Wave 80 – Read on this edition

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Translated from Portuguese with Google Translate; (automatic; not revised).

This edition is entirely dedicated to the city of Hamilton, Ontario.

The Mayor of Hamilton, Fred Eisenberger, sent a special message to Wave readers and welcomes Brazilians and all citizens of other cultures with open arms.

The city of Hamilton is located just 68 km from Toronto and has been increasing in popularity among Brazilian ESL students in recent years due to its proximity to the Toronto metropolitan area, Niagara Falls and the American border. Another attractive consideration is the lower cost of living compared to major cities in the country. In addition, the city is home to numerous English schools (ESL) and renowned educational institutions, such as: McMaster University, Mohawk College, University College of the Redeemer (private Christian institution, private school, co-educational), Hillfield Strathallan College, Collège Boréal, Maimonides School of Jewish Studies, Hamilton Hebrew Academy and the Islamic School of Hamilton.

Hamilton offers cultural diversity and an international environment that embraces the preservation of Canadian customs and heritage and honoring our First Nations, Six Nations, and Métis Nation. Bounded by the picturesque southern shore of Lake Ontario and the lush landscape of the Niagara Escarpment, the city offers exuberant access to conservation and recreation lands. Hamilton has been called the World Capital of Waterfalls as it is home to more than 100 waterfalls. Many of them are found along the Niagara Escarpment and Bruce Trail, and can be easily accessed from trails and observation areas.

In this Special Edition we present touristic aspects of Hamilton, and we offer the reader exclusive interviews with Brazilians who are contributing positively to the city and helping to weave the multicultural fabric of our adopted country: Canada.

We spoke with: Dr. Luciano Minuzzi, Professor and Researcher at McMaster University; Detective Constable Fabiano Mendes, a member of the Hamilton Police Department; The Nichele Family; Brazilian professionals who made Hamilton their first choice of relocation; Arnon Melo, member of CONCID, a support organization for Brazilians in Ontario; father and son team of real estate agents, John Mota Senior and John Mota Junior; and the Brazilian Roberto Calfat, a specialist in the field of cultural exchange ESL.

For the Recipes section, we opted for Portuguese pastry, with a recipe for savory and sweet pastries. The ingredients can be purchased at local stores.

In addition, and according to our tradition, we present a national guide to Brazilian products and services in Canada, ending this edition.

Stay tuned for the next editions of Brazilian Wave. We will continue our journey through the main cities in Canada to explore and continue the theme “International Cultural Exchange” and have special interviews with guests!

We thank your readers, advertisers, and contributors for their continued support!
In closing, we would also like to thank our new local partners Liuna Local 837 and Mohawk College.

Happy spring!