March 2019





$13 for Davedi members,
Ladies Auxiliary members

President’s Message

Italian Pride in motion. Yes, the Culture Committee has a full year of Cultural events for us to enjoy. Ways and Means Committee has many Cultural events planned throughout the year for us to come together and reminisce. The Marketing Committee is bringing back the Italian Pride Newsletter into our homes, founded by Hub Fedeli and Jim Marmino. In the first quarter of the year the Order of Merit dinner and celebration and Paul Pruneau’s show were very successful. So you see, my friends, the Club has been very active in bringing Culture to us. Please come out and join us. Warmest greetings.

Vince Orlando,
Davedi Club President

Ladies Auxiliary

Our February Spaghetti Supper was quiet compared to others, given the news of an impending storm.  After some discussion, and the knowledge of not ever having cancelled previous spaghetti suppers, it was decided we would hold the event.  Inclement weather or not, many regular patrons still ventured out, thanking us for our decision to hold the event.  True to its prediction, the worst of the storm did not hit till later that night. 

La cena Spaghetti Supper di Febbraio era meno impegnato del normale.  La ragione – le notizie di una tempesta imminente.  Dopo alcune discussioni, e la consapevolezza di non avere mai cancellato precedenti cene di spaghetti, e stato deciso che avremmo tenuto l’evento.  Faceva male tempo però molti clienti regolari ci hanno ringraziato per la nostra decisione di rimanere aperto.  Grazie a Dio la peggiore tempesta non a colpito fino tardi quella notte!  

Ladies, stay tuned for some different activities which are to take place in the coming months.  At the March Meeting we brainstormed in groups and these suggestions were offered: card games (euchre, or scopa, etc.) at the club once a month, bocce ball (summer), cooking class (learn to make gnocchi etc.), bingo games, random draws for rewards/gifts, karaoke, speakers (for topics such as anti fraud, seniors’ abuse), a zucchini party etc. etc.  Times, places, and details, to be discussed at upcoming meetings.   If you happen to have any of the following items at home please consider bringing them with you to the meeting in April: coloured markers, coloured crayons, adult colouring books.  Following the business part of the meeting, along with tea/coffee and dessert we’ll take some time to relax and do a colouring activity. 

Signore, state sintonizzati per alcune attività diverse che si svolgeranno nei prossimi mesi. Abbiamo partecipato a un brainstorming alla riunione di marzo e questi suggerimenti sono stati offerti: giochi di carte (euchre, o scopa, ecc.) al club una volta al mese, bocce (nell’estate), corso di cucina (imparare a fare gnocchi ecc.), giochi di bingo, relatori per argomenti come anti-frode, abuso degli anziani, e una festa di zucchine.  Veramente??  Ecc. ecc.  Orari, luoghi e dettagli, da discutere nelle prossime riunioni. Se hai qualcuno di questi oggetti a casa, portali con te alla nostra riunione di aprile: pennarelli colorati, pastelli colorati, libri da colorare per adulti.  Seguendo la parte aziendale dell’incontro, insieme a tè / caffè e dessert, ci prendiamo un po ‘di tempo per rilassarci e fare un’attività colorante.  
Reaching out to everyone as we need to confirm a Convenor for the Davedi Ladies’ Christmas Artisan Show and Cafe to be held in November.  Please contact me if interested.  

Attenzione, signore, abbiamo bisogno di confermare un Convenor per il Davedi Ladies’  Christmas Artisan Show and Cafe che si terrà a novembre.  Vi prego di contattarmi se interessati.

Join us on Sunday, March 31, 2019, for the Davedi’s Ladies Auxiliary
spaghetti supper at the Davedi Club from 4:00 pm to 7:00 pm. Delicious
homemade sauce, meatballs, spaghetti, salad, buns, dessert and Tea/Coffee. 
Adult – $13.00 Child (10 & under) – $5.00 Child (3 & under) – FREE
Take-out – $10.00 (bring your own container). Everyone is welcome!
The next Spaghetti Supper will be on April 28, 2019.

Nancy Connor,
Ladies Auxiliary President


Movie: Roman Holiday

Friday March 29 in the members’ lounge is a 1953 romantic comedy filmed in Rome. It stars Gregory Peck as a reporter and Audrey Hepburn as a royal princess out to see the Italian city on her own. Hepburn won an Academy Award for Best Actress for her performance; the screenplay and costume design also won. Free Admission.

Other films in the series: April 26 A Great Beauty. May 31 The Talented Mr Ripley. June 28 A Special Day. Italian language films with English subtitles.

Davedi’s VERDI CHOIR Calling all Singers 7 to 107 years!!

Do you like to sing? Are you interested in learning to sing Italian songs with Italian words? Want to sing with other family members and or friends? The Davedi’s VERDI CHOIR is looking for you. We have an intergenerational choir on Tuesdays from 6:30 to 8 pm at the Davedi Club under the direction of Christine Saini. There is no cost involved to join and this choir is open to everyone in the community. Call the Davedi Club (705-474-4190).

Comedian Joe Cacchione: June 1 2019

Dinner and show. Tickets on sale soon.

Once he realized that everything should be taken with a sense of humor, being a comedian made sense. Joe Cacchione quickly realised that he was destined to be on stage and make people laugh, despite his parents’ countless efforts to lead him back on a more righteous path.
What was the result? His career as a comedian coexists with his career as a high school principal… now that’s a trick in itself!

His irresistible jokes have the ability to play down life’s problems whether performed in French, English, Italian or Spanish. Crowds of over 2000 people have attended his shows in Canada, the United States, France, Venezuela and Cuba with great enthusiasm. He will perform in North Bay in Italian and English as he does in the Italian Festivals in Toronto and Montreal.

Sandro Cipparone and Benito Zimbalatti,


On behalf of the marketing committee, we are asking members to bring in pictures that you may have for the Italian Pride Newsletter.
Please check our website as well as social media for any upcoming events happening through our club!

Frank Ricciuti,


PROVVIDENZA Da Pietro Paolo Parzanese
Sei povero, augelletto,
Non semini nè mieti; 
Pur canti per diletto 
E passi i giorni lieti.
Augello, e chi ti ha dato
Così felice stato ? »
Al nido e al cibo mio
Pensa pietoso Iddio. » O fiorellin romito,
Tessere tu non sai;
Pur, come un re, vestito
Pomposamente vai.
Dimmi; chi ti diè il manto
Si ricco e bello tanto?
Non filo nè tesso io
Pens al vestirmi Iddio. Sol io di poca fede
Io misero operaio..!!
Finora chi mi diede
Lo strame, il pane, il saio?
Chi i figli miei mi pasce
Bambini fra le fasce?
Non ti smarrir, cuor mio;
Padre di tutti è Dio.
Proverbio: Non sempre fugge chi volta le spalle.

Thanks to Cathy Fruci, Ladies Auxiliary Culture

Up-coming events at the Davedi Club

  • General Meetings: March 28, April 25, May 23, June 27
  • Ladies Auxiliary meetings: April 9, May 14, June 11
Film series: Roman Holiday: March 29 7p.m. Free to the community
  • Comedian Joe Cacchione: June 1. Dinner and show.
    Tickets on sale soon

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