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Roman Facciponte

Nickname: Romano Occupation: Manager and wine steward at Locale Restaurants Age: 22 Generation: Third Dad’s side from: Agrigento, Sicilia and Campobasso, Molise Mom’s side from: Ceprano, Frosinone and Roma, Lazio Raised in: King City Speaks: English and Italian (un pochino) What would someone be surprised to know about you? I love the industry I work in and would like to open up my...

Isabella Palandra

Nickname: Bella/Bellabeautie (on Instagram) Occupation: Medical aesthetician and makeup artist Age: 23 Generation: Third Dad’s side from: Monteleone di Puglia, Foggia, Puglia Mom’s side from: Pachino, Siracusa, Sicilia Raised in: Richmond Hill Speaks: English, some Italian What would someone be surprised to know about you? I’m basically a nonna because I love to...

Michele Pellegrino

Nickname: Mike Occupation: Commerce student at Vanier College Age: 20 Generation: Second Dad from: Conca della Campania, Caserta, Campania Mom from: Bojano, Campobasso, Molise Raised in: Saint-Leonard Speaks: English, French, Italian What would someone be surprised to know about you? Despite being an Italian-Canadian, I’m not a huge fan of coffee. What’s the...

Sara Cipolla

Nickname: Sarouch, Sarina Occupation: Architecture student at McGill University Age: 21 Generation: Second Dad’s side from: Cattolica Eraclea, Agrigento, Sicily Mom’s side from: Montesilvano, Pescara, Abruzzo Raised in: Laval Speaks: English, French and Italian What would someone be surprised to know about you? I’m pursuing my short-term goal of studying architecture in Milan next semester. What’s...

Kayla Pizzuti

Nickname: “La Tredici” because I was always the oddball out. We’re seven grandchildren, and I was always different from everyone else. Occupation: I’m a student at Vanier College in my second year of the graphic and web design program. I plan on being a freelance graphic designer when I graduate. Age: 20 Generation:...

Alfredo Paolillo

Nickname: Fredo Occupation: Track maintainer for Canadian Pacific Railway Age: 27 Generation: Second Dad from: Benevento, Campania Mom from: Torrecuso, Benevento, Campania Raised in: Ahuntsic-Cartierville Speaks: English, Italian, French What would someone be surprised to know about you? I’m a huge bookworm. How will Italian culture change in Canada over...

Julia Contenta

Nickname: Jules, Julie and, most frequently,“Misssss!” by my students Occupation: Teacher Age: 26 Generation: I’m both second and third generation Italian Dad from: Patrica, Frosinone, Lazio Mom from: Castelpetroso, Isernia, Molise Raised in: Montreal Speaks: English, French, Italian What would someone be surprised to know about you? I played competitive...

Jessica Vavougios

Nickname: Jessie Vee Occupation: Elementary school teacher, Zumba instructor and food blogger Age: 25 Generation: Third Dad from: Gytheio, Greece Mom from: Pontecorvo, Latina, Lazio Raised in: Ville Saint-Laurent Speaks: Italian, English, Greek and French What would someone be surprised to know about you? I love to study and...
Nickname: Camel, Camillio, CC Occupation: Professor at Seneca College and Doctoral Candidate at Western University Age: 28 Generation: Third Dad’s side from: Pescara, Abruzzo Mom’s side from: Yarmouth, Nova Scotia Raised in: Mississauga Speaks: English What would someone be surprised to know about you? I have never dated an Italian...

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...

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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

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

Victoria Celeste Caprara

Nickname: Toria Occupation: Part-time daycare teacher and a full-time Concurrent Education student at Lakehead University Age: 21 Generation: Third Dad’s side from: Supino, Frosinone, Lazio Mom’s side from: Fano, Pesaro and Urbino, Le Marche Raised in: Mississauga Speaks: English and Italian

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
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