Culture

The Average José: An Immigration Story

The Canadian artist Ken Flynn has created a 125 page graphic novel about his grandfather, José Pires, and his journey of immigrating to Canada from the Azores. The Average José: An Immigration Story, combines cartoon art, realistic sketches, and film photography to illustrate the hardships José experienced while starting a life in a new place […]

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FREE YorkU Youth Summer Program

We are thrilled to be participating in York University’s Portuguese and Luso-Brazilian Studies Youth Summer Program, alongside other community partners. High school students are invited to apply to participate in this FREE week-long program, where they will have the chance to travel across Toronto to learn about and experience various aspects of Luso-Canadian culture, while being...

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Pioneer Portrait: Zália Ribau

Zália Anita Lopes Ribau was born in Portugal in the village of Glória (district of Aveiro) on November 25, 1956. She came to Canada with her parents and sister on May 17, 1964 and settled in Toronto. From a very young age, Zália was in love with the arts. She completed Fashion and Knitting diplomas from Sheridan College, and then went […]

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A Saudade na Comunidade Luso-Canadiana

Saudade para muitos imigrantes reflete o nosso sentimento, as saudades da nossa terra natal. Saudade é uma palavra única da língua portuguesa e refere-se ao sentimento de que falta algo na nossa vida. Para muitos portugueses é a falta do país onde nasceram. Na comunidade Portuguesa no Canadá, para compensar essa falta, os Luso-Canadianos recriam festas […]

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Estereótipos Atribuidos a Portugueses

Vivendo como um imigrante no Canadá ou ser filho de pais Portugueses, vemos e retratamos estereótipos associados a Luso-Canadianos. O seguinte são alguns estereótipos frequentemente associados com os Portugueses: Que nós só comemos papo secos, queijadas de nata, rissóis, bacalhau e caldo verde com cerveja ou vinho tinto. Que os domingos estão reservados para ir a missa e […]

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MPP Cristina Martins’ Tribute to Antonio Sousa

“I rise today to pay tribute to Antonio Sousa, a true Portuguese pioneer and role model to all Portuguese Canadians. As the MPP for the riding of Davenport, the riding with the largest population of Portuguese Canadians in Ontario and perhaps in Canada, and as a proud member of the Portuguese community, I was fortunate […]

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Agualva

Agualva é uma freguesia que fica localizada no concelho da Praia da Vitória na ilha Terceira, Açores. É a freguesia mais grande da ilha, cheio de matos e serrados, entre a freguesia das Quatro Ribeiras a Vila Nova até ao Pico Alto, que é o ponto mais alto da freguesia. A freguesia foi fundada no […]

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