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Vanessa Francone

Nickname: Vaness, V Occupation: Marketing and public relations manager at FUSE Age: 25 Generation: Third Dad’s side from: Loseto, Bari, Puglia Mom’s side from: Villavallelonga, Aquila, Abruzzo Raised in: Mississauga Speaks: English What would someone be surprised to know about you? I volunteer with Big Brothers Big Sisters. I love being a...
Nickname: Meli, Mé, Melissa La Molisana Occupation: Bank manager Age: 31 Generation: Second Dad from: Torella Del Sannio, Campobasso, Molise Mom from: Pietrabbondante, Isernia, Molise Raised in: Toronto Speaks: English and Italian What would someone be surprised to know about you? I’m always planning my next vacation. In the...
Occupation: Dentist Age: 28 Generation: Second Dad’s side from: Cinto Caomaggiore, Venice, Vento and Isola del Gran Sasso, Abruzzo Mom from: Pegli Genova, Liguria Raised in: Toronto Speaks: Italian and English What would someone be surprised to know about you? I received my undergraduate degree in kinesiology and neuroscience and...

Talia Paone

Dad’s side from: Aprigliano, Consenza, Calabria Mom’s side from: Donnici Inferiore, Cosenza, Calabria Raised in: Hamilton Speaks: English and some Italian What would someone be surprised to know about you? I am a unique character! I played hockey at the university level, work in the corporate world and absolutely...

Anthony Pecoraro

Nickname: TEETZ Occupation: Photographer/bartender Age: 26 Generation: Second Dad’s side from: Bisaquino (Palermo), Sicily Mom’s side from: Reggio Calabria Raised in: RDP Speaks: English, Italian, French What would someone be surprised to know about you? I’m a bartender who doesn’t drink alcohol. How will Italian culture change in Canada over...

Monica Roche

Nickname: Mon Occupation: Marketing co-op student at Concordia Age: 21 Generation: Third Dad’s side from: Ortona (Chieti), Abruzzo Mom’s side from: Aquasanta Terme (Ascoli Piceno), Marche Raised in: Montreal Speaks: English, French What would someone be surprised to know about you? I love history documentaries and books. How will...

Anna Giacobbe

Nickname: Annie Occupation: Performance media coordinator at Ubisoft Age: 25 Generation: Third Dad’s side from: Scido (Reggio Calabria), Calabria Mom’s side from: San Pietro in Valle (Isernia), Molise Raised in: Saint-Leonard Speaks: English, French, Italian What would someone be surprised to know about you? I never stopped playing video games ever since...

Emily Fata

Nickname: Em, Emmy (or as my nonna calls me, “Zingara”) Occupation: Editor-in-Chief of Wanderous Affair a travel magazine and Blog, freelance business assistant Age: 24 Generation: Third Dad’s side from: Cosenza and Catanzaro, Calabria Mom from: My mom is Maltese and French. Raised in: Toronto Speaks: English What would someone be surprised...
Nickname: Dan Occupation: Entrepreneur Age: 27 Generation: Second Dad from: Cerreto (Isernia), Molise  Mom from: Sambiase (Catanzaro), Calabria Raised in: Richmond Hill Speaks: English and Italian What would someone be surprised to know about you? I learned Italian at the Università di Perugia per Stranieri. How will Italian culture change in Canada...
Nickname: Sa, Ale Occupation: Drama/English high school teacher Age: 26 Generation: Second Dad from: Cervinara (Avellino), Campania Mom’s side from: San Fili and Rende (Cosenza), Calabria Raised in: Maple Speaks: English and some Italian What would someone be surprised to know about you? I won the Sunburst Beauty Pageant when...

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Jackie Lina Alexander

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

Kristine Centis Jorge

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

Lauren Bianca Lopez

Occupation: Student Majoring in Art History - Interning at the Casa d’Italia community center, Age: 22, Generation: Second, Dad from: Brescia, Italia,Mom from: Montreal, Canada, Speaks: English, French, Italian and Spanish,Raised in: Montreal

Marco Mancini

Nickname: Marcuccio - Occupation: Geographic Analyst for Nokia - Age: 25
Generation: Second - Dad from: Pontelandolfo, Benevento, Campania
- Mom from: Cairo, Egypt - Speaks: English, French, Italian, a little Arabic
- Raised in: Laval

Lucandrea Campanelli

Occupation: Student at U of T in Italian Literature and History of the Italian Language Age: 20 Generation: Second Dad from: Bari, Puglia Mom from: Catanzaro, Calabria Speaks: English, Italian & French Raised in: Whitby, Ontario

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Jackie Lina Alexander

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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Home away from home It would be difficult for most Italian-Montrealers to walk through the halls of Lester B. Pearson High School and not spot...

Kristine Centis Jorge

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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