NPCC introduces Zumba Fitness

The NPCC will be offering Zumba Fitness classes starting the first week of May led by certified instructor Carolina Batica. Classes will be offered Tuesdays and Thursdays from 7pm to 8pm and cost will be $10 per class or you can buy a $65 card which will give you 10 classes. If you are interested in joining please contact the NPCC.

60th Anniversary Celebration

May 13th the Portuguese community of Oshawa will be celebrating the 60th Anniversary of Portuguese Immigration to Canada and we’d like you to participate.

A few months back I invited Mr. Antonio Galvão to shed some light on a conversation we were having – who were the first portuguese immigrants to arrive in Oshawa. We had the pleasure of listening to Mr. Galvão tell us stories about those first few years which we all found very interesting. I asked Mr. Galvão if he would re-tell these stories for me in front of a video camera, so we could capture them for future generation and he responded, “Yes, but you have to call the other guys too.” Since then, I’ve toyed with the idea of creating a short video with a few of the stories of our founding fathers. Last Saturday, we gathered at the Robert McLaughlin Gallery and filmed seven of their stories. The project has been so well received that I’ve decided to take it a few steps further, and that’s why I’m asking for everyone’s involvement.

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2013 NPCC/ACAPO Scholarship

scholarshiplogoTitle: 2013 NPCC/ACAPO Scholarship
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Description: May 1st is the deadline for our 2013 ACAPO NCPP 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 for all the details.

Last year’s recipient Andrew Pereira, took home $2000 to help him with his educational expenses. We are hoping to match this in 2013.

We ask anyone who would like to sponsor this project to please contact us.

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

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.


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.

Luso Canada [dot] com!

new_logoThe man behind 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 is and where it’s going.

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Portuguese Language Clases

Title: Portuguese Language Clases
Location: St. Christopher Catholic School
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Description: The Elementary Language Program is offered by the Durham Catholic District School Board on Saturday mornings from 9:30 am – 12:00 noon and runs from September 8, 2012 to June 1, 2013. To register your child, please go to the school of your choice  on any Saturday morning during the program, between 9:30 am and 12:00 noon. The International Languages Program is designed for elementary school age children from Kindergarten to Grade 8. This program provides the opportunity for children to speak, listen, write, and read the Portuguese language and at the same time learn about the culture and heritage. This is a free program.

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Obrigado – Thank you

Em comemoração da Semana Nacional de Voluntários
a Direcção de 2011, juntamente com a Assembléia Geral
gostaria de dizer


por ajudar a construir, fortalecer e ajudar nosso Centro crescer
por meio de oferecer o seu tempo durante o ano para o
Northern Portugal Cultural Centre


In celebration of National Volunteer Week
the 2011 Board of Directors along with the General Assembly
would like to

Thank You

for helping to build, strengthen and grow our Centre through
volunteering your time and efforts throughout the year to the
Northern Portugal Cultural Centre

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