Honorary Consul of Italy in Calgary, Alberta
#307, 1324 – 11 Avenue SW
Calgary, Alberta T3C 0M6
My office hours are by appointment only on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 10:30 a.m to 1:00 p.m.
The duties I can carry out are limited somewhat but too long to list. What I can tell you is that I receive many requests regarding applying for or renewing Italian passports. I cannot help with that as all applications for new or renewal passports (unless they are for minors under 12 years of age) require digital fingerprinting and electronic signature and therefore attendance at either the Edmonton or Vancouver office is required.
When applying for a Visa, an interview is required and must be done either in Edmonton or Vancouver.
People who are thinking that they should finally apply for their Italian citizenship will find some useful information here.
More information is available here: Vancouver Consulate General office.
The Abruzzese Cultural Association of Calgary is a non-profit organization dedicated to celebrating the province of Abruzzo. Abruzzo is a province in Italy located in the central region on the Adriatic coast. Our main objective is to ensure the preservation and celebration of the Abruzzese culture and traditions for our future generations.
PERFORMANCES: The choir performs folk, popular, a bit of classical, and Christmas songs, both in Italian and English. We have performed at many seniors’ lodges, at Heritage Park, Spruce Meadows, Calgary Sings, and can boast of being an international choir because in August 2007 the choir toured Italy, singing at different venues, entertaining young and old alike. The choir also sang at the annual Italian Festival in San Diego in 2011. In 2022 the Choir will celebrate its 25th Anniversary.
CONTACTS: The choir welcomes invitations to perform at community and cultural functions; if you are interested in having the Choir perform at your special function or would like more details on becoming a member, please contact Cecilia Cupido at firstname.lastname@example.org.
IMPORTANT NOTE: Due to restrictions emanating from the COVID-19 pandemic, the Choir has not been operational. We will announce our restart plans as soon as the path is clear in the interests of health and safety of our members and our audiences. Our restart will also include our very important call for additional members to join our Society which has become an integral part of the Italian community of Calgary and the community at large.
BOARD OF DIRECTORS:
Cecilia Cupido, President
Daniela Grossberndt, Secretary
Lucy Ciccaglione, Treasurer
Giuseppina Terracciano, Director - Costume Coordinator
Antonio Cimmino, Director - Membership and Equipment Coordinator
Domenica Labrocca, Director - Social and Event Coordinator
Lina Monte, Director - Performance and Logistics Coordinator
Amanda Joly, Casino Chair - Current Ex Officio
From left: Norma Tersigni, Anna Calabrese, Bianca Romeo, Pauline Padbury, Adele Marcucci, Lina
Monte, Chiara Conforti, Cecilia Cupido, Glennis Houston (Director)
Second Row: From Left: Giovanna Oliverio, Anna Vizzutti, Domenica Labrocca, Wanda Sanguin, Gerry Manzara, Mimma Vizzutti, Giuseppina Terracciano, Lucia Ciccaglione, Nancy Maher, Cathy Harbinson
Third Row: From Left: Todd Davidson (Pianist), Gino Montte, Rino Calabrese, Vincenzo Terracciano, Tony Cimmino, Ottone Vizzutti, Silvano Vizzutti, Tony Sanguin, Joe Marcucci, Domenico Rossi Missing: Clorinda Contrada, Maria Cervo, Giovanni Cervo
Twenty-four years have passed since a few members of the Italian community gathered at the CICC to discuss the feasibility of starting a choir for their enjoyment and that of the community. In the fall of 1997 the choir became a reality and rehearsals began. Today there are still 30+ members and still going strong.
The Calgary Italian Folk Dance Society is a dance group comprised of Canadian Italian Youth dedicated to preserving their Italian cultural heritage through dance and music. With traditional and modern folk dances, we honor the spirit and energy that our ancestors brought to Canada.
The Calgary Italian Sportsmen’s Dinner Association is dedicated to the acknowledgement of worthy student athletes of Italian descent by awarding scholarships recognizing their excellence in athletics, academics and leadership/volunteerism. Our scholarship recipients are honoured at an annual dinner which has grown to be one of the premier charity dinners in Western Canada. Our organization also seeks to promote Italian culture in local schools, post-secondary institutions and the community at large. Finally, the Association also provides support to various other organizations and endeavours within the Calgary Italian and Minor Sports Communities.
The focus of our organization is to provide scholarships to young women of Italian heritage who have demonstrated excellence in athletics, academics, leadership, fine arts and volunteering.
For nearly 50 years the CLCIC has been a key player in contributing to the preservation and promotion of Italian language and culture in Calgary. The school offers provincially recognized courses to kids of Kindergarten to high school age, and to adults of all ages and ability. Our focus continues to be on highlighting Italy’s rich cultural traditions and history.
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