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 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.
O magazine comunitário Canadá Contacto, co-produzido pela RTPi (Lisboa) e a OMNI TV (Toronto) fez uma reportagem sobre o passeio histórico realizado pelo Projeto de História Luso-Canadiana e a Heritage Toronto no dia 7 de junho em Toronto. Siga o link em baixo para visionar o episódio.
The weekly show Canadá Contacto, co-produced by RTP International (Lisbon) and OMNI TV (Toronto), featured the Heritage Toronto walk organized by the Portuguese Canadian History Project on June 7, 2014, in Toronto. Follow the link below to watch the episode.
The Portuguese magazine Visão História has dedicated its December 2013 issue to the topic of emigration from Portugal, of which four pages refer to the Portuguese in Toronto. The piece was authored by the prized-journalist Luis Ribeiro, with the contribution of the PCHP’s Gilberto Fernandes, and based largely on historical records donated to the Clara Thomas Archives and Special Collections.
A revista Visão História dedicou a sua edição de Dezembro de 2013 ao tópico da emigração portuguesa, da qual quatro páginas referem-se aos portugueses em Toronto. O texto da autoria do galardoado jornalista Luis Ribeiro contou com a colaboração do co-diretor do PHLC Gilberto Fernandes e baseia-se quase na totalidade em documentos doados à Clara Thomas Archives and Special Collections.
Erin Hatfield, of the the Parkdale Villager community newspaper, wrote an article on the history of Portugal Day (June 10) celebrations in Toronto, with a contribution from the PCHP’s Gilberto Fernandes. You can read the article here.
Gilberto Fernandes will be speaking with Matt Galloway on CBC Radio’s Metro Morning (Toronto) on Monday, May 13, at 6:20am, about the PCHP and our upcoming exhibit marking the 60th anniversary of Portuguese immigration to Canada.