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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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Special visit to the Gallery

The Gallery of the Portuguese Pioneers received the visit of the daughter and great-granddaughter of our pioneer Jaime Manuel  Moniz Eleutério, who came to Canada in 1954. Here is the photo to witness this visit, which has made this gallery very proud. These are some of the occasions that show us the importance of preserving […]

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Galeria dos Pioneiros recebe comitiva açoriana

Na passada quinta-feira, dia 14 de Setembro, a Galeria dos Pioneiros Portugueses recebeu os membros das diversas Casas dos Açores espalhadas pelo mundo, que reuniram na cidade de Toronto no seu XX Conselho, sob a presidência da Casa dos Açores do Ontário. Da comitiva açoriana, encabeçada pelo Secretário Regional Adjunto da Presidência para as Relações Externas […]

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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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En Route to Canada: Where It All Began

At one point in time, Portugal was the largest empire in the world, as well as one of the wealthiest countries. Its influence can be seen in many places across the globe, including Canada . The spread of influence is most often done by people — immigrants, to be exact. A good example of this is […]

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