I have some exciting news to share with you. The Portuguese Cultural Centre is now offering SCHOLARSHIPS!
The Portuguese Cultural Centre will award three scholarships of $2,000 to students of Portuguese heritage who are graduating from a British Columbia high school and plan to attend public or private colleges and universities. To learn more, click here: PCC of BC Scholarships. Deadline to apply is February 1, 2019. Continue reading “PCC of BC Scholarships”
As we are near the end of 2018, I thought it would be fun to take a look at the highlights of my year and those events which were special and unique. A few of them I have not shared with you yet such as my interview with Radio Television Artesia, dinner with Portugal’s Secretary of State of Citizenship and Equality, being the emcee for the previous Consul General’s Farewell Reception, and more.
Before we get into the list, I would like to thank all of the people who put on these great events; from the organizers and performers to the cooks and volunteers and everyone in between, muito obrigada for all your talent, time and hard work.
Portugal’s brightest star returns to Vancouver. Fado sensation Mariza, an immensely gifted vocalist who honed her talent in the tavernas of Lisbon’s Mouraria neighbourhood, brings her gorgeous voice and commanding presence back to the Chan Centre stage. Ever-inspired by legendary Portuguese fadistas such as Amália Rodrigues, and leading a new wave of notable female artists who are reinvigorating the genre, Mariza honours the traditions of her art form while still pushing musical boundaries in fresh and inspired ways. Continue reading “April 17 – Mariza at the Chan Centre for the Performing Arts”
The first festa of the year is the Festa Das Beiras at the Portuguese Cultural Centre. On Saturday, January 19th, you can attend this dinner and dance fundraiser for some good Portuguese food, music, and dancing. For further details and to purchase tickets to reserve seating, please contact Maria Viegas at 604-327-1010 during the week between the hours of 2:00 pm and 9:00 pm. Continue reading “Jan 19 – Festa das Beiras”
If you can’t make the Friday Lunches at the Portuguese Cultural Centre, then drop in on any Wednesday between 11:00 am and 4:00 pm to enjoy some socializing and lunch. Wednesday lunches will be smaller than the lunches served on Friday and will usually consist of soup, bifana, and a dessert. Please note that the menu will vary week to week, so please check with the Portuguese Cultural Centre to see what’s on the menu.