Sons of Italy Gala

Order Sons of Italy, Garibaldi Lodge will hold its 32nd Annual Gala Dinner on Saturday, March 10, 2018 at the RBC 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 2017.


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It's About Giving to the Community

Seven Oaks General Hospital Foundation - Wellness Institute is thrilled to be the charity of choice for the Sons of Italy 2018 Gala Dinner.  Seven Oaks General Hospital has always gone beyond expectations by focusing on the prevention and management of chronic disease through their unique medically integrated model of health and wellness. Today, Seven Oaks General Hospital (SOGH) is regarded as a leader throughout Canada and internationally in responding to chronic disease – heart disease, stroke, diabetes, lung and kidney disease that is responsible for a majority of hospital stays disability and death in Canada.

In 1996 SOGH opened the Wellness Institute which focuses on preventing illness by supporting active, healthy aging, including programs for patients who have already had a heart attack or pre-existing chronic conditions such as diabetes, lung disease, arthritis and cancer.

Building on expertise SOGH recently established the Chronic Disease Innovation Centre (CDIC).  Funds donated by the Sons of Italy are allocated specifically to support research in chronic disease that directly supports the work of the Wellness Institute - to make an even larger impact on our community and in Manitoba. It would also allow SOGH to implement more programs to prevent and manage chronic disease based on the latest research.

CIBPA Professional of the Year: Rayleen V. De Luca

We are also pleased to announce that the 2018 award by the Canadian Italian Business Professionals Association (CIBPA) for Professional of the Year will be presented to Rayleen V. De Luca, C. Psych., C.M., O.M.  Dr. De Luca is Professor and Director of Clinical Training, Department of Psychology, University of Manitoba.

This award is presented annually to a local professional of Italian descent who has excelled in their profession.  We congratulate Rayleen De Luca and hope you will be on hand to see her 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.

A Chance to Win $10,000 Cash

This year, our 32nd year, we will be giving away cash!  Yes, the first prize on our raffle is $10,000 of cold hard cash.  Second prize is $5,000 cash prize.

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?  Check our FAQ (Frequently Asked 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

The 32nd Annual Sons of Italy Gala is presented by our title sponsor RBC, and through the generous participation of many organizations and individuals who partner with us to make this event a great one, for everyone in the room and then continuing throughout the year through our support of this year's amazing charity. 

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.

Images from 2017 Gala


F I R S T   C L A S S  R E C E P T I O N

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, will 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 a 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!  We will also have a very short auction with some great prizes.

D A N C I N G   X   2

There is no keynote speaker this year.  Instead we will have two opportunities to dance.  In the hall, will be a DJ spinning tunes with a younger vibe, and in the reception area, will be a live jazz 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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