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15th Annual Villa Charities Giro Cycling Fundraiser

TLN Media Group was the proud Presenting Sponsor of the 15th Annual Villa Charities Inc. Giro Cycling Fundraiser.

140 cyclists attended this year’s Giro Cycling Fundraiser – which took place at the Veneto Centre in Woodbridge – and over $120,000 was raised in support of the Canadian Red Cross’ Ukraine Humanitarian Crisis Appeal.

Villa Charities President Marco DeVuono stated that the organization remains committed to events that help support major causes in the community; this year’s turn out was another fantastic example of their dedication to do so.

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Milan Defeat Sassuolo 3-0 to be Crowned 2021-22 Serie A Champions

Camila Gonzalez had the opportunity to witness Milan’s 3-0 victory over Sassuolo in Matchday 38. The Mapei Stadium was dominated by Rossoneri fans as they knew anything other than a loss would allow them to secure the Scudetto for the first time in over a decade.

Following Milan’s third goal, fans and the team knew what was coming. Fans invaded the pitch in a celebratory moment after the final whistle; later returning to their seats for the Scudetto ceremony. It was a moment of a lifetime, with Camila even meeting up with Calgary-born central defender Fikayo Tomori for an exclusive interview.

While the 2021-22 Serie A season may be over, there is lots to look forward to for the 2022-23 campaign. In the meantime, tune in to TLN TV this Sunday, June 5 at 7P for the Serie A Season Final Review Show with Camila and Antonio Giorgi.

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Radio Italia Live From Milano: Il Concerto

TLN Media Group was proud to broadcast the 40th anniversary of Radio Italia Live from Milano: Il Concerto at Piazza del Duomo.

This concert celebrated the return to normalcy as Milan reemerged from the darkness of the past two years with Italy’s largest free live music event, hosted by comedic duo Luca Bizzarri and Paolo Kessisoglu.

TLN TV Host and Producer Camila Gonzalez was present at the event, with the likes of Alessandra Amoroso, Blanco, Coez, Elisa, Elodie, Francesco Gabbani, Ghali, Irama, Marracash, Marco Mengoni, Gianni Morandi, the Nuclear Tactical Penguins, Rkomi, Sangiovanni and Ultimo all performing.

Check out the full behind the scenes action below and don’t miss TLN TV’s summer concert series every Saturday at 6P, featuring iconic and live music specials!

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Cavalleria Rusticana By Toronto City Opera

TLN Media Group and Villa Charities Inc. presented Il Guibilo, a special preview concert at the Columbus Centre as the best soloists of the Toronto City Opera performed highlights of Cavalleria Rusticana.

President of Toronto City Opera Board, Mark Wilson, describes Cavalleria Rusticana as a celebration of Italian Heritage, and Toronto City Operas music, past, present, and future, just in time for June, celebrated as Italian Heritage Month.

Cavalleria Rusticana is an homage to Toronto’s own, Little Italy in the 1950’s, the quintessential immigrant experience and journey of many Italians.

Cavalleria Rusticana will be presented at the Fleck Dance Theater on June 2, 3, & 5, at the Harbourfront in Toronto.

For more info, or to purchase tickets, visit, https://www.torontocityopera.com/cavalleria

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Diabolik Advance Preview Screenings in Toronto, Montreal & Vancouver

TLN Media Group, Mediaset Italia, and VIVA Streaming TV were proud media partners of the exclusive one-night only preview screening of the Italian box office hit film Diabolik in Toronto, Montreal and Vancouver before it was made available to stream in Canada.

Diabolik is a remake of a 1986 Italian action crime film directed by the Manetti Bros. The dark and romantic story of the first meeting between the master thief and Eva Kant is set in the fictional state of Clerville in the late 1960s.

Diabolik is now available to stream in Canada anywhere you buy or rent movies; TLN Media Group takes great pride in its nearly 40 year leadership as the country’s purveyor of Italian films.

For more great Italian subtitled films, check out the Italy At Home Film Festival, occurring every night at 9P on TLN TV from May 29 to June 26.

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Villa Charities Inc. Annual Scholarship

Italian Heritage month is celebrated every year in June and this year is no exception. Villa Charities Inc. will be hosting several events at the Columbus Centre throughout the month of June showcasing many Italian-Canadians as well as Italian Culture, Art, Music, Wine and of course the annual Villa Charities Scholarship Program.

Some of the events include:

  • RetroLicious: Thursday June 9 at 6:30P
  • My Secret Venice with Sebastiano Bazzichetto: Thursday June 13, 20 & 27
  • Cena in Rosso/Dinner in Red: Thursday June 23 at 6:30P
  • Vini d’Italia/Wines of Italy | A wine tasting through Italian vineyards: Wednesday June 29 at 6:30P

Marco DeVuono, President and CEO of Villa Charities Inc., also spoke about the annual Villa Charities Scholarship program, which was launched in 2020 for undergraduate and graduate students who embody the mission and enrich lives through experiences and services that honour Italian heritage; the deadline to apply is June 30th.

For more information and to apply, visit Villa Charities.

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Italian Week Ottawa: One of the City’s Most Iconic Annual Festivals

TLN Media Group is a proud media partner of the annual Italian Week Ottawa, and TLN TV Host and Producer Antonio Giorgi is excited to be one of this year’s festival hosts. Italians and everybody who wishes they were Italian are invited to experience the culture, music, food, and everything in between.

The focus for the festival is to showcase the heritage and connect with Italians in person. There are a variety of events happening throughout the week, including, bands, opera singers, family activities, kids zones, storytelling and more connecting to Italian heritage.

Italian Week Ottawa runs from June 9-19 and features over 35 free events occurring throughout the weekend.

For more information on the event, visit Italian Week Ottawa.

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Vaughan Chamber of Commerce: Annual Mayor’s Luncheon

TLN Media group was a media partner for the Annual Mayor’s Luncheon presented by the Vaughan Chamber of Commerce held this past May 12 in Concord. The annual Mayor’s Luncheon hosted by the Hon. Maurizio Bevilacqua is a special event to celebrate the city of Vaughan, its milestones, and potential.

This year’s luncheon was the first in-person large scale event in the last three years and, Chair of Board of Directors, Jeremy Neal, comments that “most people see their business growing, and everyone is looking for supports to continue that growth’.

Mayor of Vaughan, Hon. Maurizio Bevilacqua, also expressed his excitement over the recent announcement made by Canada Soccer and their plan to build a world class training centre for the Canadian Men’s and Women’s National soccer team, in addition to a development centre in Vaughan and continue the momentum of the City.

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2022 TD Salsa in Toronto Festival

Mark your calendars because Canada’s Largest Latin Culture celebration returns in person with the annual TD Salsa in Toronto Festival featuring the TD Salsa on St. Clair Street Festival and Salsa at Blue Mountain, in addition to a series of city-wide events that celebrate Hispanic heritage!

Get ready to dance the weekend away this summer in the streets of Toronto on July 9th & 10th at TD Salsa on St. Clair and at Salsa at Blue Mountain in Collingwood with music, dance, art, and authentic cuisine.

This year, Kings of Salsa kicks-off our TD Salsa in Toronto Festival on TLN TV on Fri, May 27 at 9P and Sat, May 28 at 11A and opens the series of festivities this summer.

Prepare to immerse yourself in Latino culture and experience the heat and passion of Latin America in the heart of Toronto at Canada’s biggest Salsa Fiesta, alongside this years host, and TLN TV producer, Camila Gonzalez!

For more information and for the full lineup of events, visit Salsa In Toronto.

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Pizza Nova Kicks off Its Annual “That’s Amore Pizza for Kids” Fundraiser

May is the month of giving at Pizza Nova as they celebrate the start of their annual “That’s Amore Pizza for Kids”, a special campaign in support of Variety Village – the Children’s Charity of Ontario.

Over the past 24 years, Pizza Nova has raised over $2 million for children’s charities, and just last year alone, over $200,000 thousand was raised to help kids play and participate in sports, camps, afternoon programs, and much more.

Pizza Nova President, Domenic Primucci, describes the month of May as a ‘Dip and Give Event’ in which proceeds of every dip sold goes back to Variety Village.

The “That’s Amore Pizza for Kids” fundraiser gives children with disabilities the opportunity to actively participate in sports that otherwise would not be available and runs through May 1- 31 at participating locations.

For more info, and to support Variety Village, please visit: https://www.varietyvillage.ca/