starts when the many
Italo-Canadians living in the Fraser Valley felt the need to have a place to be able to share and connect to two of the most important things in the Italian Culture: Food and Music.
To answer to this need our founding Fathers decide to organize events, from banquets to dances.
The 12th of May 1979 at the St.Joseph Church hall the first official banquet started a tradition that to this day all the directors and the members of this Society keep alive with numerous events and cultural activities like Italian classes and Bocce tournaments.
Vital importance and main mission of the Fraser Valley Italian-Canadian Society is to promote the Italian culture to the new generations of Italian heritage and non.
To do so we make sure our events maintain a certain accuracy to the oldest costumes and traditions of Italy.
Namely our annual Grape stomp!
HAT DANCE / EASTER BANQUET
Our annual hat dance is another event that our club loves to organize and attend. One of our most unique events, the Hat Dance fuses a great banquet setting with a twist of fun and creative entertainment. In this event the members, adults and kids alike, are encouraged to wear their best and most unique hat to be part of a competition that will pick the best, most creative, and most unique hat/costume. The winners will get some bragging rights and a nice prize that will brighten the evening even more, until the real highlight comes in... the Easter Bunny himself visits every year out hat dance and not only he always has plenty of candy for all but he also takes pictures with all of the actual kids and with all the "kids at heart" that want to snap one with our famous fluffy friend!
Held in May, the Anniversary is the birthday of the Fraser Valley Italian Canadian Society! Every year we get together to celebrate the birth of our club people that made it all happen.
Since 1979, from our founding members to our youngest ones we get together to eat, dance and have fun always keeping in mind the beloved members that left us too soon.
The highlight of the party is the cake! and the surprise entertainment that spices up the dinner with unforgettable performances!
What an amazing thing is the Summer!!!
To celebrate the summer and the great outdoors with our community
every year we organize a Picnic at Williams Park in Langley. Our incredibly talented directors cook an array of delicious food that our members can enjoy under the shade of the trees of the beautiful park. Since we favor our little members we always organize fun games and activities. For our Bocce aficionados we have tournaments and competitions always on the go !
This event is one of the most beloved and characteristic events. Held at our president beautiful estate (with barn!)
our directors once again take it upon themselves to cook a wonderful meal
that is usually enjoyed with the great company of live music and a fully stoked bar to quench you thirst after many hours of dancing !
Christmas with Santa
Every year in December,
Santa comes visit the FVICS and with the help of his trusted elves he brings gifts to all the kids that attend the amazing party!
With great entertainment for the adults and the little ones the CHRISTMAS WITH SANTA party is a true favorite for all ages.