Il Ballo dei Diavoli

The Dance of the Devils is perhaps one of the more popular Sicilian Feasts. Every Easter the struggle between good and evil rages in the remote Sicilian village of Prizzi, only an hour from Palermo.

The Picture that Told the Whole Story

GTA family discovers essential link to their past in Panoram Italia

What we used to get for Christmas

The earliest memories of Christmas for Italians are the simplest ones. “For Christmas we would get torroncini, small pieces of torrone wrapped in paper. Or ones that came in small boxes and were chocolate covered,” says Giovan’Domenico Manduca, 86.  

Elena and Stefano Faita Cooking up a sweet success story

In the heart of Montreal’s Little Italy district is a woman who is all heart. She’s been around for six decades, and people describe Elena Faita-Vendittelli as the real deal – a true entrepreneur who knows her way around a kitchen and loves to encourage local talent. Faita-Vendittelli has supported more than a dozen chefs who are now some of Quebec’s most successful and well-known professionals behind the counter. 

Tony Marinaro Talking the Talk

Growing up a huge sports fan, Tony Marinaro dreamt of becoming a professional soccer player. His love for the sport came from his father, who immigrated to Montreal in 1967 with Marinaro’s mother and oldest of two sisters from Messina, Sicily. 

Best of Both Worlds: a multicultural love story

We are all inspired by the poetic notions that love is colourblind and love conquers all. Most of us take for granted that we can love anybody we choose. Although society has come a long way, loving across racial lines is challenging. Interracial couples still face obstacles spurred by either prejudice or cultural differences.

Paola Fierro – The sky’s the limit

At the young age of 14, Paola Fierro knew she wanted to become a pilot. Upon returning from a family vacation, she told her father she wanted to take flying lessons; he enrolled her the next day. Thirty years later, Fierro is recognized as Porter Airlines’ first female pilot and holds a successful career in aviation.

Ian Macmillan – So you want to be Italian?

Considering Italy’s enormous influence on history and culture, it’s no wonder so many people of various backgrounds are ardent admirers of all things Italian. In this issue, Panoram Italia spoke with one such admirer: Ian MacMillan. Born and raised in Windsor, Ontario, the dapper 30-year-old cutter and tailor of British/Irish extraction, is the owner of Tower Bespoke in Toronto. 

PICAI, riprendono i corsi di italiano

La Fondazione comunitaria Italo-Canadese (FCCI) informa che, a seguito della decisione del Consiglio di amministrazione, sarà accordato un sostegno finanziario alla scuola di lingua...

Fleeing the Nest

As you drive around the city, you can see the ‘For rent’ signs hanging in apartment windows everywhere. ‘Moving Day’ is just one month away, and this thought crosses my mind: how many single, young adults who are now in the middle of packing boxes to become first-time tenants are Italian?

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She’ll smother you with hugs and kisses, feed you no matter how full you are and at times be a little demanding, but it’s all to make sure you turn out the best that you can be. Mamma, ma, mother or mom — no matter how you call her she’ll be there to mend a loose button or sit and talk for hours over a cappuccino. Panoram discovers how Italian-Canadian mothers have fed the souls and stomachs of our community.

L’éditeur De Panoram Italia Nommé Cavaliere Della Stella d’italia

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Freeway & Natasha In The Morning has awakened and entertained Montreal radio listeners for almost a year now. Freeway Frank (Franco Depalo) and Natasha Gargiulo took over the reins on the radio show in early 2012 and have since then built an army of loyal listeners.  

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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

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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

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Italy dedicates February 17 to domestic felines, but in Rome it’s an everyday celebration.