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June is Italian Heritage Month

Friday, May 31, 2019
Categories: Happenings @ TDSB, Great Things

“Learning never exhausts the mind.”
~ Leonardo da Vinci

The Toronto District School Board is proud to recognize June as Italian Heritage Month.  This year the theme is Italy:  Viva L’Italia:  Celebrating Italian Cultural Heritage.  

During this month, the TDSB celebrates the spirited culture and traditions of the Italian community with students, staff and the entire TDSB community.

The TDSB is joined by the Province of Ontario in recognizing Italian Heritage Month since June 2010 when the Italian Heritage Month Act was passed. This Act recognizes the important contributions that immigrants made in building Ontario's communities and the economic, political, social and cultural achievements of Italian Canadians throughout the province.  Italian Canadian immigrants have played a prominent role in supporting Canada's post-war boom and Toronto's emergence as a diverse, vibrant world-class city.  
Activities for students, staff and the TDSB community are being planned at the TDSB to recognize Italian Heritage Month throughout the month of June. 

Below are two celebrations that will be taking place in the City of Toronto to recognize Italian Heritage Month:

Taste of Little Italy:  Friday, June 14 – Sunday, June 16

Italian Contemporary Film Festival:  Thursday, June 13 – Friday, June 21