Welcome . The Order of Sons and Daughters of Italy Canada, a National Organization of men and women dedicated in preserving our Italian Culture in promoting our culture, and traditions passed on from our ancestors. Gallileo Lodge is a non profit Italian Society. The Galileo Lodge Kelowna - Okanagan was welcomed into the fraternal Order Sons of Italy of Canada on June 9, 2012. The Charter was delivered by National President, Josie Cumbo and National Recording Secretary, Tina Destro. A Ceremony to celebrate the event for the installation of the new Lodge was attened by a large group of our new members.
Galileo Lodge is the first lodge of the Order founded in British Columbia. This Society welcome Italians, Italian descendants, or married to a person of Italian birth or descent, Also to anyone interested in the Italian heritage and culture with various levels of membership. The Order Sons of Italy of Canada is an organization devoted to the Italian heritage, community service and charitable good works. Our Members come from all walks of life embracing fellowship. We are a philanthropists group and our activities are earmarked towards contribution to a qualified charity within and outside of our community.
Our Mission Statement is:
Service and Charity – To assist the needy, the ill, and disabled through financial support, the provision of housing and other support programs,
Community Involvement – To encourage the active participation of our members in the political, social and economic life of our community, to participate in programs combating discrimination, racism, and social injustice,
Heritage – To promote and preserve the Italian language, culture, and traditions in our country.