and 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
Canadian life, community identity,
societies, and festivals.