Calgary Italian Sportsmen
  • Calgary Italian Sportsmen's Dinner & Auction
  • Start Date: Friday, May 19, 2023 04:30 PM MST
  • End Date: Thursday, May 25, 2023 09:00 PM MST


Welcome to the Calgary Italian Sportsmen's Dinner. Calgary's premier sportsmen's dinner where we celebrate everything Italian - food, wine, culture, camaraderie and good times, as well as honouring three high school students of Italian descent who excel in both athletics and academics each with a $5,000.00 scholarship and runners up with $1,000.00 and $500.00.  The Calgary Italian Sportsmen's Dinner has a rich and storied past.  We are a non-profit organization, and since our inception, have relied heavily on volunteerism.  The creation of this dinner dates back to the Spring of 1963 when Luca Carloni, one of the founding fathers of our dinner, called a breakfast meeting inviting prominent individuals in the Italian community.

Join us for the opportunity to support Calgary's Italian heritage and community!

Live Auction Preview:  1 LA Raiders signed Jersey (Home), 1 LA Raiders signed Jersey (Away), 1 Kansas City Cheifs signed Jersey & 1 LA Raiders signed Helmet. 



Dear Friends of the Calgary Italian Sportsmen’s Dinner,

The Directors of the Calgary Italian Sportsmen’s Dinner Association would like to thank you for supporting our Dinner over the years. There can be no doubt that we have become one of the premier charity dinners in Western Canada. We would not have achieved that success without the support our patrons. We cannot thank you enough and hope that your support will continue.

Our approach to fundraising has always been to return 100% of the profits we generate from our Dinner to the community in the form of scholarships and donations. The only fundraising we have traditionally done is by way of sponsorships and the profits generated by our Dinner. As you can imagine, we have seen an increase in donation requests (especially from our high schools and post-secondary institutions) with the advent of the Pandemic.

Every year THE ITALIAN SPORTSMEN’S DINNER ASSOCIATION awards three (3) $5.000.00 scholarships to deserving male students of Italian descent in the Calgary area. The objectives of the scholarships are to encourage Italian Canadian students to pursue excellence in sports, and to further their education. The criteria for choosing candidates are as follows:

  • The applicant must be of Italian descent, in grade 12 and will be registering at a post secondary institution within a year.
  • Has demonstrated excellence in sports. (High school and or community.)
  • Has maintained a good academic standing.
  • Is an exemplary citizen
  • Has financial need.
  • Must attend the annual banquet on Thursday, May 25, 2023 at St. Francis High School - 877 Northmount Dr. N.W.
  • Applicant must write a short essay on his experience with his Italian heritage.

We want to invite you or someone you know to apply for this year's Scholarships.

We will recognize all of our Scholarship winners at our next Dinner Thursday, May 25, 2023.