Services

Service Listing

The ICCD provides many services throughout the year, and we encourage both members and non-members to participate and take advantage of them.

  1. Affitto Sala
    Matrimoni, compleanni ed altre feste memorabili – Siamo pronti per il vostro evento speciale.
  2. L’Araldo
    Bollettino trimestrale dell’Oshawa Italian Recreation Club e dell’Italian Cultural Center of Durham
  3. Biblioteca ed Archivio
    Biblioteca con oltre 500 libri e giornali in italiano, Internet, Wifi,ed arhivio della nostra comunita’.
  4. Borse di studio e Premi
    Borse di studio e premi per student di liceo (high school) e per student della UOIT.
  5. Sala dei Membri
    Uno spazio riservato ai soci del Club in regola.
  6. Patronato
    Ente assistenziale gratis.
  7. Negozio e Bar
    Aperto al pubblico. Oltre ad un ottimo caffé troverete una vasta selezione di prodotti italiani.

Services by Oshawa Italian Recreation Club

The Oshawa Italian Recreation Club celebrates the heritage of the Italian-Canadian people living in this city. We have been organizing different events that reflect the cultural values of our people for over 40 years. 

Celebrating the diversity of the Italian culture and community founded this organization and keeps it alive after so many decades. Different Italian-Canadian families found a home in this organization where they can meet other families that share similar values as them. Generation after generation of Italian families living in Canada kept their heritage alive and flourishing with the help of this growing community. We would like to extend an invitation to everyone in joining our cause of celebrating diversity in Oshawa, Canada.

To keep the community’s interest and passion in the culture, the organization coordinates various events every year not only for the Italian-Canadian population but also for those interested in learning about our culture. There are also different services that we provide for everyone in Oshawa to keep the Italian culture alive even outside our community.

Service Listing provided by Oshawa Italian Recreation Club

There are different services that our organization offer to the rest of the Oshawa community. Feel free to contact us to know more about the following activities and services that will interest you. Join us in keeping the Italian culture alive with the following service listings:

  1. Hall Rental

You may opt to rent our function halls and other rooms that come along with it. You may celebrate weddings, birthdays and other memorable occasions that mark significant milestones of your life. We also provide an event coordinator if you need one but this service is subject to additional rates on top of the hall rental.

The rate of our hall rental depends on the number of hours that your event will require. We charge by the hour and amount of people to be accommodated so contact us through our channels below for a proper quotation. 

Catering is provided upon your request. This is also subject to additional charges and it also depends on the menu that you will choose, as well as the number of people to be accommodated. 

  1. L’Araldo

Be on the loop on the latest Oshawa Italian Recreation Club updates and upcoming events when you subscribe to our monthly newsletter. You can pick up your copies on our main office or coordinate with our team for a special delivery right at your doorsteps. The delivery option will be subjected to additional charges on top of your subscription fee. 

The L’Araldo newsletter also contains articles written by professionals in the Cultural Centre of Durham. Get to know the different cultural niches and communities in Oshawa, Canada when you subscribe to the newsletter. 

If you are interested in contributing to the newsletter, contact the hotlines that are provided below this page. Please be ready with your writing portfolio once the appointment for a writing position interview is set up. 

  1. Library and Archives

The Cultural Centre of Durham graciously gave the Oshawa Italian Recreation Club its own library for an Italian curated selection of books. You may visit the library from Monday to Friday during business hours to read through the wide selection of readings about Italy and its culture. There are also countless of Italian authors featured on our shelves. 

An archive of various newspaper publications is available at the archives section of the library. Look through news articles about the Italian-Canadian community and their contributions to the community when you visit the archives section. This vast collection of newspaper clippings can help students with their research on the Italian-Canadian community.

Listed below are the various novels that were written by Italian authors found in our collection:

  • The Name of the Rose by Umberto Eco
  • The Divine Comedy (Inferno, Purgatorio, Paradiso – with the original Italian version) by Dante Alighieri
  • The Decameron by Giovanni Boccaccio
  • Zeno’s Conscience by Italo Svevo
  • The Adventures of Pinocchio by Carlo Collodi
  • The Prince by Niccolo Machiavelli
  • The Solitude of Prime Numbers by Paolo Giordano
  • Jerusalem Delivered by Torquato Guareschi
  • The Betrothed by Alessandro Manzoni 
  • The Viceroys by Federico De Roberto
  • Contempt by Alberto Moravia
  • Dialogue Concerning the Two Chief World Systems by Galileo Galilei
  • Requiems and Nightmares by Guido Gozzano
  • Romanzo Criminale by Giancarlo De Cataldo
  • Gomorrah by Roberto Saviano

Look through the collection of scholarly books about Italy and its culture in our collection:

  • The Italians by Luigi Barzini
  • An Italian Education by Tim Parks
  • Cosi Fan Tutti by Michael Dibdin
  • The House of Medici: Its Rise and Fall by Christopher Hibbert
  • The Leopard by Giuseppe Tomasi di Lampedusa
  • Christ Stopped at Eboli by Carlo Levi
  • Midnight in Sicily by Peter Robb
  • The Sack of Rome by Alexander Stille
  • The Oxford Companion to Italian Food by Gillian Riley
  • Calcio: a History of Italian Football by John Foot
  • Italian Journey 1786-88 by Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
  • Machiavelli: A Biography by Miles J. Unger
  • Mussolini by Denis Mack Smith
  • The Vatican Princess: A Novel of Lucrezia Borgia by C.W. Gortner
  • Madonna of the Seven Hills by Jean Plaidy
  1. Italian Dance Lessons

There are different fiesta weeks that Oshawa Italian Recreation Club participates in, and to prepare for the party, dance lessons are taught by skilled dancers of the community. Learn more about Italian culture through festive dances celebrated in Osha, Canada. 

There are different Italian dances you can learn through these fun dance lessons. Here are the following lessons you can register to:

  • Tarantella
  • Pizzica
  • Saltarello
  • Monferrina
  • Girometta
  • Giga
  • Ruggero
  • Galletta
  • Venziana
  • Bergamasca
  • Spadonari di San Giorgio
  • Spadonari di Venaus
  • Bal da Sabbre
  • Furlana
  • Bal Del Truc
  • Torotele
  • Pizzica
  • La Vala
  • Taratata
  1. Scholarships and Awards

As part of the Oshawa Italian Recreation Club youth projects, different programs on scholarships are given to the children of the Italian-Canadian community. There are also award ceremonies such as the IICS Bursary Program that celebrates the accomplishments of these students both in academics and leadership skills. 

These programs are not only limited to undergraduate students but also to adults that pursue graduate degrees in their respective fields. The organization recognizes your hard work and dedication and we are proud of your accomplishments. 

  1. Members’ Area

This service is exclusive to official Oshawa Italian Recreation Club members. There is a special area next to the main office reserved for outstanding members of the community where they can do leisurely activities or get along with the other Italian-Canadian individuals. 

Please note that you may only use the area through reservation so we can keep a record of who uses the members’ area. Contact the hotlines provided at the end so you can process your reservation. We appreciate it if you call us three days prior so we can prepare the place. 

  1. Patronato

The organization is proud of keeping our members up to date with their government necessities that is why Patronato is established. Every member of the community is entitled to free government services as long as it is under our jurisdiction. Please make sure that your membership is up to date before using this service. If you are having trouble with your membership, then please contact us to settle your pending fee. 

  1. Store and Bar

Nothing is better than de stressing at Oshawa Italian Recreation Club’s very own bar and restaurant after a hard day’s work. Have the best tasting and authentic Italian Cuisine experience when you dine in with us today. 

We serve a variety of authentic Italian dishes prepared by our skilled chef, who is also a member of the organization. Here are the best-selling dishes you can buy at the restaurant:

  • Chicken Parmesan
  • Classic Lasagna
  • Caprese Salad
  • Bread and Tomato Soup (Pappa al Pomodoro)
  • Carbonara
  • Chicken Marsala 
  • Cheese and Pepper Pasta (Pasta Cacio e Pepe)
  • Classic Meatballs
  • Veal and Spinach Lasagna
  • Sicilian Caponata
  • Chicken Cacciatore
  • Italian Easter Pie (Pizza Gain)

Partner these dishes with the best wine collection imported from the best Italian vineyards:

  • Barolo
  • Cannonau di Sardegna
  • Franciacorta
  • Barbaresco
  • Lambrusco
  • Nebbiolo
  • Fiano di Avellino
  • Chianti Classico
  • Amarone della Valpolicella
  • Brunello di Montalcino

Contact Oshawa Italian Recreation Club today!

For more information about our services, please contact us through the following Oshawa Italian Recreation Club channels stated below. Please understand that we can only accommodate your inquiry during business hours. Our telephones are manned by community member volunteers so please be patient if we cannot answer the calls immediately.

Below are the hotlines you can contact:

  • Telephone: (905) 777-7777
  • Fax: (905) 777-7777

You may also message us through this site by filling out the following information below. Once you are done, click submit so that the site can forward it to our system. We will be contacting you through the email address that you provide.

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