The Italian Cultural Centre of Durham is proud to be an active member of the Oshawa/Durham community, providing events, services and charitable contributions, and we’d be happy to have you part of our work and celebrations.

We’re a group of Italian-Canadians and Italian culture enthusiasts who like to dance, eat, and celebrate the beauty of our dual heritage.

Our events are open to everyone and if you have any questions, please don’t hesitate to contact us.

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Oshawa Italian Recreation Club and its heritage

A big community of Italian-Canadian citizens and cultural enthusiasts alike live in Oshawa, Canada. As a product of this growing community, the Oshawa Italian Recreation Club was born to celebrate their dual heritage. 

This club is located in the Cultural Centre of Durham because the place is friendly for the celebration of cultural diversity. Our doors is open not only to the Italian-Canadian community but to anyone who are interested in joining us in celebrating this cause. 

About Oshawa Italian Recreation Club

Our organization has been operation for over 40 years with the support and hard work of a volunteer-based membership. We have grown from a social group that only met for celebrations to becoming one that promotes cultural diversity in the City of Oshawa.

This club would not be possible without the efforts of our members and the support of the community around us. We are grateful to everyone who continues to encourage us in raising awareness about the Italian-Canadian heritage in Oshawa. 

The main purpose of Oshawa Italian Recreation Club grew from only promoting the Italian culture to the community to giving the city a positive change. We do this through our small but extensive fundraising efforts that our members passionately oversee. 

Over the years, thousands of dollars have been raised to help the following:

  • community hospital 
  • community sports teams

In April 2009, we rushed to the aid of the earthquake victims in Italy and created the Earthquake Relief Fund. This fundraising effort was able to raise CAD 52,000.00 in aid. One of the most recent efforts of the club is pledging an amount of CAD 90,000.00 over the next three years for scholarships at the University of Ontario Institute of Technology.

We will be continuing the efforts of bettering the Oshawa community through our small means of aid and support to our brothers and sisters.

Club Mission and Objectives

This recreation club is a non-profit organization whose primary purpose is the preservation, enhancement and propagation of the Italian heritage. Over the years we have broadened our horizons on what we can do and we will continue to persevere in making Oshawa a better place for Italian-Canadian citizens.

Our objective is to provide the public with an opportunity to experience and appreciate the Italian Cultural Heritage through artistic endeavours through:

  • Literature
  • Dance
  • Music
  • Theatre
  • Movies
  • Art exhibition
  • Conferences
  • Workshops
  • Social and recreation events

Oshawa Italian Recreation Club Membership

The organization welcomes everyone interested in the preservation and promotion of Italian heritage. If you are inclined to join our community, you may contact us so we can process your application. 

The Oshawa Italian Recreation Club membership rates are as follows:

  • Family membership: CAD 144.00
  • Senior (single and family): $100