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Italian Day on The Drive 2017

Delete this post Submitted by Gustavo Tenor <lagunabluvan@gmail.com> on 13/Jun/2017


Original Show right there at your Senior Residence

Italian Day on the Drive 2017 now available for Seniors with live performance call us now 604 729 2594

If you can't come to the Drive we bring the show to you !!

It was on SUNDAY, JUNE 11 2017 on Commercial Drive in Vancouver BC

Theme: AMORE...love. life.

Italian Day on The Drive is a vibrant cultural street festival celebrating Italian culture, heritage and respective immigrant contributions in Vancouver. Commercial Drive, also known as The Drive, is home to the annual festival which transforms the street into a lively 17 block, vehicle free, celebration and community festa.

Since Italian Days return in 2010, the event has grown significantly. Today, Italian Day on The Drive represents the largest one day cultural street festival in the city and perhaps in Canada drawing over 350,000 attendees of all cultures and ages. It is a multi-cultural and community embrace under the Italian Day umbrella; an embrace which extends itself to event partnerships, business participation, the performing arts, street animation, and the enthusiastic atmosphere shared amongst all Italian Day fans.

Vancouver's Little Italy on The Drive

In 2016, Italian Day marked an important day of celebration. In recognition of over 70 years of Italian heritage, an 8 block area of Commercial Drive was officially designated Little Italy by the Mayor and other officials, including a ribbon cutting and special visit from the Italian Ambassador to Canada. An achievement attributed to the support of government representatives, and community individuals and organizations, including the Italian Day Festival Society. The return of Italian Day on The Drive revived this heritage conversation and opportunity, and has proven to not only be a day of community celebration, but also an avenue encouraging collective goals and economic benefits for businesses and city.

Italian Day 2017 Theme: AMORE

In Italian, Amore means love. Whether in philosophy or in its endearing use of expression, it lies at the heart of Italian culture and its lifestyle. It is a universal language and an exchange evoking many things: affection, romance, passion, respect, creativity, and commitment. It is life, unity and the pursuit for an emotional connection; and is shared in relationships, arts and culture, at the dinner table, in our daily work, in pursued dreams, and in community.

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