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                                                  ANNUAL GENERAL MEETING


Dear members,  

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

Sunday, November 27, 2022

Centre communautaire Marcel-Morin

14068 Gouin ouest, Pierrefonds (Québec) H8Z 1Y1



A - Renewal and registration of memberships for the year 2023 ($25 per family)

      at 11:30 am


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


      Bring your favorite drinks         

Cost:  $ 25 / Registered members for 2021-22 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 2019 AGM minutes 

3 -  Report on 2022 events and activities    

4 -  Financial report 

5 -  Question period

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

7 -  Closing of the assembly.


You must confirm your presence before Saturday, November 19, 2022

By E-mail:        or     by calling  

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

Apple Picking 2019

apple picking



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

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

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.



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)

sugar shack


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 2023

valentines day

Dear members and friends, 


You are cordially invited to celebrate Saint Valentine and the 30th anniversary of the founding of our Association. 



Saturday February 11,  2023  at 6:00 pm 



Crowne Plaza Hotel - Reception hall Plaza Volare

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


Cocktail in the tent, five course meal, open bar and live music.


For a nice evening with family and friends, book your table. 

(Tables of  8 or 10 are available)




 Members:            160$ per person            

 Non-members:   175$ per person 


Please reserve before February 1st.

Anna Ruggeri, secretary: 514-626-2403   

or write to:


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wine competition

Concours de "vin fait maison" 
Competition For The Best Homemade Wine

Date:        Samedi, 29 avril 2023 à 19 h.

Lieu:        Èglise St-Michael & All Angels

                 15556 Cabot, Pierrefonds, Qc. H9H 1R5

Coût:        Membres 40$,  - Non-membres 50$ 

                 (souper inclus, apportez votre vin ou boissons gazeuses)


Les membres et les non-membres sont les bienvenus au diner. 

Chers membres et amis, 

Notre association organise une soirée pour le concours “vin fait maison”.

Un expert en vin proclamera le meilleur vin. 

Les vins doivent être présentés dans des bouteilles étiquetées (année de récolte et type de raisin). Le concurrent ne peut présenter qu’une bouteille de vin. Les gagnants recevront respectivement: 150$, 100$ et 50$. 

Au cours de la soirée, un diner sera servi. 

Menu:     Antipasto - Focaccia et pain - Lasagne - Salade - Poulet Boscaiolo avec légumes - Dessert - Eau - Café


Vous devez obligatoirement confirmer votre présence avant le 21 avril 2023.


Maria La Giorgia: 514-630 9720




Date:         Saturday, April 29, 2023 at 19:00

Place:        St. Michael & All Angels Church

                   15556 Cabot Pierrefonds H9H 1R5

Cost:        Members 40.00$   -   Non-members 50.00$  

                 (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 Boscaiolo with vegetables  - Dessert - Water - Coffee



Maria La Giorgia:  514-630 9720


Artisan Fair 2022

artisan fair
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line dancing









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 2023 (2024 Calendar)
Concours de photographies 2023 (Calendrier 2024)
Concorso fotografico 2023 (Calendario 2024)       

photo contest

Dear members,

We are inviting you to the photography contest for our calendar 2024.

There is no specific theme.

Take pictures of your daily life, your family activities, your environment, your garden, your pets etc...:  

Everything is admissible.

The jury will choose twelve from the best photos that meet the criteria already established: 

composition, image quality and originality. Only one photo per member will be used in the calendar.

Please avoid photographing people without their consent.

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


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

- The contest is open to members registered for 2023 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 or on a USB key and sent with the prints. 

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

- 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, Qc.  H9C 2Z3  

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

- Entries must be received at the latest by Sunday, October 1, 2023 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.




Chers membres,

Nous vous invitons au concours de photographies pour notre calendrier de 2024.

Il ny a aucun thème spécifique.

Votre vie quotidienne, vos activités familiales , votre environnement, votre jardin, vos animaux de compagnie etc..

seront des sujets à photographier.

Tout est permis.

Le jury choisira douze des meilleures photos selon les critères déjà établis: composition,  qualité de l’image,

originalité et une seule photo par membre. 

Veuillez éviter de photographier des personnes sans leur consentement.

Veuillez lire les règles et règlements du concours avant de soumettre vos photos.


-Vos photos doivent être prises au Canada (de préférence dans votre province).

- Le concours est ouvert aux membres inscrits pour 2023 et est réservé aux photographes amateurs.

-Un maximum de 12 photos peuvent être soumises.

-Toutes les photos doivent être imprimées sur du papier 4 x 6, en couleur, et en format HORIZONTAL.

-Les images prises avec un appareil photo numérique doivent également être gravées sur un CD ou une clé USB         et envoyés avec les tirages.

-Les participants doivent écrire l’emplacement où la photo a été prise au dos de chaque photo.

-Le nom du participant ne doit pas apparaître au dos de la photo.

-Les inscriptions peuvent être postées à ladresse de lassociation: 

 C.P. 89005, LÎle Bizard, Qc. H9C 2Z3

ou envoyées / livrées directement à: Mike Di Ioia, 36 Cherry Lane, Kirkland, Qc. H9H 4K2

-Les inscriptions doivent être reçues au plus tard le dimanche 1er octobre 2023 pour être éligibles.

-Les photographies peuvent être publiées sur le site officiel de lAssociation ou sur dautres publications.

-Votre participation implique que vous avez lu et compris les termes de ce concours.



Cari membri,

Vi comunichiamo linvito a partecipare al concorso fotografico per il nostro calendario del  2024.

Per il calendario 2024 non ci sarà un tema specifico.

Lasciamo libera scelta ai partecipanti di fotografare il loro soggetto preferito:

vita quotidiana, attività familiari, il proprio ambiente, il giardino, gli animali domestici, ecc...

La giuria avrà il compito di selezionare dodici fotografie, una sola per membro, seguendo i criteri prestabiliti:

composizione e qualità dellimmagine.

Si prega di evitare di fotografare persone senza il loro consenso.

Prima di inviare le foto, vi invitiamo a leggere i regolamenti del concorso.


-Il concorso è destinato esclusivamente ai fotografi dilettanti membri in regola per lanno 2023.

-Le foto devono essere realizzate in Canada, di preferenza nella tua provincia.

-Ogni candidato può presentare un massimo di 12 fotografie.

-Le foto presentate su CD o una chiave USB devono, obbligatoriamente, essere accompagnate da foto a colori      stampate su carta di formato ORIZZONTALE di 4 x 6 pollici. 

-Si prega di indicare sul retro di ogni fotografia il luogo dove essa è stata scattata.

-Il nome del concorrente non deve apparire sul retro della foto.

-Si prega di inviare le foto per posta allindirizzo dellassociazione:

 C.P. 89005, LÎle Bizard, Qc. H9C 2Z3

o consegnarle direttamente  à: Mike Di Ioia, 36 Cherry Lane, Kirkland, Qc. H9H 4K2

-Per qualificarsi, le foto devono essere ricevute entro e non oltre la domenica, primo ottobre 2023.

-Le immagini vincenti possono essere pubblicate sul nostro sito Internet o altre pubblicazioni.

-Partecipando al concorso di fotografie 2023 dichiarate di aver letto, compreso e accettato i regolamenti.


For more info/ Pour plus d’info/ Per ulteriori informazioni:

Mike Di Ioia 514-694-1406 or/ou   mike_di_ioia@   or /ou/ o


Good luck to all!

Bonne chance à  tous!     

Buona fortuna a tutti!                              





annual picnic

Annual picnic 2023
Pique-Nique annuel 2023
Picnic annuale 2023


Date: Sunday, August 13, 2023 from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.

Place: Îles-de-Saint-Timothée regional park

             240 rue Saint-Laurent, Secteur Saint-Timothée

             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 at the beach for a day of fun with family and friends.

A private section of the beach, with lifeguard services, is reserved for our group.



There will be a bocce tournament.

There will be other activities for children.

You are responsible to bring your own favourite food and drinks, however, glass bottles are not allowed on the site.

We will provide complimentary coffee and biscuits.

Fees 2023:

Entrance fees will have to be paid upon arrival to Lise Lalli, our treasurer, who will be at the entrance.

Age: 0-15 years old, FREE for members and non-members

         16 and older: Members 10$

                                  Non-Members, 15$



Maria La Giorgia 514-630 9720  

or write to:


Date: Dimanche, 13 août 2023 de 10 heures à 18 heures

Lieu: Parc régional des Îles-de-Saint-Timothée

            240 rue Saint-Laurent, Secteur Saint-Timothée

            Salaberry-de-Valleyfield, Québec

Chers membres et amis,

Vous êtes cordialement invités à une autre activité organisée par l’Associazione Italo-Canadese del West Island.

Venez passer une journée à la plage avec votre famille et vos amis.

Une section privée de la plage, avec service de sauveteurs, est réservée pour notre groupe.



Comme d’habitude, il y aura un tournoi de bocce.

Il y aura d’autre activités pour les enfants.

Chacun est responsable d’apporter sa nourriture et boissons, mais, les bouteilles en vitre ne sont pas permises sur le site.

Du café et biscuits seront offerts gratuitement.



Les frais pour l’entrée au parc devront être payés à Lise Lalli, notre trésorière, qui sera à l’entrée.

Âge: 0 -15 ans, GRATUIT pour membres et non-membres​

         16 ans et plus: Membres 10$

                                    Non-Membres 15$



Maria La Giorgia 514-630 9720

ou en écrivant à:




Data: Domenica 13 agosto 2023 dalle ore 10 alle 18

Luogo: Parco regionale Îles-de-Saint-Thimothée

               240 rue Saint-Laurent, Secteur Saint-Timothée

               Salaberry-de-Valleyfield, Québec

Cari soci e amici,

LAssociazione Italo-Canadese del West Island ha il piacere di invitarvi ad unaltra delle sue attività. 

Venite a trascorrere una giornata alla spiaggia insieme alla vostra famiglia e ai vostri amici.

Una sezione privata della spiaggia, con servizio di bagnino, è riservata per il nostro gruppo.




Come dabitudine ci sarà il torneo di bocce.

Ci saranno altre attività per i bambini.

Ognuno porta il suo cibo e bevande ma non sono permesse bottiglie di vetro.

Caffè e biscotti saranno offerti gratuitamente

Tariffe 2023:

I biglietti per lentrata al parco dovranno essere pagati al momento dellarrivo a Lise Lalli, la nostra tesoriera, che sarà allentrata.

Età: 0-15 anni, GRATUITO per membro e non-membro

         16 anni e più: Membro 10$

                                   Non-Membro 15$


Maria La Giorgia 514-630 9720

o per posta elettronica a:






Saturday, March 25, 2023 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 4 sheets with 6 game cards each, coffee, cookies and water. 

You can bring other beverages and food. 

Since the hall has limited capacity,  you must reserve in advance as soon as possible by calling

Maria La Giorgia  at 514-630 9720

or by writing to

Mother’s Day Concert
Concert de la Fête des Mères
Concerto per la Festa delle Mamme


Friday, April 12, 2023, 7:30 p.m.

St-Michael & All Angels Church

15556 Cabot, Pierrefonds H9H 1R5 


The choir of the Associazione Italo-Canadese del West-Island COR’ITALIA , presents 

“Mother’s Day Concert”.

 Admission is free for all. Reservations required.



Vendredi 12 mai, 2023, 19:30

St-Michael & All Angels Church

15556 Cabot, Pierrefonds, Qc H9H 1R5

La chorale de lAssociazione Italo-Canadese des West-Island CORITALIA présente

son concert pour la Fête des Mères.

Gratuit pour tous. Réservation requise.



Venerdì 12 maggio, 2023, 19:30

St-Michael & All Angels Church

15556 Cabot, Pierrefonds, Qc H9H 1R5

Il coro dellAssociazione Italo-Canadese del West-Island presenterà il suo

concerto per la "Festa delle Mamme.

Gratuito per tutti. Siete pregati di prenotare.


For information/ Pour informations/ Per informazioni:

Maria La Giorgia: 514-630 9720



Mont-Tremblant & Casino



Saturday  October 15, 2022

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

For members only. 

Cost: $ 40.00

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

soup & transportation by bus)


Limited seats 
Reservations before September 15, 2022:   Maria 514-630-9720   or




Mont Tremblant


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.

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