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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/

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The Quiet Immigrant Project

TLN Media Group is proud to be a media partner of The Quiet Immigrant Project, a two-month-long exhibit running through to June 26th and currently on display at the Joseph D. Carrier Art Gallery in Toronto’s Columbus Centre.

This exhibit celebrates matriarchs with its moving homage to the brave Italian women who immigrated to Canada after World War II. Between 1928 and 1960, over 139,000 thousand brave women left behind everything – family, friends, familiarity, and much more – in the pursuit for a better future. Through sheer strength of character and with neither fanfare or complaint, these unsung heroes wove their way into the fabric of society; their stories of strength, courage, determination, and sacrifice are sure to move, amuse, and captivate in this multifaceted, multimedia, and multilayered legacy piece.

In the video below, TLN TV Host and Producer Francesca Soia takes us through exhibit and the powerful legacy left by these brave Italian women. For more information on The Quiet Immigrant Project, click here.

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Golden Age Academy: A Mosaic of Cultural Diversity

TLN TV host and producer, Antonio Giorgi, recently had the opportunity to visit the Golden Age Academy (GAA) in Toronto after their recent closure due to the COVID-19 Pandemic.

Golden Age Academy: About

The Golden Age Academy is a non-profit organization that was founded in 1997 by a group of seniors who had an interest in arts and crafts as a means for expression through different artforms. Members of the GAA gather once a month and present their art, socialize, exchange ideas, art techniques, and express their feelings; it is a way for members to reconnect as they welcome the reopening of the academy.

Visiting the Non-Profit Organization

In the following video, GAA supporter Franca Brocca comments on the importance of accepting and welcoming everyone so they have the freedom to express themselves through their heritage, background, passion, beliefs, and their love for art. GAA President, Lucia Paterra Catania, also shares what art means to her, and her open chair and table policy at the academy and also invites community members to partake in the event.

The GAA is an open welcome space for members to meet, share their work, and integrate with the community. For more information, please visit, http://www.goldenageacademy.org/

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Steve Gregory, Honorary Colonel of the 2nd Field Regiment, Royal Canadian Artillery

TLN Media Group was honoured to support and be part of the 2022 International Forum on Peace, Security & Prosperity, held in Agira, Sicily. Steve Gregory, Honorary Colonel of the 2nd Field Regiment, Royal Canadian Artillery, discusses this year’s online forum with TLN TV host Antonio Giorgi.

About the Conference

The theme of this year’s online conference was: “Winning the Peace”, which was addressed through four panels of academics, operational experts, and students from military and civilian institutions, from more than 30 countries.

The forum also explored the eight pillars of positive peace, and the sustainability for peace in a prosperous society, a great and timely initiative that is now more relevant than ever with the current state of the world. Military personnel were also invited to speak and describe the unique role the military has on maintaining peace.

Honorary Colonel Steve Gregory

Colonel Gregory shared insight as to how the peace forum is specifically geared towards younger generations, academics, and military colleges, as teaching the youth to keep peace is imperative for the future of humanity.

The International Forum on Peace hopes to expand as the largest peace forum worldwide, and welcomes the support of teachers, colleges, and universities worldwide.

For more information, visit: psp-forum.org

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Aspiring Latino-Canadian Comedian Lucas Lopez Vilet on His Rise to TikTok Fame

Latino-Canadian TikTok Content Creator, Lucas Lopez Vilet, quickly rose to fame over the past two years, amassing 2.5 million followers with quick-wit humour and Hispanic focused parodies.

TLN TV Host and Producer, Camila Gonzalez, had the opportunity to speak with Lopez over his recent transition to a full-time TikTok content creator during the COVID-19 pandemic in the latest segment of TLN Connects.

Lucas Lopez: Career Decision

Lopez decided to make TikTok his full-time career when he realized that the standard traditional route was not in his path, opting to take the route he knew he would excel in. “It was basically all or nothing”, states the young social star.

Latino-Hispanic culture is centered around strict parenting, however, Lopez shares that his mother has always been very supportive about him following his dreams.

Pushing Through Adversity

Unfortunately, the TikTok star states that he did receive some backlash from the Latino Community over his content, but voiced that his intentions are light-hearted and fun.

His content is focused on Hispanic culture norms, his time in Florida, and his father, recalling him as a “naturally very funny guy.”

Lopez hopes his TikTok career will propel him in the right direction towards stand up comedy, and eventually film to aid in the fight for Latino-Canadian representation on the big screen.

How to Watch Lucas Lopez

TLN Media Group would like to congratulate you, Lucas, and wishes you much success!

To watch Lucas Lopez Vilet’s content, visit his TikTok account and his Instagram profile.

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April Is Caritas Awareness Month Across TLN Media Group Channels

Each year, TLN Media Group is dedicated to building awareness and support for the Caritas School of Life throughout the month of April, having raised over $2 million to date since 1996.

TLN Media Group’s national and multilingual PSA campaign across the network’s family of channels (TLN Television, Mediaset Italia and Univision Canada) continues to help increase national awareness of the therapeutic residential program that offers support to those struggling with addictions and mental health.

Caritas Residential Program Manager Silvana Tibollo discusses the positive effects that the program has had on its residents and what the organization is doing to assist more people. Despite COVID-19 impacting business and changing the ways that work was completed, Caritas was able to remain operating, but they also had a long waitlist of people who were looking to receive help.

For residents, the program is a positive uphill trajectory towards a light at the end of the tunnel, and a step in the right direction towards regaining their life. The 24-month long program has an 85% success rate and aims to help its residents build a sustainable lifestyle on the road to recovery.

With Caritas regional group centres in Toronto, Montreal and Vancouver, the annual PSA campaign is one of a series of TLN Media Group outreach initiatives to support its viewing audience and their communities.

Stay tuned to TLN Television, Mediaset Italia and Univision Canada throughout the month of April for more information on how to help support Caritas.

Click here or call (416) 748-9988 to make a donation to Caritas.