Carlo Amodio, President,
National Congress of Italian Canadians, Edmonton District,
Co-Chair, Edmonton Verdi Festival

MP James Rajotte presents Carlo Amodio with a Queen's Diamond Jubilee Medal. Mr. Amodio has contributed for over 50 years to a range of community causes benefitting Alberta's Italian Community, the multicultural community at large, and civil society. His work has served the arts and culture, heritage, and social justice causes.Carlo Amodio arrived in Edmonton from Naples in September, 1967 and immediately found himself volunteering. He immediately started writing for Il Mondo Italian newspaper and was the founding President of the National Congress of Italian Canadians, Edmonton District (NCIC). This organization has been responsible for the Italian Pavilion at Heritage Days since its inception in 1979 (today the SERVUS Heritage Festival). He was a founder of Il Congresso Italian newspaper, which served the community for 25 years. The NCIC took on cultural and commemorative projects including the waterfall in the Shaw Conference Centre, a City of Edmonton 75th anniversary gift, and column sculpture recognizing Italian-Canadian pioneers. This was a centenary project. Carlo has served on a number of boards including the Alberta Cultural Heritage Council in the 1970s. He has been recognized through a Knighthood from the Government of Italy in 2007 and the Queen Elizabeth II Diamond Jubilee Medal in 2012. His working life is as a professional appraiser in the evaluation and acquisition/sale of properties required for public purposes working for the City of Edmonton and the Province of Alberta.

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