The Producers

Portrait of Giuseppe Verdi –The portrait by Giovanni Boldini, 1886, according to Wikipedia, “was the main inspiration of Luchino Visconti in creating the character played by Burt Lancaster in his film Il Gattopardo.” Members of Edmonton's Italian community did not want to see the 200th anniversary of the birth of romantic Italian composer Giuseppe Verdi (1813-1901) pass without celebrating his life and music.

The celebrations are led by two prominent Edmonton Italian societies - The National Congress of Italian-Canadians, Edmonton District (NCIC) and The Celebrating Italian Families of Edmonton Society (CIFES).

The National Congress of Italian-Canadians, Edmonton District (NCIC)

The NCIC is a national organization incorporated in 1974 in Ontario and Quebec that seeks to promote and share Italian culture, language and traditions in the Canadian context. The NCIC Edmonton District was founded in 1979. Over the years, this organization has been instrumental in realizing a number of community projects serving Edmonton and region. These include donation of the waterfall in the Shaw Conference Centre on the occasion of the City of Edmonton's 75th birthday; the construction of Piazza Italia Seniors Residence; and the donation of a monument to the Province of Alberta on the occasion of its 100th Anniversary. Other initiatives include supporting the creation of Il Congresso Newspaper, supporting a long term plan to send deserving students of the Italian language to Italy. The Congress programs the Italian pavilion at Edmonton's Heritage Days Festival and also provides financial support to a range of Italian organizations on an annual basis. It also provided financial support to the Heritage Community Foundation to create the Celebrating Alberta's Italian Community website, which is part of the (Alberta Online Encyclopedia)

The Celebrating Italian Families of Edmonton Society CIFES

CIFES is dedicated to planning and promoting balanced, mutually respectful and dynamic relations between families and members of the Italian-Canadian and greater Edmonton communities through events aimed at offering rare opportunities to truly appreciate and celebrate Italian culture. CIFES constantly strives to create, plan and bring to fruition initiatives that reflect its vision. CIFES delivers events of an inclusive nature promoting both family and community. The cultural events are infused with core values that are shared by members of the executive who strive for excellence and aim to do our families, community and city proud.

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Communications Committee

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