Bocce Balls 14

March 08, 2014  •  Leave a Comment

Bocce Balls '14

Every year the Italian Youth Association of Edmonton aka A.G.I.E. puts on a friendly Bocce Tournament for local Radio, Print, and TV stations in the Edmonton Area. Why do they hold this competition? Quite simply, it's to help promote for the event, Viva Italia Viva Edmonton, to be held this year on August 24th, 2014.

What is V.I.V.E.? It's an Italian Festival in Edmonton, promoting Italian Culture to those that are Italian and those might want to be for a day. They close the streets, and provide entertainment with lots of food. "Be Italian For A Day" is their motto, and I am proud to be the head photographer at this event every year. You can see my V.I.V.E. pictures here

This year's Bocce Balls Tournament had 12 teams. Some very familiar with the game, and some for the very first time.

The teams were, 101.7 WorldFM, Hot 107, TSN 1260, CTV TV, 105.9 ShineFM, 93.1 The One in Leduc, Corus Radio, Shaw TV, 95.7 CruzFM, 100.3 The Bear, 790 CFCW and our very own team, A.G.I.E.

How is Bocce played? Well it's very similar to Curling. The closest rocks to the main ball boccino receive points. So if the Red team had 2 balls, and the next closest was the Blue ball. The blue ball stopped the red team from getting more points, thus only giving the Red team 2 points. 

Only the top teams get to play at the V.I.V.E. Bocce Balls Games against some of Edmonton's Elite Italian players.

So which team are you routing for? Find out who won and who the top teams were to make it to the finals at Viva Italia Viva Edmonton, on August 24th, 2014.

Here are my favourites from Bocce Balls '14

The TEAMS

WHO DO YOU THINK WON?

The CORUS Entertainment Team
100.3 The Bear Shaw TV
Hot 107 TSN 1260
95.7 CRUZ FM 790 CFCW
93.1 The One CTV
WORLD FM 105.9 Shine FM
Our Team, A.G.I.E.Italian Players
And the top 4 teams are, DRUM ROLL PLEASE. 
4th Place - Shaw TVThis is their first time playing. Great work girls.
3rd Place - CTV
2nd Place - Hot 107
1st Place - 95.7 Cruz FMThis is their 3rd Gold Medal
Congratulations to the top 4, and good luck to CruzFM, Hot 107, and CTV in the finals at Viva Italia Viva Edmonton on Sunday August 24th. On behalf of AGIE, we would like to thank everyone who came out. We hope to see you next year at Bocce Balls 15.

VIEW ALL PICTURES from BOCCE BALLS '14

View Bocce Balls '13

 


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