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La Dolce Vita!


Thanks to all who supported

“Music and a Taste of Italian Specialties”

to celebrate

Villa Rosa’s Impact On Families

Thursday, May 9th, 2019

Holiday Inn Winnipeg Airport Polo Park, 1740 Ellice Avenue, Winnipeg MB

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On a warm May evening, our valued sponsors, donors and guests helped us raise $38,000 for Villa Rosa and the Villa Rosa Endowment Fund!


The theme was "La Dolce Vita" with our guests enjoying Italian-inspired appetizer stations, strolling musicians and a specialty main course of Osso Buco with Saffron Risotto. 

The evening featured Elena, a former Villa Rosa resident, who shared her story of triumph over adversity. After her partner's diagnosis of terminal cancer, Elena found herself at Villa Rosa, pregnant and estranged from her family.


With Villa Rosa's help and her own determination, Elena achieved her dream of becoming a high school educator and healing family wounds. She is now married and attended the event accompanied by her 20-year-old son.

Thanks to all who supported this event, we will continue to assist young mothers in making their educational dreams come true. 

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Video and photos by Everett Derksen of

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