Photograph of soccer team sponsored by Girardi Bros, Vancouver, BC, 1944-1945 - en anglais seulement

Black and white photograph of the soccer team sponsored by the Girardi Bros, Vancouver, BC, 1944-1945. Bruno Girardi stands in the back at the far left, and his brother Attilio, also stands in the back, but at the far right. In the front, at the centre, appears a trophy with a ball, on which is written "CHAMPS".

Front row from left: Midge Santaga, Dukey Adams, Elso Genovese, Fred Brisco, George Bogdanovich, Red Mathewson, Elmer Cheng.
Back row from left: Bruno Girardi (Manager), Ray benny, Chuck McFaddin, Guido Stefanni (Coach), Ray Giardi, Don Faoro, Marino Crema, Attilio Girardi (Sponsor).

The Girardi brothers were avid sports fans and themselves skilled soccer players. While interned at Camp Kananaskis they played the game during their recreation time. Challenged by the Germans, they formed part of an Italian team that handily beat the German counterpart.

After their release and return to Vancouver, the brothers worked together, with Bruno often taking Attilio under his wing and including him as a partner in his various business endeavours.

There is a duplicate image in the collection (DICEA2011.0032.0005).