Italian Day on Commercial Drive

Everybody's Italian on Commercial Drive for Italian Days.

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I saw this fellow singing and playing electronic accordion.  I want one!

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Wonderful singing in Italian from Italian operas – I want to bring my accordion and return next year with some Asian Canadian musician friends and perform our repertoire of Italian songs and arias.  We could call ourselves Ital-Asians Romanza!

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Mike Lombardi, Vancouver School Trustee and Library Board – with some of the volunteers from the Italian Cultural Centre.  I once played O Solo Mio on my accordion for Mike.  He loved it!

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One of my favorite places on the Drive for gelato and coffees.

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There was a pasta eating contest.  This little fellow got great mouthfuls… but he didn't win.

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Outside the Portuguese Club, they paid special attention to the bbq herring.

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But the line-up was longer for the bbq roasted half-chickens – check out this video.

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Not everybody is DNA-Italian – but the Asian restaurants, Greek places, and even the Caribbean restaurants all go in the action.  Here is a DJ and sound system blasting reggae tunes.

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