[INVITE: Monument unveiling of Riflessi: Italian Canadian Internment Memorial - JUNE 26 2013]

We are pleased to invite you to the unveiling of Riflessi: Italian Canadian Internment Memorial by artist Harley Valentine. The monument explores the struggles and successes of the Italian Canadian immigrant story and the Italian Canadian internment history.

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