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      Montreal’s Italian Week 2015 – Days Two & Three

      Aug. 8, 2015

      Montreal’s Italian Week is officially in full swing with festivities all over the island of Montreal.

      Georges Saint-Pierre Park in NDG is playing host to a day of activities. A parade of Fiat cars will make their way to the park, festivalgoers will be able to enjoy a friendly match of soccer or bocce, and there will be inflatable games for the kids. Live entertainment will start at 5:00PM with singer Leo Arnone, pianist Giancarlo Scalia and Soprano Sophie De Cruz. The festivities will end with a community supper at 7:30PM.

      Live performances at Le Boulevard Shopping Centre, located at the corner of Jean Talon and Pie-IX streets, continue today and tomorrow. Saturday’s schedule includes performances by the Tony Commodari Band at 1:00PM and Giuseppe Rubbo and 3:30PM. On Sunday, singer Marco Sanelli and singer Marco Bocchicchio will take the stage at 1:00PM and 3:00PM respectively.

      Festivities run all weekend long at the Maria Auxiliatrice Church in Rivière-des-Prairies. In addition to the traditional activities found at an Italian church’s outdoor feast, patrons will also be treated to live entertainment. Tonight, singer Minguccio and his band UNO will perform, as well as the marching band, La Banda Gentile. Tomorrow evening, the live show will get underway at 7:00PM with comedian Joe Cacchione, followed by a performance by Christina and Johnny Capobianco and The Grand Show Band. The festivities will end with a fireworks show at 10:15PM at A. Cipriani Park (corner Alexis Carrel and Daniel Dony streets).

      On Sunday, at Ouellette Park in LaSalle, the Falchi LaSalle and Le Margherite d’Oro Seniors Clubs have joined forces to host a day of outdoor activities to celebrate Italian Week. Things get under at 10:00AM with a bocce tournament, music, paninis and pizza.

      To view the festival’s complete program, please visit

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