Author: Luciano Lista

Adriana Leon and her gold medal from Tokyo to Toronto

TORONTO – Not every day you have the pleasure of shaking hands and congratulating an Olympic champion. Adriana Leon, striker of the Canadian women’s football team, just back from the Tokyo Olympics where the girls won the gold medal by beating Sweden, wanted to visit the old neighbors and friends of Maple where she was born and who since she was a young girl there they saw her grow up with the ball on her foot.  (more…)

Adriana porta a Toronto la medaglia d’oro conquistata a Tokyo

TORONTO – Non tutti i giorni si ha il piacere di stringere la mano e congratularsi con un campione olimpico. Adriana Leon, attaccante della squadra di calcio femminile canadese, appena reduce dalle Olimpiadi di Tokyo dove le ragazze hanno conquistato la medaglia d’oro battendo la Svezia, ha voluto visitare i vecchi vicini e amici di Maple dove è nata e che sin da ragazzina l’hanno vista crescere con il pallone al piede.  (more…)

Travel watch update, restrictions and current global requirements:

International travel destinations to which safe travel is allowed changes frequently; therefore, passengers leaving Canada should double-check their travel plans with the U.S. Embassy or the Canadian Government, as well as their preferred airline.

The Canadian government has strongly discouraged non-essential travel.  However, passengers who must travel or are planning a future trip later this year and in 2022 should seek the advice of a certified travel agent.


Potential shut-down of the Italian Department at Laurentian University

[GTranslate]Professor Diana Iuele-Colilli, Chairperson of the Department of Modern Languages and Literatures at Laurentian University, interviews Danielle Drescher, a second-year student concerned about the Italian Department being cut due to the financial problems the University is facing.
Laurentian declared insolvency on February 1st and must restructure by April 30th as mandated by the courts.

Intervista con la professoressa Diana Iuele-Colilli,
Direttrice del Dipartimento di Lingue e Letterature Moderne della Laurentian University,

“La lingua e la letteratura italiana sono vive e stanno bene in Canada e in Ontario e non solo nelle grandi metropoli come Toronto e Montreal.

In Ontario, a parte la città di Toronto e la penisola del Niagara, ci sono diverse altre città e paesi dove la nostra bellissima lingua è ancora parlata e prospera anche ad un livello accademico.” (more…)

Professor Iuele, Laurentian University, is concerned about the imminent shut-down of the Department of Italian Studies

[GTranslate]The Italian language and culture are alive and well in Canada and in Ontario and not only in large metropolises such as Toronto and Montreal. 
In Ontario, outside of the GTA and the Niagara Peninsula, there are several other towns and cities where our beautiful language is still spoken and flourishes even at the academic level. (more…)