Looking for a fun day? Check this out!

By edmonddantes,

Dear Famee Furlane Members and Supporters,

if you are looking for something FUN to do on July 15th…Famee Furlane is the place to be!

We will be hosting our Pic Nic and…for all soccer fans out there, we will be showing the FIFA World Cup Final (Starting Time 11am). Right after that there will be a presentation…check our EVENTS page for July 15th for all the details!

See you there!

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Grounds Spring Cleanup MOVED

By edmonddantes,

Hello everyone,

please note that our grounds cleanup has been moved to MONDAY May 14th due to the weather forecast. Whoever is interested in helping can come by on that day and lunch will be provided.

Thank you for your consideration and let’s hope the good weather help us out!

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Festitalia Italian Heritage Awards

By edmonddantes,

We are honored to announce that our Member and former Famee Furlane President, Zita Petozzi has earned the 2018 award of distinction from Festitalia!

This award is handed to individuals belonging to Italian or Regional clubs who have supported and assisted others to integrate in the city of Hamilton and/or contributed to the general well being and positive image of the Hamilton community.

Brava Zita, congratulations from all of us!!!

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Upcoming Events

By edmonddantes,

Hello Members and Friends of the Famee Furlane!

We are pleased to announce a few interesting upcoming events going on in our club!

May 12th, 2018: we are seeking volunteers for our spring grounds cleanup, anyone interested can call us at 905 541 4051 for all the information. As a token of our appreciation, we will offer a complimentary lunch on that day!

June 24th, 2018: we will be having our annual Famee Furlane Golf Tournament. Please make sure to check our “events” page for all the information or call us at 905 541 4051.

July 15th, 2018: get ready for some fun at our Famee Furlane Picnic! During the afternoon we will also have a lecture (free admission) about the History of Friuli. The lecture will take place at 2:00 pm. More details on the picnic are coming soon!

We hope to see you all there!

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Bocce Tournament and Bocce End of Season Dinner and Awards Night

By edmonddantes,

Hello everyone,

some exciting news!

We will be hosting a Bocce Tournament on April 7th and 8th, if you are interested in joining us either as a team or as a spare (or if you want to be in a team) just let us know!

We will also host the End of Season Bocce Dinner and Awards Night (for both our Bocce Leagues and the Bocce Tournament) on Wednesday, April 18th.

You can find all the details for these events in our “Events” area.

We are looking forward to see you there!

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Event Date Changes UPDATE (March 5th, 2018)

By edmonddantes,

Dear all,

please note the following date changes

Misdi’ a la Furlana- Typical Furlan Lunch: the event originally scheduled for Sunday March 4th has been POSTPONED.

Fieste de Patrie dal Friul: originally scheduled for April 8th, has also been POSTPONED.

New dates for both events will be announced soon.


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Earthquake Fundraiser update

By edmonddantes,

Dear Famee Furlane members, friends and supporters,

I take advantage of this space to report on the results of the Earthquake Fundraiser.

I was thrilled to be invited to San Benedetto del Tronto on December 22nd, to be part of the ceremony organized by Omnibus Omnes which delivered scholarships to the young students of Arquata del Tronto.

I felt it was so important to represent Famee Furlane and all of you, but at the same time it was an opportunity to understand how these people are doing after one year from the Earthquake. It has to be noted that the ceremony was held in San Benedetto del Tronto because the town of Arquata is completely destroyed, therefore they did not have adequate facilities to host this event.

Once I got there, I found out that our donation as well as donations from other supporters of Omnibus Omnes allowed them to deliver about 20 scholarships for students from JK to High School, a donation to a new family, a donation to two cute twins born in 2017 and finally a donation to a young lady who established her business in Arquata.

I had the honour of handing out scholarships to two girls, Giorgia and Ambra, who are in Elementary School, and I will never forget their excitement as well as the gratitude of their parents. Their happiness was my happiness, and I believe yours as well. Our club decided to partner with Omnibus Omnes and their initiative because we strongly believe that in situations like these, the rebuilding process has to start in the hearts of the victims. As I said in my speech in San Benedetto, these kids are the future of Arquata and they have to be supported and encouraged.

Among the receivers of the scholarships there was also a family who had recently moved to Arquata from…Friuli! It was interesting to hear their story but what I noticed in them, and in all the community at large, was their will to carry on and rebuild with a smile on their face and lots of hope in their heart. I found myself receiving so much love, appreciation, energy and strength from those who lost everything.

I will never forget their gratitude and I hope I can transfer these feelings to you as this is the result of your effort and generosity!

This experience also allowed me to ask about how the situation in Arquata del Tronto is. Even though there are lots of families who have moved to prefabs (“le casette”, as we call them in Italy), many of them are still temporarily “living” in other structures. At the same time, also businesses are slowly starting to get back on track, but there is still lots of work that needs to be done. We Furlans, experiencing first hand the destructive power of the earthquake in 1976, know very well that places and people take years to rebuild after such tragedy. But if there is one request that the entire community asked us is to not be forgotten.

For this reason I encourage you to continue supporting Omnibus Omnes. It is a very diligent and wonderful non-profit organization who is doing so much to help their community. Continued donations can be done and you can find all information by browsing their website (http://www.omnibusomnes.org/)

Again I thank you very much for your generosity and support in this wonderful cause,


Monica De Paoli, Board Memeber of the Famee Furlane of Hamilton.

Pictures: courtesy of Raffaella Milandri and Omnibus Omnes

Article: courtesy of Corriere Adriatico

More articles: http://www.ilmascalzone.it/2017/12/fondi-e-borse-di-studio-una-piccola-festa-dedicata-ad-arquata-dalla-omnibus/





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Upcoming events for January and February 2018

By edmonddantes,

Dear Famee Furlane members, friends and supporters,

on behalf of all of us we wish you a great New Year!

To start it off in a good way here are a few events coming up soon:

January 26th: Euchre Night

January 27th: Baccala Dinner

February 10th: Valentine’s dinner and dance

We also would like to inform you that our Tuesday and Wednesday bocce leagues keep on rocking and you are always welcome to join as a spare!

Please make sure to check our “Events” page, call Nadia at 905 541 4051 or join our mailing list to receive further information.

We hope to see you there!

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