November 2019



THURSDAY November 28 2019.

Special Spaghetti Supper and General Meeting

You are invited to a special spaghetti supper and the General Meeting of the Davedi Club on Nov 28 at 7 p.m. Because there is an important guest speaker, there is no cost for supper to you, your family or your guests.

The Italian-Canadian immigration experience is a vital aspect of the culture of the members of the Davedi Club. On this occasion you will hear guest speaker Paola Breda who will introduce her book “Land of Triumph and Tragedy”.

This is a detailed history including the previously untold stories of thousands of Italian Fallen Workers who died building this beautiful country. It is a story destined to become a new piece of Canadian history, honoring the extraordinary efforts and vast contributions of Italian immigrants to Canada. Paola Breda’s book will be available for purchase or loan from the Club.

We encourage all members to come, and especially to bring their families so all generations can be informed about the sacrifices of their fore-fathers. Please call the Manager at the Davedi Club by November 24 with the number of people coming so we can prepare enough Food – event is general admission no assigned tables Email or phone 705-474-4190

President’s Message

Congratulations to the Ladies Auxiliary of the Davedi Club for attending the NOILA Convention in Sault Sainte Marie. I’m delighted you all had a wonderful time and I’m strongly behind this great event. I cannot wait until the Davedi Club hosts Convention this event in the future.

The Club has been very busy. Our Culture Room has been remodelled and revamped, the bocce court is finished and the Davedi Verdi Choir is coming along tremendously. Our club events are all successful and the business bookings are going well.

In closing on Nov 28 at our General Dinner Meeting we welcome special guest, author Paola Breda, talking about the book “Land of Triumph and Tragedy”. I urge everyone to come out for a spaghetti supper, courtesy of the Club, and very interesting history insight into the culture of Italian immigration to Canada.

Vince Orlando

Ladies Auxiliary

 Hello friends,

 Lest we forget!

 Remembrance Day was last weekend and I’d like to take this opportunity to pay tribute and thank all men and women who serve(d) their country in wartimes so the we could enjoy living in freedom.

 On a other note the Davedi Ladies travelled to the Soo for the annual N.O.I.L.A. Convention weekend and had a positive, memorable and fun filled weekend. 

In the first weekend of November the ladies hosted our annual Christmas Artisan/Craft Show and Cafe. Special thanks to Sylvia for convening this great event and Nella and Nancy for co-convening the Café and its related duties. Thanks also, to all the lady volunteers who gave of their free time to make this event a success!

 Other lady volunteers are already hard at work baking their favourite Italian Christmas cookies to sell during our annual Bake Sale to be held on December 1st. 

Be sure to shop early – don’t miss out!

 Per non dimenticare! Il Giorno della Memoria è stato lo scorso weekend. Vorrei cogliere l’occasione per rendere omaggio e ringraziare tutti gli uomini e le donne che servono o hanno servito in guerra, per il loro paese, in modo che noi potessimo goderci la vita in libertà.

 In un’altra nota, le Davedi Ladies hanno viaggiato a Sault Ste. Marie per l’annuale N.O.I.L.A. Ci siamo divertiti tanto. Il fine settimana e stato positivo e memorabile.

 Nel primo fine settimana di novembre le donne hanno ospitato il nostro Artisan / Craft Show e Cafe annuale. Un ringraziamento speciale a Sylvia Antinozzi per aver convocato questo grande evento e anche a Nella Verardi e a Nancy Connor per aver convocato il Café e le relative funzioni. Grazie anche a tutte le volontarie che hanno dato del loro tempo libero per rendere questo evento un successo!

 Altre donne volontarie sono già al lavoro per preparare i loro biscotti natalizi preferiti da vendere durante la nostra Bake Sale Annuale che si terrà a dicembre Assicurati di fare acquisti in anticipo – non perdere!

  • Join us on Sunday, November 24, 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 – $14.00 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 in January 2020.
  • Davedi Club Ladies Auxiliary Bake Sale Sunday, December 1, 2019 at the Davedi Club From 9:00 am to 12:00 pm. Delicious homemade Italian pastries and baking for Christmas.Don’t miss out – they go fast!

Nancy Connor
Ladies Auxiliary President



Film Flowers of Saint Francis Film will be shown at the Davedi Club on Friday November 15 at 7 p.m. No admission charge. For members, families and friends. All welcome. “In a series of simple and joyous vignettes, director Roberto Rossellini and co-writer Federico Fellini lovingly convey the universal teachings of the People’s Saint: humility, compassion, faith, and sacrifice. Gorgeously photographed to evoke the medieval paintings of Saint Francis’s time, and cast with monks from the Nocera Inferiore Monastery.”

Carol Singing for shut-in members. Thanks to Mike Ianiro, we will again have transportation for those of us who would like to go out carol singing on Dec 11 or 12 after supper. Last year we visited 8 homes, with 12 singers…it was fun and people loved us. If you would like to sing or know of someone who would like a brief musical Christmas visit, please let the office know 705-474-4190 or call Janet 705-840-5157.

More movies. Reserve the dates!! All welcome, no charge.
January 17 7 p.m. Classic opera “The Magic Flute” directed by famous Italian Federico Fellini.
January 24 7p.m. Classic action movie “Spartacus” and a wonderful feast of roasted chestnuts.

Sandro Cipparone and Benito Zimbalatti,


Holiday greetings from the Davedi Club to the members, families and friends of the Club. We look forward to seeing you at our Family Christmas Party and Members Dinner on December 15th!

Giuseppe Delfino,

Ways and Means

The Annual Family Christmas Party will be held on Sunday December 15, 2018. Please call the Club to let us know how many people are coming and also the names and ages of members’ children or grandchildren who will be getting Santa gifts (children under 12). Let us know by December 9 so we can prepare their gifts from Santa and no child goes without. This is an event for members, their families and friends. Doors Open at 2:30 pm. Games & Santa 4 pm Buffet Dinner 5 PM
Tickets for the dinner are $15, children under 12 free. Tickets can be picked up at the Club. If any adults or children would like to perform for us, please call the Club. This is an event for members, their families and friends.

New Years Eve December 31
Dec 31, 2019. Come celebrate New Year’s with us at the Davedi Club. Featuring music and photo booth by DJ Johnny Miller. Buffet Dinner including Canadian and Italian Favorites and so much more. Tickets only $65 (HST Included). Cocktails 5:30 pm. Dinner 6:30 pm. Dance 9 pm. Complimentary Champagne is served for the Midnight Countdown and bus service from 11:30 pm to 1:30 am is also included. For tickets, please call the Davedi Club at 705-474-4190 or email

Grape Stomping Thank you
A very successful evening with a full house and people having fun into the early hours. Thank you to all volunteers and to the Office. A special thanks to Cathy Fruci and all those who took part in her traditional Vendemia Parade. Many Thanks to Carman Fruci who had friends and family came from far away places around Ontario. Grazie.

Domenic Muratore,

Davedi Order of Merit

At the Order of Merit Dinner on March 7 2020, the Davedi Club will honor community volunteers Bill and Nancy Jacko, Larry Tougas, Kayvan Rouhani and Jim Marmino (in memoriam).

Benito Zimbalatti

Up-coming events at the Davedi Club

  • Film “Flowers of St Francis” Nov 15 7p.m. 
  • Spaghetti Supper – Nov. 24th
  • General Meeting November 28
  • Italian Christmas Cookies Bake Sale – Sun., Dec. 1st.
  • Ladies Auxiliary Christmas Party Dec 10
  • Family Christmas Party for Members Dec 15
  • New Years Eve Party Dec 31





Ancora piccoletto mia mamma mi parlava di Te,
con la voce del cuore, palpitante d’amore intenso.
Un canto dolce ed armonioso che si diffondeva nel mio animo
con grazie commovente.
Verita miracolose che lasciano una scia luminosa del Tuo vissuto Santo,
frammenti di luce eternal che restano ai posteri per il bene dell’umanita.
Ora Ti venero come il Santo dei poveri, dei deboli, degli affitti
e Ti cerco continuamente per allontarmi dal naufragio
di questo nuovo mondo senza anima.
Francesco Serrao

Thanks to Cathy Fruci, Culture, for choosing this poetry

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