Fuerza Latina is a host of a wide range of events throughout the year celebrating different aspects of Latin Culture with the Vaughan community.
For more than 15 years we have been recognizing residents for their contribution to our community in Vaughan. Taking place during the yearly Fundraising Gala, the award ceremony is a special moment dedicated to celebrate leaders that have made an enourmous achievements or impact in their community. Our wish is to highlight the efforts of these individuals with pride and hope as they continue to work towards a better world. In the past, recipients have come from differents walks of life, with outstanding stories, excelling in a multitude of fields including professional sports, the arts, science research, community work, students, and more.
The three awards we give are:
- Orgullo Latino Award
- Community Leader Award
- Fuerza Latina Youth Achivement Award
Dia De Los Reyes Magos (Kids Fiesta)
Día de Los Reyes (known elsewhere as Epiphany) is celebrated on January 6th to honor the Three Wise Men. This day closes the Christmas festivities, and in many Latin American countries and Spain, the Three Kings bring gifts for children (as opposed to Saunta Claus). In some regions, families gather during Christmas and Epiphany to exchange gifts, whereas in other places of the spanish speaking world, it is either or one of these days.
Dominican Republic School Visit
We recently visited a school located in an impoverished area of Domincan Republic as part of our effort to build bridgeds between Fuerza Latina and non-profts organizations in Latin America. We hope in the near future with the help of our community in Vaughan we can work with youth at risk in South and Central America.