On Saturday, February 25, 2023, Canada Soccer announced that six historic clubs were recognized as Canada Soccer Organizations of Distinction. These six Canadian soccer clubs from five different provinces have all made a positive impact on the game at the national, provincial, and/or community level and were established more than 50 years ago.

Representing our province, Edmonton Ital Canadians SC received this honorific title, along with North Shore United FC (British Columbia); CNSC Windsor Croatia (Ontario); West Indies United Toronto (Ontario); Lakeshore SC (Québec); and Feildians AA St. John’s (Newfoundland and Labrador). In all, Canada Soccer and the Canada Soccer Hall of Fame have now recognized 21 different Organizations of Distinction from six different provinces since 2010.

Besides Edmonton Ital Canadians SC, the other Alberta clubs to receive this award in the past are Calgary Callies FC; Edmonton Angels SC; and Edmonton Scottish FC.

Congratulazioni, Ital Canadians!