Sons and Daughters of Italy
The 2024 Gala will be held in support of the Children’s Hospital Foundation of Manitoba’s Better Futures Campaign!
Attendees will enjoy a welcoming reception, an outstanding five course dinner, fine wines, engaging (and short) presentations, and wonderful music that had the dance floor full.
The 2024 SDOI Gala is generously presented by:
Children’s Hospital Foundation of Manitoba is dedicated to ensuring that every child treated at HSC Winnipeg Children’s Hospital has the best care and experience possible. Funds raised by the Foundation support capital improvements, life-saving equipment, programs that bring comfort to sick children, and health research to improve the lives of children everywhere.
The Foundation continues to inspire our community to support excellence in child health care and child health research. Currently the Foundation’s Better Futures $75 million campaign goal, is Manitoba’s largest-ever donor-driven fundraising campaign for child health care and research.
One area of specific need in the Better Futures campaign that the SDOI Annual Gala is supporting is the Children’s Hospital Emergency Department ("ED") which has many challenges to overcome:
By supporting the Children’s Hospital Emergency Department revitalization and research, you can make the worst day better for a child needing emergency care.
Please help meet the goal. By supporting the Sons and Daughters of Italy Gala, you are improving the lives of more than 140,000 kids who rely on HSC Children’s and Children’s Hospital Research Institute each year.
Joe Leuzzi will be presented with the
Sons and Daughters of Italy is proud to present our coveted Heart of the Lion Lifetime Achievement Award to a very deserving member of our Italian community, Mr. Joe Leuzzi.
The presentation will be made at our Annual Gala on March 9th.
The Heart of the Lion Lifetime Achievement Award recognizes an individual who has tirelessly given of themselves and has made significant contributions to the community.
It is not an annual award; it is given in years where we wish to recognize the contributions made to the greater Winnipeg community by an individual of Italian descent.
Join us in thanking Joe Leuzzi for his valued contributions to our community.
Entertainment: Frank Moyo
Frank Moyo is a slow player in a fast world. The Canadian-Italian singer-songwriter and guitarist serenades like a busking bard of the 21st century. His latest releases “Nonna” and “Insieme” have already cultivated a reputation for Moyo in his hometown.
Describing the singer as a suave, smooth and sultry voice with soft hands on the strings is too simple. Discussing feeling with the artist is more candid. “I want people to imagine they are on a beach in Italy listening to my music,” he says. But while one track might take you to the beach, “another might take you into a car going 180 mph.”
Great food is always a hallmark of any Sons and Daughters of Italy event and this year's Gala dinner promises to be amazing.
The dinner features Italian salami and cheese in the antipasto plate. The second course features a light and fresh salad, leading to the next course of vegetarian lasagna.
Hopefully you still have lots of room because it is time for the main course, a beautiful filet of beef accompanied by fresh vegetables.
Did we mention there is wine on the table?
As you pat your tummy with contentment, there is more. A decadent lemon mousse cake will be served along with coffee and tea.
If you now think you are done, you don't understand Italian meals. In the lounge will be espresso and pastries!
But please exercise some caution, as soon the band will start and you will want to be up on the dance floor...
AN ITALIAN MEAN NONNA WOULD BE PROUD OF:
Prosciutto di Parma, Genoa salami, Capocollo, artichokes, roasted peppers, olive medley and provolone cheese with mixed field greens and grilled eggplant brushed with extra virgin olive oil
Butternut squash, Swiss pickled apple & arugula salad with toasted pumpkin seeds with an apple cider vinaigrette
Vegetarian Lasagna with ricotta and spinach
Rosemary and garlic rubbed roasted filet of beef with a marsala & onion demi, truffle cauliflower puree, pecorino potato galette, roasted oyster mushrooms, glazed carrots, and broccolini.
(De Nardi) Lemon Mousse Cake
Coffee and Tea
Dessert & Espresso Lounge
Nancy Cipryk - Honourary Co-Chair
Kirsten McConnell - Honourary Co-Chair
DAN POTENZA - HONOURARY CO-CHAIR
Mark Scaletta - Gala Co-Chair
TRAVIS GIAVEDONI - GALA CO-CHAIR