Festa da Familia

Title: Festa da Familia

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Description: Since Family Day and Valentine’s Day both land in February, we thought it would be fun to hold a “Family Festa” with a Red White & Black theme.

The Festa will be held on Saturday, February 23rd with doors opening for cocktails at 5:30 and dinner at 6:30. A delicious meal consisting of Caldo Verde, fish filets, rice and salad will prepared by our kitchen crew and music will be provided by Mark Ganhão from New Age Entertainment. We will also have door prizes and raffles. To keep with the theme, we’re asking that everyone dress in red, white and/or black.

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New Year’s Eve Bash

Title: New Year’s Eve Bash
Description: Ticket prices are as follows:
Before Dec 15th:
Members $75 & non-Members $80

After Dec 15:
Members $80, non-Members $85
Teens 12-17 $45
Children 7-11 $20
Children under 6 free

Start Time: 17:00
Date: 2012-12-31

An evening with Charles Sousa

charlesTitle: An evening with Charles Sousa
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Description: Charles Sousa will be our guest, speaking about his plans for Ontario if he is elected leader of the Provincial Liberal Party. Admittance is free and everyone is invited.
Start Time: 19:00
Date: 2012-11-21
End Time: 20:30

Movember Moustache Party

Title: Movember Moustache Party
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Description: Our 21 member team is hosting a Moustache Party to end a month of furry upper lips!Your donation is the price of admission. You can donate online (click the link), in person to one of the team members or at the party…..and remember , for every $10 you donate, we will enter your name into a draw for some fabulous prizes donated by friends of our community – Sandra Dantas from Sutton Realty, José Manuel and Sharlene DeSousa from Desousa Homes, the team at Ritson Tile and hopefully some more to come.

Our youth group LYTE will be serving appetizers and music will be supplied by Mark Ganhão.
Start Time: 19:00
Date: 2012-12-01

Festa do Socio

Our next event is the NPCC annual homage to its members. Historically held around St. Martin’s Day (November 11), this event is based around the magusto festival where groups of friends and family gather around camp fires throughout Portugal to roast chestnuts, drink the new wine, sing and dance.

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Mesnal for October 2012 is online!

O Mensal for October 2012 is here!
I’d like to welcome our new subscribers and let everyone know that our newsletter and most of our publications are bilingual. As a general rule we usually place the portuguese text first followed by the english, but occasionally english and portuguese appear together – Miguel’s golf article is an example.
A small team of people have helped me bring this month’s Mensal to life – Miguel Araujo, Mark Ganhao, Maya Ganhao, Sergio Matos, Dianne Rainho, Rafael Roberto, Portugal Groceries and Nova Era in Ajax. Thank you all for your help with the words, photos, printing and distribution.

Halloween Party

Halloween2012-thumbOctober 27th @ 6pm
Join us for Joanne, Louis & Rose’s Ninth Annual Halloween Party. Every year we partner with this great team for a spooky evening to raise money for the R.S McLaughlin Durham Region Cancer Centre. The night will include dancing, prizes for best costumes and a pot-luck buffet.We kindly ask that everyone bring something…and please let us know what you’re bringing

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TNTfx_Logo-LightBkgdIt was just pointed out to me that failed to mention our DJ in our Sarrabulho social media campaign – as much as I enjoy pumping my body full of caffeine and working through the  night, 1am is probably not the best time to proof-read email blasts!

Sound, lights and DJ for Sarrabulho and our New Year’s Eve  Party (details to come) will be provided by our friends at  TNT FX . For those asking, “Who is TNT FX?” They are TNT Productions rebranded  new name, new logo (designed by me!), new website, same reliable company.

Sarrabulho 2012

Sarrabulho is an event which revolves around our magnificent folklore and delicious food. This year we will feature live folklore performances by Rancho Folclórico das Províncias e Ilhas de Portugal from Hamilton and our own Rancho do Minho de Oshawa, followed by dancing for the rest of the night.

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Luso Canada [dot] com!

new_logoThe man behind LusoCanada.com is Paulo Pereira. He has been a friend of mine and more importantly a friend of the Portuguese community for a very long time. In one of his many visits to our Centre we discussed his website and the positive affect it will have on Luso Canadians. Below is today’s blog entry written by Paulo himself (in portuguese and english) explaining exactly what LusoCanada.com is and where it’s going.

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