To Create

...a greater sense of community. To explore our cultural heritage and delve deep into the contributions we've made to the community; making connections with Calabrian organizations in both Italy And Canada.

To Enable

...our children and grandchildren to learn about our culture (beyond food and wine) and instill in them, pride in their Calabrese heritage. To promote the extremely rich and diverse Calabrian history that dates back to 9000 BC.

To Demonstrate

...the evolution of the Calabrian culture and its ability to gain from its adversaries, making a significant impact on food, cooking style, artistic expression, architecture and religious doctrine, and has shaped the thinking of the people of Calabria.

Dinner Gala & Concert

This year the Gala takes place at the The Royalton on Thursday, November 14th and will again bring together a fantastic evening of food, music and fun.

- Live performances by Cerseyo directly from Calabria (Italy).

- Cocktail reception style with open bar.

- Silent auction.

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The Silent Auction is held from 9pm-11 pm.

The evening also features raffle opportunities for exciting prizes


What does my ticket get me?

Entry into the Gala for an evening featuring antipasto bar, dinner, and concert as well as an open bar with raffle prizes and a silent auction.

Do I get a tax receipt with my ticket?

Unfortunately, tickets are not tax deductible. The reason being is that it isn't a pure donation but rather a guest is receiving back value (entertainment, drinks, etc.) that is proportionate to their contribution.

What should I wear?

Formal attire.

What time should I arrive?

Please arrive for 5:00pm sharp.

Can I refund my ticket if I can't go?

All tickets are final sale, however, they are transferable.


8201 Weston Rd, Woodbridge, ON L4L 1A6

(905) 851-2325

The evening will begin at 5:30 p.m. with cocktails ordered by Importers, Restaurants and Local Calabrian Chefs, followed by a dinner, silent auction, raffe and live entertainment with a group of musician "CERSEYO" coming directly from Calabria. The dress code for this event is formal.


Board Members

Luciano Schipano

Natalie Ritacca

Marco Ritacca

Giovanni Stillitano

Jenny Arena

Frank Mazzuca

Media Sponsor

Chin Radio & TV

Title Sponsor

Meaty Meats

Presenter Sponsor

Associazione Calabresi nel Mondo - Ontario & Regione Calabria

Excellence Award Sponsor

Tutto Foods

Silver Sponsors

Dr. Mario Rotella


Nova Ristorante

Bronze Sponsors

The Organetto Project

Calabria Culinary Tours

Queen's Pasta

Cerseyo Toronto Tour

Sunday Nov. 10

12:30pm -2:30pm - Festa D'autunno - Riviera Park - Vaughan

3pm - 5pm - Club Simbario - 45 Anniversary - Vaughan

Monday Nov. 11

Private Dinner - with Title Sponsor Meaty Meats

Tuesday Nov. 12

6pm - 8pm - Cent-Italia - Liberty Grand - ICCO

Wednesday Nov. 13

9am - Meeting Elementary School Students at St Wilfrid 1685 Finch Ave W

5:30pm - 10:30pm - Accordion Workshop And Live Performance @ Nova Ristorante In Scarborough - 2272 Lawrence Ave E

Thursday Nov. 14

Gala Dinner and Concert at Royalton starting at 5:30 pm

Friday Nov. 15

San Martino: Castagne e Vino. Roasted chestnuts and Wine festival. On St Clair @ Tre Mari Bakery - Toronto - from 5 pm until 10 pm.

Saturday Nov. 16

Centro Scuola e Cultura Italiana - Grand Opening - 12- 5 pm - Live music, food, and fun.