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Carlo & Lina 

Rudy & Rita 

Mary Biollo Doyle

Tony Falcone

Bill Nigro

 Sabatino Roncucci

Spinelli Family
Alessandro &
Lina Urso

Fiore M. Vecchio


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Rudy Cavaliere, 2002. Photo courtesy of the Heritage Community Foundation.Rudy Cavaliere describes his feelings as a child coming to a strange land.  

Isolation and Identity
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Rudy and Rita discuss some of their personal involvement in Edmonton's Italian community, the formation of the Appennini Dancers Society, for example.

Community Identity and Involvement
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Rudy describes the pride he feels in his Italian heritage and why - a complete change from the embarrassment he felt as a child.

Changes in Attitude
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Rita Cavaliere, 2002. Photo courtesy of the Heritage Community Foundation. Rudy and Rita ponder what effect the passage of time will have on the sense of Italian community and identity.

The Future?
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Adriana Davies in conversation with Rita and Rudy Cavaliere, 2002.  Photo courtesy of the Heritage Community Foundation. Adriana Albi Davies, in a conversation with Rudy and Rita Cavaliere, discusses what it means to her to be a part of the Italian community.

Community Identity
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