Italian Week Ottawa, now in its 39th year, celebrates the rich diversity of our Italian-Canadian community, our heritage of culture, food, music, poetry and the vibrant passions of its people. Plans are well underway for this city’s most anticipated festival.
Come to Little Italy! Dance under the stars, share in our gastronomic delights while attending the Assaggi, highlighting the delicious and varied regional cuisine of Italy. Cruise along the Ottawa River and see some historical sites, attend the St. Anthony’s Church procession, now in its 100th year and enjoy some beautiful fireworks lighting up the evening sky.
June in Ontario allows us to celebrate the 3nd anniversary of Italian Heritage Month. So come, partake in the vibrancy and allure of this annual festival and join us in the age old tradition of meeting old friends and making new ones, sipping espresso at an outside café, all while enjoying a taste of Little Italy. Be prepared to lose yourself in this tribute to all that our vibrant Italian culture has to offer – art, sport, culture and cuisine.
Each year nominations are accepted for the Italian Week Person of the Year for an Italian-Canadian who has contributed in a concrete and tangible way to initiatives in favour of the Italian-Canadian community in Ottawa. This year the Italian Week Person of the Year is Angelo Andrella. Stay tuned for a more in-depth profile of Mr. Andrella and how he has contributed to the Italian-Canadian Community.