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Italian Society Hosting Spring Banquet May 4th

By Contributor
March 25th, 2024

Are you looking for a fun evening out that includes a great Italian meal, music and dancing, all while helping contribute to charitable causes in our community?

The Nelson Italian-Canadian Society is hosting their annual Spring Banquet on Saturday, May 4th at the Nelson Rod & Gun Club Hall.  Social hour starts at 6 p.m. with dinner being served at 7 p.m. with dancing to follow. There will be a well stocked cash bar available for those wishing to enjoy a spirited beverage.

Dinner will begin with an antipasto platter and buns, followed by linguine with meatballs, roasted chicken, grilled vegetables, potatoes, tossed green salad and topped off with cream horns for dessert.  Coffee and tea service will also be available.  The meal will be served family style, so patrons don’t have to leave their seats to get their food. Please advise us if you have dietary restrictions and we will do our best to accommodate them.

Dinner tickets are $55 each and may be purchased at DeVito Shoes on Hall St., or by emailing your request to  A response email will be sent indicating  ticket availability and the total cost to be paid.  An etransfer can be sent to the above email address.  Tables of eight may be reserved.

Following dinner, the NICS Member of The Year will be recognized with a certificate and their name added to the Member of The Year plaque.

Music and dancing will be provided by Eric Laughton.

NICS Wine Contest May 4th, confirm entry by April 27th

For those who enjoy making wine, the NICS is hosting a wine contest during the afternoon of May 4th. Wines will be separated into two groups; traditional, made from grapes or wine grape juice, and those made with home brew kits or U-brew. There will be separate categories for red wines and white wines in each group. Trophies for best red and best white will be awarded in each category.

Experienced wine judges will be conducting blind tastings and evaluating each submitted wine based on a set criterion.

Wines must be dropped off at the Nelson District Rod & Gun Club Hall between 10:00 am and noon on Saturday, May 4th.  Submission is limited to one red wine and one white wine. The wines must have been made in 2023.

The entry fee is $10 per submission, except for those who have purchased a ticket to the Spring Banquet.  For those individuals, there is no entry fee.

A social will follow the wine judging from 2:30 – 3:30 p.m.. Wine entrants may pick up their remaining wine and will get their results. The judges will be available for a Q & A session with tips on improving the quality of the home-made wines.

Please email  no later than Saturday, April 27 to confirm your entry.

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