ANNUAL GENERAL MEETING


Dear members,  

You are cordially invited to the Annual General Meeting of your association to be held on:                                                                                                                           

Sunday December 1st, 2019

Centre communautaire Marcel-Morin

14068 Gouin ouest, Pierrefonds (Québec) H8Z 1Y1



A - Renewal and registration of memberships for the year 2020 ($25 per family)

      at 11:30 pm


B-  Full course meal served at 12:30 p.m.  

      Menu: Antipasto - Lasagne - Salad - Chicken - Focaccia & bread - Fruit - Water -         Coffee     

      Bring your own wine         

Cost:  $ 25 / Registered members for 2020 only

Please advise us if you have any food intolerance.

C - Assembly

1 -  Review and acceptance of the day’s agenda 

2 -  Review and acceptance of the 2018 AGM minutes 

3 -  Report on 2019 events and activities    

4 -  Financial report 

5 -  Question period

6 -  Varia:  a- ____________ b - _____________   c - ______________

7 -  Closing of the assembly.

D - Calendars

1 - Results of the photo contest and distribution of prizes

2 -Distribution of 2020 calendars to members in attendance


You must confirm your presence before Sunday, November 24, 2019

By E-mail:        or     by calling  

Maria La Giorgia514-630-9720 or Anna Ruggeri:    514-626-2403                                                                     

Apple Picking 2019




Dear members and friends,

Again this year, the "Associazione Italo-Canadese del W.I."  is happy to organize an excursion to " le Chalet du Ruisseau" 12570 Rang de la Fresnière, Mirabel, Qc J7N 2R9.       


Transportation:  The buses will depart from the Fairview Shopping Centre parking lot (next to the Route 40 service road). The departure time will be exactly 9:30 a.m.  

Please arrive by 9:00 a.m.  


Includes the trip by bus, the meal and tips.


Member -Adult ----------- $ 27.50                            

Non-member -Adult----------$  32.50

Children (0 to 11 yrs- members and non-members) ----- $  15.00                                                                                                                                          


Apple picking:  

A bag of 10 lbs is $10.00 

A bag od 20 lbs is $ 15.00


The day’s agenda:    

9:30 a.m.: Departure from Fairview            

11:00 a.m.: Apple picking at the orchard               

12:00 p.m.: Lunch

1:30 to 3:45 p.m.: Music and dancing...                  

4:00 p.m.: Departure         


Please reserve by September 16  by calling:

Maria La Giorgia 514-630-9720    

or by writing to:

 Evening of Italian Poetry


Cooking Classes

Dear members & friends,

The Association invites you to attend an evening of Italian poetry with certain poems read in dialects as well. 


A light snack will be served. 

Friday,  May 31, 2019 -  7:00 p.m. 


Church St-Michael & All Angels

15556 Cabot Pierrefonds H9H 1R5 

Please confirm your presence by calling:

Santina Biello 514-426 8365

or by writing to:


Befana Day


 Dear Members,     


Once again we will be celebrating the feast of Epiphany with "La Befana". The good lady (La Befana) will bring lots of gifts for good children.


Place:   Centre Communautaire Marcel-Morin

                 14068, Boul. Gouin west, Pierrefonds H8Z 1Y1


When:  Sunday, January 5, 2020  at 2.00 PM 

Please take note:

La Befana will give gifts only to children (1 yr to 10 yrs) whose parents are members of the "Associazione Italo-Canadese del W.I." for 2020.


Interested members are asked to call before December 20, 2019 and give the name, gender and age of the child (1 to 10 yrs) attending this party.  


Call Lise Lalli  at  514-620-1761  or  write to:


Gifts will be given only to children whose presence has been confirmed in advance. 

Reserve now.                  


Bowling League


Our bowling season starts August 30, 2018 and ends May 2, 2019. We bowl each Thursday night at the Laurentian Lanes (Montée-de-liesse & Côte-de-liesse, St.-Laurent) at 7:15 p.m.


If you would like to join our league as a regular bowler or as a spare, please call Luigi at 514-803-5275 or write to


   Sugar Shack Outing (Cabane à Sucre)



Le Chalet du Ruisseau

12570 Rang de la Fresnière, St-Benoit de Mirabel, Qc J7N 2R9

450-258 3176


Date: Sunday April 7, 2019 

Price: Member --------- $25 (includes bus transportation & meal)

             Non-member ----$30 (includes bus transportation & meal)

             Children from  3 to 5 yrs ——  $0

                                            6 to 12 yrs-------$15


Departure:   9:30 a.m. 

From the Fairview Shopping Centre parking lot.

Returning from the "cabane" between 4 and 5  p.m.

Meal is set for 12 noon

Alcoholic beverages are not permitted.

INFORMATION & RESERVATIONS: (No later than April 1st)

Maria La Giorgia  514-630-9720  or Luigi Cristinziano 514-803 5275

or write to:



St-Valentine's Gala 2020


Dear members and friends, 


You are cordially invited to celebrate Saint Valentine and the 27th anniversary of the founding of our Association. 



Saturday February 8,  2020  at 6:00 pm 



Crowne Plaza Hotel - Reception hall Plaza Volare

6600 ch de la Côte-de-Liesse,  St-Laurent   H4T IE3               


Full course meal, open bar and live music


Enjoy an evening of fun with family and friends. 

If you wish you can reserve a complete table (tables seating 8 or 10 persons available)




 Members:            130$             

 Non-members:   145$

For ticket purchases or additional information, please call before January 27, 2020:

Anna Ruggeri, secretary: 514-626-2403   

or write to:



Competition For The Best Homemade Wine



Date:         Saturday, March 23, 2019 at 19:00

Place:        St. Michael & All Angels Church

                   15556 Cabot Pierrefonds H9H 1R5

Cost:        Members 30.00$   -   Non-members 35.00$  

                 (meal included, bring your own wine and drinks)     


Non-members are welcomed (non-members, however, cannot participate in the competition)

Dear members and friends,


Our association is organizing an evening for the best homemade wine contest.

A wine expert will select the best wine. 


The wines presented must be submitted in bottles labeled to indicate the type of grapes used and the vintage year. 


A contestant can submit only one bottle of wine. 


The winner will receive a 150$ prize. The second position will receive 100$ and third 50$.

A meal will be served during the evening. 

Menu: Entrée - Focaccia and bread - Lasagne - Salad - Chicken cordon bleu (rapini, peppers, potatoes)  - Fruit - Water - Coffee



By calling Luigi Cristinziano:  514-803-5275  or

Anna Ruggeri: 514-626-2403 or by writing to:


Artisan Fair 2019










Due to popular demand, the Association agreed to host another 4 weeks of line-dancing with Monique

Men are welcome to join.


Date:     September 10, 17, 24, and October 1st, 2018

Time:     7 pm to 8:30 pm     

Place:     St-Michael & All Angels Church 

                15556 Cabot, Pierrefonds H9H 1R5

Cost:      Members $ 15      Non members  $ 20


Reserve by calling Lise at 514-620-1761

or  by writing to

Annual Golf Tournament



Dear members and friends, 


The Associazione Italo-Canadese del “West Island” Inc. would like to invite you to its Annual Golf Tournament which will be held Sunday, August 9, 2015 at:

Club de Golf Atlantide  -  Course “Don Quichotte” -  2201 boul. Don Quichotte

Notre-Dame-de-l’Île Perrot         Tel: 514-425-2000


All proceeds from this tournament will benefit “la Maison de soins palliatifs de Vaudreuil-Soulanges”, the Lighthouse Children & families (  We urge you to attend in great numbers. The $175 ticket includes:  gifts at the registration, the brunch, the golf cart, food and refreshments on the course, free participation at the various contests offered on the course and supper.  

Supper only is $60.


Brunch:  10:00 a.m.     

Shotgun Start:  12:00 p.m.          

Dinner:  6:30 p.m.


We encourage avid golfers to organize foursomes among family and friends. Please confirm your presence before July 31, 2015 by writing to us at or by calling any of the numbers listed below: 


Egidio Vincelli:  514-696-2417             

Egidio Onorati: 514-696-5653       

Mike Di Ioia: 514-694-1406                    



Any donation or prize for the silent auction offered will be greatly appreciated.


Thank you for your support. 



Photo Contest 2021 (2022 Calendar) 





Dear photography enthusiasts,

Once again you are invited to participate in our Association’s annual photography contest.


Theme for photo contest for our 2022 calendar:

The reflection of an image on any surface

The reflection photo consists of including in the photo a surface that reflects an image of its environment. The reflection can come from a mirror, a window, a lake, a river, a wet surface, a puddle, ice, a polished metal, glass, a shiny surface, and coated plastic or other objects.  

The photo can be taken in the city, in the countryside, inside, outside... day, night, at  sunrise, at sundown.  


Please read the contest rules and regulations before submitting your photos.


- This year there will not be any cash prizes.

- The top photo will be chosen for the cover of the 2022 calendar.   

- Another 12 photos will be chosen,  (one for each month of the year). 

- An unbiased jury will choose the photos.



- Your pictures must be taken within Canada (preferably within your province).

- The contest is open to members registered for 2021 and is for amateur photographers only. 

- A maximum of 12 pictures may be submitted.

- All photos must be printed on 4” x 6” paper, in color, and in HORIZONTAL format.

- Images taken with a digital camera must also be burned on a CD and sent with the prints. 

- Contestants must write the location where the photo was taken on the back of each image.

- The name of the participant must not appear on the back of the photo.

- Entries may be mailed to the address of the association - C.P. 89005 L'Île Bizard H9C 2Z3  

   or mailed/delivered directly to: Mike Di Ioia, 36 Cherry Lane, Kirkland   H9H 4K2

- Entries must be received by Friday, October 15, 2021 to be eligible. 

- Photographs may be published on the Association’s official web-site or other publications.

- Your participation implies that you have read and understood the terms of this competition.



For more info: Mike Di Ioia 514-694-1406 or   mike_di_ioia@   or


Good luck to all!                                     





Annual picnic 2019


Date: Sunday, August 11, 2019 from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.

Place: Parc régional des Îles-de-St-Thimothée

             240 St-Laurent, Secteur St-Thimothée

             Salaberry-de-Valleyfield, Québec


Dear members and friends,

You are cordially invited to another event organized by the "Associazione Italo-Canadese del West Island". Come join us for a day of fun with family and friends.

A private beach section with lifeguard is reserved for our group.

Again this year, the Association will not charge the usual participation fee (except for the park’s entrance fees).



As always there will be a bocce tournament and games for the kids.

You are responsible to bring your own food.

No glass bottles are allowed on the site.

We will provide complimentary coffee, cookies and also a roast pork (porchetta) sandwich served at 4 p.m.

Fees 2019:

Entrance fees for a group outside the Salaberry-de-Valleyfield region.

Age: 0-4  Member: FREE (paid by the association)  Non-member - $2

         5-15 Member: FREE (paid by the association)  Non-member - $7

         16 years and up: Member $10 Non-member $12

Entrance fees to the park:

The entrance fees for members and non-members must be paid to Anna Ruggeri who will be on the premises at the entrance of the park. 

The exact amount would be greatly appreciated.

A shuttle vehicle will be available between the parking lot and the beach until

11:30 a.m.




Maria 514-630 9720  

or write to:





Friday, February 28, 2020 at 7:30 p.m.


St. Michael & All Angels Church  

15556 Cabot, Pierrefonds H9H 1R5 


Dear members, 


We are inviting you to come enjoy another night of authentic Italian tombola.   The 15$ charge (for members only)  includes the cards for four (4) games, coffee, cookies, pizza and water. 

You can bring your own beverage if you want.

Since the hall can accommodate a maximum of 100 people,  you must reserve by calling Maria La Giorgia  at 514-630 9720

or by writing to

Christmas Concert


Friday, December 6, 2019, 7:30 p.m.

St-Michael & All Angels Church

15556 Cabot, Pierrefonds H9H 1R5 



You are cordially invited to our choir’s  Christmas concert directed by the conductor Andrei Bedros.

A snack will be served after the presentation.

The admission is free for members and non members.


For information:

Maria La Giorgia: 514-630 9720

Anna Ruggeri:       514-626 2403



Mont-Tremblant & Casino



Saturday  October 5, 2019

Departure: 9 a.m. - Fairview Shopping Centre 
Return:  6 p.m. - Fairview Shopping Centre

For members only. 

Cost: $ 30.00

(*includes $10 credit on slot machines,  a meal voucher for salad bar &

soup & transportation by bus)


Limited seats 
Reservations before September 28, 2019:   Maria 514-630-9720   or






Date:  September  30, 2019



Dear members and friends,

come join us at St-Michael & All Angels Church for a night of fun in a Scopone Card Tournament.

Time: 7:30 pm

Participation fee: $ 5.00 

For members only.

There will be a prize for the winners.

Refreshments will be served. Feel free to bring your own drinks.

We expect great participation.

Reservations must be made by September 25, 2019 by calling 

Maria La Giorgia at 514-630 9720 or by writing to:



International Day DDO


Date: 25-08-2019

Come and celebrate different cultures from many communities.

Taste ethnic foods (from 3 p.m.),  listen to music, watch their performances and much more.

Our choir will perform at 2:10 p.m.

Offered free by the city of D.D.O. 
Come see us at our booth.