Honorary Consul of Italy in Calgary, Alberta

Valentina Palazzesi
Honorary Consul of Italy in Calgary, Alberta
#307, 1324 – 11 Avenue SW
Calgary, Alberta T3C 0M6
Tel: 403-969-0189
Fax: 403-230-1007
Email: valentinapalazzesi@adesinaconsulting.com
Email: palazzesiv@gmail.com

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.

Abruzzese Cultural Association of Calgary

Email: calgaryabruzzese@gmail.com

Calgary Italian Crescendo Choir
HISTORY: The Choir held its first performance in 1997. In 2000 the choir was incorporated as The Calgary Crescendo Choir Society. It is an adult non-auditioned and self-funded choir open to men and women, Italian and non-Italian alike. Knowledge of the Italian language is not essential, but your love to sing is. The choir practices every Tuesday evening 7:00 pm to 9:00 pm at the Calgary Italian Cultural Centre (416 1st Avenue NE). Our season runs from September through June (excluding Christmas holidays). The Choir is committed to the promotion of our rich, Italian, musical heritage for the enjoyment of all.

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 cmcupi@telus.net.

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


Front Row: 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.

Calgary Italian Folk Dance Society

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.

Website: www.calgaryitalianfolkdancers.com
Facebook: Gli Azzurri The Calgary Italian Dancers
Instagram: Gli Azzurri The Calgary Italian Dancers

Calgary Italian Sportsmen's Dinner Association

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.

Contact Domenic Venturo Q.C.
Email: D.Venturo@scottventuro.com
Website: www.italiansportsmen.com

Calgary Italian Sportswomen’s Association

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.
Website: www.calgaryitaliansportswomen.ca

Centro Linguistico e Culturale Calgary
(Calgary Italian School)

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.

416, 1st Ave NE Calgary AB T2E 0B4
403 264-6349
Email: clcic@shaw.ca
Website: www.italianschoolcalgary.com

Mary, Mother of the Redeemer Roman Catholic Church

Italian mass times are Wednesdays at 11am and Sundays at 9:30am.
1714 – 14 Avenue N.E. Calgary, Alberta T2E 1G3
403-276-1689 / Fax: 403-230-0603
Email: office@mmredeemer.ca
Website: www.mmredeemer.ca

Calgary Calabrian Cultural and Heritage Society

Info coming soon!

LA CANTINA and
ROMA CATERING LTD.

We are happy to discuss upcoming events, specials and facility opportunities.

403 264-2032

or contact John at:

403 560-6244

john@romacatering.ca


CICC ENQUIRIES

403 264-4133

info@calgaryitalianculturalcentre.com