Our Health & Wellness Expo
Attending OUR HEALTH & WELLNESS EXPO was a godsend!! Not only did I learn to protect myself against rambunctious emcee Elvira Caria (thank you instructors at Lanna Mixed Martial Arts), Tony Monaco was also offered a complimentary hearing test by Great To Hear (as his wife who has to ask AT LEAST FIVE TIMES to take out the garbage, this is essential! ). In addition, there were over 70 other exhibitors promoting wellness related services and products such as acupuncture, spinal adjustments, massage, nutrition, blood sugar testing including book signings by THE HEALTHY ITALIAN author Fina Scroppo :)
Paradise Banquet Hall – Vaughan
|Battling it out with emcee Elvira Caria and the Team at Lanna Martial Arts!|
|Teresa Ciaravella, Deb Schulte, Elvira Caria|
City of Vaughan "Culture Summit"
Vaughan is a city under major transformation. With these exciting changes come the growth of arts and culture in our community
smile emoticon I was happy to attend the City of Vaughan's Culture Talks Summit where renowned professionals shared their vision and expertise. Panelists included Paul Raff (Architect currently working on “Atmospheric Lens” – an overpass which will be located at Vaughan’s future Toronto-York Spadina subway extension). Tim Jones (CEO of Artscape and responsible for revitalization of the Distillery District and Regent Park) as well as Renee Piechocki (Founding Director of Pittsburgh’s Office of Public Art). Of course as a member of the Vaughan Film Festival team we didn't hesitate to make the rounds and promoting our "Talking Bubble" Campaign!!
Celebrating World Nutella Day! February 5
I was completely FORCED into celebrating World Nutella Day...thanks for the extra pounds Jenny Arena, David F. Di Benedetto and Vanessa Galle!!!!!! "PUT ON YOUR BEST NUTELLA FACE" at Brookelynn Bistro (Vaughan) was a chocolate lovers paradise. The extravaganza featured wild boar sliders, arancini, waffles, plantain springroles and ravioli....all made with this famous chocolate/hazelnut spread smile emoticon
Event hosted by : Fables and Focaccia, Vanessa Galle Photography and Design Inc. , Wild Burger, Brookelynn Bistro & Continental Noodles
|Elvira Caria, Jenny Arena, Nadia Cerelli|
|Foodie, Frank Mazzucca|
|Valeria Mitsubata and Patricia Curto|
Vaughan Winterfest February 8
Fun..fun..fun at Vaughan Winterfest!!! Not only did I get to hang with my favourite Vaughan Fire Inspector, Andre Clafton but I also met a York Regional Police super hero
smile emoticon Missed the Toronto Maple Leaf autograph signing though….shucks..lol !!!
Vellore Village - Vaughan
|YRP Super Hero and Constable Antonio Cedrone|
|Vaughan Fire Inspector Andre Clafton|
Vaughan Business Expo February 11
Vaughan is a city of entrepreneurs with 81% of its businesses employing fewer than 20 people. That’s why the Business 2 Business Expo (VBEC) is so important. Presented by the City of Vaughan this event gives business leaders in our community the opportunity to build relationships, share ideas, showcase products/services as well as hear expert advice from guest speakers from a wide spectrum of industries. This year’s VBEC also marked the launch of the new Vaughan Business Network and VBEC Youth Entrepreneurship Programs. A big congratulations to Sandra Abballe of Succulent Chocolates and Sweets Inc. who received the 2015 Vaughan Young Entrepreneur Award!!!!
|Gabriella Rigazzi Lettiero of Inspire to Hire|
|Francesca Leone and team of Vaughan Film Festival, Alessandra Piccolo , Maria Paletta and moi!|
|Joe and Nino of the Vaughan Citizen|
BRRRRRRRRR!!!!!!! Even though it was a chilly Family Day, it was a full house at the "BBQ and Family Skate" at Woodbridge Pool & Memorial Arena
smile emoticon Hosted by Vaughan MPP Steven Del Duca and City of Vaughan Councillor Tony Carella, the event was an incredible success. Best part? Snapping a pic of Minister Del Duca tying up his skates ....remember, you can’t hide from RO On The GO!
|Minister Steven Del Duca|
|The Sorbara Family|
|Thanks for the amazing BBQ, Enbridge!|
"Friulians in Canada" Book Launch February 25
Attending and supporting anything pertaining to my Italian background has always been important to me. That’s why I so enjoyed the book launch of “Friulians in Canada”. What struck me most is that the publication is researched and written by a non-Italian who is just plain passionate about Friulian culture!!! As a half-Friulian I want to thank and congratulate author Sarah Rolfe Prodan …I’m so looking forward to this read.
|Author Sarah Rolfe Prodan|
|Famee Furlane Toronto President, Matthew Melchior and Primo Di Luca|
|Mattia Bello and Tony Monaco|
|Catching up with Melissa Rose!|
The Academy Awards! February 22 Another year...another Oscar! What can I say? Step aside Meryl Streep..heheeee!!!! smile emoticon