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  • B. Manolini-He is listed in the Roll of Honour of Men Enlisting in the First World War 1914-18.
     
  • Fred and Cardo Marro were members of the Canmore baseball team that won the National Park League, ca. 1924.  Image from Canmore - The Story of an Era.A. and Fred Marro-They are mentioned in Appleby's Canmore:  The Story of An Era as having been members of the Elks Band in 1923. Fred and Cardo Marro played in the baseball team, which were winners of the National Park League, c1924.
     
  • Angelo Maschio was a hockey player in the Makino's in the early 1930s.  Image from Camore - The Story of an Era by Edna (Hill) Appleby.Maschio Family-They are mentioned in Appleby's Canmore:  The Story of An Era as having come to Canmore when the Bankhead mine closed. Angelo Maschio is mentioned as having been a member of a Canmore School Class in the Thirties and as a hockey player in the Makino's. A. V. Maschio is listed on the Roll of Honour for Second World War men enlisted from Canmore.
     
  • George and Cardo Massole, Canmore, Alberta, 1922.  Photo courtesy of Glenbow Archives. Mr. and Mrs. Italo Massole and friends, 1913.  Photo courtesy of Glenbow Archives. Massole Family-The first Italian family in Canmore was that of Italo Massole. The Massole boys, George and Cardo, are shown in photograph dated 1922. Ludwig Massole is mentioned as having been a member of the Elks Band in 1923.
     
  • O. Massolini-He is listed in the Roll of Honour of Men Enlisting in the First World War 1914-18.
     
  • Meili Family Members-They are mentioned in Appleby's Canmore:  The Story of An Era as having been members of the Elks Band in 1923.
     
  • P. Moini-He is listed in the Roll of Honour of Men Enlisting in the First World War 1914-18.
     
  • Aino Peavola-This individual is mentioned in Appleby's Canmore:  The Story of An Era as having been a member of a Canmore School Class in the Thirties. Unknown whether this is an Italian name.
     
  • Walter Riva was a hockey player in the Makino's in the early 1930s.  Image from Camore - The Story of an Era by Edna (Hill) Appleby.Vic Riva-Nothing is known other than the caption in a photograph showing his house surrounded by the waters of the Bow River in flood. In a photograph of a 1917 wedding at the Oskaloosa Hotel, one of the women is identified as Dores Smedley Riva. He Bow River in flood at Canmore, Alberta, 1924.  Photo courtesy of Glenbow Archives. was a member of the Canmore Hockey Team Intermediate Champions of Alberta in 1920-21. A young Vic Riva, son (?), was a member of the Canmore Hockey Team in 1927 and the 1930s, which won the provincial Senior Hockey championship. J.H. Riva, D.M. Riva, W.J. Riva and J. E. Riva are all listed on the Roll of Honour for Second World War men enlisted from Canmore.
     
  • B. Sandino-He is listed as a charter member of the Imperial Order of Foresters on their establishment on April 15, 1908.Louis Sandrelli played on the Canmore Hockey Team in the 1930s.  Image from Camore - The Story of an Era by Edna (Hill) Appleby.
     
  • Louis Sandrelli-Louis was a member of the Canmore Hockey Team in the 1930s, which won the provincial Senior Hockey championship. 
      
  • C. J. Santoge-He is listed in the Roll of Honour of Men Enlisting in the First World War 1914-18; not known if this is an Italian name.Angelo Sasso was a member of the Canmore baseball team that won the National Park League, ca. 1924.  Image from Canmore - The Story of an Era.
     
  • Angelo Sasso-Angelo played with the baseball team, which were winners of the National Park League, c1924.
     
  • Tonge [First Name Unknown]-He is pictured as a miner in the 1960s.
     
  • Nellio Torino-This individual is mentioned in Appleby's Canmore:  The Story of An Era as having been a member of the Elks Band in 1923.
     
  • U. Trono-He is listed on the Roll of Honour for Second World War men enlisted from Canmore.
     
  • O.  Verdesia-This individual is mentioned in Appleby's Canmore:  The Story of An Era as having been members of the Elks Band in 1923.
     
  • John Verdesio-John is mentioned in Appleby's Canmore:  The Story of An Era as having been members of the Elks Band in 1923.
     

Canmore Elks Band, 1923.  For a larger view, click on image.  Photo courtesy of Glenbow Archives.

Canmore Elks Band 1923
(Italian Band Members are listed below in bold typeface.)

Front row L-R: John Bertino; Harry Rhodda; Ben Rock; Heine Hubman; O. Verdesia; Leslie Hill; Harry Musgrove; John Balla; Mr. Faletti, conductor.
2nd row L-R: Nellio Torino; Fred Verhuslt; John Verdesio; J. Giovanetti; A. Marro; Fred Marro; Tom Rappel; Ken Balla; Edward Dunbar.
3rd row L-R: William Lytkowski; Paul Hubman; Pete Balla; Sylvester Latvala; Charles Cochrane; Carl Kendall; William Musgrove; Edward Lewis; Clif Dewis.
4th row L-R: Attilio Caffaro; C. Johnson; Charles Cochrane; Stewart Lynch; George Freethy; ---? Meili; Joe Bestwick; Albert Grainger.
5th row L-R: Ludwig Massole; R. Smales; Harry Hunter; Dub Mackie; Bill Bobyk

 

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