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Christmas brings solidarity and life

Great moments with friends from the Luso Canadian Charitable Society, who came to ornate the traditional Portuguese Christmas Tree. Happy New year to all. Foi uma festa com muita alegria na Galeria dos Pioneiros Portugueses na companhia dos utentes da Luso Canadian Charitable Society de Toronto. O tema: a Árvore de natal tradicional.

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Women get in touch with their Portuguese heritage

The gallery of the Portuguese Pioneers ended 2018 with a tribute to women volunteers and friends interested in their cultural heritage. They came from Elora, Cambridge, Mississauga, and Toronto for a special visit to see the traditional Christmas tree, the way their grandmothers and mothers would have decorated it. A Galeria dos Pioneiros Portugueses fechava 2018 […]

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Canadian MP Aideen Nicholson on Portuguese cultural organizations

Elliot Lake’s Aideen Nicholson, a Member of Parliament from 1974 to 1988, who received the Distinguished Service Award,  which recognizes outstanding contributions to the promotion and understanding of Canada’s parliamentary system of government, was an attentive observer of the Portuguese community.”Aideen’s commitment to Canada and her community, wherever she lived, continues to...

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Documents available online

In the digital era researches have great tools to find documentation to enhance  their work and research. Before a document can be available online, many hours of silent and lone work takes place, while one goes through donated boxes of material, to  verify the veracity of each document, its importance in a particular historical context, […]

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“Histórias de Escola – Na Roda Gigante”

A Galeria dos Pioneiros Portugueses recebeu recentemente, “Escritas de Vidas, Histórias de Escola – Na Roda Gigante”, uma coletânea de experiências, da responsabilidade da professora  Rosa Maria Oliveira, que visitou a Galeria dos Pioneiros, no passado mês de outubro, aquando do fecho do Encontro Internacional – Expressões da Lusofonia. De acordo com a sua autora, […]

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Pioneiro José de Faria

Our Social Media campaign and participation on Milénio, weekly Portuguese Newspaper in Toronto is bringing its fruits. More stories and artifacts have been coming to the Gallery. I share with you today the story of José de Faria, by his daughter, Elizabeth. “José was born on July 18, 1927 in Rabo de Peixe, São Miguel. […]

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CALL FOR SUBMISSIONS: Women and thread: silent narratives

The Gallery of the Portuguese Pioneers is calling for submissions on the theme “Women and thread: silent narratives”, to celebrate immigrant women and traditional crafts. We are currently open to submissions of craft work, celebrating Portuguese traditions in embroidery, crochet, patchwork, and some contemporary work such as collage and others. The main medium must be […]

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Galeria recebe participantes na conferência Expressões da Lusofonia

A Galeria dos Pioneiros Portugueses recebeu no passado dia 28 de Outubro,  mais de 40 conferencistas que participaram na Conferência Internacional Expressões da Lusofonia, organizada pelo Departamento de Língua Portuguesa da York University. Oitenta e cinco professores universitários, investigadores, escritores, bibliotecários e artistas, homens e mulheres interessadas nas questões lusófonas,...

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Galeria dos Pioneiros Portugueses no “World of Threads Festival” em Oakville

Expandir o conhecimento a outras culturas e organizações representa um passo importante na solidificação desta ‘casa’ cultural, a Galeria dos Pioneiros Portugueses, fora da comunidade. A sua passagem pelo World of Threads Festival, cimenta mais uma destas oportunidades. O World of Threads Festival é um festival internacional, que celebra o trabalho feminino no campo das […]

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