Sons and Daughters of Italy Encore2021

Bockstael Construction is proud to present the 2021 Sons and Daughters of Italy - Garibaldi Lodge Virtual Encore Event on May 1, 2021 with proceeds benefiting the Bruce Oake Memorial Foundation.

This year the Sons and Daughters of Italy, Garibaldi Lodge has selected the Bruce Oake Memorial Foundation as the benefactor for our Encore Event.  "Encore," because in 2018, the Sons and Daughters of Italy raised an impressive $250,000 for the Bruce Oake Memorial Foundation. The large gift was recognized by the foundation by naming the stage in the gymnasium of Winnipeg's new Bruce Oake Recovery Centre the Sons and Daughters of Italy Stage.

As in-person events have been affected by the pandemic, we found it fitting to host our 2021 “Encore Event” from the Sons and Daughters of Italy stage in the Bruce Oake Recovery Centre. At the time of our event the recovery centre will be only days away from its official opening. Therefore, this year we are raising funds to support to the Bruce Oake Memorial Foundation’s “Save A Life Campaign.”

Our Title Sponsor for the evening, Bockstael Construction, is responsible for the construction of the Bruce Oake Recovery Centre. Bockstael has stepped up on a regular basis and we are so proud to have them as our Title Sponsor for this event.

This event will feature an evening of delicious food, fine wine, wonderful friends, great fun and more importantly provide support for those suffering from addiction. Keep your eyes open for special cameo appearances from our exciting guests, look for your chance to win some great prizes and be mesmerized by the talent of Winnipeg’s own illusionist Darcy Oake. Finally, the evening will be capped off with our feature DJ who will be taking your requests for the ultimate at home dance party!

This will be an unprecedented event and we encourage you not to miss your chance to join us for a night out-while in!


SDOI Encore 2021 is presented by:





Buy Tickets and Sponsorships


Looking to buy your tickets for this amazing event?  Easy -- just download the form and send in your order.  Tickets are only $300 for a couple, including dinner and wine!  You can download the order form here.

We can't put on an event like this without your support.  Sponsorships start at only $3,000 -- see our sponsor opportunity page for details.

A Full Evening of Fun and Food


Your ticket includes:

  • online access to the event, live from the Sons and Daughters of Italy Stage at the brand new, about to to open, Bruce Oake Recovery Centre,
  • A delicious four course dinner for two:
    • Tote Bag
    • Antipasto Board, with meats, cheeses, and Italian antipasto surprises
    • Loaf of Italian-style bread
    • Olive oil and balsamic vinegar bread dip
    • Italian salad
    • Three cheese manicotti 
    • Italian desserts 
    • Your choice of Red or White Wine
  • Post dinner entertainment by the master illusionist, Darcy Oak and other guests
  • Live DJ for at-home dancing

Plus some surprise Items to perfectly round of the night.


Contest: Make your Own Antipasto Board

With fun food and wine in mind, we wanted to make our “Encore Event” as interactive as possible. There will be a link provided in advance of the dinner with an instructional video of “How to Build Your Board” and how to cook your pasta. 

The package sent to you that evening will have all the “buonissimo” ingredients needed to make your masterpiece as well as a photo/map of what the final product will or should look like. 

The team at DeNardi’s created the tutorial video so there is no need to be overwhelmed. This step by step video will ensure each of you have a masterpiece by the end. This is a one of a kind “Antipasto 101” course custom-made for you and our first contest of the night. 

Once you’ve completed your personal masterpiece you can post a picture of your board to Facebook, Instagram, or email a photo to us!  Our judges Joe Aiello and Darcy Oake will choose and announce the winner live at the end of the program. The winning board will win a $250 Gift Certificate from DeNardi’s along with a custom Acrylic Board worth $150. 

Good luck!


Sample antipasto board

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