Let me introduce myself, my name is Mariano Carrozza and I am a 1st generation Italian-Canadian born and raised in Ottawa. I’ve always been submerged in the Italian culture as I was raised in a home in which my parents did everything they did in Italy. Being a father myself, I will pass those traditions on to my family and hope that they keep getting passed on from generation to generation.In the summer of 2013 I was approached to be part to be part of the COMITES and I gladly accepted. Since this time I’ve had the pleasure of being the treasurer and have met some incredible people on the way. I wish to continue to do so with your help and support.