WelcomeThe Fogolârs Federation of Canada is the connecting link between the Fogolârs/ Fameis throught the country. This link, and the ability of being of service to big and small communities, is the main purpose of this national association. The structure of the Federation can be visualized as a pyramid with the Fogolârs/ Fameis on top and the executives of the Federation at the base.

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FOGOLÂRS 2017 in MONTREAL Logo

 

FOGOLÂRS 2017 in MONTREAL
FEDERAZION dai FOGOLÂRS
dal CANADA


August 10 to August 13, 2017

 

Thursday
August 10

 

 

Friday
August 11

Congress - Friday August 11

Congresso - August 11

 

 Saturday
August 12

 
 Sunday
August 13
   
 Miscellaneous      

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Cunvigne Fogolârs 2019

La Federazione dei Fogolârs del Canada è lieta di annunciare che a Famèe Furlane di Hamilton ha gentilmente offerto di ospitare il  congresso dei Fogolârs del Canada "Fogolârs 2019" nella città di Hamilton dal 8-12 agosto 2019.

We are happy to announce that the Famee Furlane of Hamilton has offered to host “Fogolars 2019” congress  in the city of Hamilton on 8-12 of August 2019.

Al e cun tante ghonde che la Federation dai Fogolârs dal Canada e  à acetât le ufiarte de Famee Furlane di Hamilton di tignì la cuvingne dai Furlans dal Canada “Fogolârs 2019” inte citât di Hamilton dal 8 al 12 di avôst dal 2019.

C’est avec un très grand plaisir que la Fédération des Fogolârs du Canada     a accepté l’offre de la Famee Furlane de Hamilton d’accueillir le Congrès des Friulans du Canada «Fogolârs 2019», du 8 au 12 août  2019 dans la ville de Hamilton.

Message From the President

We appreciate your interest in wanting to know more about us and our association. We are a national federation of associations aiming particularly to unite all Friulian communities in Canada and in so doing help preserve the language and culture of Friuli.

Friuli-Venezia Giulia is that little corner in north-eastern Italy bordering Austria to the North, Slovenia to the East and the Adriatic Sea to the South. The three main cities are Pordenone, Udine and Trieste.

This region benefits from a special status within the Italian state due mainly to its distinctly different culture and language. The language is friulano or furlan. It is not a dialect of Italian, but holds the special status one of Europe’s recognized minority languages like Catalan. Like French, Italian, Spanish, Portuguese, Catalan and Romanian it is also derived from Latin.

The geographic location of Friuli has impacted tremendously on its history and early economy. Its strategic location has made it the victim of many invasions and as such was, until now, not considered a place of good and safe investment. Adjacent countries vied for its access to the sea and great battles were fought on its soil, further undermining its mainly agricultural economy.

The greatest loss this region has suffered in the last century, however, has been wrought mainly through emigration. Because of the economic hardships imposed by continuous wars, the Furlans moved away in waves, sometimes temporarily and at times permanently, searching for work and an improved standard of living.

Furlans can be found in every continent and in almost every country. Canada is now the chosen home of more than eighty thousand Friulians who came as early as the beginning of the 20th century but more so in the late 1940s through the early 1960s. They can be found throughout the country and in many cities they have formed associations called Famèe Furlane (Friulan family) or Fogolâr Furlan ( Friulian Hearth).