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The Italian Women's Society of Santa Maria Goretti Church is a non-profit organization.
- to promote awareness of Italian culture in the Italian community;
- to grant three annual scholarships;
- to present annual awards to individuals for their contribution to the community.
The Italian Women's Society of Santa Maria Goretti Church (Società
Femminile di Santa Maria Goretti) was formed in 1986 on the initiative and
suggestion of its founder, Father Augusto Feccia, former Pastor of the
Santa Maria Goretti Parish in Edmonton, the National Congress of
Italian Canadians, Edmonton District, and other Italian societies and
Calendar of Events for 2002
The Society organizes and hosts a number of events throughout
the year. The Society's Calendar of Events for the year 2002
- 17 March - Annual Spring Fashion Show "Moda Primavera"
- 24 March - Annual Bake Sale
- 12 May - Program for Santa Maria Goretti Mothers' Day Event
- 16 June - Program for Santa Maria Goretti Fathers' Day Event
- 19 October - Annual Gala
In the past, through these and other events the Italian
Women's Soceity has supported such organizations and causes as WIN
House and WINGS Shelters for women and children, Canadian Breast
Cancer Foundation, Share Lent Program to help feed the poor in third
world countries, Earthquake Victims Relief, Youth Emergency Shelter,
Project Millennium at Santa Maria Goretti Italian Parish, and its
annual education scholarships awarded to students at both the high
school and university levels.
At its 2002 Gala held in support of the Canadian Breast Cancer Foundation
and Education Scholarships, the Society honored Fr. Giovanni Bonelli,
one of the founding fathers of the Santa Maria Goretti Parish in
One of the goals of the Italian Women's Society is to help preserve and
promote the Italian language and culture. It strives to do this
through its established scholarships and links with the School Board
and University of Alberta.