Join the Community

Membership year runs from January 1 to December 31

Family Membership $80 per year + GST
(Children under 18 years of age)
Student Membership $10 per year + GST
(Applies to full time students aged 18-25)

Benefits for members include hall rental and event discounts.

Download membership form here

Honorary Consul of Italy in Calgary, Alberta

Teresina M. Bontorin
Honorary Consul of Italy in Calgary, Alberta
#307, 1324 – 11 Avenue SW
Calgary, Alberta T3C 0M6
Tel: 403-969-0189
Fax: 403-230-1007

My office hours are by appointment only on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 10:30 a.m to 1:00 p.m.

The duties I can carry out are limited somewhat but too long to list. What I can tell you is that I receive many requests regarding applying for or renewing Italian passports. I cannot help with that as all applications for new or renewal passports (unless they are for minors under 12 years of age) require digital fingerprinting and electronic signature and therefore attendance at either the Edmonton or Vancouver office is required.

When applying for a Visa, an interview is required and must be done either in Edmonton or Vancouver.

People who are thinking that they should finally apply for their Italian citizenship will find some useful information here.

More information is available here: Vancouver Consulate General office

Community Groups

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  • swap_vertAbruzzese Cultural Association of Calgary
  • swap_vertCalgary Italian Crescendo Choir

    History-- The Choir held its first performance in 1997. In 2000 the choir was incorporated as The Calgary Crescendo Choir Society. It is an adult non-auditioned and self-funded choir open to men and women, Italian and non-Italian alike. Knowledge of the Italian language is not essential, but your love to sing is. The choir practices every Tuesday evening 7:00 pm to 9:00 pm at the Calgary Italian Cultural Centre (416 1st Avenue NE). Our season runs from September through June (excluding Christmas holidays). The Choir is committed to the promotion of our rich, Italian, musical heritage for the enjoyment of all.

    Performances-- The choir performs folk, popular, a bit of classical, and Christmas songs, both in Italian and English. We have performed at many seniors’ lodges, at Heritage Park, Spruce Meadows, Calgary Sings, and can boast of being an international choir because in August 2007 the choir toured Italy, singing at different venues, entertaining young and old alike. The choir also sang at the annual Italian Festival in San Diego in 2011. In 2022 the Choir will celebrate its 25th Anniversary.

    Contacts-- The choir welcomes invitations to perform at community and cultural functions; if you are interested in having the Choir perform at your special function or would like more details on becoming a member, please contact Cecilia Cupido at

    IMPORTANT NOTE: Due to restrictions emanating from the COVID-19 pandemic, the Choir has not been operational. We will announce our restart plans as soon as the path is clear in the interests of health and safety of our members and our audiences. Our restart will also include our very important call for additional members to join our Society which has become an integral part of the Italian community of Calgary and the community at large.

    Board of Directors:
    Cecilia Cupido, President
    Sandra Kraemer, Vice President
    Daniela Grossberndt, Secretary
    Lucy Ciccaglione, Treasurer
    Giuseppina Terracciano, Director - Costume Coordinator
    Antonio Cimmino, Director - Membership and Equipment Coordinator
    Domenica Labrocca, Director - Social and Event Coordinator
    Lina Monte, Director - Performance and Logistics Coordinator
    Amanda Joly, Casino Chair - Current Ex Officio

    Front Row: From left: Norma Tersigni, Anna Calabrese, Bianca Romeo, Pauline Padbury, Adele Marcucci, Lina Monte, Chiara Conforti, Cecilia Cupido, Glennis Houston (Director)
    Second Row: From Left: Giovanna Oliverio, Anna Vizzutti, Domenica Labrocca, Wanda Sanguin, Gerry Manzara, Mimma Vizzutti, Giuseppina Terracciano, Lucia Ciccaglione, Nancy Maher, Cathy Harbinson
    Third Row: From Left: Todd Davidson (Pianist), Gino Montte, Rino Calabrese, Vincenzo Terracciano, Tony Cimmino, Ottone Vizzutti, Silvano Vizzutti, Tony Sanguin, Joe Marcucci, Domenico Rossi Missing: Clorinda Contrada, Maria Cervo, Giovanni Cervo

    Twenty years have passed since a few members of the Italian community gathered at the CICC to discuss the feasibility of starting a choir for their enjoyment and that of the community. In the fall of 1997 the choir became a reality and rehearsals began. Today there are still 30+ members and still going strong.

    Next year, 2017, will mark a very important milestone and the Choir members invite the community to celebrate with them. Stay tuned to this site for more details early in the new year.

  • swap_vertCalgary Italian Dancers
  • swap_vertCalgary Italian Sportsmen's Dinner Association

    → Domenic Venturo Q.C.

  • swap_vertCalgary Italian Sportswomen’s Association

    The focus of our organization is to provide scholarships to young women of Italian heritage who have demonstrated excellence in athletics, academics, leadership, fine arts and volunteering.

  • swap_vertCentro Linguistico e Culturale Calgary (Calgary Italian School)

    416, 1st Ave NE Calgary AB T2E 0B4
    403 264-6349

  • swap_vertMary, Mother of the Redeemer Roman Catholic Church

    Italian mass times are Wednesdays at 11am and Sundays at 9:30am.
    1714 – 14 Avenue N.E. Calgary, Alberta T2E 1G3
    403-276-1689 / Fax: 403-230-0603

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Supporting Italian-Canadian Cultural, Education and Social Organizations

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