Monday, December 4, 2017

CCR Talks: Neapolitan Cinderella - January 12, 2018

Few realize Walt Disney's immensely popular version of Cinderella is deeply rooted in Italian folklore.  Along the way it passed through the hands of many storytellers including Giambattista Basile (Italy), Charles Perrault (France) and the Brothers Grimm (Germany).  As winter sets in, let's gather around the hearth, on the birthday of Charles Perrault, the person who most shaped the story into the version we are most familiar with, and delve into the rich cultural background of this tale.
When: Friday, January 12, 2018
Time: 7 p.m.
Where: In the Quartiere Trieste area of Rome; exact location will be sent to confirmed participants by email.
Cost: €10 for members and €15 for non-members; plus potluck contribution.
RSVP: ATTN Joe by Monday, January 8, 2018. When reserving, please advise what dish you would like to bring for the potluck dinner. You are financially responsible for your reservation.
NOTE: This lecture is not suitable for individuals below the age of 16.

Monday, November 27, 2017

CCR Book Club - December 16, 2017

For their December meeting, the CCR Book Club is going to have a festive lunch and discuss Despite the Falling Snow (2004) by Shamim Sarif, an award-winning novelist, screenwriter, and feature film director. In this novel she divides the story between Moscow during the Cold War and the post-USSR life of a Russian-American businessman with a mysterious past.

Food contributions with Russian connections (vodka, anyone?) will be welcome at the potluck luncheon!

When: Saturday, Dec. 16, 2017
Time: 1 p.m.
Where: Monteverde/Villa Pamphili Park area; exact address sent to confirmed participants by email.
Potluck Lunch: Please RSVP letting Luigi know what dish you will be preparing for 6 people.
Further info & RSVP: ATTN Luigi.

Friday, November 24, 2017

CCR Kids: Christmas Party - December 17, 2017

You’re invited to a children’s Christmas party at the Official Residence!

There will be games (including a hockey match), Christmas craft-making and meeting Santa Claus!

Please bring the following items:

1.    A snack to share with everyone (sweet or savoury)
2.    A wrapped gift (write the name of your child on it and Santa will give it to your child)
3.    A gift to donate (can be a second hand toy in good condition)

Only current CCR members and their children may have access to this event. Limited spaces available.

When: Sunday, December 17, 2017
Time: 2-5 p.m.
Where: Via di Porta Latina – exact address sent to confirmed participants only.
RSVP by Dec. 1st (space limited) to ATTN Neeya.
NB You must be a current CCR member in good standing. Provide full name for the security list and bring ID to be shown at entrance.

Thursday, November 23, 2017

CCR Charity for 2017-2018 - First Nations Youth Projects

During the 2017-18 season, we are supporting Canadian First Nations youth living in very isolated communities with few services. The two programmes we are funding are the following:

1) on a Canada-wide level, the Summer Literacy Camps programme managed by Frontier College, which supports the reading ability of some 8,000 youngsters in 130 isolated communities from B.C. to Labrador and Nunavut


2) the local Weeneebayko Area Health Authority and/or the Delaney Youth Centre serving Moose Factory and the coast of James Bay up toward the Manitoba border. These remote communities in the far north need urgent support for their children and young people especially in the area of suicide prevention. They incorporate traditional healing and community-building activities in their approach.

Thursday, November 9, 2017

CCR Walks: Whose Past Is It Anyway? Monuments As Weapons - December 3, 2017

Every nation struggles with "Confederate heroes" of its own kind. Rome has had to contend with less-than-exemplary emperors who set up baths, basilicas, and other buildings stamped with their names. Taking a walk through the centre, you're likely to bump into some controversial popes' statues or Mussolini's more recent attempts to place his mark on the city. What does a city or a nation do with these monuments when the bloom is off the rose and history looks at these individuals in a different light? Come wander with us through the centre of Rome as we contemplate the sensitivities surrounding some of these monuments. 

When: Sunday, Dec. 3, 2017
Time: 10 a.m.
Meeting point: Near the Ara Pacis; exact location sent to confirmed participants by email.
Cost: €10 for members and €15 for non-members.
RSVP required by Thu. Nov. 30, ATTN Joe at You are financially responsible for your reservation.
NB: Please bring correct change.