Archive for June, 2018

  • BMO Volunteer Day 2018

    12 June 2018 / Uncategorized / 0 Comment

    BMO Volunteers Assist with the Life and Hope Group

    The Abrigo Centre was honored to welcome six BMO staff members during their annual BMO Volunteer Day with us. This year the group provided assistance to our Life and Hope seniors group. From food prep to cleaning to gardening and dancing, each BMO volunteer played a big part in making it a special day for our clients.

    A sincere thank you to all the BMO employees who came to Abrigo and made a difference for our community!

  • Portugal Day Parade 2018

    11 June 2018 / Uncategorized / 0 Comment

    Sunshine and Smiles Fills Portugal Day Parade Route

    It was the Abrigo Centre's pleasure to participate once again in ACAPO's wonderful 31st annual LiUNA Portugal Day Parade.

    With a large gathering of clients and staff, a truck beautifully decorated, and our DJ Paulo Luis pumping out the music, it was a winning combination for both participants and spectators.

    Thank you to all the sponsors and the other participating organizations and groups for making this another terrific event. Special recognition should go out to the ACAPO leadership and committee members for all their hard work in making this annual event a highlight of the Abrigo year.

  • Abrigo Receives $25,000 Donation from PCWOF

    10 June 2018 / Uncategorized / 0 Comment

    Abrigo one of three charities to receive generous gift

    The Abrigo Centre was honored to receive a $25,000 donation from the Portuguese Canadian Walk of Fame (PCWOF) on Saturday, June 9th following their annual induction ceremony at Camoes Square.

    PCWOF Committee Chairman Mr. Manuel DaCosta presented the cheque to Abrigo Centre's Executive Director Ed Graca at the Mod Club during the post-induction ceremony gala. Also on hand to receive donations were the Luso Canadian Charitable Society and Famous People Players.

    Abrigo extends its sincere thanks to Mr. DaCosta and all the other members of the PCWOF Committee for their belief in the work Abrigo does daily to assist more than 6,500 women, men and children in our community every year.

    Thank you as well to all the sponsors of this year's event for your support!

  • Portugal Day Flag-Raising Ceremony 2018

    08 June 2018 / Uncategorized / 0 Comment

    Toronto Deputy Mayor Ana Bailao and the Alliance of Portuguese Clubs and Associations of Ontario host annual event.

    On Thursday, June 7th staff members and clients in Abrigo's Life and Hope seniors group enjoyed the annual Portugal Day Flag-Raising Ceremony at Nathan Philips Square presented by the Alliance of Portuguese Clubs and Associations of Ontario (ACAPO) and Toronto Deputy Mayor Ana Bailao.

    It was a beautiful day to enjoy this important cultural event and our thanks go out to the organizers for putting together a wonderful presentation again this year.

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