Name: Jackie Lina Alexander Nickname: Jaxs Occupation: Bartender/studying to be a paralegal Age: 22 Generation: Second Mom’s side from: Fano, Pesaro and Urbino, Le Marche Raised in: Toronto Speaks: English
Name: Kristine Centis Jorge Nickname: Krissy, Kris Occupation: Masters student in notarial law Age: 27 Generation: Third Dad’s side from: Figueira da Foz, Portugal Mom’s side from: Guglionesi, Campobasso, Molise and Villaorba, Udine, Friuli-Venezia Raised in: Montreal and Laval Speaks: English, French, Italian and Portuguese
Le Recensement de la population canadienne de 2011 révèle que près de deux millions de personnes sont d’origine italienne au pays. Cette communauté s’est établie dès les débuts de la Confédération (1867) dans plusieurs grandes villes du pays telles que Halifax, Montréal et Toronto et représente une composante ethnique officiellement reconnue au pays depuis les années 1880.
As an Italian teacher at Centro Scuola, Carmela La Rosa likes to get creative. "I really enjoy incorporating aspects not only about the country but about the culture and the music because it's just so rich," says La Rosa, who teaches at Centro Scuola on the weekends. "I like incorporating that while they're learning about vocabulary and literary forms and all that."
When it comes to food and drink, Italy reigns supreme. It’s no wonder then that when Milan won the bid to host the 2015 Universal Exposition (Expo, for short) the theme chosen for the event was foodcentred. Expo Milano 2015 will be held next year from May 1 to October 31 with “Feeding the Planet, Energy for Life” as its guiding theme. The tradition of Universal Expositions or World’s Fairs dates back to the mid- 1800s and has greatly evolved since that time. Now governed by the Bureau of International Expositions (BIE), Expositions are organized to highlight technological advances from around the world and tackle the large problems that affect humanity as a whole.