About | Famee Furlane of Hamilton

The Famee Furlane of Hamilton is a social and cultural centre of Italians from the northeastern most region of Italy: Friuli Venezia Giulia. We are a non-profit community-based organization. We have two types of membership. If you are of Friulian descent you can become a member, but we also encourage everyone else to become a social member in order to enjoy and share some fun times together!
There are many social functions that the organization offers throughout the year and open to people from all walks of life. With our banquet facilities we can host your special event.


The Famee Furlane of Hamilton was founded by persons who immigrated to the Hamilton area from the Region of Friuli Venezia Giulia, Italy. The founding members desire was to keep the traditions, culture, and language of the “Mother Land” alive.

The Famee Furlane of Hamilton was founded in 1969 and was incorporated in 1972. The six founding members, Giacinto Belluz, Bruno Cudin, Amelio Gris, Romano Mauro, Fiore Riga, and Aurelio Zuccolin provided the financing and work for the first of many structures that followed.

It’s a testimony of realized dreams of the founding members to keep faith with our roots, but also to reach out to all people of Italian origin and to all others to come and join in celebrating our diversity.



The Friuli flag traces back to the Friulian State under the control of the Patriarch of Aqulieia from 1077 to 1420 AD. According to a legend the symbol of the flag, an eagle, comes from the name of the town of Aquileia (from the latin aquila). Apparently an eagle showed the first inhabitants the place where the city had to be founded.

President and MembershipRosi Lenarduzzi McQueen
Past President and TreasurerPeter Narduzzi
Corresponding SecretaryRosi Lenarduzzi McQueen
1st Vice PresidentDavid Lenarduzzi
2nd Vice PresidentEnzo Narduzzi
Recording SecretaryChristine Partenio
Director at LargeRenato Infanti
Director at LargeChristine Partenio
Director at LargeEzio Colle
Director at LargeFred Lenarduzzi
Director at LargeFrank Lenarduzzi
Director at LargeJohn Lenarduzzi