10 Most Influential Hispanic Canadians 2015

Mauricio Ospina

Winners of the 10 Most Influential Hispanic Canadians Awards in 2014

Winners of the 10 Most Influential Hispanic Canadians Awards in 2014

The annual event recognizing the 10 most influential Hispanic Canadians returns to Toronto on Wednesday, July 15 at the spectacular Distillery Historic District. This 9th edition features an international keynote speaker, a “meet and greet” session with past winners, an overview of Pan-American culture presented by Francisco Alvarez and José Ortega, and the renowned singer Amanda Martinez as Master of Ceremonies. Copa Airlines, Seneca College and NuevoMundo TV are program sponsors. There are 200 tickets on sale now with another 100 reserved for past winners, program judges and corporate guests.

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Lulaworld Festival 2015

Lulaworld 2015Celebrating the Music and Dance of the Americas
When: May 27 – June 6, 2015
Where: Lula Lounge, 1585 Dundas Street West, Toronto

Now in its tenth year, the annual Lulaworld Festival brings together Toronto’s finest world, jazz and Latin musicians, presenting their latest compositions and projects and collaborating with celebrated international guests. With the Toronto 2015 Pan American Games just around the corner, Lulaworld 2015 promises to be a pre-party that will get Toronto dancing to the music of the Americas.

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Opening of a New Mexican Cultural Centre in Toronto

Paulina Derbez

Casa Cultural MexicanaIn recent years, the Mexican community has become one of the fastest growing communities in Toronto, in terms both of population and visibility. This growth can be seen in the increased number of Mexican cultural events in the city, as well as the growing number of businesses, media and academic initiatives dedicated to promoting Mexican culture in this city. The need to represent Mexico and its culture in Canada is rapidly growing, motivating Mexicans to find new spaces and platforms where these needs can be met, with a huge impact not only on the Mexican community but also on the Hispanic and Canadian communities in general.

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Contemporary Canadian Fiction in Spanish

Desde el norteBook Launch: Desde el norte: narrativa canadiense contemporánea
When: February 25, 2015, 7:30 p.m.
Where: Room A300 (the Skyroom), Glendon College, 2275 Bayview Ave., Toronto

The Department of Hispanic Studies and the Certificate in Spanish-English Translation at York University’s Glendon College are pleased to invite you to attend the book launch for the latest anthology of Canadian literature translated into Spanish, Desde el norte: narrativa canadiense contemporáneaedited by Dr. Martha Bátiz and published by México’s Universidad Autónoma Metropolitana Press.

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nuestra palabra Awards Ceremony 2014

nuestrapalabra_libro211th nuestra palabra Short Story Awards Ceremony
When: December 7, 2014, 3:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m.
Where: Artscape Wychwood Barns, 601 Christie St., Toronto

The 11th nuestra palabra Spanish-language Short Story Contest and the launch of the short story anthology Cuentos de nuestra palabra en Canadá – Segunda hornada will take place on Sunday December 7, from 3:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m., as part of the “Griots & Scribes” Arts Festival presented by Accents Bookstore. A limited quantity of books will be available for purchase at the end of the event.

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Day of the Dead Festival in Toronto

400px-Day_of_the_Dead_GirlDay of the Dead Festival
When: November 8-9, 2014
Where: Harbourfront Centre, 235 Queens Quay West, Toronto

Harbourfront Centre celebrates the contemporary stories, rituals and practices of Mexico and other Latin American countries with Day of the Dead/Dìa de los Muertos Festival (Nov. 8 & 9). Produced in partnership with Scotiabank, Harbourfront Centre’s two-day festival runs each day from 12 to 6 p.m. and offers patrons an opportunity to explore celebrations from Mexico, and other areas of Latin America, with handcrafted ofrendas, concerts, films, family activities and more.

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Beyond Our Roots

Beyond Our Roots“Beyond Our Roots” Visual Art Exhibition
When: October 15-October 26, 2014
Opening: October 16, 6:00 p.m. – 10:00 p.m.

Where: Gallery 1313, 1313 Queen St. West, Toronto

The Latino Canadian Cultural Association (LCCA) is proud to present the “Beyond our Roots” Visual Arts Exhibition at Gallery 1313, curated by Alejandro Freeland and Hugo Ares. The exhibition will feature the work of a wide range of Latino Canadian artists, including Fiya Bruxa, Rosa Maria Mindreau, Sybil Lamb, Lucero Milchorena, Carolina Favale, Gomo George and John Nobrega.

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Young, Well-Educated, and Adaptable

peddleBook Launch: Young, Well-Educated, and Adaptable: Chilean Exiles in Ontario and Quebec, 1973-2010 by Francis Peddie (University of Manitoba Press)

When: September 9, 2014. 6:30 p.m.
Where: Peter McKendrick Art Gallery, Artscape Wychwood Barns, 601 Christie Street, Toronto

You are cordially invited to the book launch of Young, Well-Educated, and Adaptable: Chilean Exiles in Ontario and Quebec, 1973-2010 by Francis Peddie, published by University of Manitoba Press as part of their Studies in Immigration and Culture series. The launch is proudly presented by Accents Bookstore.

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