Photos: Vasco Da Gama Club Celebrates 77 Yrs

October 12, 2012

Members and friends of the Vasco Da Gama Club gathered last night [Oct 11] to celebrate the organization’s 77th Anniversary.

Speaking at the event, Vasco President Andrea Moniz DeSouza said, “I consider myself honoured to have been given the chance to be the President of the Vasco Da Gama Club and to continue the Portuguese traditions in Bermuda.”

Those in attendance included Acting Premier Dame Jennifer Smith, National Security Minister Wayne Perinchief and Shadow Attorney General Trevor Moniz.

The Club, named after the famed Portuguese explorer, was founded in Hamilton, Bermuda on or around October 11th 1935. The exact date is unknown but recalled as being between October 7th and October 11th.

The original founders key objectives were to create an environment dedicated to the development and preservation of the Portuguese language and culture and to assist any member of the association during a time of need

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  1. Justin T says:

    I see a couple of dark skinned people mingling about, wonder if they are portuguese born or children of portuguese residents in Bermuda.

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    • Family Man says:

      Who cares how light or dark their skin is?? The event was for members and friends. Didn't say anything about pigmentation.

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      • SNP says:

        Good response....

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      • SNP says:

        I see a few West Indians in these pics....who cares of the skin tone of the attendees.

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    • Idiot Comment says:

      This has to be the most idiotic comment I've ever read. Have you ever been to Portugal? The more SOUTH YOU GO THE DARKER THEY GET. Know the world and its countries instead of making stupid comments like that.

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    • Mad Dawg says:

      Do you look at the Premier and wonder if she was Canadian born?

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  2. swing voter says:

    And no public spats or bad press that I can remember. Maybe PHC can get back to the same style of harmony, community spirit, and commraderie......

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  3. Bermudian says:

    Thank you Family Man!! There is always a comment on color now days. This is 2012 people and we need to all get along no matter what color you are. We are all humans, treat everyone with respect and love, and to love one another. To Andrea, you have done a good job for the Portuguese community!

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  4. Jonathan D Smith says:

    Congratulations to Vasco Da Gama Club on the celebration of their 77 years in Bermuda. The Portuguese have made a tremendous impact on our island since their arrival in the 1800's. Having married a Ferreira, I remind my three sons of their proud Portuguese heritage!

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  5. Bermudian says:

    Viva Portugal!!!!!!!!

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  6. Tia Maria says:

    For the record...you can meet Portuguese people who are White, Black, Indian and Asian- we come in every shade of passion and soul!

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  7. Bermudian says:

    Amen!So gente tola mesmo. Eles falam de si primeiro antes de falar dos outros. E a cor nao emporta e o que ven de dentre de pessoa. Gente sem class e burros!

    Obrigado amigos!

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  8. Bermydude says:

    Congrats to Vasco Da Gama Club!!

    Vasco and the Portuguese Community has had a tremendous impact on our Island and thank you.

    One thing i have noticed on the press, is that it looks like someone is trying to make name for them selfs, that is the new President of the Club.

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  9. Gilles Hezard says:

    Congrats to Vasco De Gama
    Greatest people I ever met,play for them around 1977-79,I am French but was very well accepted by all community,any one remembering me can e-mail
    Sincerely,
    Gilles Hezard

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