsor not only gives you some tangible benefits, it allows you to be one of our partners in bettering our community.  When you see the big cheque being presented, you will know that you had a part in that.

Please check out our full list of sponsors from last year's Gala, and support them too, as they have supported us.  Better yet, join this year's group of sponsors who have stepped out from the rest, wanting to be involved and willing to be recognized.

The 31th Annual Sons of Italy Gala was presented by:





The pre-gala reception began with white-glove service of Prosecco.

E N T E R T A I N I N G   M.C.

With the grace of God but the vocabulary of another, our masterful emcee, Father Sam Argenziano, keep the pace fast and humorous.

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Great food is always a hallmark of any Sons of Italy event.

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  The amazing Espresso and Pastry Bar was buzzing after dinner

D R E A M   P R I Z E S

Our raffle featured two great cash prizes everyone can use: $10,000 cash and $5,000 cash!  We also had an auction with some great prizes.

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There was keynote speaker this year.  Instead we had two opportunities to dance.  In the hall, was a DJ spinning tunes with a younger vibe, and in the reception area, was a live jazz band.

B I G   D O N A T I O N

We will presented a $150,000 to our selected charity at the end fo the evening.

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