Out n About With Sons of Italy Members

The extended Sons of Italy family is very involved within the community, and sometimes a camera is on hand or the event is covered in the media.   Here are some of the recent activities.

Clicking on many of the images will give you a larger version.  Member names are in bold.

  Sons of Italy recipients of the Canada 150 Senate medal for community volunteering. (L to R):  Dino Petrelli, VP, Gianfranco Leuzzi (son of Past President Joe Leuzzi) and Tom De Nardi, President

SOI sponsored a table at the 90th annual Winnipeg Police Association Gala.  Present were (seated, L-R) Franca Petrelli, Paul Bueti, Julie and Franco Petrelli, Lino Ruigliano and Michele Ruigliano, (standing, L-R), Karene Kebance, Dino Petrelli, Vince Barletta and Rob Scaletta.

Joe Leuzzi (right) and Dino Petrelli sport SOI aprons as they cook at the annual Dante Alighieri BBQ.  Both are Sons of Italy members, and Joe is also the President of the Dante Alighieri.

TRAVIS, CAM AND JOHN GIAVEDONI (photo: Claudia Mardero)

On November 24, 2013 the Fogolar Association of Manitoba held a luncheon and unveiling of a new bookcase and 333 books donated to the Dante Alighieri.  The books are a collection from the Fogolar camp at Anola and are all in the Furlan language.

Fred Giavedoni was president of the Fogolar Assn for 8 years.  His sons, Cam Giavedoni (centre) and John Giavedoni (right) and Cam's son Travis Giavedoni were in attendance.  All three are Sons of Italy members.


Dan Furlan (far left) receiving Ambassador of the Year Award from the Winnipeg Chamber of Commerce in April 2013.


Art Alexander (right) with guest comedian Rick Mercer at a Winnipeg Chamber of Commerce event.


Tom De Nardi, our V.P.-CIBPA, attended meetings of the Canadian Italian Business and Professional Assn. in Montreal in September -- apparently finding time for some outdoor dining.

Three SOI members were spotted by the Free Press camera enjoying the Bannatyne Carnaval Street Festival.

Pictured are (L-R): Tom Michalczuk, Maria Costantino, Cathy Infantino, John Giavedoni (Bannatyne Carnaval Co-Chair), Sal Infantino and Cam Giavedoni.

(as published in the Winnipeg Free Press, Aug 31, 2013, photo by John Johnson)


Brothers Reno MolinariJoe BovaJoe Leuzzi, Joe Grande and Tom De Nardi received the Queen Diamond Jubilee Award at a special event on June 16, 2013.

Created in 2012, the Queen Elizabeth II Diamond Jubilee Medal has served to honour significant contributions and achievements by Canadians.

The Sons of Italy Certificate of Merit is awarded to Rocco Bueti, the most 'experienced' and sometimes most vocal, member of the Garibaldi Lodge by President Tat-Liang Fabio Cheam.
(June 12, 2013)

SOI President Tat-Liang Fabio Cheam was the lucky winner of the Grand Prize raffle at the "UNVEILED: baring the artistic soul" fashion show.  The event, supported by SOI, was a fundraiser for St. Boniface Hospital Heart Failure Clinic (April 4, 2013)

Pictured (L-R, Tia Provici (event co-chair), Dr. Shelly Zieroth (Director, St. Boniface Hospital Heart Failure and Transplant Clinics), Tat-Liang Fabio Cheam, Ace Burpee (event MC).

Maria De Nardi is presented the Governor General Award by Manitoba Premier Greg Selinger.

John Giavedoni receives an Award of Distinction for Image Enhancement from Daniel Edwards, Board Chair of Exchange District Biz. (Nov 22/12)


Tom De Nardi and Tat-Liang Fabio Cheam are spotted at the St. Andrew's Society Gala (Nov 30/12)

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