The Dante Alighieri Society of British Columbia

 For the promotion of Italian language and culture

Past Events

  • First AGM and Roundtable.The Society’s first Annual General Meeting was held on Tuesday, 29 November 201, from 6:30 PM to 8:30 PM, at the Roundhouse Community Centre in Vancouver. After the formal AGM, we had some guest speakers. We called this part of the evening “Coffee, Moms and a Touch of Italy”.  Brian Turko of Milano Coffee, winner of ten International Coffee Tasting Awards (the coffee competition from the International Institute of Coffee Tasters), gave a talk on the history of  espresso coffee and the role of coffee culture across the world. Brian’s talk was followed by a roundtable on coffee shops, culture, & nurturing with a group of Italian moms, all members of the Facebook group "Italian Moms in Vancouver”. 

  •  Street life event on June 12, 2016 for “ITALIAN DAY ON THE DRIVE 2016,” Vancouver's vibrant cultural street festival dedicated to Italian culture. “Italian Day” is a community driven event, attracting over 300,000 people and spanning 13 blocks along Commercial Drive (officially designated “Little Italy”) in a day-long celebration, while showcasing all that is Italian to Vancouver’s multi-cultural community of all ages. 
    For the occasion, we have invited street artist Pepe Gaka” (Giuseppe Percivati, to perform at La Dante’s corner. Pepe Gaka painted live on canvas a replica of Dante Alighieri’s portrait by Renaissance painter Boccaccio.
    La Dante’s corner wase co-hosted by The Italian Consulate (“Piazza Italia”, on 3rd Avenue and Commercial).

  • La Dante's Inaugural concertwith the support of the Italian General Consulate in Vancouver. A piano recital with Maestro Domenico Mongelli. Please see details here.