Welcomes the Community

Posted on: August 21, 2012

"La Vita e veramente bella. In Septembre, celebriamo insieme per una communita unita. Con amore."

Once again this year, the Board of Directors of Festitalia is proud to share our heritage with the community.

This year's festival will be as great as ever as we plan to celebrate our love of culture, the arts, food, faith and fun with all. The festivities begin with the Festitalia Youth Soccer Tournament in partnership with the Mount Hamilton Youth Soccer Club on September 1st and 2nd but the celebrations formally begin at our "Convivio at FIAT" Opening Celebrations at our partner location, Johnston FIAT on September 5th. All are welcome.

Please also join us at one of the many Regional Food Dinners, our Outdoor Film Night, or the "Notte è Giovane" (Young Italian and Friends cocktail evening) at the Carmen's "C" Hotel rooftop. Or you may want to take in a cooking demonstration, a soccer game, the annual Fortinos Grape Stomp competition at Mall Road Fortinos, or a leisurely walk through the Hamilton Farmer's Market with our strolling musicians.

Capture the Festitalia Fiat at any one of the many Festitalia events and you could win a great prize in our Fiat! See it! Social media contest.

You might also want to get a close up view of author and TV celebrity chef, David Rocco at the CIPBA Business Awards Gala, or you may simply wish to learn how to research one's Italian or European heritage. There is always something Italian to do or Italian to share with the broader community as we celebrate almost 30 events in the 30 days of the month of September. All, for you to enjoy!

As part of our September festival, we are also pleased to announce that this coming April is VIVA ITALIA month at Breezes SuperClubs in Cuba. Please visit our website at www.festitalia.ca for more information on how you could win an all-inclusive vacation for two at a Breezes SuperClubs resort in Varadero, Cuba for April 2013 Viva Italia celebrations.

As always, Festitalia appreciates the generous corporate sponsorship provided by the City of Hamilton and FORTINOS Supermarkets. Without their generous support and that of other private sponsors listed on our website, this month long festival would not be possible. Molte Grazie! Thank-you very much!

To all in the City of Hamilton, as well as those visiting from out of town, we welcome you in celebrating our heritage with us.

Benvenutto tutti!

Sam Cino
Festitalia Chairperson, 2012