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Romagna Flood Appeal

In May 2023, the people of Emilia-Romagna were struck by devastating floods. Rivers broke levies, inundating entire towns and homes. The damages incurred by the disaster are estimated to exceed €25 billion.

In an effort to support the region in this time of crisis, ComItEs Canberra, together with the support of the Italian community in Canberra, has decided to raise funds to help repair some of the devastation.

ComItEs Canberra is holding a fundraising Gala Dinner at the Hyatt Hotel Canberra on Saturday, 12th August, 2023, from 7:00pm. Tickets are $185 per person (children 4-12 $95), which includes: welcome drinks, a 3-course meal, wine and gelato, coffee and tea, a wonderful gift bag, and live entertainment. There will also be a silent auction for attendees to participate in, with a wide selection of whitegoods, artwork, food, and clothing to win.

His Excellency, Paolo Crudele, the Italian ambassador, will be present and deliver an address.

To purchase tickets (or make a donation), please transfer $185pp (or $95 per child aged 4-12) into:

St. George bank
Account name: Romagna Floods Ciao Comites
BSB: 112-879
Account number: 205 065 561
Reference: Your full name

Send confirmation of payment to (with the full names of all attendees), and your tickets will be emailed to you. Thank you for supporting the people of Emilia-Romagna.

What is ComItEs?

Comitato degli Italiani all’Estero (Committee of Italian Expatriates) is an organisation formed by noteworthy members of the Italian community.
ComItEs Canberra is the Canberran arm of this multinational association.

What does ComItEs do?

We work together with the Italian Government and the Italian Embassy to meet the needs, hopes and desires of the Italian community in Canberra.

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  1. Regolamento interno Com.It.Es.

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  2. Ministry of Foreign Affairs

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