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NATIONAL CONGRESS OF ITALIAN-CANADIANS
NATIONAL CAPITAL DISTRICT
"Preserving Our Past . . . Enriching Our Future"
Articles and Reviews
Internment (main page)
TREE PLANTING CEREMONY
September 18, 2018 Tree planting Ceremony, RCMP Headquarters Ottawa, Ontario. This was the official RCMP expression of regret to the families for their role in the internment.
Courtesy of the RCMP, Serge Gouin
Photograph of the Giuseppe Costantini family 1938
Wall inscription at the Columbus Centre Exhibit
Trina Costantini-Powell at Canadian Museum for Human Rights, Winnipeg, Manitoba December 2017. The charcoal sketch of Giuseppe Costantini was lent to the Museum
for the term of the Exhibit entitled "Rights of Passage"
Trina Costantini-Powell, Cathy (Pavia) Bourguignon and Rosemary(Pavia)Poggione, granddaughters of Internee
Giuseppe Costantini at the opening of the Columbus Centre Exhibit
Toronto May 31, 2012
Montreal Mayor Camilien Houde sketched by Guido Nincheri, Petawawa 1940. *Please see this link:
Sketch provided by Roger Boccini Nincheri
Letter sent to the Mascioli FamilyTimmins, Ontario from Catherine Costantini
Letter from Father Forgues to Giuseppe Costantini, February 1, 1941
Plaque on Memory Wall at the Italian Canadian Historical Centre dedicated to Giuseppe Costantini and Teresina Sabetti
Mandolin belonged to Tullio Locatelli.
Mr. Locatelli was detained for a short period of time but there is no record of him being detained at Petawawa." Mandolin donated to the Italian Canadian Historical Centre, May 2017
Photos (2) on display at Casa D'Italia Montreal
Sons of Italy 100 Years Exhibit
This Memorial Wall is a testament to the Italian Canadians of Ottawa for their
perseverance, courage and loyalty to Canada during the Second World War (1939-1945)
With Italy's declaration of war against the Allied forces
on June 10, 1940, Canadians of Italian origin were declared enemy aliens. Thousands of men and women across Canada
were required to report to the Royal Canadian Mounted Police. Though no charges were laid against them approximately 630 people of Italian origin were sent to internment camps. Five Ottawa men were interned in camps in Petawawa, Ontario and
Gagetown, New Brunswick.
Italian Canadians in Ottawa participated fully in supporting
Canada's war effort. Many served
in Canada's armed forces. Among them a number died overseas fighting for their country.
Fred R. Pantalone
Died in the Line of Duty
This Memorial Wall was made possible by the funding from the Government of Canada
and the leadership of the Italian Canadian Community Centre of the National Capital Region Inc.
National Archives record of Giuseppe Costantini and Dr. Vittoria Sabetta
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