“La bellezza in un gesto” (Beauty in a Gesture), a travelling programme born of the Memorandum of Understanding between the Ministry for Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation and the Italian Fencing Federation, to promote Italy’s image in the world through fencing, also lands in Canada.
“A special evening, here at the Vancouver Museum, with the Italian national epee team. As a former young fencer, it is a great pleasure for me to organise this event with ARPICO and welcome the sport that has given Italy the greatest number of Olympic medals, the sport that also shares some unique characteristics with our country such as beauty, elegance, speed, inclusiveness and tradition,” said Consul General in Vancouver, Fabio Messineo, while opening the event.
“Nutrition in Sport and the Mediterranean Diet” was the theme of the meeting organised by the Consulate General of Italy, with an exceptional speaker, Italian champion Rossella Fiamingo, in the dual role of multi-medalist fencer and also an expert on the subject as a graduate in Dietetics.
ARPICO President Nicola Fameli and Emma McCrudden, Professor of “Sports and Exercise Nutrition” in the School of Kinesiology at the University of British Columbia, also spoke before a panel discussion organized on high-level sport and nutrition.