Mayoral Debate National Congress of Italian Canadians Mario Sergio

Officially declared June, Italian Heritage Month

October 8, 2010

WE DID IT!

On October 7, 2010, the Provincial Legislature passed Bill 103, officially declaring June, Italian Heritage Month.

On behalf of the National Congress of Italian Canadians-Toronto District and all Canadians of Italian origin, we would like to express our sincere gratitude to Mario Sergio MPP, Peter Shurman MPP and Rosario Marchese MPP for bringing this important initiative before the Legislature.

We would also like to express our sincere gratitude to our Premier, Dalton McGuinty and the entire Provincial Legislature for unanimously supporting the legislation and ensuring its quick passage.

The words of those that spoke during the debate resounded with many Canadians of Italian origin and will be remembered for their sincerity.

Italian Canadians are proud of their contributions to the Province of Ontario and will continue their commitment to making Canada a rich and diverse cultural mosaic for the benefit of all its citizens.

National Congress of Italian Canadians-Toronto District

President
Michael Tibollo,

October 8, 2010

A SPECIAL THANK YOU…

As President of the National Congress of Italian Canadians-Toronto District, I would personally like to thank the entire board of directors for their tremendous support in helping accomplish this important milestone event in our Italian Canadian History.

I would particularly like to acknowledge the tireless efforts of Cynthia Cosentino, Maria Vitale, Cathy Tinaburri, Domenic Barbieri, Sam and Donna Leone, Franco Pagliaro, Patrizia Bottoni, Celeste Bottero, Sarah Morales, Loris Fata, Phyllis Arturi, Shawn Arturi, and Gian-luca Ferrari.

A special acknowledgement and thank you to Mercedes Zanon for coordinating and providing her organizational skills and talents in bringing us all together.

An organization is not judged by any single individual but by the efforts of the collective group.

I am honoured to be the President of this organization.

National Congress of Italian Canadians-Toronto District

Michael Tibollo,
President

October 7, 2010

Congresso Nazionale degli Italo Canadesi – Distretto di Toronto
National Congress of Italian Canadians – Toronto District
Congrès National des Italo Canadiens – District de Toronto

would like to welcome you to second reading for the passage of Bill 103

Italian Heritage Month Act, 2010

Date: Thursday, October 7, 2010.
Location: Provincial Legislature
Queen’s Park,
Main Legislative Building
111 Wellesley Street West,Toronto, Ontario
Debate: 2:00 p.m.
Reception: 3:30 p.m. – 6:30 p.m., Room #247