IGHSC 21st Anniversary Dinner 2013

Society members at Paglione Estate Winery.

Society members and guests at Paglione Estate Winery.

The Italian Genealogy and Heraldry Society of Canada celebrated its 21st anniversary on November 6th with a wine and pizza dinner at Paglione Estate Winery near Harrow Ontario. Winery owners and hosts Sam and Nancy Paglione served up the best brick oven pizza and quality wines we have ever had. The Paglione Estate Winery is now the official winery of the Society! To see all the pictures taken and a short video of Sam playing the accordion, go to our Google web album.

Society Registers New Coat-of-arms

Logo Società (2) June 2013The Society has recently updated and registered a new coat-of-arms. Our coat-of-arms features the symbol of the roman eagle in the shield set on top an azure blue background, which is our society colour as well as the official colour of Italy. The lower left tri-colour ribbon represents the flag of Italy, as the lower right ribbon of red and white represents the flag of Canada. The lions on either side of the shield are supporters that serve an ornamental function.

Festa dei Nonni 2011

Festa dei Nonni 2011

The Italian Genealogy Society of Canada had it’s most successful Fest dei Nonni or Grandparents Day Celebration at the Ciociaro Club near Windsor last Sunday, October 2, 2011. We had wonderful displays of family histories and Italian culture. There was also a very enjoyable comedy skit where society members and guests dress up like immigrants and try to answer questions questions from our President, Flavio Andreatta – who is a retired Canadian immigration officer. There was also a silent auction of various valuable and rare Italian cultural items to raise funds for the society. The dinner was excellent as well. Check out a few pictures of the event on our Picasa web album.