On Tuesday June 20th The G. Marconi Society will be presenting The Honourable I.A. Vannini Award of Merit for the first time in six years. This year’s honouree is David Orazietti. The presentation is taking place at the Marconi Club with over 400 attendees at a sold out event. Presenting the award will be former Supreme Court of Canada Justice Frank Iacobucci.
About the Award:
Born in 1915, I.A. Vannini was a prominent lawyer for more than 20 years in Sault Ste. Marie. In 1966, the Honourable Justice I.A. Vannini became the first lawyer of Italian heritage to be appointed a judge in Ontario. He served Sault Ste. Marie at various court levels 1966-1991. Justice Vannini died in 1998.