Gala 2013 - A Selection of Photos from the Evening
The 27th Annual Sons of Italy Gala
began with Prosecco and the pre-dinner reception. The four course dinner was of course, fabulous. Then there was a $10,000 cheque presentation to our Helping Hand Charity Dante Aligheiri Cultural Society
. Next, the 2013 CIBPA Professional Award
was given to Tony Catanese
Then Sons of Italy gave a cheque for $100,000 to St. Boniface Hospital Research Foundation
designated specifically to the Canada Italy Tissue Engineering Laboratory (CITEL).
Then we held the raffle, giving 5 prizes ranging from a two week trip to Italy to a two day guided fishing trip in Manitoba. Our feature performer, Steve Lippia
took to the stage singing many of Frank Sinatra's classics. The Ron Paley Big Band
provided the music and after a couple of songs, the dance floor filled up, staying full through the evening.
Images are by John Johnston (Winnipeg Free Press) and
John Giavedoni (immagine.ca | photography).