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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