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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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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: 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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Pioneer Portrait: Maria Lucinda Sias Aurélio

Na meninice sonhou ser cabeleireira e torno-o realidade. Maria Lucinda Sias Aurélio nasceu em 26 de Setembro de 1948, no Crato, Alentejo. Fez a escola primária na Escola do Crato. Desde muito nova, começou a “treinar” na arte de pentear, na cabeça de seu pai, Nicolau Sias. Paralelamente, fazia a sua aprendizagem num cabeleireiro do […]

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Crescendo Luso-Canadiana

Crescendo numa casa Portuguesa, filha de pais Açorianos, fui exposta a várias tradições Portuguesas. Por exemple, todos os anos nos vamos a Festa do Divino Espírito Santo em Toronto. Eu sou Irmã da Irmandade de Santa Helena. Comemos as sopas tradicionais e recebemos a pensão, que é uma oferta de carne, pão de trigo, massa sovada […]

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Pioneer Portrait: The First Portuguese Teacher in Canada

Branca Amélia Correia Proença Gomes It was on October 10, 1964, that a group of about twenty children, between 6 and 15 years old, said “Good morning, Mrs. Gomes!” in Portuguese, at the First Portuguese School, located (at the time) at 244 Augusta Avenue, in Toronto. This was the salutation of the first official Portuguese teacher […]

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Pioneer Portrait: Maria de Medeiros

The following blog entry has been extracted from the booklet ’60 Years of Immigration’, which tells the stories of several Portuguese-Canadian immigrants who’ve settled in Oshawa, Ontario. This work was put together by David Ganhão, with the help of some friends.  No dia 31 de Outubro de 1975, parti de São Miguel para vir para […]

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The History of Portugal Day in Toronto

Every year, during the week of June 10, the Portuguese-Canadian community in Toronto comes together to celebrate Portugal’s national day. Since the initial migration of Portuguese people to Toronto, the community has doubled in size, resulting in a larger celebration to commemorate their origins each year. In Toronto, celebrations in honour of Portugal Day began in […]

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Pioneer Portrait: Eduardo da Costa Resende

Eduardo da Costa Resende was born in the village of Fajã de Baixo, district of Ponta Delgada, in São Miguel, Azores, on May 4, 1942. In 1959, he applied to become a volunteer for Portugal’s Air Force. The first commission to be sent to the Portuguese overseas mission in Africa took off from Portugal on March […]

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