August 12, 2019
Cobourg, ON – A federal grant of $ 7,200 has been awarded to Northumberland Hispanic Cultural Club (NHCC) to help with the October Northumberland Hispanic Heritage Month activities.
Kim Rudd, Member of Parliament for Northumberland-Peterborough South, officially announced the grant on behalf of the Honourable Pablo Rodriguez, Minister of Canadian Heritage and Multiculturalism. The Government of Canada is providing this funding under the Building Communities Through Arts and Heritage Program (BCAH).
“We are very honoured to receive the BCAH grant, it will allow us to continue promoting the inclusion and diversity of our community through culture,” says Mario Pareja, President of NHCC. “This grant will help us to offer a better-quality event, showcasing our local artists and heritage”.
Northumberland Hispanic Heritage Month activities will be held from October 4, with a series of cultural events, at different venues, representing the diversity of the Hispanic – Canadian community.
About Building Communities Through Arts and Heritage Program (BCAH). This program was created to help to celebrate our community – both its past and its present. This program increases opportunities for local artists, artisans, heritage performers or specialists to be involved in their community through festivals, events and projects. BCAH also allows local groups to commemorate their local history and heritage.
About Northumberland Hispanic Cultural Club Inc. (NHCC): NHCC is an incorporated not-for-profit organisation established by the Northumberland Hispanic-American community.
On September 19th. 2018, Northumberland County Council officially proclaimed the month of October, as the Hispanic Heritage Month with Resolution 2018-09-19-214.
Cobourg, ON – June 27, 2019 – Northumberland Hispanic Cultural Club Inc. (NHCC), is pleased to announce the appointment of Antonio Sarmiento as a new board director, effective from June 11th. 2019 - 2020.
"With great emotion, we welcome Antonio, whom we admire for his innovative talent and extraordinary contribution to the Northumberland cultural scene," said Mario Pareja, President of NHCC. "Antonio is a well-loved and respected member of our community, and we are sure that his presence in our organization will help us with great achievements”.
Antonio Sarmiento is currently the Artistic & Creative Consultant at The Corporation of the Town of Cobourg, where he will develop a strategic and operational plan for the Concert Hall at Victoria Hall.
“I am very happy to be invited to join the Board of Directors of the Northumberland Hispanic Cultural Club. As a Colombian born immigrant, I am very proud to offer my help in supporting and promoting the rich culture of the Latino community in Northumberland and Canada as a whole," says Antonio Sarmiento.
Antonio Sarmiento has more than 20 years of experience as an entrepreneur, producer and artistic director in both national and international stages. Antonio received numerous awards and nominations, locally and nationally, during his five-year term as General Manager and Artistic Director of Cameco Capitol Arts Centre in Port Hope.
Last September, Northumberland County Council officially proclaimed the month of October as Hispanic Heritage Month with Resolution 2018-09-19-214.
This year NHCC is preparing the second edition of Hispanic Heritage Month, this event will include a gala, film festival, concert, gourmet food festival, and an art and heritage exhibition. Details will be announced soon.
For more information, visit https://www.northumberlandhispanic.ca/
About Northumberland Hispanic Cultural Club: Northumberland Hispanic Cultural Club Inc. (NHCC) is an incorporated not-for-profit organization whose aims are to promote Hispanic and Latin American culture. An elected Board of Directors provides NHCC governance. NHCC marked its first anniversary of incorporation by holding its first general meeting on the 9th of February 2015.