Alessandro Urso was born in Avola, Siracusa, Sicily in February 7th, 1944 and Lina (nee
Annicchiarico) was born in Zungoli, Avellino, Campania, in March 9th, 1951. He was trained as a chemical engineer and has worked in the area of environmental protection (particularly water pollution) for the Government of Alberta as well as the private-sector. Lina is a housewife and mother.
Both of them have been involved in the Italian community and Alessandro was the founder of the
Il Congresso newspaper. It was initiated through the National Congress of Italian-Canadians, Edmonton District, which provided seed funding for 9 months and, subsequently it became a commercial enterprise.
The Urso Family Photo Album
The interview was conducted by Adriana Albi Davies, Ph.D., Executive Director, and David Ridley, Director of Research and Learning, Heritage Community Foundation on June 27th, 2002, as a part of the
Celebrating Edmonton's Italian Community Oral History Project, funded by the Edmonton Community Lottery Board.
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