IGHSC 25th Anniversary Dinner

On Sunday, November 12, 2017, we celebrated the 25th anniversary of the founding of the Italian Genealogy and Heraldry Society of Canada. In attendance were the three original founding members of the Society, Dan Marcuz (l) , Flavio Andreatta, and Dino Coletti (r) (See photo below upper left). Flavio Andreatta was given a special award in recognition of his 25 years of service as past President and genealogist of the Society. After a fine Friuli style dinner arranged by Chef Rino Bortolin, Flavio gave a lecture on how genetically inherited diseases can affect the health of Italian families.

25th aniversary dinner

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.

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.

Festa dei Nonni 2010 fundraising event a success

Last Sunday, October 3, 2010 the Italian Genealogy and Heraldry Society of Canada held its second annual Festa dei Nonni fundraising event at the Ciociaro Club near Windsor, Ontario, Canada. It featured family history displays, choir singing and prizes. President Flavio Andreatta said that the event was an great success.

“The organizational skills of our Chairman, Anna Saurini, were evident at our second annual Festa dei Nonni.  I consider it to have been a success.  With the assistance of Emanuele Calamita, everything went smoothly.  I wish to thank Anna, Bruno, Eva, Helga, Luciano and Tim for the hall set up.  Eva and Luciano Ranieri were exceptional in donating so many items for the raffle.  As always, Vince Del Duca, excelled as the master of ceremonies.  Thank you, Henrietta, for the grand prize!” – Flavio Andreatta


First Annual “Festa dei Nonni” a Success

Last Friday, September 11, 2009, our society held its first annual Festa dei Nonni or “Grandparents Day Celebration”. This was a family dinner fundraiser that featured a buffet style dinner, family history displays, door prizes and a grand prize raffle. The Leamington Italian Choir sang a few old fashioned Italian songs for us. A good time was enjoyed by all. Be sure to attend our next Festa dei Nonni to be held at the Ciociaro Club on Sunday, October 3, 2010. See you there!