Congratulations to everyone who participated in this year’s Oshawa Fiesta Week Parade and thanks to everyone who worked organizing and building props and our float – job well done. Our entry which represented “A Portuguese Festival in a Fantastic City” won three awards – Best Ethnic Entry, Best Float (Runner-Up) and Best Children’s Participation.
Title: NPCC Scholarship GalaLocation: NPCCDescription: Please join us on September 17th as we honour Mikayla Pereira, our scholarship recipient and thank the wonderful sponsors who made this possible. The evening will include dinner and dancing to the music of Jovem Imperio. Congratulations Mikayla and good luck at University!Start Time: 18:00Date: 2011-09-17
Title: Fiesta WeekDescription: Come join us for delicious and authentic Portuguese dishes, pastries and wines during Oshawa’s multicultural showcase. Our Centre will be open Thursday to Saturday at 5:30 pm for dinner. There will be two shows on Thursday and Friday nights and three shows on Saturday with DJ and sound provided by New Age Entertainment. Start Date: 2011-06-23Start Time: 17:30End Date: 2011-06-25
Title: NPCC Picnic 2011Location: Hungarian Park, HamptonDescription: Our annual picnic has been scheduled for the Canada Day Long Weekend! Two days, one price. Bring your tents and stay the night, or join us during the day. Some of the free events will include soccer games, movie night for the kids, music and “sardinhas com pão”. A perfect blend of Portuguese and Canadian cultures…a great way to celebrate Canada Day. Watch this site and your email boxes for prices and details regarding the picnic.Start Date: 2011-07-02Start Time: 15:00End Date: 2011-07-03
Thanks to the generosity of DeSousa Homes and ENG Automotive Group, we are only $50 away from our $1000 goal….our deepest gratitude to them and all of our sponsors.
In February’s Mensal I mentioned that our centre would be recognizing the outstanding achievements of our youth by awarding a scholarship to a student who is entering post-secondary education in September of 2011. To give everybody some background, this scholarship was initiated by the Alliance of Portuguese Clubs and Associations of Ontario (ACAPO). Over the years ACAPO’s President José Eustaquio has encouraged all member clubs to participate in the scholarship but unfortunately many clubs (ours included) have failed their young members by not putting in the effort needed to raise the necessary funds.
Title: os jovens – dance Location: npcc Description: Friday the 13th is the date of our next youth dance…..again we invite anyone who’d like to perform to contact me asap, so we can make arrangements….Noah and Anthony will be the DJs, Mark Ganhao will be lending his equipment and expertise, mana may play (they’re undecided!) children and grand children of our members are invited, each child can bring one guest and admittance is FREE… Start Time: 20:00 Date: 2011-05-13 End Time: 23:00
Title: Festa da Concertina Link out: Click here Description: The concertina is a wonderful instrument similar to the acordian which is the basis of the folk music of Northern Portugal’s Minho region. To celebrate this instrument (we just need an excuse to celebrate!), we’ve invited some of the best concertina players from the GTA to come perform along side our very own Henrique Pereira and Davy Neves. Food will be on sale….yum! This lively event will be sure to please everyone! This is a FREE event for everyone Start Time: 19:00 Date: 2011-05-28