On July 9, starting at 6pm, the PCHP and the Museum Strathroy-Caradoc (34 Frank St., Strathroy) are hosting a reception for the unveiling of our traveling exhibit “The Portuguese in Toronto, 1953-2013,” which will stay on display at the museum until October.
The museum’s invitation to host the PCHP’s traveling exhibit has given us the opportunity to introduce the sizable Portuguese-Canadian community of Strathroy-Caradoc to the work of Portuguese artists and cultural organizations in Toronto. Keeping in line with our collaborative spirit, we are pleased to partner with the Gallery of the Portuguese Pioneers, author Anthony de Sa, and musician Nuno Cristo, in what we hope is the first of many PCHP “roadshows”. Our photographic exhibit has been greatly enhanced by the artifacts lent by the Gallery of the Portuguese Pioneers. Nuno Cristo and Anthony de Sa will enrich the July 9th reception, the first performing and speaking about the cavaquinho (ukelele) in the context of Portuguese diaspora, and the latter offering a reading from his national bestseller Kicking the Sky (2013). In recognition of the PCHP’s ongoing partnership with York University’s Clara Thomas Archives and Special Collections – named after that Strathroy-born pioneer scholar of Canadian literature – John Lennox will also say a few words honouring Clara Thomas’ memory.
All are welcome to attend what promises to be a memorable summer evening in Strathroy.