Talk about a good night. Over the years, the event has become a sell out success. Even this year over 400 guests enjoyed the Valentine’s Day Dinner and Dance organized by Associazione Culturale Calabrese di Vancouver. For sure IL CENTRO was the place to be on Saturday February 11, 2017 for this event. This yearly event was organized to give couples and families from the community a chance to get together and go to celebrate Valentine’s Day -La festa d’amore. The beautifully decorated banquet hall welcomed guests who enjoyed an evening of music and dance provided by Gianni Fuoco, Christina Barbosa, Stephen Scaccia and Darcelle Dancers. This annual dinner and dance, which featured an antipasto menu, full course meal have been chosen in detail by Fabio Rasotto the Catering Manager at Italian Cultural Centre. An open bar, entertainment, dancing, raffle, prizes and more everything was offered at the highest level. We are blessed to have our Italian- Canadian community has such a credible and solid role in Vancouver. We hope to see more success with Associazione Culturale Calabrese and also look forward to more dinner and dances held! said Gianluca Biscardi Cultural Attache from Consulate General of Italy in Vancouver. Whether it was an evening with that special someone or with special friends, it was a Valentine’s Day to remember and a wonderful evening had by all! I am proud of the experience and diversity of our guests tonight, said Domenico Vicari the President of Associazione Culturale Calabrese di Vancouver. I am humbled to serve our community, along with our Board, we will work hard to promote our values, identity, language and heritage with all Canadians, especially the next generation of Italo-Canadians. One dollar from the cost of the tickets will be donated to heart and Stroke Foundation. With every act of kindness and each dollar we raise, we are making someone’s day brighter. Vancouver is a socially responsible community with people who genuinely care about one another, mentioned in his speech Domenico Vicari. Overall, all of this Valentine’s fun at IL CENTRO was a great way to celebrate this festive time and we can’t wait to cover the next one.