In response to the article by Ottawa Citizen columnist Joanne Chianello on October 26, 2014, Angelo Filoso is a leader in the Italian-Canadian community. He is known throughout Ottawa as a tireless volunteer.
Mr. Filoso’s name is proudly displayed in numerous places around City Hall, including the Wall of Inspiration where he is recognized as a Community Builder Award recipient. He was instrumental in the creation of the Ottawa Firefighters Memorial, situated outside of City Hall, and for the past eight years, has also been a Director of the Organization Foundation for the Firefighter’s Memorial.
Mr. Filoso was a leader in the building of the Villa Marconi Long Term Care Centre. The project was the realization of the Italian-Canadian community’s dream to build and operate a centre to provide for the needs and well-being of its seniors.
Mr. Filoso is presently the Executive Editor of Il Postino. He remains a strong and effective advocate for the Italian-Canadian community in Ottawa. He is highly involved in the organization of various events, including the Italian Festival. His leadership and know-how ensures all events in which he is involved run smoothly.
In recognition of his community service, Mr. Filoso received the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee Medal in 2012.
Angelo Filoso is no longer putting on the Canada Day Festival at Andrew Hayden Park.
Dave Smith, Retired Deputy Chief Ottawa Fire Service