The gifts purchased by the SOI for the children who did not attend our Christmas Party were donated to the KGH - Children's Foundation.
Our Starry, Starry Night Gala was held on November 7 & 8th, 2014. On Friday, November 7th we held La Piazza, which featured an Italian market square showcasing local Italian merchants, with samplings of culinary delights and wine tasting. It was great fun for all. The Gala on Saturday, November 8, was an experience to remember. Guests were awed by our Canadian-Italian culture, wines, cuisine and entertainment. We had a renowned Italian Chef Gino, who was assisted by our very own Chef Peter from Kelowna. Also present at our Gala, was Josie Cumbo, President of the Order of the Sons of Italy of Canada. Guests danced the night away with the Dreamland Band This event demonstrated the caring and giving that Kelowna is known for. The event was a fund raiser, with partial proceeds donated to the KGH Pediatric Ward and to the School Div. #23 Breakfast Program. We donated $1,500 to each of these causes. This of course would not have been possible without our volunteers who gave countless hours of their time and for this we thank them.
Our First annual soppressata contest was a huge succcess. The Winners were: 1st place: Domenic Minardi, 2nd place: Silvio Alimonti; 3rd place: Frank Manfredi. Everyone had a great time and enjoyed the fabulous soppressata. There were 8 entries.
All proceeds will go to the Kelowna Gospel Mission luncheon on December 22nd.