Polenta Gala

“The House of Sophrosyne (HoS) and the Fogolar Furlan Club – Celebrating Strong Community Partnerships”

As part of our community outreach initiatives, the Fogolar Furlan Club is hosting their Polenta Gala. Proceeds from the event will be donated to The House of Sophrosyne in support of Addictions Services.



  • 6:00 – 7:00 Wine Tasting Sponsored by Pelee Island Winery (Silent Auction Opens)
  • 7:00 – 7:05 Welcome & Opening Remarks: Cesare Pecile
  • 7:05 – 7:10 Serenity Prayer: Angela Volpatti
  • 7:10 – 7:30 Antipasto & Soup
  • 7:20 – 7:25 Greetings from Windsor Police – Deputy Chief
  • 7:30 – 7:45 Pasta
  • 7:45 – 7:55 Salad
  • 7:55 – 8:00 Introduction to Auction and Raffles
  • 8:00 – 8:20 Main Course
  • 8:20 – 8:30 Guest Speaker – Karen Haycox, CEO Habitat for Humanity
  • 8:30 – 8:40 Dessert
  • 8:40 – 9:00 Raffle: 2 Carriolas and a Private 3-hour Performance by Big Louie and The Band— Sonia Giovanatto
  • 9:00 – 9:30 Performance by Michael Ciufo accompanied by Sarah Villella
  • 9:30 Silent Auction Closes
  • 9:30 – 9:35 Closing Remarks – Karen Waddell, Executive Director
  • 10:00 – 1:00 am Entertainment – Big Louie and The Band

Silent Auction

The House of Sophrosyne and the Fogolar Furlan Club would like to thank the many local businesses & friends of the House of Sophrosyne who contributed to our silent auction.

Angileri Lumber
Blak’s Bakery
Chorney Vision Centre
Coulter’s Furniture
Craft Heads Brewing Company
Devonshire Mall
Debbie Woolvett & Ruth Dayman
Father Dennis Wilhelm
Fogolar Women’s Committee
Fred’s Market
Girard & Co. Flowers & Gifts
Tim Hamilton
Hampton Inn & Suites
House of Sophrosyne
High Jinks
Holiday Inn Downtown
Home Depot
Home Hardware Tecumseh
Italia Bakery
Just Jeff’s Gourmet Express
La Stella Bakery
Laser It! Salon and Medical Spa
Leasa Stiles
Little Gems Consignment
Mr. Joel Quenneville

M&M Meat Shop
Mane St. Cut Off
Mary Kay
Merle Norman Cosmetics
Monarch Office Supplies
Nadia Taiariol
Personal Service Coffee
Provincial FIATAlfa Romeo of Windsor
Rosser Reeves
Salon Talu
Scholar’s Choice
Shoppers Drug Mart (Wyandotte)
Shoppers Drug Mart (Grand Marais)
Spago Trattoria E Pizzeria
Doris Stillman
Sunshine Drugs
Teacups and Crowns
Ted Farron’s
The Leaf Grill
The Lighting Boutique
Toys R Us
True Fitness
University of Windsor
Voce Hair Lounge
Volpatti Construction
Karen Waddell
Wigs to Wellness
Mr. Jonathan Toews

Thank you to our Sponsors

Special Recognitation To Our Donors

Big Louie and
the Band

Fausto and Franca Volpatti

Egidio and Liliana Sovran