Photos & Videos: Casa dos Acores Roof Wetting

September 25, 2020 | 2 Comments

The roof wetting for the Casa dos Acores Community Centre, located in Admiralty Park, North Shore in Pembroke, was held today.

Minister David Burch said, “I am honoured to be here again for the roof wetting of the Casa dos Acores Community Centre, located here in Admiralty Park, North Shore, Pembroke.

“Founded on March 10, 2015, the Casa dos Acores da Bermuda Limited, which translates to House of the Azores Bermuda Limited, had the initial designation of the Friends of the House of the Azores Bermuda Ltd. The charity is responsible for promoting and carrying out activities that celebrate Azorean culture and promote its history with the Bermudian community so that we all can understand who they are, where they came from and the contributions they have made to our society.

“Many will know that the history of the Portuguese in Bermuda goes back several years. The oldest confirmed record of Portuguese arriving in Bermuda was in 1849 when 58 men, women, and children arrived from Madeira, which is located near the Azores. However, possibly the earliest signs of humans in Bermuda, are the initials carved into a rock located in Spittal Pond. Originally believed to be from Spanish sailors, it has now become known as Portuguese Rock and indicates that Portuguese sailors were once shipwrecked on the island in 1543.

“In any event, since they arrived in Bermuda the Portuguese community have made Bermuda their home while promoting and preserving the heritage and history of the Azorean culture, and educating the wider community on the contributions of Azorean descendants to our country.

“And so I am pleased that we are all here today, to acknowledge the progress being made in bringing your new home to fruition. I am certain that once the facility is completed – the contributions of the Portuguese community will expand even further. Thank you. ”

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  1. Really says:

    Enough with the election crap. As if the Portuguese are actually valued in Bermuda. Only when it suits votes

  2. Rosco says:

    What happen to the Sea Cadets?

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