Since 2007, Fogolâr Furlan in Hong Kong has been active in promoting contacts between Friulians living in Hong Kong and all of those who are interested in the beauties of the north-eastern region of Italy.

To encourage the interests of Friuli-Venezia Giulia and to promote friendships with other associations located in Hong Kong, Fogolâr Furlan carries-out a wide range of social, cultural and networking activities jointly with other associations, clubs and societies.

Friuli Venezia Giulia and Canada Friendship dinner

On the 19th of June 2015 Fogolar Furlan Hong Kong in cooperation with the Canadian Club of Hong Kong has organized an evening to strengthen the friendship between the two communities away from their lands of origin. Among the fifty guests attending there were also the Consul General of Italy, Mr. Antonello De Riu, and of Canada, Mr J. Ian Burchett, who have pointed out the close ties between the two counties.

The President of the Fogolar, Paolo Sepulcri, gifted the Canadian Consul with a copy of the monograph "Friulians in Canada", a lively and engaging synthesis of the stories of emigration from Friuli in the country of the maple leaf.
The menu was prepared to enjoy the best of the respective cuisines, combining ingredients from Friuli and Canada. Particularly appreciated by all guests the great wines of Friuli, Schioppettino and Friulano, courtesy of the Winery Petrussa of Prepotto.

The dinner was followed by the cultural presentation of Mr Sepulcri which highlighted the strong presence of the Friulian community in Canada: thanks to this presentation the Canadians friends were able to discover and appreciate the beauty of our region.

At the end of the evening it has been organized a charity raffle whose proceeds, together with the ones of the dinner, have been entirely donated to the "Foodlink Foundation" of Hong Kong, a local non-profit organization that distributes daily hot meals to poor people.



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