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Photo gallery: Italian culture in Vancouver

Roma Hall in Vancouver celebrates eight decades on May 8. The Hall was then known as Italian Mutual Aid Society…

By Faiza Zia Khan , in Culture , on April 10, 2009 Tags: , , ,

Roma Hall in Vancouver celebrates eight decades on May 8. The Hall was then known as Italian Mutual Aid Society but as Italian immigration ceased in 1970s the hall changed character to become the hub of cultural activities and celebratory events.

There have been two major renovations done on the hall to create a larger space guests and to accommodate over 60 events held at the venue around the year. The first weddings celebrated in the hall were those of members and their children,

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The community would come together and the wives would make sumptuous Italian cuisine. Now it includes weddings to charity banquets, wine stomping, annual picnics, barbecues and bocce tournaments.

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