Awards

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AWARDS

Italo-Canadian of the Year Award

Hon. Angelo E. Branca Q.C. Memorial Award

Distinguished Member Order

Italo-Canadian of the Year Award

In 1975, the Board of Directors of the Confratellanza Italo-Canadese, felt that the club should select a distinguished recipient who has personally and publicly achieved the most in bringing honour to the Italo-Canadian community and to the Province of British Columbia.

  1975 The Honourable Judge Dolores Holmes, LL.B.
  1976 Bruno Gerussi
  1977 Luigi Bordignon
  1978 The Honourable Justice Angelo Branca, Q.C., LL.D.
  1979 Most Reverend L. Sabatini, C.B.
  1980 Joe Sardone
  1981 Bobby Lenarduzzi
  1982 Edward Osborn
  1983 Bruno Freschi
  1984 Vito Trevisi
  1985 The Hon. Justice Frank Iacobucci, Q.C., LL.B.
  1986 Lui Passaglia
  1987 Ralph Caravetta
  1988 Cavaliere Anna Terrana
  1989 Dr. Ronald Ricci, M.D.
  1990 Claudio Corra’
  1991 Dr. Umberto Callegarini, M.D.
  1992 Rev. Fr. Giuseppe Ponti
  1993 Celso Boscariol, LL.B.
  1994 Antonio Spartano
  1995 Donato DeCotis
  1996 Franca Zumpano
  1997 Dr. John Benedet
  1998 Natale Bosa
  1999 Cesare Maniago
  2000 Michael Cuccione
  2001 Antonio Visocchi
  2002 Tony Parsons
  2003 Mayor Joe Trasolini
  2004 Umberto Menghi
  2005 Raymond (Ray) Culos
  2006 Luigi Aquilini
  2007 Ron Toigo
  2008 Cavaliere Joe Finamore
  2009 Pasquale Cusano
  2010 Domenic & Gloria Cuccione
  2011 Michael Buble
  2012 Allan DeGenova
     

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Hon. Angelo E. Branca Q.C. Memorial Award

In 1985, the Board of Directors of the Confratellanza Italo-Canadese, felt that the President, at his own discretion, should select a member or members who, over the years, have dedicated themselves to assist the Confratellanza in helping others in the community.

It was the Board’s decision that the President’s Award in memory of the founder of the Confratellanza, the Honourable Angelo E. Branca and be known as the Branca Memorial Award.

The Confratellanza is indeed fortunate to have many of these members.

  1986 Domenico Marino
    Giovanni Pezzente
    Angelo Ghini
  1987 Louis Graziano
  1988 Giuseppe DiSalvatore
  1989 R. Angelo Holmes
  1990 Marino and Phyllis Culos
  1991 Pat Baratta
  1992 Vittorio Michielin
    Guido Quer
  1993 Rudy Bonora
  1994 Lino Bragagnolo
  1995 Ugo M. Lepore
  1996 Gerardo (Gino) Ramogida
  1997 Carlo Di Messina
  1998 John Savio
  1999 John Barbieri
  2000 Luigi DeLuca
  2001 Pasqualino Natola
  2002 Alex Giuliano
  2003 Sam Palidda
  2004 Giovanni Benetti
  2005 Fred Minichiello
  2006 Mario Caravetta
  2007 Rocco Giovinazzo
  2008 John Teti
  2009 John Cimino
  2010 Gary Chalmers
  2011 Bruno Ramogida
  2012 Roberto Casanova
     

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Distinguished Member Order

In order to be eligible to enroll in the Distirbguished Octogenerian Order the member must turn 80 years of age. The following recipients have been presented with a Gold Medal for their distinguished and outstanding contribution and service, continued membership and/or personal achievements as a member of the Italo-Canadian community.

* – Deceased

  1984 Hon. Angelo E. Branca, Q.C., LL.D.*
    Johnny Ciaffone*
    Felice Cianci*
    Marino Culos*
    Giovanni D’Alfonso*
    Girardo DiFonzo*
    Gabrielle Iacobucci*
    Luigi Pettovello*
    Nino Sala*
    Giovanni Schiavon*
  1985 Giovanni Bertuzzi*
    Augusto Bosa*
    Angelo Cipparrone*
    Fantino Durante*
    Giuseppe Luparini*
  1986 John Branca*
    Rino Falcioni*
  1988 Giulio Trevisol*
  1990 Carlo DiMessina*
    Louis Graziano*
    John Pastro*
  1991 Santo Di Tosto*
    Theo Grippo*
  1992 Pietro Carelli*
    Joseph Ferrario*
    Antonio Moropito*
  1994 Alfonso Pulice*
  1995 Guido Bianchin*
    Franco Galati*
    Carlo Pepe
  1996 Domenico (Mico) Alvaro*
    Joe Biondi*
    Mirco Bezzasso*
    Ralph Goodman*
  1998 Mario Zanoil*
    Mauro Gentile
  1999 Nick Gentile*
    Dave Mazzucco*
  2000 John Alvaro*
    Giovanni Pezzente*
  2001 Joe Sardone*
  2002 Fiorindo Bevilacqua
    Mario Borsato
    Vito Giannone*
    Felice Pistilli*
    Noe Serena*
  2003 Eugenio Barazzuol*
  2004 Giovanni Benetti*
    Gino Bosa*
    Mario Caravetta*
    Giovanni Dalla Zanna
    Bruno Ramogida
  2006 Guido Rasera*
  2008 Ramon (Ray) Benedetti
  2009 Antonio DiStasio
    Santo Spitale
    Peter Zanetti
  2011 Frank Barone
  2012 Luigi Aquilini
    Gino Michielin
    Graham MacKenzie Q.C.