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P11201A - Rita Bison - Dante Alighieri Society of Windsor

The Dante Alighieri Society, a non-political and non-sectarian society has been in existence since 1889. Its main aims are the advancement of the Italian language and culture through the world. The Windsor chapter was established in 1971 by Dr. Walter Temelini and has since been associated with the University of Windsor. The activities of the Society are many: courses in Italian language and literature, lectures, films, panel discussions, play readings, concerts, etc.

The Dante Alighieri Society of Windsor

P11201A - Rita Bison - Dante Alighieri Society of Windsor   promoted the Italian language and culture in the Windsor area through various activities,
such as teaching the Italian language to children, conferences, movies, theatrical plays, concerts, round table discussions, scholarships, publications, exhibitions, and banquets. It was often realized with the cooperation of the clubs, agencies and local schools, Boards of Education, St. Clair College, the Multicultural Council and the University of Windsor. Every year the Society held the well known Dante Festival. Various plays were presented such as “Chi non prova non crede”, “A Quattro Gambe”, “Lazzi Di Maschere”, “Un Morto Da Vendere”, “L’Uomo nudo, L’Uomo in frak”, “La Patente”, etc. (Courtesy of Rita Bison)
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