The Davedi Club was founded in 1952 by many Italian Immigrants whose names are still prominent in North Bay today.
Our founding families took the first two letters of the names: Dante, Verdi, and DiMaggio, establishing the name DAVEDI to represent our community with education, music, and sports at the forefront of our focus.
Today our membership consists of 300 Men, Ladies, and Youth Members who come together at monthly Ladies Auxiliary and General Meetings while we reach nearly 1000 homes with our Italian Pride Newsletter. Our Families and friends are invited to Cultural events such as Dances, Picnics, Sing-alongs, as well as sporting events like Golf, Ping-Pong, and Scopa Tournaments. We welcome the entire community to celebrate with us at events like our Grape Stomping Festival, New Years Gala, and the Club’s Anniversary.
Davedi opens its doors to the public for Craft Shows, Spaghetti Suppers, Friday Lunch Buffets and we offer Homemade Italian Frozen Food daily. Our Dante Hall has been host to hundreds of Weddings Receptions, Banquets, and Conferences featuring our famous Italian and Canadian cuisine.
In addition to promoting our culture, the Davedi Club has actively supported local and international charities though various fundraisers, such as our Annual Order of Merit Awards Ceremony, and hosted events for many other local charities.
Through the recent launch of www.davedi.com, the Davedi Club will continue to modernize through continued investment in the next generation of Italian-Canadians.
First Meeting in the new building – Wednesday, November 25, 1953
Top row, from left: Albert Butti, Tony Dominico, Rudy Dominico, Rocco Lucenti, Roger Ricci, Joe Cundari, Fred Valenti and Norm Mauro.
Second Row: Pat Adduono, Jim Barone, Val Caranci, Al Promaine, Loret Masicoli, Tom Palangio and Don Grassi.
Third Row: Joe Adduono, Ernest Ricciuto, Ernest Prete, Richard Valenti, Andy Cangiano, Lou Valenti and Fred Dominico. Fourth Row: Eugene (Shorty) Dominico, Frank Celentano, Nino Fava, Frank Ceresia, Edward (Bib) Lucenti, Eugene Bagno, Louis Valenti and Bert Pesano.
Bottom Row: Len Grassi, Sam Spallaci, Jim Gallardi, Louis (Chipso) Cipparone, Jay Perna, Carlo Lucenti and Tony Celentano
What we can do for you
With over 50 years of service...
Weddings & Celebrations
We specialize in making your wedding day a memorable one. With over 50 years’ experience, The Davedi Club can provide you with fabulous cuisine and North Bay’s most elegant Banquet Hall.
Meetings & Conferences
Davedi Club can accommodate up to 300 guests for Half, Day, Full day or Multiple Day Meeting and Seminar Space.
Great tasting Italian food. Fresh tomato sauce, meatballs, sausage and more. Place your order today.