TristenOur 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.

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Flag Raising

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

2014 NPCC ACAPO Scholarship

scholarshiplogoTitle: 2013 NPCC/ACAPO Scholarship
Link out: We are currently accepting applications for our 2014 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 for all the details [download]Deadline is April 11th, so act fast! Presentation will be May 3rd at the ACAPO Gala Dinner.

Last year’s recipient Breanna Pereira, took home $2000! We are hoping to match this in 2014.

Please contact us if you would like to sponsor this very important program.

Movember Wrap-up Party

The NPCC Movember team will be hosting a Wrap-up party complete with lunch and entertainment – free to everyone with your donation to our Team! Please contact us by November 28 to reserve your spot.

If you can’t attend and would like to donate you can drop by the Centre or donate online at HTTP://MOTEAM.CO/NORTHERN-PORTUGAL-CULTURAL-CENTRE. For those who are a wondering, “What exactly is Movember?” Here’s your answer…During November each year, Movember is responsible for the sprouting of millions of moustaches around the world. With their Mo’s men raise vital funds and awareness for prostate and testicular cancer and mental health.

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Movember Sign-ups!

GEN MO is back!

We’re inviting all Mo Brothers and Mo Sisters to join us once again in our campaign to change the face of men’s health!
The Northern Portugal Cultural Centrre team has been set up and this Friday the members of LYTE will be on hand at our centre to sign up team members – everyone is encouraged to participate. If you can’t make it Friday but would still like to join our Team, do it!

See you Friday and spread the word!
Start Time: 19:30
Date: 2013-11-1

Halloween Party

Title: Halloween Party
Description: Join us for Joanne, Louis & Rose’s Tenth Annual Halloween Party with proceeds going to the R.S.McLaughlin Cancer Centre. Prizes will be given out for various costume categories….

Ticket Prices: 6 and under – FREE, 7 to 12 – $7, 13 and over – $15
For more information or to purchase tickets contact Joanne: 905.244.2761 Rose: 905.260.7856
Start Time: 17:30
Date: 2013-10-26

Encontro da Primavera

Title: Encontro da Primavera

Start Time: 18:00
Date: 2013-05-25
Description: We invite you to join us for our Spring Celebration to celebrate the success of our ACAPO / NPCC Scholarship, where we will be honouring this year’s recipient, each of our sponsors, judges and ACAPO for initiating this program. We will be serving a roast beef dinner and Os Panteras will be performing. Additionally we will be presenting our Miss and Mini Miss NPCC for 2013.
Tickets prices are $30 for adults, $35 for non-member adults, $20 for youths (12-17), $10 for children (7-11) and free for children 6 and under.
To reserve, please contact the centre.

60th Anniversary of Portuguese Immigration to Canada

60anniversary-flagIt is official! The portuguese flag will fly above Oshawa City Hall from May 13 to June 10, 2013 to celebrate two important events for all Luso-Canadians – the 60th Anniversary of Portuguese Immigration to Canada and Dia de Camões which many of us recognize as Portugal Day. The request which was put forth by the Northern Portugal Cultural Centre and the Oshawa Portuguese Club was approved by Oshawa City Council at Monday’s council meeting.

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