We need your help.

Dear Italian Week Supporter,

Despite the recent snow, we are dreaming of warmer weather! In fact, since this year’s festival wrapped up we have already been preparing for next year’s festival. We’re planning some amazing performances and events in celebration of our 50th year! Whether it’s stunning musical performances, a look at the history of Italian-Canadians in Ottawa over the last 100 years, or masterclasses featuring sumptuous traditional dishes, we have something that is sure to stir fond memories for, or capture the imagination of, everyone.  

We need your help to ensure that our festival remains one of the best and biggest in Ottawa. We are partnering with the National Congress of Italian-Canadians Foundation to launch our first-ever Giving Campaign. All donations from this campaign go directly to programming on our stages and in our masterclasses. Here’s what festival-goers had to say about last year’s Festival: 

This is best cultural festival in the city!”

“Your selection of the Masterclass instructors was inspired – I learned so much about the Piemonte area and even more about balsamic vinegars and oils!”

“My family and I loved watching the performances during the opening weekend, not even the rain could stop us from dancing!” 

We need your help to continue bringing some of the best bands, comedians, and performers in Canada to our stage, and even more importantly, to ensure that the next generation of Ottawans can make memories and share experiences at the festival. 

I’d like to invite you to donate $100 to Italian Week Ottawa. All donations will receive a tax receipt. With the generous support of the National Congress of Italian-Canadians Foundation, we are able to accept donations to support the work that Italian Week Ottawa does. 

To donate online, please visit The National Congress of Italian-Canadians Foundation donation page on CanadaHelps.org

If you prefer to donate by cheque, please make the cheque payable to the National Congress for Italian-Canadians Foundation, Eastern Ontario and Outaouais District, and note “Italian Week Ottawa” in the memo line. Cheques can be mailed to:

NCIC Foundation c/o Italian Week Ottawa

4338 Innes Rd. Suite M125, Orleans, ON K4A 3W3

Thank you for your continued support, and we’ll see you on Preston Street!


Shannon Whidden 

Executive Director

Grazie mille to our giving campaign sponsors: