Readings by Mia Couto (The Tuner of Silences) at Harbourfront Centre
Mia Couto is the author of more than 25 books of fiction, essays and poems, and also works as an environmental consultant and theatre director. His novels and short story collections have been published in 20 languages. Two of his novels have been made into feature films and his books have been bestsellers in Africa, Europe and South America. In 2002, a committee of African literary critics named his novel Sleepwalking Land one of the 12 best African books of the 20th century. Translated from the Portuguese by David Brookshaw, Couto shares The Tuner of Silences, a shocking portrait of the intergenerational legacies of war.
Thursday, May 2nd, 2013 at 6 p.m.
Galeria Almada Negreiros
Consulate General of Portugal
438 University Avenue
Suite 1400, Toronto
Dr Ted Witek is an American photographer living in Toronto after living several years in Europe, including four years in Portugal. He has been photographing since childhood but takes comfort in proclamation of Helmut Newton that he “got good at 50”.
The exhibit, on display from May 2nd to May 31st, is included in the Contact Photography Festival
taking place in May with more than 1500 participating artists in over 175 venues throughout, the city of Toronto.
SPRING/SUMMER 2013 (April – August)
May 7 – Aug 13 – 6:30- 9:30 p.m.
For further information:
416-675-6622 ext. 4086 or
With the current changes in our global economy, Portuguese is becoming more and more important for business in the Greater Toronto Area. In order to better meet the growing demand and give students an opportunity to achieve proficiency in Brazilian and European Portuguese, Humber offers a six-course certificate program. Although the scope of the program is general in nature, students can apply their language skills to various areas such as business travel, general interest and employment options.
Students looking to earn the Portuguese Language Certificate begin their studies at their appropriate level rather than having to start at the beginner level. Occasionally, Humber’s upper-level Portuguese courses may not be offered due to enrolment fluctuations. In such cases, students can complete their upper-level Portuguese courses through the School of Continuing Studies, University of Toronto, in collaboration with Instituto Camões, and still qualify for the Humber Portuguese Language Certificate provided that they have completed a minimum of two Portuguese courses at Humber.
Refer to the individual course listings for information on the following courses.
For additional information: http://calendardb.humber.ca/LIS/WebCalendar/CE/ProgramOffering.do?name=09431
PORT 101 Portuguese 1 – Beginner NEW!
PORT 102 Portuguese 2 – Novice High NEW!
PORT 103 Portuguese 3 – Intermediate Low NEW!
PORT 104 Portuguese 4 – Intermediate High
PORT 105 Portuguese 5 – Advanced
PORT 106 Portuguese 6 – Advanced High
The Portuguese in Toronto: 1953-2013—
60th Anniversary of Portuguese Immigration to Canada
Monday, May 13 2013, at 5:30 pm
City Hall Rotunda
100 Queen St W, Toronto, ON M5H 2N2
The exhibit, organized under the Scotiabank CONTACT Photography Festival, presents a brief photographic essay on the history of Portuguese immigrants and their descendants in Canada, as part of the 60th anniversary celebrating Portuguese mass migration to Canada.
Collection of photos provided by Portuguese-Canadian History Project (Raphael Costa, Gilberto Fernandes, Susana Miranda and Emanuel da Silva), through the Clara Thomas Archives and Special Collections at York University.
Scotiabank CONTACT Photography Festival is an annual event in May, with well over 1500 Canadian and international artists and photographers exhibiting at more than 175 venues throughout the Greater Toronto Area.
Open to the public until May 19 2013
NEW START DATE
European Portuguese Beginners
April 19th – July 5th
Fridays from 4:30 to 7:30 p.m. (3rd Module) – 36h
In celebration of Portuguese History and Heritage Month, the Federation of Portuguese Canadian Business and Professionals is pleased to announce its 10th Annual Essay Contest. The Essay Contest ceremony will be held on June 12th at the Consulate General of Portugal in Toronto where prizes will be given to deserving students with the top essays in their respective categories.
The Essay Contest is open to all students of Portuguese descent who are in Grades 7-12. Please find attached flyer for more information.
Please email entries to firstname.lastname@example.org or ensure they reach the FPCBP office by mail, courier, or personal delivery before the deadline, May 22, 2013 at 5p.m.. Winners will be contacted by June 1, 2013. For more information please contact the FPCBP office at 416-537-8874.