In the Community
2005 CIBPA Ottawa Scholarship Awards Night
November 8, 2005, Marconi Centre - The CIBPA Ottawa Scholarship Awards Program awarded scholarships to three recipients: Lisa Aquilino, Lisa D'Addese, and Antoni Casalinuovo. The 2005 recipients are currently completing their respective post-secondary studies and each continues to actively participate in various community initiatives.
Scholarships were donated by BMO Bank of Montreal, Pat Adamo, The Honourable Madame Justice Giovanna Roccamo, and various individual and corporate members of CIBPA Ottawa.
Madame Justice Giovanna Roccamo, herself a scholarship winner in 1979, shared a special message to each of the scholarship winners about the importance of maintaining one's culture and of giving back to the community.
"To each of our scholarship recipients, today is an unspoken dream of your parents and their parents before them. It is a common dream of parents that a child be, and have, what was denied to them. Become good diplomats for our community. Keep the dream alive, and when you become the success you surely will, give back to your community, and future generations of students will look up to you."
Michael Aquilino, one of the 2004 scholarship recipients, spoke about the challenges he faced in moving to Ottawa to pursue his post-secondary studies and how the CIBPA scholarship and its members was of benefit to him.
"As a student, and also as a past recipient, I fully understand the value of this award and am thankful for its existence. I was able to find a sense of community through the University, with a new circle of friends, and with groups such as CIBPA, which keep the traditional Italian values alive."
On behalf of the scholarship organizing committee, many thanks to our various donors and long time supporters.
8th Annual Golf Tournament
On Wednesday, June 15, 2005, CIBPA Ottawa hosted its eight annual golf tournament at the Metcalfe Golf and Country Club. More than 50 participants enjoyed a fun-filled afternoon of golf and good weather. Over $1,100 was raised for the CIBPA Ottawa Scholarship Awards Program. Many thanks to all participants and donors.
2004 CIBPA Ottawa Scholarship Awards Night - Photos
November 9, 2004, Marconi Centre - The CIBPA Ottawa Scholarship Awards Program distributed scholarships to Michele Aqualino, Tessia Falsetto, and Andrea Formica. The 2004 award recipients are currently completing their repsective post-secondary studies and each continue to actively participate in various community initiatives. Scholarships were donated by Nesbitt Burns, The Honourable Madame Justice Giovanna Roccamo, The Honourable Senator Marisa Ferretti Barth, and various individual members of CIBPA Ottawa. Professor Franco Ricci of the University of Ottawa (guest speaker) shared his ideas on what it means to be an "Italian-Canadian." Jenna Montuoro, one of the 2003 scholarship recipients, spoke about the benefits of receiving a scholarship and encouraged this year's recipients to continue their educational pursuits. On behalf of the scholarship organizing committee, many thanks to our various donors and supporters.
2003 CIBPA Ottawa Scholarship Awards Night - Photos
Villa Marconi Spring Clean-Up
On May 10, 2003, CIBPA Ottawa organized a clean-up of the inner courtyards and gardens of Villa Marconi Long Term Care Centre. Following the clean-up, participants enjoyed a traditional style Italian BBQ lunch. Many thanks to all the participants. The spectacularly kept gardens and courtyard continue to be enjoyed by all the residents and visitors to Villa Marconi.