David Rocco
Celebrity Chef | Hit Television Host | Bestselling Author
Trailblazing international celebrity chef David Rocco breaks down cultural barriers by uniting people through the love of sharing a great meal. David brings his passion for food, travel, and adventure to millions of homes worldwide through his hit television programs David Rocco’s Dolce Vita, Dolce India, Dolce Napoli, and Dolce Africa.

David’s programs are seen in over 100 countries around the world — including on National Geographic People, Fox Life, Food Network and Cooking Channel, BBC Food, Hola! TV, and TLN. In addition to his own shows, David can be seen on television’s Donut Showdown, Iron Chef America, and Top Chef Canada. Most recently, he appeared opposite Chinese Celebrity Chef Nicholas Tse in the premiere season of the cooking challenge show Celebrity Chef: East vs. West on Fox Life Asia, and in Top Chef Middle East, with host Bobby Chin.

Named one of “Canada’s Top Ten Style Makers” by Flare magazine, David has also authored three internationally bestselling cookbooks: David Rocco’s Dolce Famiglia and the award-winning David Rocco’s Dolce Vita and Made In Italy. Each features many of David’s favourite easy to follow, classic Italian recipes and showcase his philosophy that elegant and impressive cooking can still be quick and simple.

As a top media personality, influencer, and famous TV chef, David is often featured in prominent media, including People Magazine, Hello!, Us, enRoute, Chatelaine, Today’s Parent, Food and Drink, The Globe and Mail, and many others. He also makes frequent appearances on broadcast media such as CNN, BNN, CTV, CBC, Global, and much more

AGIE will be selling copies of David's hardcover book "Dolce Famiglia" for $40 and all proceeds will go towards our community festival.

Associazione Giovani Di Edmonton


Italian Youth Association of Edmonton

Learn to play Bocce

2019 Entertainment

In addition to David, Edmonton has many great performers, some of which have Italian heritage. This years stage entertainment with offer a range of Italian-Canadian arts, culture and traditions. On August 25th you will also see...

Accordionist Umberto Cerminara

Tenor Opera Singer Andrea Pinna

Dante Fecteau

Performer

Dante has enjoyed singing and performing since he was a toddler!  His musical journey has enabled him to perform and compete at many events including:
Futures Fest, St. Albert Kids Idol, St. Albert's Got Talent, Relay for Life, the ATB Homegrown Talent Stage at Big Valley Jamboree, the International Children's Festival, the Edmonton Heritage Festival, the St. Albert Rotary Music Festival, Diva Day for a Difference, the Edmonton Youth Talent Show, VIVE - Viva Italia, Viva Edmonton, Blue Quill Party In The Park, Riverbend Art In Our Park, the Needle Vinyl Tavern, Encore, and Santa Maria Goretti Feast Day!  

Along with vocal lessons, Dante is also learning to play the piano.  He also enjoys bowling, math, and video games.

Camille Holland

Performer

Performer

Soprano Camille Holland, described as having a “pure, unaffected approach” in Opera Canada magazine, has been singing professionally since the age of nine. She has received numerous scholarships and awards since, including the Phyllis and Bernard Shapiro Scholarship in Opera (McGill University), and the first place award in the Vancouver Women’s Musical Society’s 2016 Scholarship Competition.     Camille has performed extensively in both operatic and concert settings. Her roles include Josephine in HMS Pinafore, Poussette in Manon, Esmeralda in The Bartered Bride, Papagena in Die Zauberflöte, Oberto in Alcina, and Virtù in L’incoronazione di Poppea. In concert she has performed excerpts from Mendelssohn’s Lobgesang (Vancouver Oratorio Society’s Silver Jubilee Concert), Frank Ticheli’s “Angels in the Architecture” (2016 Whistler Cantando Music Festival with UBC Bands), and numerous solos with McGill’s Cappella Antica chorus and Early Music Ensemble.

Maria Manna is a vocalist, producer, actor, humanitarian, philanthropist, business owner, author and Ordained Minister. She has helped raise over $750 million for charities with her performances and fundraising.

Maria has created, produced and performed in Ladies of Blues, Jazz and Gospel, Victoria Gospel Music Festival, Vancouver Island’s Got Talent and “It’s Amore”, a tribute to Italian American Music and Comedy and Most recently, Unforgettable- A tribute to the late Natalie Cole.                                                                  

Maria is the recipient of the 2013 Governor General Caring Canadian Award, an inductee in the Music Archives of Alberta, recipient of the 2013 Unlimited Woman of Style Award, and of the 2016 Governor General Sovereign Medal Award.

Maria has a bursary at the Victoria Conservatory of Music for children who are in socio-economic difficulties and want to study music.She is on the board for the Soroptimist Society and is a cofounder and President of U-JAMS (universal jazz advocates and mentors society).

Dolceamare is a Montreal based Italian-Canadian duo who initially came together as a six-member girl group integrating passion for music with song and dance to create sentimental and uplifting performances. Their name, Dolceamare (DA), was created on the spur of the moment at their first performance together and is Italian for sweet and sour, which described their various personalities. While, some of the girls chose to pursue other paths, Alessandra and Nadia continued to share their love for music and performance representing their Italian roots and women empowerment in the community. Although the girls are renowned for their performances in Italian, their mother tongue, they sing in English, French, and Spanish catering to diverse audiences through a variety of musical styles and genre.

Tenor Opera Singer

Born in Cagliari, Italy, in 1969, Andrea migrated to Canada in 2014 as a foreign worker and hoping to remain in Canada as a permanent resident. His singing career as a tenor started late in life at 33 in a tourist village on Sardinia Island.  Andrea began to study classical lyric singing supported by professional coaches who helped him and who introduced him to professional classical singers. As a result of his discovered natural talent, Andrea exhibited in many important Italian music centers like Milan, Bologna Palermo and of course in his native Cagliari. In 2012, Andrea produced a CD of Italian popular arias and Neapolitan songs with much success. Also in 2012, Andrea joined a musical group exhibiting in many Italian theatres.

In Edmonton, Andrea continues to improve his musical talent and working to build a better future for him and his family here in Canada.

Andrea Pinna

Past performers

Maria Manna

Performers

Dolceamare

AND MANY MORE!

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Around Giovani Caboto Park...

Learn to play Bocce

Annual Calcetto Tourney
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