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“u focularu” 11 maggio 1973 – pg 4

Finally we get to see some images of some of the founding and executive members of the original Club Gagliato. Yes, at that time, the Club had a physical location where members could visit to socialize. The “sede” of the Club was on Wilson Avenue, just west of Dufferin Street.

This page features an article written in English by Peter Saccoia.

[As with the first page, if you click on the image it will open in a new window and then you can zoom in to read the articles.]

Page 4 of “u focularu” newspaper dated May 11, 1973

“u focularu” – 11 maggio 1973

Well, dear friends, as promised, I am sharing with you my recent finds…

The image presented below is a scanned version of the front cover of the very first issue of “u focularu” (Anno 1, Numero 1) and it is dated May 11, 1973.

Each page measures approximately 12″ x 17.5″ (30cm x 44cm). The front page features prose and an article by Dante Amato, an article by Egidia Amato, and an “open letter” from the President of Club Gagliato, Mr. Giuseppe Gareri (yes, my brother).

I believe it will be fun to create individual posts of each page in the newspaper. Next post will feature page 2.

Click on the image to open a new window which you can then zoom in to read.

Please, let me have some feedback!


Nicola Gareri

The first issue
The first issue of “u focularu” dated May 11, 1973

Archives unearthed!

Hello friends!

Today was cleaning day for me and guess what I found? Old photos, newspapers and editions of “u focularu” from the early 70’s! Yes, material from almost 40 years ago.

So, I thought that it would be great and that I should share some of my finds with everyone. If you’re interested, stay tuned. I will organize the material and likely do a little scanning and Photoshop work to present old pictures and articles from the defunct Gagliato Social Club (of Toronto). Given that I was the last President of that club, I believe I have the freedom and authority to publish some of that material. And even if I don’t, I’m going to do it anyway!

I am certain that you will find some of the material interesting.

It will take me a couple of weeks to get things posted. As in the past, I will likely upload one post per week.

Hope you’re all doing well.