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A Dinner to Remember with Sons of Italy

Order Sons of Italy, Garibaldi Lodge invites you to the 32nd Annual Gala Dinner to be held on Saturday, March 10, 2018 in the York Ballroom at the RBC Convention Centre.

Be awed by our Canadian-Italian culture, wines, cuisine and entertainment.This acclaimed event not only demonstrates the philanthropic spirit of Sons of Italy, but also the caring and giving that Winnipeggers, their businesses and leaders are known for.

Thank You to our Sponsors!

A very large thank you to RBC, our title sponsor! Kim Ulmer, Regional President, RBC (above) and her team have been super to work with and their ongoing support is very very appreciated. An event like this is not possible without the support of many. We specifically wish to thank all our sponsors, many who have supported us and our selected charities for many years.


Seven Oaks General Hospital has always gone beyond expectations by focusing on the prevention and management of chronic disease through their unique medically integrated model of health and wellness. Today, Seven Oaks General Hospital (SOGH) is regarded as a leader throughout Canada and internationally in responding to chronic disease – heart disease, stroke, diabetes, lung and kidney disease that is responsible for a majority of hospital stays disability and death in Canada.

In 1996 SOGH opened the Wellness Institute which focuses on preventing illness by supporting active, healthy aging, including programs for patients who have already had a heart attack or pre-existing chronic conditions such as diabetes, lung disease, arthritis and cancer.

Building on expertise SOGH recently established the Chronic Disease Innovation Centre (CDIC). With this addition, and in combination with the Wellness Institute, SOGH are a renowned research hub focusing on chronic disease management and prevention. CDIC has attracted a new generation of millennial scientists – a world class group of curious, talented and inspired professional who have already made a significant impact on the treatment and management of Kidney disease.

Funds donated by the Sons of Italy are allocated specifically to support research in chronic disease that directly supports the work of the Wellness Institute - to make an even larger impact on our community and in Manitoba. It would also allow SOGH to implement more programs to prevent and manage chronic disease based on the latest research.

2018 SOI Annual Gala Honourary Co-Chairs

Joe Leuzzi and Mario Posillipo, Chairs for the 2018 Sons of Italy Gala Dinner, would like to thank this years Honourary Co-Chairs John Garcea, Justin Bova and Dr. Kevin Saunders for their dedication to this year's Charity of Choice - Seven Oaks General Hospital Foundation.


Be entertained on our stage at the RBC Convention Centre.


Put on your dancing shoes, the band will continue to play for your dancing pleasure until the wee hours.

Heavenly MC 

With the grace of God but the vocabulary of another, our masterful MC, Father Sam Argenziano, will keep the pace fast and humorous.

Heavenly MC 

VIP Reception

VIP Reception 

All of our sponsors are invited to the VIP Reception, which allows you to mingle with our members, charity representatives, business leaders and public officials.

Food Like Only Italians Can Do

Great food is a hallmark of any Sons of Italy event. As always Italian will be the theme: antipasto, Italian salad, pasta and main entree followed by dessert. Premium wines will accompany the dinner. In the reception area after dinner will be an Espresso and Pastry Bar. 

Food Like Only Italians Can Do


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