game our nonni taught us
February 18, 2020
It was all fun and games - literally - when LNFI invited our members to come and share the games they learned from their Nonni and loved as children. Joe Monna gave us an introduction to Tombola and many members tried their hand(s) at Scopa and Briscola. Of course, the indoor bocce lanes were busy throughout the night as well. We had a good turn out from all generations! Thanks to all who shared their stories and memories. It was a fantastic evening and we'll have to schedule a repeat sometime soon!
sharing our memories
January 25, 2020
The LNFI Committee kicked of our archival project by asking our members to bring in any photos, documents, newspaper clippings or other memorabilia that could be included in the Club's own archives. We scanned several photos and documents while a highly competitive indoor bocce tournament took place beside us. This was a trial for us just to see what the process would look like. It will continue throughout 2020 as we launch a resource available to our own members and the public. We will be working together with the public archives at the Kelowna Museum. Our goal is to have the archive up and functioning for our 55th anniversary in 2021!
Thanks to all who came out and helped. It was a great first step!
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?
WANT TO LEARN MORE?
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