Telelatino Network Celebrates Hispanic Heritage Month in Canada with Community Initiatives and Programming Specials
October is a significant month for Hispanic/Spanish-speaking communities worldwide. As Canada’s most influential ethnic media company, Telelatino Network has announced a calendar of initiatives and special programs for October in recognition of Hispanic Heritage Month in Canada.
Telelatino Network President Aldo Di Felice stated: “We are very proud to be in our fourth decade as a media company that was founded upon and has been part of the fabric of Canada’s Latino communities in so many ways. While we started as a single multilingual TV channel that mainly helped reconnect newcomers with news, entertainment and sports from their countries of origin, like the communities we serve we have grown to serve multiple generations in various languages on many TV channels, and through other platforms. We are happily embedded in our communities in Canada even as those communities have evolved in many different directions. And we see our role as evolving with them all. That includes initiatives that showcase various aspects Latino culture and provide opportunities for cross-cultural appreciation and understanding”.
The Telelatino Hispanic Heritage Month Calendar of Celebrations includes:
Every day in cities and towns across Canada, Hispanic Canadians gather together to celebrate their culture, traditions and their community. Telelatino is committed to unifying and encouraging engagement and development within these communities that we have served for nearly 35 years.
- Telelatino Hispanic/Latino Student Awards With Ryerson University - Thursday, October 5th
Telelatino will proudly attend and showcase the announcement of the 2017 winners of the annual Hispanic/Latino Student Awards with Ryerson University.
- Canadian Hispanic Bar Association event in Toronto, Legal Professionals as Leaders for Diversity: Tackling Service Delivery - October 26, 2017, at 5:30pm, Osgoode Hall, Toronto
Univision Canada and TLN Television are lead sponsors of the Hispanic Heritage Day event organized by the Law Society of Upper Canada and the Canadian Hispanic Bar Association at Osgoode Hall Toronto. The discussion will focus on how lawyers and other professionals can best serve the needs of Latin American/Hispanic clients, and how Latin American/Hispanic lawyers and other professionals can use their diversity to deliver services to clients.
- Canada Salsa & Bachata Congress - October 5th to 9th, Fairmont Royal York Hotel, Toronto
Salsa music and dance are at the heart of the Hispanic culture, demonstrating its vibrancy and passion. For nearly a decade, Telelatino Network has been at the forefront of the longest running Salsa Congress in Canada and one of the largest and most anticipated salsa events in North America as presenting sponsor.
- Mexican Earthquake Victims Benefit Concert Sunday, October 1st from 1-7pm at LIUNA local 183, North York.
Telelatino’s channels attended and supported the event organized by Vanguardia MexiCanadiense (a non-profit organization that brings together the Mexican community to keep and promote their culture and values).
- Hispanic Heritage Month Celebration Reception by federal and provincial elected representatives, Thursday, October 12th at Montecassino Place -
Telelatino’s channels will proudly attend and showcase the event.
Selected TV Programming Initiatives on Univision Canada
Univision Canada, the country’s leading Spanish language TV channel, available in nearly 2 million Canadian homes will also broadcast a series of TLN Studios Originals and special programming throughout the month of October.
- Nuestra Historia: Hispanos en Canada (A TLN Studios Original) Sunday, October 15th at 8pm/et & Saturday, October 21st at 12 noon This moving TLN Studios original documentary traces the history, growth and, ultimately, the success of Canada's fastest growing third language community, featuring inspiring stories of Hispanic Canadians from across the country.
- Cronicas (A TLN Studios Original) Sunday, October 15th at 9pm/et & Saturday, October 21st at 1pm Cronicas is a TLN Studios Original special hosted and produced by Montreal based TLN/Univision journalist Jorge Contreras.
This half-hour special features 2 stories:
1. El silencio de la frutas y verduras de Canada: Since 1974, there has been a program for Mexican foreign farmers who come to work in Canada. Today, migrant workers come from Guatemala, Honduras and other Caribbean countries. Cronicas takes an inside look at the lives of professionals, activists and workers claiming that their rights are being violated, and the response of those who defend this agricultural program. Is it right to believe that what we put on our plates (fruits and vegetables) is a new form of slavery?
2. Venezolanos: La nueva realidad del refugio en Canada -Venezuelans constitute the new wave of immigration asking for refugee status in Canada, a new reality for the citizens of the country of President Maduro. Families separated by distance as well as political view, Cronicas speaks to the leaders of this community-based in Toronto and Montreal revealing how Canada has included Venezuelan expats on an equal footing as Iran, Iraq, Libya, Somalia, Afghanistan and Syria.
And all month long…. A Free Preview on Rogers Channel 664 in 1.5 million homes across Ontario continues for TeleNinos, Canada’s First and Only All Spanish-Language Kids TV Channel dedicated to heritage language preservation.