History

Dia da Memória assinalado na Galeria Remembrance day at the Gallery

Na Galeria dos Pioneiros Portugueses, assinalamos no passado dia 11 de Novembro, o Dia da Memória, (Remembrance Day), e os cem anos da entrada de Portugal na Frente Ocidental, junto dos Aliados na Grande Guerra. O evento contou com a presença de ex-combatentes e com uma convidada especial, a Raquel Garcia, lusocanadiana, descendente de famílias […]

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UM OBJETO – UMA HISTÓRIA

Abridor de lata, “John Wayne” Com a aproximação do “Remembrance Day”, também conhecido pelo Dia das Papoilas, “Poppy Day” – uma flôr que se tornou num símbolo desta celebração, na sequência do poema escrito pelo médico canadiano, tenente-coronel, John McCrae, intitulado: “In Flanders Fields” – vamos nas próximas semanas mostrar, alguns dos objetos que a […]

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The Lusophone World and the Legacies of Colonialism at York University

António Costa Pinto, Research Professor at the Institute of Social Sciences, University of Lisbon, and Professor of Politics and Contemporary European History at ISCTE-IUL, Lisbon, to speak at the Senior Common Room (305), Founders College, York University, this October 24 from 2:30 to 4:30pm, on “The Lusophone World and the Legacies of Colonialism”. This presentation is...

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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: Agostinho Malaquias

Agostinho Malaquias came to Canada aboard the Vulcania ship, arriving at Pier 21 in Halifax, Nova Scotia on May 7, 1955. He had $100 with him. Back in the town of Sobral da Lagoa, Portugal, he had left behind his parents, Maria Condessa and Antonio Malaquias, and his siblings, Antonio, Albeno, Jose, Germano, Gracenda and […]

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Pioneer Portrait: Antonio Dantas

My grandfather Antonio left Portugal to go to France to escape being enlisted in the army. To get there, he walked from our home in Rio Frio in the northern part of Portugal all the way to Paris, France. He survived by eating anything he came across, including leaves, trees and whatever animal he could […]

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All Aboard the Saturnia!

In 1953, a group of Portuguese men boarded the Saturnia ship as part of the first wave of officially sponsored immigration by the Canadian government. Here are some interesting facts that you may not have known about this 632 ft long liner: The Saturnia was built by the Italian company, Cosulich Societa Triestina di Navigazione […]

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