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45th Annual Italian Week Ottawa Festival

The month of June is Italian Heritage Month, and from June 9 to 19, the 45th Annual Italian Week Ottawa Festival took place on Preston Street.

Italian Week Ottawa began as a way to preserve and promote the traditions of Italians and educate the community about Italian culture. Celebrations usually include a mix of initiatives involving art, opera, singing, and authentic Italian food and wine.

As a Festival Ambassador, Antonio Giorgi was present for the event; in the video below, he was able to showcase the most memorable moments from the week.

To learn more about the event and to prepare for next year’s festival, click here.

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Community Events TLN Connects

Leonardo Da Vinci Academy of Arts & Sciences’ End of Year Concert

The Leonardo Da Vinci Academy of Arts & Sciences at the Columbus Centre recently came together for a year-end concert.

Students from Preschool to Grade 8 presented an afternoon of musical performances by Canadian Musicians after missing the past two years due to the Covid-19 Pandemic.

In the TLN Connects video below, Academy Head Susan Lee shared the joy of finally being able to get together at the facility to enjoy the students’ performances.

For more information on the Leonardo Da Vinci Academy of Arts & Sciences, visit: https://ldva.on.ca/

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Community Events TLN Connects

Canadian Multiculturalism Day: Exploring Canada’s Diversity Through Food

Join TLN Media Group in celebrating Canadian Multiculturalism Day on Monday, June 27, 2022.

As Canada’s most influential multicultural media company, TLN Media Group takes great pride in its lineup of multicultural content and its culturally diverse team. Our goal is to inspire and unite all Canadians and celebrate the beautiful and diverse mosaic of our country.

Ahead of the Canadian Multiculturalism Day, TLN TV’s Camila Gonzalez was able to provide us with a memorable moment where the culinary world and the House of Commons met. Member of Provincial Parliament Stan Cho shared his take on two popular rice dishes from the Willowdale neighbourhood; the first being Nurungi (Korean) and the second being Tahdig (Persian). Although the preparation for each may be slightly different, the outcome is similarly delicious – food will always be a connector that unites countries and cultures.

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2022 Gutsy Walk in Support of Crohn’s & Colitis Canada

TLN Media Group was a Proud National Partner of the 2022 Gutsy Walk in support of Crohn’s and Colitis Canada.

This is the largest single day fundraiser for Crohn’s disease and ulcerative colitis; both inflame the lining of the gastrointestinal tract and disrupt the body’s ability to digest food, absorb nutrition, and eliminate waste in a healthy manner.

Tens of thousands of Canadians took part in this year’s Gutsy Walk, with over 60 locations from coast-to-coast, and the organization raised $2.2 million as a result – all of which will go to funding inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) research and patient support programs.

Below is a snippet of the event taking place in Toronto at Sunnybrook Park at Wilket Creek Park.

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Toronto City Opera’s Cavalleria Rusticana at the Fleck Dance Theatre

TLN Media Group, in collaboration with the Toronto City Opera and Villa Charities, presented Cavalleria Rusticana on June 2, 4 & 5 at the Fleck Dance Theatre in celebration of Italian Heritage Month.

Cavalleria Rusticana is an homage to the 300,000 Italian Canadian immigrants in the 1950s, highlighting all the culture, traditions and conflicts of that time. Majority of these individuals found solace and support in the growing community clustered along College Street east and west of Bathurst, and this show – described as an operatic masterpiece of singularly outsized proportions – focused on them.

The full recap video can be found below.

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Villa Charities Founders Welcome Marco DeVuono as President & CEO

In recognition of Villa Charities Inc.’s 50th Anniversary, the founders hosted a private celebratory dinner at the Joseph D. Carrier Art Gallery in the Columbus Centre to welcome new President & CEO Marco DeVuono.

Villa Charities Inc. is a registered charity and non-profit organization that enriches lives through experiences and services that honour Italian culture and heritage. For over 50 years, Villa Charities Inc. has provided cultural and education programs across the GTA as well as made a significant impact in the lives of seniors.

DeVuono is an accomplished leader with more than twenty years of senior-level finance and management experience with non-profit, private and TSE listed companies in the distribution, healthcare, academic, financial, and IT services.

Congratulations Villa Charities Inc. and Marco DeVuono!

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Lazio Serie A

Ciro Immobile Top 5 Lazio Goals From 2021-22 Serie A Season

Ciro Immobile scored 27 goals in 31 appearances over the course of the 2021-22 Serie A season. As a result of this tally, the Lazio striker secured his fourth Capocannoniere scoring title; he made history as the only Italian to ever accomplish such a feat.

Ciro Immobile: Goals & Highlights

Taking a look Immobile’s goals this season, he netted two hat-tricks, two braces, and found the back of the net in 22 of 31 fixtures he took part in. In addition, he scored 15 goals away from home and scored 12 goals at home. However, which five goals were the most memorable?

Matchday 2 | Lazio vs Spezia | 6-1
  • In the 15′ at the Stadio Olimpico against Spezia, Immobile scored his second of the match (2-1) with a sumptuous strike after an instinctive play from Luis Alberto. The striker went on to net a hat-trick against the Ligurians.
Matchday 11 | Atalanta vs Lazio | 2-2
  • In the 74′ at the Gewiss Stadium against Atalanta, Immobile scored to give Lazio a 2-1 lead. Pedro rushed forward, found Toma Basic, and the Croatian centered the ball to the striker who made no mistake in finding the back of the net.
Matchday 16 | Sampdoria vs Lazio | 1-3
Matchday 21 | Inter vs Lazio | 2-1
  • In the 35′ at the Stadio Giuseppe Meazza against Inter, Immobile scored to level the score at 1-1. Off of a free-kick, Danilo Cataldi quickly took advantage of the unprepared Nerazzurri backline and found the Italian in space. He dodged Samir Handanovic and slotted the ball into an open net.
Matchday 32 | Genoa vs Lazio | 1-4

Re-Live the Action

Watch Ciro Immobile’s five most memorable goals for Lazio in the 2021-22 Serie A season in the video below!

Ciro Immobile | Lazio | Top 5 Goals | 2021-22 Serie A
Ciro Immobile | Lazio | Top 5 Goals | 2021-22 Serie A
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Exclusive Interview With Milan Defender Fikayo Tomori

In the final round of the 2021-22 Serie A season, Sassuolo hosted Milan at the Mapei Stadium in a Scudetto-deciding fixture. As they sat atop of the table by two points, a draw was enough to secure the title over rivals Inter; they defeated the Neroverdi by a score of 3-0 to win the league for the first time since 2010-11.

TLN TV Host Camila Gonzalez was present for the Serie A clash. Following the scenes of jubilation and the Scudetto celebrations, she was able to exclusively interview Fikayo Tomori to discuss his thoughts and feelings on the achievement, the Rossoneri’s season, and his Canadian fans.

Fikayo Tomori: Career & Statistics

24-year-old Tomori currently plays for Serie A side Milan. He joined the Rossoneri on loan from Premier League side Chelsea in January 2021 and officially signed for the club on a permanent deal in July 2021 ($31.68m).

To date, the Canadian-born centre-back has made 62 appearances for the club in all competitions; during the 2021-22 campaign, Tomori was a pillar in Stefano Pioli‘s starting eleven, making 31 league appearances (30 starts) – only Mike Maignan (2880) had played more minutes than the defender (2719). As a result, the club experienced their best defensive record in a decade and conceded just two times in their final 11 Serie A fixtures.

Described as a modern centre-back who puts pressure high up the pitch to allow the team to put pressure on their opponent, Tomori is also good at anticipating the play to win the ball back. He recorded the most tackles (73) and interceptions (45) for Milan this season and was second to Olivier Giroud in aerials won with 51.

How to Watch the Interview

To watch the full interview with Fikayo Tomori, check out the video below, and be sure to catch Serie A fixtures weekly via TLN or VIVA Streaming TV!

TLN Exclusive Interview With Milan Defender Fikayo Tomori
TLN Exclusive Interview With Milan Defender Fikayo Tomori
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Serie A Interview With Empoli Central Defender Simone Romagnoli

In this exclusive interview between Serie A and Simone Romagnoli, the central defender speaks about his career and previews Atalanta vs Empoli, taking place on 21 May 2022.

Simone Romagnoli: Career & Statistics

32-year-old Romagnoli currently plays for Serie A side Empoli. So far this season, the Italian has made 19 appearances in the top flight of Italian football (17 starts, two substitute appearances), scoring two goals for the Azzurri.

After winning four promotions to Serie A with Pescara, Carpi, Brescia, and Empoli, this season, the captain of the club had a different task this year – helping his side retain their Italian top-flight status. In doing so, he also fulfilled an ambition – scoring his first goal in the competition.

Previewing Atalanta vs Empoli

The Tuscans end their memorable campaign in Bergamo on Sunday. Romagnoli knows that facing Atalanta at the Gewiss Stadium will be challenging but he is hoping for the best. To watch the full interview conducted by Serie A with Romagnoli, check out the video below that features an English voice-over in addition to English subtitles!

In this exclusive interview between Serie A and Simone Romagnoli, the central defender speaks about his career and previews Atalanta vs Empoli, taking place on 21 May 2022.
In this exclusive interview between Serie A and Simone Romagnoli, the central defender speaks about his career and previews Atalanta vs Empoli, taking place on 21 May 2022.
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Salernitana Serie A Udinese

Éderson Previews Salernitana vs Udinese With Serie A

In this exclusive interview between Serie A and Éderson, the central midfielder speaks about his career and previews Salernitana vs Udinese, taking place on 22 May 2022.

Éderson: Career & Statistics

22-year-old Éderson currently plays for Serie A side Salernitana. So far this season, the Brazilian has made 15 appearances in the top flight of Italian football (13 starts, two substitute appearances), scoring two goals and providing one assist for the Granata

Salernitana Sporting Director Walter Sabatini has a habit of discovering diamonds in the rough (including the likes of Javier Pastore, Josip Ilicic, Alexander Kolarov, Marquinhos, and Alisson Becker), and his latest find – who joined the club in January as a relative unknown from Corinthians – has quickly made a name for himself in the league. In addition to setting the tempo of the game, he has been an offensive force, helping the Granata climb from the depths of despair to the verge of a miraculous escape.

Previewing Salernitana vs Udinese

You can watch Salernitana vs Udinese – taking place at the Stadio Arechi at 2:55P/ET on 22 May 2022 – LIVE via TLN. To watch the full interview conducted by Serie A with Éderson, check out the video below that features an English voice-over in addition to English subtitles!

In this exclusive interview between Serie A and Éderson, the central midfielder speaks about his career and previews Salernitana vs Udinese, taking place on 22 May 2022.
In this exclusive interview between Serie A and Éderson, the central midfielder speaks about his career and previews Salernitana vs Udinese, taking place on 22 May 2022.