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Italian-Canadian Historical Centre

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Italian-Canadian Historical Centre





January 4, 2022

As per the direction from the Ontario Provincial government and local public health authorities, as of this morning, Wednesday, January 5, 2022 at 12:01 AM, on-site activities and events of the National Congress of Italian-Canadians (National Capital District) located at the Italian Canadian Historical Centre, 1026 Baseline Road, Ottawa, Ontario, K2C 0A6 , will follow the province-wide modified Step Two Reopening guidelines for a minimum 21-day period (until January 27th):


  •  Cultural Events: All indoor on-site cultural events will be postponed to a later date. Online cultural activities will continue to be offered virtually over the next little while.

Programs and policies are subject to change as required to meet current public health directives and will be updated as required.


If you have any questions, please contact us at, visit our website or call (613) 816-4315.

We will share updates about the status of our operations and upcoming events as new guidelines are mandated.

Thank you.


Trina Costantini-Powell

President, National Congress of Italian-Canadians (National Capital District)

"La Befana" Concorso-Contest
Seconda Edizione
Second Edition

Dear Friends/ Cari Amici,

Please share this message amongst your families, friends and associations. It will be a fun activity for the children. 

Vi preghiamo di condividere questo messaggio tra le vostre famiglie, amici e associazioni. Sarà un'attività divertente per i bambini.

Thank you, Grazie,


Greetings from Italian Ambassador
Andrea Ferrari on the occasion of
Italy's National Day

The new Ambassador of Italy to Canada.
meet Ambassador Andrea Ferrari

Vespa Tour of St. Anthony's Procession route in Little Italy
View the Video Tour

Official Apology for the internment
of Italian-Canadians during
the Second World War


"Internment apology statements"
Internment statement with 11MP
Trudeau statement on apology 

"700 years after his death 
Dante is as relevant as ever"

Fr. Raymond J. de Souza

follow this link

Trina Costantini-Powell
Recent interview
with Cittadino Canadese

Please Read...on Page 7

Attached is the link to the June 23 presentation. For those of you who attended virtually last Wednesday, thank you. Hopefully, when cultural activities resume at the Italian Canadian Historical Centre, we can have a discussion on
The History of Ottawa's Italian community. There is a lot more material to share. 

Thank you.
Happy Canada Day!


For the Accenti Writing Contest complete information,
click on the picture or this link now

From Montreal to Cremona
Canadian violin maker makes his mark in the Italian town where the instrument was invented

Please read...

"Bernard Neumann is considered one of the world's top violin makers and restorers"

Don't forget to register to attend our 
Annual General Meeting
of the Membership
of Italian Week Ottawa

By Zoom
Thursday, January 27, 2022 at 7:00PM
Interested in attending?


La Voce - Article on Enrico DelCastello


The Bold Footprints of Michele Rispoli 
By Tony Battista with Mariella (Rispoli) Di Bello  
* * *
Passi della vita di Michele Rispoli - A young Italian immigrant to Canada and his business dream!


LUCIANO BENTENUTO• 2ndSecurity Projects Manager Office Sgt. at Arms at House of Commons of Canada Chambre des communes du Canada (Start date April 12, 2021)1w • Edited • 


Today the Editor of La Voce magazine came to Ottawa accompanied

by Senator Tony Loffreda to meet with myself as President of CIBPA Ottawa, the President of the Marconi Centre Pat Santini, The President of the National Congress Of Italian Canadians, Trina Costantini-Powell, The co-Founders of Preston Hardware, Mario Giannetti and Mario Fragione as well as the President of Central Precast, John Mion. During an intimate ceremony held at the Marconi Centre we were hosted by Giuseppe Ranieri Director General at the Marconi Centre with a lunch prepared by none other than Chef Rocco Vizzari, Followed by a visit

of the Italian Canadian Cultural Centre.
During this occasion both Mr. Mion and myself were honoured to receive a plaque commemorating our participation in the cover issues of "La Voce". In addition, authentic certified replicates of a Leonardo Da Vinci's paintings were offered to us , including Preston Hardware and Pat Santini. It was a privilege to remit my copy to my colleague Trina Costantini-Powell so it could be showcased in

the Italian Canadian Cultural Centre.


Embassy of Italy in Canada CIBPA Ottawa CIBPA Montreal CIBPA Toronto 

CIBPA Hamilton-Halton CIBPA of Niagara CIBPA Windsor John Mion 

Trina Costantini-Powell The National Congress of Italian-Canadians (Quebec Region) Italian Chamber of Commerce in Canada Senator Tony Loffreda - CPA #canada #history #award #award #founders #chef #charity

La Voce

Does Italian-Canadian Food Have An Identity?
It's known for red-sauce joints, pizza traditions and decades-old neighbourhood delis 
but what truly defines  

Italian-Canadian cooking (READ MORE...)
Federico Fellini-10 essential films


Una mostra online per commemorare l’80esimo anniversario dell’internamento degli italo-canadesi

Video-courtesy OMNI News

Floral Tribute Messa dei Caduti, St.Anthony's Church - November15-2020