Luso-African Group at Tubman awarded Certificate of Appreciation

ACO award

From Right to Left: Dr. Frank J. Luce, Estevam C. Thompson (one of the group’s new members), PhD candidate Vanessa S. Oliveira, His Excellency Ambassador Agostinho Tavares da Silva Neto, and Professor José C. Curto. Photo credit: Isaac Choi

Congratulations to the Luso-African Group at the Tubman Institute on recently being honoured by the Angolan Community of Ontario, through its President, Mr. Antonio Ildo Major Alves, with a Certificate of Appreciation for their “dedication to educate people about Angolan culture and history” within the Angolan community in Ontario. The awards were presented on September 20, 2014, on the occasion of Angola’s National Heroes Day, marking the anniversary of the birth of the first President of independent Angola, Agostinho Neto, on September 17, 1922. The certificates were presented by His Excellency Agostinho Tavares da Silva Neto, Angola’s Ambassador to Canada, to Professor José C. Curto, Dr. Frank J. Luce, and to PhD candidates Vanessa S. Oliveira, Tracy Lopes, Maryann Buri, and Faustino Kusoka (the last three in absentia). The occasion also provided Toronto’s Angolan community with an opportunity to mark the departure of Ambassador Tavares for his new posting as Ambassador to the United States of America in Washington.

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