To celebrate 60th Anniversary of Portuguese Immigration to Canada on May 13, 2013 the NPCC in collaboration with the Oshawa Portuguese Club conducted a series of interviews and released a video which documented some of the stories of Oshawa’s Luso pioneers.
We are currently accepting applications for our 2015 ACAPO NPCC Scholarship. The Scholarship is open to NPCC members and their children who are entering or currently enrolled in a post-secondary program. Please read the application carefully for all the details [download]. Deadline is April 10th, so act fast! Presentation will be May 2nd at the ACAPO Gala Dinner.
Last year we awarded two scholarships valued at $2000 each to Bianca Desousa and Natasha Silvestre. We are hoping to match this in 2015.
Our 6 year old son Tristen Nathaniel Silva was diagnosed in December of 2012 with Acute Lymphoblastic Leukemia (A.L.L.). To us, he was a miracle baby in every sense. After saving money & getting a line of credit, we had him by way of in-vitro-fertilization. After a failed first attempt, the 2nd one was successful, he was the perfect baby. Tristen has this unique & magical ability to gather people around him, to see & make him smile because it is so contagious. In his kindergarten class, he is the candle, every kid gravitates to him, on his hockey team, of all the 14 kids there, the one that all the parents played with other than their own was Tristen. If & when you meet him, you will see what I mean.
The wait is finally over and you’re invited to join us for this historic event!
The evening will include performances by Rancho da A.M. de Barcelos G. F. do Clube Transmontano Concertinas do Arsenal do Minho Rancho do Minho de Oshawa Sound & DJ by New Age Entertainment
Title: Flag Raising Location: Oshawa City Hall Description: Come and join us in honouring the flag of Portugal in what represents the official recognition of the Portuguese community’s presence and importance in Oshawa.
The Portuguese flag will be raised on May 13 and fly above Oshawa City Hall until June 10, 2014 to celebrate two important events for all Luso-Canadians – the 61st Anniversary of Portuguese Immigration to Canada and Portugal Day (which many recognize as Dia de Camões). This initiative was put forth by the Northern Portugal Cultural Centre and the Oshawa Portuguese Club.
Our celebration will begin at Oshawa City Hall with the official flag raising ceremony at 4pm. This will be followed by a reception at the Oshawa Portuguese Club beginning at 5pm with dinner being served at 5:30pm – Caldo Verde, BBQ sardines, potatoes and salad. This is a free event (cash bar).
Your presence is of key importance to pay this homage to Portugal and Durham Region’s Portuguese immigrant community with grandeur.
Please RSVP (yes or no) by Friday May 9th. We look forward to your response. Start Time: 16:00 Date: 2014-05-14
It’s official, The Portuguese Kids will be bringing their hilarious comedy show to Oshawa! Clear your schedule and join us on Friday, May 30th at 6:30pm for dinner and a show…..and don’t forget to invite your Vó-Vó!