Between neighbours: Okanagan Italians during World War II
November 29, 2019
It was a fascinating - and sometimes tragic - story. On June 10, 1940 hundreds of Italian men were rounded up from across Canada and sent to Internment Camps as enemy aliens. In many cases, they were naturalized citizens who had lived in Canada for many years. We looked at what happened elsewhere and focused on the Italian Community here in the Okanagan. What happens when a war comes Between Neighbours?
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A PDF of the entire presentation (without videos) is available below.
Books and Videos Referenced in the Presentation:
Website from Villa Columbus - a wonderful resource!
The video Piazza Petawawa on Vimeo: vimeo.com/96100674
Injustice Served by Raymond Culos
Beyond Barbed Wire: Essays on the Internment of Italian Canadians
Our Roots: The Founding of KCIC
October 25, 2019
It was a wonderful chance to look back at KCIC’s beginnings – as we invited original members and others to share their stories of Our Roots: The Founding of KCIC. Celeste Bazzana, Vince Bertucci, Romi Marcanio ,Flori Pucci, Emma Rantucci, Pietro Calissi and Clelia Bertolami took us back over 50 years to the beginning, a shared idea of Italian culture, support and friendship that took form in a barber shop.
To quote Bob Hope – Thanks for the Memories.
An evening with lynne bowen
September 27, 2019
Learning about Myra's Men
May 25, 2019