Our story on the Solmar restaurant in old Montreal aired on RTP

Our story on Solmar, the oldest running Portuguese restaurant in Canada and one of its most storied fado venues, located in old Montreal, aired on RTP’s “Hora dos Portugueses” (Jun. 9, 9’25”). You can watch here.

A nossa reportagem sobre o Solmar, o restaurante Português mais antigo no Canadá e uma das principais embaixadas do fado neste país, situado na baixa histórica de Montreal, foi emitido no programa “Hora dos Portugueses” da RTP (Jun. 9, 9’25”). Pode vê-la aqui.

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Our interview with Ménage on RTP

Our interview with the Ferreira siblings of the band Ménage aired today on RTPi/RTP1’s “Hora dos Portugueses” (eps. 73, 1st story). Watch it here.

A nossa entrevista com os irmãos Ferreira da banda Ménage foi transmitida hoje no programa “Hora dos Portugueses” da RTPi/RTP1 (eps. 73, 1a. reportagem). Podem vê-la aqui.

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Preserve, Share, Explore: the PCHP’s Five Year Plan

The PCHP has put together a strategic plan for the next five years outlining our various objectives and potential partnerships, divided by three large areas: Preserve (archival), Share (public history), Explore (academic). Our five year plan, which was created for fundraising purposes, can be found here.


PCHP | PHLC’s new brochure

The PCHP | PHLC has come a long way since it was founded by graduate students with no resources other than their passion for history and public education, and whatever volunteer time they were able to spare. The vision, dedication and resourcefulness that got us to this point continue to drive us today. Having completed our doctoral studies, we remain motivated to pursue even more ambitious goals, form exciting new collaborations, and develop innovative ways to fulfill the PCHP|PHLC’s mission. Now it is time to build on these foundations and guarantee the PCHP|PHLC’s financial sustainability by mobilizing the means necessary to further preserve and disseminate the history of Portuguese Canadians. For that, we need the support of funders, especially those representing the communities that have benefited most and will continue to benefit from our work.

We have put together a brochure outlining our mission, principles, past activities and exciting new initiatives currently in development or that we are hoping to develop in the near future. You can download it here.

New donation: “Strong Hearts, Steady Hands” (2004) documentary footage.

Felipe Gomes, one of the producers of the documentary Strong Hearts, Steady Hands (2004), directed by Carol Coffey, donated the film’s raw footage to the Clara Thomas Archives & Special Collections, York University Libraries. This footage includes over 50 hours of interviews with Portuguese immigrants and descendants across Canada and in Portugal. The CTASC are currently digitizing this footage. We are hoping to make it available on our website once it is ready.