La Calabria riparte dalla 'Cittadella'
2016/02/08
Presidente Mattarella accolto dai bambini
Presidente Mattarella accolto dai bambini
Il Presidente della Repubblica, Sergio Mattarella, inaugura la Cittadella della regione Calabria. [ more ]

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MYICA Teams up with Lester B. Pearson to encourage Italian identity
2015/12/14
MYICA Teams up with Lester B. Pearson to encourage Italian identity
MYICA Teams up with Lester B. Pearson to encourage Italian identity
We are pleased to announce that in order to increase awareness and encourage Italian Cultural identity, MYICA is now looking to stimulate this interest among a number of High Schools, Cegeps And Universities throughout the island of Montreal and its surroundings. [ more ]

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Memories of Tillemont Park (St. Michel, Montreal)
2015/12/02 - Written by Bruno Mediati
Parc Tillemont circa 1979, Photography Bruno Mediati
Parc Tillemont circa 1979, Photography Bruno Mediati
Tillemont Park is located in the St. Michel area of Montreal, with  huge mature maple trees, worn wooden benches and idle swings. It was the hub of all the neighborhood activities. Italian men played briscola all day under the shade of a maple tree. Angry old men would blast bocce balls against the splintered wooden rails, yelling blasphemies with every swing. Bullhorns blasted throughout the park alerting us to approaching Federal elections drowned the echoes of salvation as they hid amongst the maples. [ more ]

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36 Hours in Montreal: A response to the NY Times

This article was originaly published on Food Divas' website

2015/11/25
36 Hours in Montreal: A response to the NY Times
36 Hours in Montreal: A response to the NY Times
“Whether you want to embrace the season on rinks, trails or runs, or dodge the cold and head to the spa, this vibrant city has it all.” Seth Sherwood from the NY Times on Montreal. [ more ]

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A Glimpse of Calabria - The Ignorance of Children
2015/10/08 - Written by Bruno Mediati
Photography Bruno Mediati
I sprang up from my bed to the sound of screeching bats, thumping violently onto the dirty insect-infested yellow lamp directly hanging below our bedroom window. I had shared this visceral vision with my oldest son! The huge spider web offered the dead moths on a dirty, dusty plate to the ravaging marauders. The bats gorged themselves with the fat hairy moths.  [ more ]

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Craving a “Genovese” pastry? Head to Erice!
2015/09/01 - Written by Claudia Prestigiacomo
Erice, Sicily
Erice, Sicily
Have you ever tried a Genovese pastry? If you haven’t, this might be the perfect excuse to visit Erice, in the province of Trapani, Sicily. Delight your palate with one of the most exquisite pastries of Sicilian cuisine, while enjoying spectacular views of this enchanting town. [ more ]

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A Glimpse of Calabria - The Boy with the White Linen Suit
2015/09/01 - Written by Bruno Mediati
The Boy with the White Linen Suit - Photography Bruno Mediati
The Boy with the White Linen Suit - Photography Bruno Mediati
He stoically stood still for me, proudly wearing his white delicate linen suit that his mom had bought for him from the local transient vendor. You sensed his impatience. He was late for Mass. He didn’t want to lose his seat. The suit still carried the lingering smell of mothballs. [ more ]

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A Glimpse of Calabria - Dedicated to All the Forgotten Souls of Cirella
2015/08/10 - Written by Bruno Mediati
Dedicated to All the Forgotten Souls of Cirella - Photography Bruno Mediati
Dedicated to All the Forgotten Souls of Cirella - Photography Bruno Mediati
Dedicated to All the Forgotten Souls of Cirella [ more ]

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A Glimpse of Calabria - Cirella's Crazy Horse
2015/06/29 - Written by Bruno Mediati
Photography by Bruno Mediati
Photography by Bruno Mediati
On the first Sunday of every September, Cirella,a small mountain village high up in the hills of Reggio Calabria, becomes the home of a rather unique event. As part of the religious celebration for San Rocco, Cirella proudly holds its’ own proper brand of fireworks!  [ more ]

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Pier 21-Canada's Past and Present
2015/06/26 - Written by Rita Simonetta
Canada is a nation of immigrants, built on the hopes, dreams and sacrifices of the waves of newcomers who came to pursue a better life, and in that process, changed the landscape of this country. Their first stop post was Halifax’s historic Pier 21, a gateway to a new future. Between 1928 and 1971, 1.5 millions of Canadians between 1928 and 1971 passed through the port at Pier 21, accounting for the fact that one in five Canadians can trace their history back to the fabled landmark. To celebrate this part of history, The Canadian Museum of Immigration at Pier 21 held its official reopening on June 25. The ceremonies included the unveiling of the new Canadian Immigration Hall as well as the reopening of Rudolph P. Bratty Hall, both of which were part of a $30 million expansion project. Canadian Immigration Hall is a state of the art facility that explores the broader story of immigration to Canada and highlights the many contributions from newcomers. The Rudolph P. Bratty Hall, named for an Italian immigrant who arrived at Pier 21 from Friuli in 1951 who went on to become one of the most successful real estate developers in Toronto, features interactive exhibits that place visitors back in time. The unveiling ceremony included some of Canada’s top government officials such as Julian Fantino, Associate Minister of National Defence and Peter MacKay, Minister of Justice and Attorney General of Canada, and performers such as singer Michael Ciufo. With its reopening complete just in time for Canada Day on July 1, the Museum will host a Multicultural Fair with free admission from 9:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. One a gateway for waves of newcomers, the Museum is now committed to making sure that this story of Canada’s past will be told to present and future generations. For more information visit www.pier21.ca.   [ more ]

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