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      By Agata De Santis
      Feb. 23. 2017.

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      This month, photographer Vincenzo Pietropaolo is set to publish a unique coffee table book titled, Ritual, that chronicles one of the largest processions in North America – the Good Friday Procession in Toronto’s Little Italy. Published by Black Dog Publishing, the book features over 150 photographs of
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      By Agata De Santis
      Dec. 30. 2016.

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      Long before the American Santa Claus became the dominant force in the Italian Christmas tradition, Italian children did not anxiously await gifts on December 25. It was the morning of January 6, on the day of the Epiphany, when the goodies came. And it wasn’t Babbo
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      By Agata De Santis
      Dec. 4. 2016.

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      On Thursday, Montreal’s Casa d’Italia opened its third annual Young Italian Canadian Artists Exhibition. Running until December 11, 2016, the small exhibit features a variety of exceptional original works by some of the up and coming artists of the Italian community of Montreal. Mimmo Scali’s
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      By Agata De Santis
      Sep. 15. 2016.

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      Twenty years after its first staging, playwright and actor Tony Calabretta’s breakthrough play, Damn Those Wedding Bells!, returns to the Montreal stage. This time, Calabretta is teaming up with director Antonio DiVerdis – under the Pellegrini Productions banner – and the Leonardo da Vinci Centre
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      By Agata De Santis
      Sep. 12. 2016.

      Nonni & Nipoti Bocce Tournament

      As the final match was underway, Andrew Fratino nervously watched as his father and son took turns on the court. This was the final match of the first annual Nonni & Nipoti Bocce Tournament, and a championship was on the line. Organized by the Order
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      By Agata De Santis
      Jul. 29. 2016.

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      The 2016 edition of Montreal’s Italian Week is set to start in just one week’s time. From August 5 to 14, the festival will celebrate all things Italian in different boroughs of Montreal. The main festival events include the annual Moda Sotto le Stelle outdoor
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      By Agata De Santis
      Jun. 27. 2016.

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      Everyone’s favorite Italian card game returns to Montreal’s Italian Week! Montreal’s Italian Week is set to hold its fourth annual Scopa tournament on August 13 and 14, 2016. For Italians and Italian-Canadians, Scopa was and is the card game to play at social gatherings. Scopa – which translates as “broom” – is an
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