This year marks the 60th Anniversary of the Italo-Canadian Club of Kingston and we are inviting the community to celebrate with us!
Many people may not realize the Italo-Canadian Club of Kingston is a not-for-profit organization. We are a cultural club and event venue with a mission of encouraging, improving and promoting the knowledge of the Italian culture, food, traditions and sports activities within the Kingston and surrounding area.
We're known for amazing food, Italian hospitality, and a beautiful ballroom. The original club building and the land we are on was purchased and built by the Italian community back in 1963. To this day much of the work is done by our Italian volunteers and we remain dedicated to being a social centre for Italians and Canadians.
In celebrating 60 years, we are planning two days of events: Friday, June 2 and Saturday, June 3rd. Our kick-off event on Friday will be a casual, family-friendly Patio Party and BBQ and on Saturday we will hold a formal Gala with a four-course traditional Italian dinner, auction and dance to follow. Both of these events are open to the public. We will also have an exhibit in our smaller room, the Saletta, showcasing the history of the club, which will be open to the public from 2-5pm on Friday & Saturday, with some additional take-home food available for purchase.
Though we are currently still struggling to recover from the COVID-19 pandemic, we are determined to make this celebration happen, as we feel it is an accomplishment to have made it to our 60th Anniversary, especially after such a rough few years.
(We are currently looking for community sponsors to help make it happen. See below for more details on the benefits of becoming a sponsor.)
- Fri, Jun 02Italo-Canadian Club of Kingston
- Sat, Jun 03Italo-Canadian Club of KingstonJun 03, 5:00 p.m. – Jun 04, 12:00 a.m.Italo-Canadian Club of Kingston, 1174 Italia Ln, Kingston, ON K7L 4V3, CanadaOur Gala will consist of a formal dinner & dance celebration starting at 5pm with a cocktail hour featuring an antipasto station and cash bar and a four-course traditional Italian dinner.
LIVE MUSIC FRIDAY, JUNE 2
INTRODUCING: "Drummin & a Strummin"
Peter VanNuis and Estelle Greatrix make up a musical duet called "Drummin and a Strummin".
Since moving to Kingston in 2018, they have been invited to perform at various local venues and have been well received.
Peter sings lead, plays guitar, harmonica, and mandolin. Estelle sings lead, vocal harmonies and plays percussion.
They have a collection of over 2000 songs to choose from to entertain their audiences. Their music is varied from classic standards to modern contemporary, from country to soft rock. They offer popular, well known music.
They are mature, professional, seasoned musicians, who have been performing since their teens, and continue to enjoy entertaining.