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True North Favourite: The Portuguese in Canada

leonor

The Portuguese in Canada: from the sea to the city edited by Carlos Teixeira and Victor M.P. DaRosa

 

Arriving in Canada in 1970, my family and I (only 9 months old) adjusted to a new way of life. My parents, growing up in a small village in the Azores, were in awe of the of their new country. They had many struggles but Canada allowed them the opportunity for a better life. While adapting to the community around us (and the snow!) we were fortunate to continue to celebrate our Portuguese culture. We celebrated our faith in Portuguese and even got delicious Portuguese bread delivered to our door. We continued to watch soccer but became fans of hockey. These experiences as an immigrant have made me a proud Canadian.

Arriving in Canada in 1970, my family and I (only 9 months old) adjusted to a new way of life. My parents, growing up in a small village in the Azores, were in awe of the of their new country. They had many struggles but Canada allowed them the opportunity for a better life. While adapting to the community around us (and the snow!) we were fortunate to continue to celebrate our Portuguese culture. We celebrated our faith in Portuguese and even got delicious Portuguese bread delivered to our door. We continued to watch soccer but became fans of hockey. These experiences as an immigrant have made me a proud Canadian.

 

- Leonor 

 

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