By Ashley Paiva
After last year’s back and forth between in-person and online learning, some of the clubs really got a lot of traction and start-up. The Portuguese Club is one of those included in the long list of clubs. There are many different events that the Portuguese Club usually runs, in the past most of the events were in-person. The challenge this year will be to continue these events if we go back to virtual learning. One of these events we hope to continue sharing is the food event. This is where we all eat together as a club and bring together our love for food and our community. The club has come up with a few ideas for this and this article is to tell you all about the club and this event in particular.
The Portuguese Club is for all people even if you don’t identify as or speak Portuguese. Everyone is invited no matter your grade, we are there to enjoy the events that could take place depending on the circumstances. In previous years we have collaborated with WACC, JCC, Greek Club, Latino Club, and French Club to put together events like Multifesta which is put into place to celebrate all different kinds of cultures and their music. This year may pan out differently due to COVID regulations and if the weather isn’t in our favour, as the club will most likely try to do things outside so they can have as many students attend as possible.
The food event in particular is as stated above where the club orders Portuguese food and eats lunch together. This year the club has decided to do chicken, potatoes or rice and salad for the meal. This will cost each student who would like to join the event $10 for the meal. This event would hopefully be held outside if the weather permits and if the weather is not in our favour we would have to evaluate our options based on our numbers for the event. This event is supposed to take place the last week of October. Talk to Ms. Lopes ASAP if you are interested in in taking part. You can find her in the Language Office which is Room 226. You are all welcome to join the club so here is the information for our meetings, we meet every other Tuesday at 3:45pm on Google Meet. Our google meet code is as follows, “portugueseclub”.