2014 Festitalia Italian Heritage Awards Dinner

Posted on: April 14, 2014


June 5, 2014 -  Michelangelo’s Banquet Centre

Recognizing the positive impact that citizens of Italian heritage have made in our community, the Italian Heritage Awards program is designed to recognize the leadership of individuals of Italian ancestry who have made significant contributions to the Hamilton community. Join us in congratulating these 24 outstanding individuals/groups as we celebrate:


“Una Bella Comunità – A Beautiful Community”
2014 Italian Heritage Awards of Distinction

Jackie Bajus
Education and Mentorship

Laura Michele Fortino

Dr. Anthony Lombardi
Health Sciences and Technology

Dr. Salvatore (Sam) E. Macaluso
Health and Active Living

Donna Marcaccio
Community Development and Social Inclusion

Bernie Morelli
Politics, Public Affairs and Communications

Mark Morelli
Emergency Services

Riccardo Persi

Julia Scozzari
Young Person of Distinction (Under 30)

    The Sons of Italy Choir
Arts, Culture and Entertainment

Roger D. Yachetti, QC
Justice and Law

2014 Regional Clubs and Associations Award of Distinction 
Individuals from Italian Regional, Social Clubs/Associations who have supported and assisted others to integrate in the City of Hamilton and/or contributed to the general well-being and positive image of our community

Joe Giuliano
Santa Croce di Magliano

Dave Mammoliti
Canadian Italian Business Professionals Association (CIBPA)

Renzo DeBenedetti
Venetian Club of Hamilton

Mary Paiement
Associazione Culturale Sociale Pugliese

Nestore Berardo
Federazione Abruzzese of Hamilton and District

Kino Nardi
Associazione Nazionale Alpini Sezione
di Hamilton

Guido Spadafora
Donnici Social Club 

Renzo Piccolotto
Famèe Furlane of Hamilton

Giuseppe (Joe) Cino
Sicilian Region

2014 Festitalia Community Award of Distinction

For outstanding overall contribution to the community and/or promotion of Italian Heritage and Culture

Sal Bagazzoli

Pasquale (Pat) De Caria

Gabe Macaluso

2014 Johnny Lombardi Italian Heritage Award of Distinction
For outstanding contribution in assisting Italian Immigrants and their families to integrate and to feel welcome in Canadian Society

Louie Mason

Tickets are $65 per person or $650 for a table of 10 and are available online at festitalia.ca or:
Roseanne Greco-Venneri at 905-928-4175 or roseannegreco@hotmail.com
Patricia Veri at 905 639-8424 or pat@heminggroup.com