Special Videos


Piazza Petawawa

On June 10, 1940, Prime Minister William Lyon Mackenzie King announced the detainment and
internment of Italian Canadians considered a threat to the safety of Canada.

Approximately seven hundred men and thirteen women were uprooted from a life embroidered in the
Canadian dream and placed in Internment camps across the country. None were ever brought to trial.

This documentary explores the elements of loss, freedom, dignity, property, and time due to
powerful political undercurrents existing during the madness of war.

Memorable accounts and archival footage combined with historical contextualization provide a
befitting framework for the telling of this chapter in Canadian history.

City Hall Flag Raising for 2014 Italian Heritage Month

Sergio & Sam On CIBPA