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Brazilian Curling Duo seal partnership in Vancouver

Brazil is on its way to the World Mixed Doubles Curling Championship, which starts on April 23, in Scotland, with a Canadian connection. Aline Goncalves, who hails from Sao Paulo but lives in Whitehorse, Yukon, and Marcelo Mello, from Rio Grande do Sul, but lives in Sherbrooke, Quebec, joined forces …

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Teaching and learning on the slopes

The landscape has changed. The streets, before coloured by the fallen leaves of autumn, are giving way to tones of gray and all this announces that winter has arrived. Unfortunate for some, especially those not used to low temperatures, but joyful for others, like Edson Junior and Francisco Pujol, two …

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The beautiful game

Famous around the world for winter sports, Vancouver turned itself into the land of soccer this summer”even if just for a day. The green grass, soccer socks, cleats, and balls brought together soccer aficionados from many different cultures and nationalities for the second annual Vibe Soccer Tournament, held on July …

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Biking season is here

As the bike Mecca of the world wakes up to aA promisingly warm summer, its inhabitants takeA their wheels out of the basement to ride onA endless trails and on the abundant urban bikeA lanes the city has to offer. Vancouver stages a scenario quite differentA from what most Brazilians …

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It’s soccer season!

“The Whitecaps are moving faster on the field,“ according to striker Camilo Sanvezzo. The team”which did not have a good season in the last couple of years”is ready and looking forward to a good season of Major League Soccer (MLS), which starts in March 2013. The new arrival of yet …

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Brazilians are introduced to snow

“To come to Canada and not go skiing? When will you do it again?“ wonders Thais Renata Miara, and her questions reflect the opinion of most Brazilians who come to Canada. Together with the arrival of the snowy and cold winter comes the time to face a challenge that is …

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Soccer tournament builds community

Although Vancouver has recently received a lot of flak for being an isolating city, the power of sport has the ability to bring people together”no matter what language they speak or background they come from. On July 14thA Brazilians and non-Brazilians alike united in their love for Brazil’s national sport: …

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Hand me that ball

It’s a dynamic and fast-paced game in which the primary goal is to get through the defenders and attack in order to score the most goals. No, I am not talking about soccer, but rather, another sport which is also very popular in Brazil: handball. Mixing basketball and soccer, handball …

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At 30, capoeira group rejoices

On July 28th and 29th, Axis Capoeira group will celebrate its 30 year anniversary with a major street festival that will shake up Vancouver. The group has already started organizing the festival that will showcase competitions, music, dance and a ‘ceremi´nia de batizado’ (baptism ceremony). This ceremony is where capoeiristas …

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Jiu-jitsu is his middle name

Marcus Soares arrived in Canada in March 1997 with the not so modest status of being the only jiu-jitsu black belt in the country. In addition, as Carlson Gracie’s disciple, Soares brought with him the renowned and respected Gracie name which was already a legend in the world of martial …

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