Ms. Branca Amélia Correia Proença Gomes is a legendary Portuguese teacher. On October 10, 1964, a class of about twenty children, between 6 and 15 said “Good morning, Mrs. Gomes!” in Portuguese, at the First Portuguese School, (located at the time) at 244 Augusta Ave., in Toronto. They were greeting the first official Portuguese teacher in Canada, on the first day of the official Portuguese School of the First Portuguese Canadian Club. The teacher was Mrs. Branca Gomes. She remained a pioneer in teaching the Portuguese language for over 50 years.