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Edmonton's Little Italy


Canada andThe Italian Centre Shop in Edmonton is commonly referred to as "Spinelli's"  because it  is owned and operated by the Spinelli family.  Photo copyright of Adriana Davies and the Heritage Community Foundation, 2002. Alberta, as well as local communities in Alberta, have been noticeably enriched by Italian immigrants and subsequent generations.  This is not an influence that is felt immediately but is, rather, the effect of people living together over a number of years and sometimes overcoming hardships together.  It is difficult to address adequately the various aspects of the cultural heritage of an ethnocultural community.  Is the focus what is brought from the homeland or what is created on Canadian soil?  The Cultural Life section of the Celebrating Alberta's Italian Community website provides information on some aspects of both through the following topics:  customs & traditions, religion, sports & recreation, the arts, learning, Canadian life, community identity, societies, and festivals.

Il Forno restaurant in west end Edmonton.  Photo is copyright of Adriana Davies and the Heritage Community Foundation, 2002. Many products from Italy can be found at Saccamano's Imports.  Photo is copyright of Adriana Davies and the Heritage Community Foundation, 2002. Sport clubs such as the Bocciofila Society display their trophies and pennants at the Italian Cultural Centre.  Photo is copyright of Adriana Davies and the Heritage Community Foundation, 2002. Italian specialty stores, such as Ital-Canadian Meats Ltd., are patronised by the entire metropolitan community of Edmonton.  Photo is copyright of Adriana Davies and the Heritage Community Foundation, 2002. Santa Maria Goretti Church, Edmonton.  Photo is copyright of Adriana Albi Davies and the Heritage Community Foundation, 2002. Italian specialty stores, such as the Italian Bakery and Delicatessen, are patronised by the entire metropolitan community of Edmonton.  Photo is copyright of Adriana Davies and the Heritage Community Foundation, 2002.

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