New Inductees into the PCWOF – King Weekly Sentinel
King Weekly Sentinel
June 4th, 2014
The stage is set to unveil the three newest inductees to the Portuguese Canadian Walk of Fame.
This Toronto landmark is due to the efforts of King Township entrepreneurs, dedicated to honouring the contributions of others.
The inaugural recipients and monument were unveiled for the first time June 2, 2013 in Toronto’s Camoes Square. Among the dignitaries on hand for the event were King mayor Steve Pellegrini, who lauded the efforts of King’s own Manuel DaCosta and Jose Melo, whose contributions to this special project were noted.
The Walk of Fame was created by DaCosta, who also helped establish the Portuguese Pioneers Gallery on St. Clair Avenue. The Walk of Fame celebrates individuals of Portuguese descent who have made profound and powerful contributions to Canada. It’s situated at College and Crawford streets.
This year’s induction ceremonies will be held Sunday, June 8 at 3 p.m. during Portugal Day.
This year, the committee conducted a Canada-wide campaign, asking Portuguese Canadians to nominate outstanding individuals who embody the mission statement of honouring outstanding achievements that have inspired and instilled pride in the Portuguese community.
This year’s recipients include war veteran and advocate Pedro Aires Simoes Correia, CAMHF chair Ana Paula Lopes and 15th century maritime explorer Pedro daSilva.