PCHP + IC Savings reception @ Dundas West Fest: photos

Yesterday was the unveiling of our five-year strategic plan Preserve, Share, Explore and the official launch of our fundraising campaign with York University. The event, which integrated the Dundas West Fest program, was held at the IC Savings branch in Little Portugal and hosted by its manager Anabela Taborda.

We were privileged to share the space with a display of Clay and Paper Theatre’s fantastic marionettes, and the works of Viktor Mitic Art or War collection.

We are honoured by the presence of academic, cultural, civic, and political leaders from and associated with the Portuguese-Canadian community, and are grateful for the words of praise and encouragement from our friends and community partners Ana Bailão (City Councilor), Andrew Cash (Member of Parliament), Cristina Martins (Member of Provincial Parliament), Prof. Craig Heron (Department of History, York University), and Anna St. Onge (Clara Thomas Archives and Special Collections, York University Libraries).

We are especially grateful to Anabela Taborda, a good friend and ambassador of the PCHP, for organizing this reception at the IC Savings’ Little Portugal branch. Her leadership, dedication, and solicitude are an inspiration to all community-minded organizers, and a wonderful example of what a credit union can and should be.

Heritage Toronto walk June 2015: photos

Many thanks to our Heritage Toronto volunteers and everyone who joined us on our tour of Portuguese-Canadian history through Kensington Market and Portugal Village. We had a great time talking history and sharing our research face-to-face with fellow Torontonians of all backgrounds.