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      Gearing up for Montreal’s Italian Week

      Jun. 20, 2011

      The folks from Montreal’s Italian Week are starting to gear up for the 2011 edition. Also know as La Semaine Italienne de Montréal, the festival runs from August 5 to 14, 2011 in various parts of Montreal.

      The festival has just announced an art contest for children. Il Piccolo Leonardo is looking for art submissions from young artists aged between four and twelve, on the theme of the 150th anniversary of Italy’s unification. Artists have until July 20, 2011 to complete their masterpieces and send them in.

      Submissions should be sent to: Il Piccolo Leonardo, 8370 Boulevard Lacordaire, suite 302, St. Leonard, H1R 3Y6.
For more information on the contest, please email

      Winning entries will be showcased during the festival.

      The festival has also put out a call for volunteers. Anyone interested in being a part of the festivities should contact the festival organizers at (514) 279-6357 or by email

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