Italian Week: A full lineup of events

By Matt Shumsky, Ottawa Sun

The Italian Week Ottawa Festival gets bigger and better with each passing year.

And for its much anticipated 38th edition, organizers have pulled out all the stops.

“We tried to make sure there is something for everyone to enjoy this year,” said Italian Week President Claudio Pagani.

“This is a festival for all of Ottawa to enjoy, not just the Italian society.”

The 13-day event is all about celebrating the diversity of Italian-Canadian community. So come on down and take-in their heritage, music, culture and of course, their fantastic food.  (

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