The KCIC was pleased to host our FRIST event at the Clubhouse on Saturday, March 19. On the eve of our 56th Anniversary, we welcomed dott. Fabio Messineo and his family. There were greetings on behalf of KCIC President, Rosann Nanci as well as dott. Messineo.
Members in attendance were treated to a beautiful reception with food prepared and presented by our amazing cooking staff!!
Many smiling faces from guests who were excited to once again enter the hall and see friends.
It has been a long two years of closure, we look forward to more events in the near future.
Special thank you to all our amazing volunteers and to photographers: Jane Rampone and Patricia Rantucci.
- Italian Consular General - Vancouver, dott. Fabio Messineo
Dott. Messineo will be visiting us at the clubhouse on March 19, 2022.
The KCIC invites all members to a reception from 2:00pm to 4:30pm. This in-person event will be an opportunity to visit with the Consular and ask any questions related to his position with the Italian Consulate.
To attend the reception, you must pre-register online by clicking the button below. Only KCIC members with an event ticket will be permitted entry. There is no charge to attend the event.
The KCIC Endemic Safety Plan will be in place (click to read our Safety Plan)
The Kelowna Canadian Italian Club is proud to name our communication publication THE GRAPEVINE once again.
The very first Grapevine newsletter was produced and mailed to members via Canada Post on March 1, 1975. The cost of a Canadian stamp was .06!
Past President Giuseppe (Joe) Iafrancesco and his wife Bianca have collected and preserved many of the original newsletters since the start.
We thank Mrs. Iafrancesco who has generously allowed us access to these copies to share with our members. These documents are a priceless treasure of our club’s history, made available for us to enjoy.
We will continue to share the past 47 years of “The Grapevine” with you through our social media and on our new webpage “The Grapevine.”
We would like to acknowledge Clara Poitras, Bianca (Russo) Iafrancesco, Erza Rampone, Lina (Russo) Cuglietta and Pina Scinicariello for editing the very first Grapevine on March 1, 1975.
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