2016 Summer Recaps
Italian National Day at Castello Italia Recap
Italian Heritage Month kicked off on Sunday, May 29th at Casa Loma! CIBPA Toronto was proud to be part of the organizing committee for Italian National Day at Castello Italia, supporting Consulate General of Italy in Toronto and Liberty Entertainment Group. Over 4000 guests strolled throughout the castle sampling food from local Italian restaurants and vendors, as well as enjoying live entertainment and wine sampling. For the month of June inside Casa Loma, there were also special displays and videos highlighting Italian heritage. The event was a great success due to the generous donations and financial support from various businesses within the Italian community.
Check out the event photo album here.
CIBPA "Espresso Cup" Golf Tournament 2016 Recap
The 64th Annual "Espresso Cup" Golf Tournament held on Thursday July 14, 2016, was a tremendous success with great golf, fun, weather and of course great food!
The tournament was held at one of Ontario's finest golf courses, Lionhead Golf Club & Conference Centre. Throughout the day, golfers were treated to a wide variety of Italian food---Spiducci on the bbq, arrancini, ice cream, cannoli, soppressata, espresso coffee, pizza, nutella, caprese, fruit and much more! A special thank you to our generous donors: Totera Meats, GiGi Importing, Pizza Nova, Lazio Bakery and Deli, Grande Cheese, Longo's, Faema, Camarras, Tim Hortons, byPeterandPauls, Active Green + Ross, Toronto Downtown Marriott Hotel, The Big Cannoli
CONGRATULATIONS to David Felice! David was the winner of the two round trip tickets to anywhere in North America thanks to our Title Sponsor, Air Canada.
Golfers also had the opportunity to win a $25,000.00 voucher in our HOLE IN ONE challenge, sponsored by Serpa Automotive Group. Better luck next year!
The success of the tournament is credited largely to our sponsors as well as our members who lend their names, financial support and products: Air Canada, Golf Glove Sponsor: Lowes Canada BBQ Lunch Sponsor: KPMG LLP Golfers Gift Bag Sponsor: Mattamy Homes (GTA Division) Golf Ball Sponsor: Matcor-Matsu Pin Flag Sponsor: St. Michael's College School Beverage Cart Sponsor: FMP Mortgage Investments Inc. We would also like to thank all of the Hole Sponsors
On behalf of the CIBPA Toronto, thank you for your continued support and participation. We look FOURward to next year!
VIEW PHOTOS FROM THE EVENT here.
Check out the article on our tournament in Snapd
Join us as we welcome back friends and members for another exciting season! The dinner meeting will be held at the Old Mill, which has been recently acquired by long time CIBPA member and supporter, Frank De Luca.
The season kick off is a chance for members to reconnect over a great meal, an opportunity to build future business relationships and network with members of our business and professional community, welcome new members, listen to special guest speakers and most importantly, hear about the many events the CIBPA has planned for the upcoming 2016-2017 season.
We look forward to welcoming you back.
CIBPA Education Foundation Awards Dinner(Thursday November 17, 2016)
Join us as deserving students selected by the CIBPA Education Foundation committee, chaired by Foundation President, Mr. Robert Sacco) are recognized for their academic achievements.
The goal of the CIBPA Education Foundation is to support the academic achievements of young Canadians of Italian heritage or in Italian studies.
The CIBPA EDUCATION FOUNDATION Bursary is open to full-time college and/or university students at the undergraduate, graduate or postgraduate levels who are Canadian citizens or Landed Immigrants permanently residing in Canada, and are of Italian origin. It also provides assistance for students who are not of Italian heritage, if they are pursuing curriculum majors in Italian studies.
DO YOU KNOW A STUDENT WHO CAN BENEFIT FROM THE CIBPA EDUCATION FOUNDATION?
Applications for 2016 scholarships are now being accepted. APPLICATION
SUBMISSION DEADLINE: October 21, 2016.
64th Annual CIBPA President's Ball
(Saturday, September 24, 2016)
The Canadian Italian Business and Professional Association (CIBPA) of Toronto’s Awards of Excellence were established to recognize and pay tribute to those individuals in the community who continue to make a difference in their professional fields.
The recipients of the 2016 Awards of Excellence will be honored at the 64th Annual President’s Ball sponsored by Scotiabank on Saturday September 24th 2016 at The Liberty Grand Entertainment Complex, Toronto.
The CIBPA Awards of Excellence will be awarded to:
President’s Award – The Policaro Family, Policaro Automotive Group
Business Excellence – Giampaolo Family, Giampaolo Group of Companies
Professional Excellence – Nick Torchetti, Aird & Berlis LLP
Community Leader Award – Fred Santini, Co-Founder & President, Shining Through Centre for Children with Autism
Next Generation Award – Alessia Cara, Singer/Songwriter
DON'T MISS THIS PREMIER EVENT IN THE ITALIAN COMMUNITY!
CIBPA Traditional Christmas Dinner
(Thursday, December 1, 2016)
CIBPA Toronto will come together with members and guests in the spirit of Christmas with an extended invitation to residents of Villa Colombo. Join us for an evening of tradition, celebrated with great food, entertainment and friends.
This year will include dancing along with our great RAFFLE PRIZES and a SILENT AUCTION.
CIBPA Ladies Auxiliary Moda in Motion Fashion Show-Thursday October 13, 2016
For Tickets contact: Cesira Caruso at 416-742-9267 or Anna Scavuzzo at 416-293-4618 or email Anna at outlook%23com|anna%23scavuzzo
CHIODO Family welcomes the newest family members
Proud Nonno and Nonna, Ralph and Rose Chiodo welcome their newest grandchildren Stella and Raffaele. Tiziano and Sabrina Marimpietri (daughter of Ralph and Rose) gave birth to premature twins back in February. After a lengthy stay in hospital, Stella and Raffaele are home with mom, dad and their very excited siblings, Emilia (2 years old) and Dante (4 years old). Best wishes to the Marimpietri and Chiodo family from the CIBPA.
One thing is for sure. Nonno Ralph makes sure all vehicles transporting his precious cargo are always fitted with Active Green + Ross Tires.
Teresa Cascioli receives 'Pugliese nel Mondo' Award in Italy
On June 25, 2016, Teresa Cascioli (author of M is for Money, CIBPA Member and past CIBPA Professional Excellence Award Recipient) travelled to her parent’s native Puglia to receive the “Pugliese Nel Mondo Award”. The award recognizes individuals from far and wide that have made a difference in their communities and through their areas of business with origins in Puglia. Congratulations Teresa!
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