FOGOLAR ASSOCIATION OF WINNIPEG
PREMIO CAMPO FOGOLAR – INFORMATION
Value of Award
The award will be a $1,000 monetary gift and a one-year membership in the Fogolar Association of Winnipeg and will be awarded in December 2018.
Established in July 2017, the Premio Campo Fogolar is awarded yearly to a young person (age 17-35) who has origins from either the Friuli-Venezia-Giulia (FVG) or Veneto regions of Italy and who is entering or attending post-secondary studies or participating in a recognized cultural/academic program in FVG or Veneto. The purpose of the award is to create a living legacy of the Association, honouring the struggles, achievements and heritage of its members. The award will be granted on an annual basis in perpetuity.
History Behind the Award
The Fogolar Association of Winnipeg is comprised of individuals originating from the FVG and Veneto regions in Italy. Since its inception in 1959, it has provided fellowship to its members as well as an opportunity for them to enjoy and share their history, language, food and culture. The acquisition in 1973 of Campo Fogolar – the Association’s summer property in Anola, Manitoba – crowned the dreams of the members who wanted a permanent gathering place for their organization. The property was purchased with funds donated by members who are now recognized as the Founding Members of Campo Fogolar. Unfortunately, it became difficult to maintain the property on a volunteer basis and it was sold in 2011. The initial endowment for the award came from the proceeds of the sale of the Campo Fogolar.
On April 6, 2018, the Fogolârs Federation of Canada became an institutional member of the Italian-Canadian Archives Project (ICAP). This is an important, significant step, which will strengthen and add to the Italian-Canadian narrative and help to preserve the Friulian record in Canada.
ICAP is working to develop and promote a national strategy to collect and preserve historical items that capture the Italian-Canadian experience. ICAP wants to facilitate and encourage individuals, families, societies and institutions that have materials in their possession to preserve these documents. They are part of our Canadian historical fabric.
The only organization of its kind with an academic focus, ICAP is holding a conference at the University of Calgary on August 24 and 25. A pre-tour of southwest Alberta and southeast BC, with stops in places where Italians made an impact, is also being organized. For further information, please read the information provided below.