30th Annual Sons of Italy Gala  (SOLD OUT)

Order Sons of Italy, Garibaldi Lodge will hold its 30th Annual Gala Dinner on Saturday, March 12, 2016 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 will enjoy a welcoming reception, and outstanding five course dinner, fine wines, engaging (and short) presentations, an amazing keynote address and wonderful music that will have the dance floor full.  But the evening is not just about what you will receive, it is about what your participation allows us to give.

Want to relive last year's gala?  Check out our photo gallery from 2015.

It's About Giving to the Community

The WPS Endowment Fund has been designed for the advancement and enrichment of underserved and at-risk families and children. The goal of the Endowment Fund is to subsidize recognized projects within the community, which support the Winnipeg Police Service vision of creating a culture of safety.

Police Chief Devon Clunis will speak about his vision for the city and how he sees the WPS Endowment Fund helping to build a better community.

Entrepreneur of the Year: Mr. Louie Tolaini

We are also pleased to announce that the 2016 award by the Canadian Italian Business Professionals Association (CIBPA) for the Entrepreneur of the Year will be presented to Mr. Louie Tolaini, CEO of TransX Group of Companies.  This award is presented annually to a local businessperson of Italian descent who has excelled in their business.  We congratulate Mr. Tolaini and hope you will be on hand to see him accept this prestigious award.

Get Your Tickets Now

No point in waiting -- we sell out every year -- buy your tickets early.  You can purhase tickets and Corporate Sponsorships securely online.  Click here to buy tickets.

Win $10,000?

This year, our 30th year, we will be giving away cash!  Yes, the first prize on our raffle is $10,000 of cold hard cash.  Tickets for the raffle will be available for purchase before the dinner in the reception area, and during dinner at your table.  We only sell these raffle tickets on this one evening so you have a great chance to win.  Tickets are $100 each, or 3 for $250.

Contact Us

Got questions?  You can email the Gala dinner co-chairs by clicking here.  If you want to call in your order, please phone 204-415-7875 or you can fax your order sheet to 204-938-2665.

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 30th Annual Sons of Italy Gala is presented by:



There is a Winnipeg Jets game on the same evening, so parking will be a challenge!  For Gala attendees, we have arranged exclusive parking in the underground P1 and P2 levels in the original RBC Convention Centre building. 

A gala ticket must be shown to gain entry into these reserved levels. We recommend you arrive before 6 pm to avoid traffic delays due to the Jets game.  

Other questions (what to wear?  what is for dinner?)  Check our FAQ.




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.

E X Q U I S I T E   F O O D

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

E S P R E S S O   B A R

  The amazing Espresso and Pastry Bar will be buzzing after dinner

D R E A M   P R I Z E S

Our raffle features two great cash prizes everyone can use: $10,000 cash and $5,000 cash!


 Chief Devon Clunis, of the Winnipeg Police Service, will talk about his vision for the city, and the benefits the WPS Endowment Fund., our charity this year, will bring.

B I G   B A N D  M U S I C

The dance floor will be packed as guests dance to the amazing live music of the Amici Band.

B I G   D O N A T I O N

We will present a big cheque to our selected charity at the end fo the evening.

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