John F. Kennedy Class of '74

35-year Reunion with a Gala Dinner Celebration

Upcoming & Past Events

 
Hello Classmates,
 
Tony Colannino Foundation is having a Bingo Party Night
on Friday, November 8, 2013, starting 7:00 PM
 
at Le Carlton, 8860 Boulevard Langelier, Montreal, Quebec,
 
and Kathy Agostino has a table reserved.  To learn more:
 
If anyone is interested in attending, contact Kathy at
JFK Class of '74
 
 

 
 
Dear Classmates,
 
The JFK class of '73 is holding their 40th-year class reunion on October 26, 2013. The details concerning the reunion are posted on their website: http://www.jfk73.ca/
 
Eddy Vincelli and Dino Grande will be attending the event, and would like to invite other classmates to join them as well. They will be reserving a table for our class.
 
All interested parties, please get in touch with Kathy Agostino: [email protected].
 
Best regards,
 
Anna Del Balso
JFK Class of '74
 
"At J.F.K. We Care"
 
 

 

Dear Classmates,

Our class friends (Ignazio Bozzo, Nick Pallotta, Gaby Castellani) are inviting fellow classmates for dinner in the West Island for April 26, 2013.
 
Date/Time: Friday, April 26, 2013 - 7:00 p.m.
 
950 Saint-Jean Blvd.
Pointe Claire
Tel: 514-694-8611
 
RSVP by April 19, 2013 to myself, Ignazio, Nick or Gaby.
Hope to see you all there.
Kind regards,
 
Anna Del Balso
JFK Class of '74
"At J.F.K. We Care"
 
 

 

Hello Classmates,

Just a reminder that there will be a Class of '72 Reunion at Buffet Roma on Saturday, November 3, 2012 beginning at 5:30 pm and we're all invited. We can make our own table at $85.00 pp.  
 
8050 Chamilly, St. Leonard, Quebec, H1R2S4
514-325-8665
 
If anyone is interested, contact Eddy ([email protected]) or
 
You can find more information in the posting below.
 
Hope to see you there!
 
Kathy Agostino
JFK Class of '74
 
 


Hi All,
 
Attached, you will find Information forwarded to us concerning the 40th year reunion for the JFK class of '72. -JFK2012.pdf
 
Information is also available at the class of '72 website: http://www.jfk72.com/. The event organizers will reserve group tables for other graduating classes.
 
Best regards,
 
Anna Del Balso
JFK Class of '74
[email protected]
 
"At  J.F.K.  We Care"

 


 

Dear Classmates,
 
Attached you will find information concerning the up-coming fundraiser dinner for The Tony Colannino Foundation - 5th anniversary. Please contact the foundation to Reserve your tickets. Tickets can also be purchased from 6:00 p.m. on Friday evenings at Rockaberry, situated at 7210 boul. Langelier, St. Léonard. Please spread the word to other JFK alumni, whom you are in contact with.
 
Hope to see you all there.
 
Kind regards,
 
Anna Del Balso
JFK Class of '74
"At J.F.K. We Care"
 
 

 

JFK Class of '74 Get-together at Rotisserie Panama

Dear Classmates,
  
Gail Di Turi contacted us to organize a get-together at Rotisserie Panama. It's a Greek restaurant which serves amazing fish and roasted chicken. She's looking forward to seeing all the classmates again.
  
Rotisserie Panama
789 rue Jean Talon Ouest (in Park X)
Montréal, Qc, H3N 1S3
514-276-5223

Google Map

 

 

Date: Friday October 28, 2011
Time: 6:00 P.M. drinks; 7:00 P.M. supper

Hope to see you there.
  
Anna Del Balso
JFK Class of '74
[email protected]
 
 

 
 

Dear Friends,
 
The Tony Colannino Foundation is having its annual 5km Walk-a-Thon at 9:00 a.m. on Sunday October 2nd, 2011 at Parc des Hirondelles, and we would be delighted to walk with you.
 
Please find attached, an informational Sponsor Form and a Group Participation Collection Sheet.
 
Should you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact us via email, or contact Anna Colannino at (514) 648-8284.
 
We hope to see you there!

 


 
 

Montreal's Light the Night Team - Mardi Gras Gala Fundraiser

Le Chateaubriand Reception Hall (Montreal, RDP)
7985 Maurice-Duplessis
Montreal, QC H1E 1M5

http://www.lechateaubriand.com/en/

Date: Saturday March 12th, 2011  Time: 6:00pm

Price: $90.00  (after supper - $45.00)
(price - includes full meal, open bar, music, door prizes and a receipt in your name or a $30.00 donation to the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society of Canada.

There will also be raffle tickets sold at the event to garner more proceeds for the LLSC.

Matthew's Team Committee et Joe Diogo
Host's Message:
      
Hello Classmates,

In 2009 my nephew was diagnosed with Leukemia and thankfully, to his doctors and the great research done by research of the LLSC through generous donations, he is now in remission. We have joined the society to help raise funds through their local chapter which is Light the Night. Our first fund raising activity for 2011 for the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society of Canada (LLSC) will be 'Matthew's Light the Night Team - Mardi Gras Gala Fundraiser'. last year we had a great time and raised $10,000.00. This year with your help we'd like to achieve an even greater goal!
 
Please pass the word, gather up your friends/family...come as a group, come individually...we'd love to see you all there to enjoy an evening of good food, music, dancing and all in the name of a great cause!
You can also join us after supper for $45.00 for dessert, coffee, booze and of course dancing.
  
For tickets to the event please email me or call me at 514-494-7408 with the quantity & to arrange delivery & payment.
 
If you prefer making a donation please visit my wife's LTN page by clicking on:

*new*: Dina Diogo - Light The Night fundraising page!
 
We are also looking for sponsorships via gift certificates or any thing that you can provide for our raffle. We will gladly advertise your generous donations!
 
We thank you for your time and your support!
Regards,

Joe and Dina Diogo

 


 

Class with Dr. Lo Rito

Hello everyone,

This is the latest update that we received from Dr. Daniele Lo Rito. Course on Iridology

We hope that you will have an interest in the latest info he sent.

Blessings

Gino (Bellinfante)

 

 
 
To mark the fourth anniversary of the Tony Colannino Foundation, a supper will be held on
Friday, March 25th at:
                                                          
LE  CARLTON                                         
8860 Boul. Langelier
Montreal, QC, H1P 3C8
at 18:30    Cost: $ 65
 
RSVP by calling Anna Colannino at (514) 648-8284 or email: [email protected]
 
ALSO:  Donate your pennies to our *Penny Drive and receive 5 free raffle tickets.
(The penny drive goal 1 000 000 pennies was started a couple of years ago...we're crawling along...)
 
 

 
Montreal's Light the Night Team - Mardi Gras Gala Fundraiser   


Le Chateaubriand Reception Hall (Montreal, RDP)

7985 Maurice-Duplessis
Montreal, QC H1E 1M5

http://www.lechateaubriand.com/en/

Date: Saturday March 12th, 2011  Time: 6:00pm

Price: $90.00  (after supper - $45.00)
(price - includes full meal, open bar, music, door prizes and a receipt in your name or a $30.00 donation to the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society of Canada.

There will also be raffle tickets sold at the event to garner more proceeds for the LLSC.

Matthew's Team Committee et Joe Diogo
Host's Message:
      
Hello Classmates,

In 2009 my nephew was diagnosed with Leukemia and thankfully, to his doctors and the great research done by research of the LLSC through generous donations, he is now in remission. We have joined the society to help raise funds through their local chapter which is Light the Night. Our first fund raising activity for 2011 for the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society of Canada (LLSC) will be 'Matthew's Light the Night Team - Mardi Gras Gala Fundraiser'. last year we had a great time and raised $10,000.00. This year with your help we'd like to achieve an even greater goal!
 
Please pass the word, gather up your friends/family...come as a group, come individually...we'd love to see you all there to enjoy an evening of good food, music, dancing and all in the name of a great cause!
You can also join us after supper for $45.00 for dessert, coffee, booze and of course dancing.
  
For tickets to the event please email me or call me at 514-494-7408 with the quantity & to arrange delivery & payment.
 
If you prefer making a donation please visit my wife's LTN page by clicking on:

Dina Diogo - Light The Night fundraising page!
 
We are also looking for sponsorships via gift certificates or any thing that you can provide for our raffle. We will gladly advertise your generous donations!
 
We thank you for your time and your support!
Regards,

Joe and Dina Diogo

 

 
 
 
Dear Classmates,

The organizing committee along with Joe Diogo are inviting our classmates for a Portuguese Dinner on Dec 29th at 5:30PM
 
Place: Cantinho Restaurant
           3204 Jarry east
           Montreal, Quebec
Tel:     514-729-0404
Website: www.ocantinho.ca

 
Please RSVP to your invitation by Dec 22nd. 

Best wishes,

Kathy Agostino
JFK Class of '74

"At  J.F.K.  We Care"

 
 


 
Dear Class of '74,
 
If you were unable to make it to the last class dinner, here is yet another opportunity to catch up.   Some classmates are looking forward to getting together for dinner in Little Italy and the invitation is extended to all the Class.  If you would like to attend, please notify Mary Salvo: [email protected].
 
Date:       Oct. 1st, 2010 @19:00
Place:      Via Roma
                 7064, boul. Saint-Laurent
                 Montreal, (QC)
                 Tel:  514-277-3301
 
Several classmates will be happy to know, that the Class of '74 yearbook is now available on our website.  Many thanks to Maria Salvo, and in particular Maria's young nephew, Dominic Salvo, who scanned the book, and Carol Zimmermann, who edited the file.

All the best,
 
Anna Del Balso
JFK Class of '74
 
"At  J.F.K.  We Care"
 
 

 
 
Dear alumni,
 
Here's another opportunity for classmates to get together. John Ferri is back in town and hopes to catch up with classmates before he leaves for England.  Therefore, we are getting together for some good Italian "casereccia" food, at a popular hang-out for some of our classmates. Let me know if you are interested in attending, so that I can reserve a seat for you. Following are the details:
 
Friday, Sept. 17, 2010
6:30 p.m.
"Tratttoria Il Ritrovo"
2895 Fleury East (corner JJ Garnier) Montreal
Tel: 514-383-9097
 
 
Classmates had a great day at the Golf Tournament today. Thanks Ralph for your time & energy in organizing this successful event. See photos..
 
Gaetano & Silvana Marinelli's sons, Marco & Danny have recently opened a new restaurant, the "Houston Steak House", located at 1001 Square Victoria in Old Montreal. They would like to invite everyone to come and check it out. Happy Hour between 5:00-7:00 p.m. is hosted by a live DJ.  We wish them great success.
 
Kind regards,
 
Anna Del Balso
JFK Class of '74
 
"At  J.F.K.  We Care"
 
 

 
 
Dear classmates,
 
We just wanted to advise you that there are still a few places available for a friendly game of golf this coming Sunday. If you have been contemplating about attending, please do not hesitate to contact us.
 
All the best and enjoy your day.
 
 
 

 
 
 
Dear classmates,
 
Here is more specific and updated information for the upcoming Golf Tournament, which our classmate Ralph Dei Tigli has organized. Please note that although the date has not changed, the time of the event has now been shifted from 8:00 A.M. to 1:00 P.M. Another change which we bring to your attention is that places are now limited for the golf, however, not the dinner. The dinner will consist of a 3-course meal (with wine) preceded by a cocktail hour. As mentioned in the previous email, this event is open to avid golfers and novices alike. The details for this leisure & fun-filled day are as follows:

 

When

Sunday, Sept. 12, 2010
Golf: 1:00 P.M.
Cocktails: 5:00 P.M.
Dinner: 6:00 P.M.


Where

Club de Golf Métropolitain Anjou
http://golfmetropolitainanjou.com

9555, boul. du Golf, Ville d'Anjou
Tel:  514-353-5353


Cost

Golf (includes cart)/Dinner: $125.00
Dinner only: $45.00


 
For those who have not booked yet, please R.S.V.P. by Sept. 6, 2010:

Ralph Dei Tigli (514-240-2511) [email protected]
Anna Del Balso (514-593-7977) [email protected]

 

Best regards,

Anna Del Balso
JFK Class of '74

"At  J.F.K.  We Care"




 
 
 
 
Dear classmates,
 
Hope you have been enjoying your summer.
 
Our classmates, Kathy Agostino and Mary Salvo are inviting you to join them next week for a Japanese/Sushi evening downtown.  If you would like to attend, please get back to me so that reservations will be made accordingly. Details are as follows:
 
Wednesday, August 18, 2010
6:00 p.m.
Bishoku
1184 rue Bishop (corner René-Lévesque) 
 
 

You can still purchase your copy of the class of '74 slideshow on DVD.The cost is $20.00.

 
We are still looking for a volunteer(s), who would be willing to take on the task of scanning the 1973-74 yearbook  This would be a wonderful addition to our webpage and much appreciated by classmates.
 
Keeping you updated with,
 
Kind regards,
 
Anna Del Balso
JFK Class of '74
 
"At  J.F.K.  We Care"

 
 

 
 
Manhattan Getaway June 25th-27th
 
Please visit the Event Page to RSVP if you haven't already done so: 
 
 
Dear Fellow Classmates,
 
Ginette Bacchi would like to set up a weekend getaway to New York City leaving June 25th returning June 27th, staying directly in Manhattan. The tour does not include a Broadway show, but if anyone is interested, she will look into what is playing on that weekend to see if she can book the tickets beforehand. With more people, she could negotiate better rates and possibly reserve the whole bus for the class of '74. Places book very rapidly… especially when the nice weather kicks in... so please don't delay. Spouses are also invited… the more the merrier.

IMPORTANT NOTICE **
Plans are back to Frenzy Tours leaving Friday, June 25th, 4:00 a.m. original plan. 

I would need to reserve ASAP. Please do not delay and contact Gaetano to confirm. Just say you're with Ginette’s group for NY. He is aware of the situation and will reserve everything as a group. Once everyone books, I will send an email with options:

1 – Tour of Sex in the City,  2 – Broadway plays, if anyone is interested.

Contact: Gaetano Costa Voyages MEGA-RABAIS
Tel.: (450) 667-8000 Fax: (450) 667-3240 Sans frais: 1-877-667-8001 [email protected]
 
 
Thanks again,
Ginette 
 
Note: The rates may vary depending on the number of people. Staying in Hotel Edison, Manhattan.
 
$329 QUADRUPLE
$379 TRIPLE
$429 DOUBLE
$659 SINGLE
 
Price per person, taxes included *All Transfers, services, taxes and the OPC fund
 
 
 
 

 
 
JFK Golf Tournament for the class of 1974 & friends
 
Please visit the Event Page to RSVP if you haven't already done so:
 
Hope everyone is doing well and getting ready for spring and summer!

Does anyone want to play golf? Would like to organize a golf tournament for the class of 1974 & friends. I need to know if this is an event that interests you.

The tentative date is Sunday, July 4th. The format would be a shotgun and to do so we require 144 players.

Everyone is welcome, boys & girls, friends and family.

We can have a sit down dinner after the game with prizes or just a cocktail reception.

Please let me know if you are interested and also if you are willing to help with the organization.

Looking forward to reading your comments/suggestions and in the words of my favorite singer:

STAY “Forever Young”

Ralph Dei Tigli
[email protected]
514-240-2511
 
 
 

 
 
The Spring Season JFK Class of '74 Ladies' Brunch

Another opportunity to see the classmate ladies and catch-up. With spring in the air and 5 months of rekindling old friendships. It's time for the ladies to meet again. Please join us.
 
Your Host: The JFK class of 74 reunion organizers
 
Sheraton Laval
2440 Autoroute des Laurentides, 
Laval, QC H7T 1X5 CA 
(450) 687-2440
 
March 21st, 2010, 10:30am, open for brunch at 11:00am.
 
If you need help with transportation please contact :  either one of us 4.
Enza Grassia:      [email protected]
Anna Del Balso:  [email protected]
Kathy Agostino:  [email protected]
Corrie Bertone:   [email protected]
 
 
 

 

The Tony Colannino Foundation is hosting a "Spaghettata" Fund Raiser

on Friday, March 19, 2010 at 6pm. 



 
 
From Joe Diogo and his nephew Matt's team...
 
Hello,
 
Our (Matt's Team) fund raising for the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society of Canada (LLSC) is in full gear and our first event is the Light the Night Fundraiser Gala.
 
The Gala will be held at 
'Le Chateaubriand' reception hall 
7985 boul. Maurice Duplessis,
Montreal, Quebec,  H1E-1M5 

on Saturday March 13th at 6:00pm
 
The price includes a full course meal and open bar. We will be selling raffles tickets during the evening with lots of prizes to be won i..e big screen TV et Hockey Jersey autographed by Mike Camelleri of the Habs.
 
This will allow us to raise much needed research funds as all proceeds go the the LLSC and give us an evening out enjoying good food and dancing in the company of family and friends!
 
Please let me know if you can attend and how many tickets you want to purchase.
 
We thank you for your time and support!
 
regards,

Dina 

You can contact [email protected] for tickets and or info.

 

 

 

 
 
Get-together coming soon at Juliano's..
 
The best way to beat the winter blues, is to have another informal get-together. 
Eddie Vincelli is inviting everyone to his neck of the woods, called Juliano's.
 
Date:          Feb 26th, 2010
Place:         Resto Bar Juliano's (View Google Map)
Time:          5:30PM Drinks and Supper 6:30PM
Address:     5300 Boul Saint Martin West
Tel:            450-688-8131
RSVP:         By Feb 25th 2010 Eddie Vincelli   [email protected]
                                   or Kathy Agostino   [email protected]
 
 
Kindly reply if you will be attending by a simple email, now this is being held on a Friday, because we have had a special request for Friday Night get-togethers.  
 
For supper everyone can order off the regular menu. Thank You
.
 
 
 

 
La Cage Aux Sports Get-Together
 
Due to the great success of our past reunions, we have had requests for future ones. There will be another Get-Together on January 14th at La Cage Aux Sports. This restaurant was a special request from one of our classmates.

Date:        January 14, 2010
Place:       La Cage Aux Sports (View Google Map)
Time:        6:00 PM Drinks and/or Supper 7:00 PM
Address:   6419 Jean Talon East
Tel:           514-259-2095
RSVP:         January 12, 2010 - Kathy Agostino: [email protected]m

Please reply to Kathy let her know if you’re attending for Supper or just for drinks, and at what time. For supper, you can order off the regular menu. Thank you :)
 
 
 

 
Christmas Holidays Dinner
 
Dear Classmates,
 
A dinner is being organized for December 28, 2009 to spend time with classmates, that live out of town, and who may be in Montreal over the Christmas holidays. Frank Reda and Elio Draicchio have manifested interest in this get-together, and are looking forward to seeing you all. Please spread the word!
 
We want this to be as great a success as the December 12th supper. Eddie Vincelli kept us highly entertained!! Photos have already been pasted on our class website: http://www.jfkclassof1974.webs.com  "or"  http://jfkclassof1974.webs.com.
 
 
Following are the details:
 
Date:        Monday, December 28, 2009
Place:       Trattoria Il Ritrovo (View Google Map)
Time:        From 5:00 to allow classmates to mingle ; Dinner at 7:00
Address:   2895 Fleury East, corner JJ Garnier, Montreal
Tel:          514-383-9097
R.S.V.P:    by Wednesday, December 23, 2009
 
Suggested Menu: 
Starters:  Antipasto platters, calamari, focaccia
First Course: Duo pasta  Orecchiette with Rapini and Penne in tomato sauce
Main course:  ( 3 choices offered) - served with vegetables
Chicken breast al Porto
Veal Piccata al limone
Shrimp à l'orange
Dessert: 2 choices
Cassata Siciliana
Tiramisu
Included: Mineral water, soft drinks, wine, coffee
Price: $45  (tips not included)

Please RSVP or change your RSVP by December 23, 2009
 
You can also contact us:
Kathy Agostino:  [email protected]
Corrie Bertone:   [email protected]
Anna Del Balso:  [email protected]
Enza Grassia:      [email protected]
 
Thank you.
 
Kind regards
 
"At J.F.K. We Care"

 


 

Dear Classmates,
 
A dinner is being organized for December 12, 2009 at Restaurant Spuntino on behalf of classmates, who could not attend the class reunion.  It will only be 1 month since our reunion, however, we have a couple of classmates who are coming from out-of-town and this would be a good opportunity to catch up with them as well. Eddie Vincelli, Sammy Cologrosso, as well as, out-of-towners Dino Grande and Louis Falco are looking forward to seeing you all. Following are the details:
 
Date:  December 12, 2009
Place:  Restaurant Spuntino  http://www.restomontreal.ca/portal/lo-spuntino/
Time:  5:00-  (time is opened from 5:00, to allow classmates to mingle)
Address: 5169, rue Jean Talon Est, St. Léonard
Tel: 514-374-6355
View Google Map for Restaurant Spuntino

 

Suggested Menu:
Punch Cocktails
Canapés
Salad
Pasta Dish
Main course: choice of Veal Marsala or Fish with Vegetables
Coffee & Dessert
Wine (white or red) with meal
Price ($45.00 tips included).

Please R.S.V.P. by Sunday December 6, 2009

Kind regards on behalf of the organizing committee,
 
Anna Del Balso
JFK Class of '74
[email protected]
 
"At  J.F.K.  We Care"


 

INVITATION for Saturday, November 7, 2009
 
"At  J.F.K. We Care" 

Remember when sock-hops, variety shows and floor-hockey games were part of your life? Come to reminisce and catch up with old friends as we host the graduating class of 1974, 35-year reunion with a Gala Dinner Celebration.

Renaissance Centre des Congres et Banquets
7550 Henri Bourassa Est., Montréal, H1E 1P2
(514) 352-1818  

www.centrerenaissance.com

View Google Map for Centre Renaissance View Google Map for Centre Renaissance

Saturday, November 7, 2009

Cocktails: 6:00 P.M.
Dinner: 7:00 P.M.

For more information:

(downloadable PDF) JFK Class of '74 Invitation

Peek preview of the event: the raffle draw will include a "Carnival Cruise"

 

Skype: We hope to set-up a skype webcam during the reunion on Saturday. All those classmates who would like to virtually connect with us, I ask that you please forward your skype account.

Sponsors:  We are still looking for sponsors among our classmate.  We know that the "Class of 1974" has a "big heart", and so we invite you to come forward and make your contributions.  Raffle draw proceeds with be donated to the "Tony Colannino Foundation".

For more information:
http://www.emsb.qc.ca/jfk/doc/colannino.pdf

 

Slide Show:

We are also looking into putting a slide-show together -- but to make this possible, we would need old photos of you with your friends and classmates. Please, bring along your photos when you come to pick up your tickets.

 
"Lets stay connected":  Visit the "JFK class of 1974 webpage" and don't forget to sign-up: http://jfkclassof1974.webs.com The web-page is free and belongs to all the members. The web-designer is our own classmate Carol (Zimmermann) Busato. More to come on the webpage.

 
On behalf of the committee, looking forward to seeing you all.
 
Regards,
 
Anna Del Balso
JFK Class of '74
 
"At  J.F.K.  We Care"

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Gaetano & Silvana Marinelli's sons, Marco & Danny have recently opened a new restaurant, the "Houston Steak House", located at 1001 Square Victoria in Old Montreal.



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