Italians reclaim heritage in Vancouver

My article made the cover on the August 2009 issue of THE THUNDERBIRD.

Italians reclaim heritage in Vancouver

Also check out the photo gallery.

Italians in Vancouver


Italian Cultural Centre looking for artifacts

So being Italian is not only about drinking endless cups of espresso or enjoying a slice of the thin crust pizza. It is about culture and understanding this established immigrant community that has embraced Canadianism to the fullest. 

Vancouver boasts to have the largest Italian Cultural Centre in Canada. The ICC has a library, Bocce Courts, restaurants and community hall. The most interesting addition to the ICC is the ilMuseo, Museum of Italian Heritage that opened doors to public in Oct 2008.

Caelan Griffiths, curator of the museum is always on the look out for new addition to the exhibits.

” If you are not Italian but think you have something that might help tell the story of Italian immigration, please feel free to bring it to us. We welcome it.” Griffiths said.

There are many intriguing displays including a manual sewing machine that was orginally bought from Italy.

You can contact the ICC for more information at (604) 430-3337.