Gala FAQ

Some Frequently Asked Questions about the Gala and our responses.

Where and when is the Gala? 

The Gala is held on March 10, 2018 at the RBC Convention Centre.  It is in the new section, but please enter in the 'old' Convention Centre entrance on the north side of York.

Who is "Sons of Italy?" 

Sons of Italy, Garibaldi Lodge is a Winnipeg organization devoted to the celebration of Italian heritage, community service and charitable good works.  The Gala is the biggest event we host, but we provide service to the community throughout the year.

What's for dinner?

Great food is always a hallmark of any Sons of Italy event. This year we will feature:


Charcuterie, cheese and pickled vegetables garnished with field greens and a slice of grilled eggplant brushed with extra virgin olive oil.

Caprese Salad

A spliced tomato with sliced bocconcini drizzled with a balsamic rundown and olive oil, garnish with a basil leaves, a prosciutto crisp and a granda padano crisp.

Primo Piatto

Lasagna three mushroom (meatless)

Secondo Piatto 

Garlic and dijon rubbed roasted filet of beef napped with a cracked black peppercorn red wine sauce served with a turned rosemary roasted potato glazed in a glace de viand, mushroom sauté, lemon glazed carrot coins and chipotle buttered green beans and spaghetti squash set on a grilled sweet bell pepper.


Rich Hazelnut Gelato shaped like a pear and dipped in dark Belgium chocolate and rolled in torrone pieces   (additional dessert and espresso lounge available after dinner)


Vino Rosso: 2013 Zenato Valpolicella Superiore
Vino Bianco: 2015 Pinot Grigio, Fantini

Special Requests
 If you have a food allergy, please let us know as special meals are available for those who are vegetarian, gluten intolerant, etc.

(menu is subject to change)
Is this a fundraiser?

This year's Gala is to benefit a fantastic charity.  You will see the result right at the Gala -- we will present them with a large cheque (literally as well as figuratively) at the end of the evening, so help them carry on their wonderful and important work in Manitoba.

How can I pay?

We accept secure online payments.  Go to the order page and select what you wish to purchase, then proceed to the online checkout.  If you wish to pay by Visa or Mastercard, click to pay by credit card.  If you wish to pay by American Express or PayPal, click on "PayPal Express".

Who is the Keynote Speaker?

Dr. Kevin Saunders of the Seven Oaks General Hospital, will be speaking on the many outstanding work and innovation that is taking place at the hospital.

Will there be dancing?

YES!  There will be dancing in the room to DJ Antonio Chilelli, and in the lobby area to a live brass band.  Bring your dancing shoes.  Don't dance?  No problem, you can chat at your table while listening to the music or you can indulge at our espresso and pastry bar.
What should I wear?

It is a formal Gala evening.  Some gentlemen will be wearing tuxedos, and some ladies long gowns so you will fit in if this is what you choose.  Business formal dress is also appropriate: suit and tie for men, and dress for women.  Check out photos from past events for an idea of what some have worn.

Where can I park?

There is street parking around the RBC Winnipeg Convention Centre, but perhaps easiest is to park in the RBC Convention Centre parkade.  It is warm and secure, and many leave their coats in the car and take the elevator up to the main floor.  Access to the parking lot is southbound on Carlton Ave.  

How can I support your charity?

We hold a raffle at the event featuring a $10,000 cash first prize and $5,000 second prize.  Tickets are $100 or three for $250 and can be purchased at your table with cash or credit card. 

There will be a small silent auction with some one-of-a-kind sports memorabilia.

We also have a live auction that moves along quickly, but has some amazing prizes to bid on!

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