Celebrate Latin-Hispanic culture this September on the Waterfront

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Gala Latina 2019

Join the Northern Ontario Latin-Hispanic Association (NOLHA) for an unforgettable evening at their first annual Gala Latina on Saturday, September 28th from 5-11pm at the Delta Hotels by Marriott Sault Ste. Marie Waterfront and celebrate Latin-Hispanic culture!

This Latin Heritage fundraising event is a fun & formal event where the community of Sault Ste. Marie can gather to celebrate the sights, sounds and tastes of Latin and Hispanic culture. The entire night has been designed to bring an authentic Latin experience to the residents of Sault Ste. Marie. Your ticket gives you access to an incredible evening featuring Spanish cuisine, live singers, salsa dance performances and live Cuban music band showcasing Latin-Hispanic culture in Canada.

“The main goal of the event is to showcase the beauty of Latin-Hispanic culture and all that NOLHA can offer to our local community. It’s great because the community gets an opportunity to meet and speak with individuals who have made a real impact on Latin-Hispanic culture in our community! The event will also act as a way to welcome newly established immigrants to our community and give us an opportunity to celebrate the people who are making an impact in Northern Ontario and the Latin Hispanic community like our local businesses!” says Sandra Mongui, Organizer & Founder/Chair of NOLHA.

Francine Floreani, owner of Great Lakes Honda, understands how important it is to recognize, welcome and celebrate the many cultures here in Sault Ste. Marie. “When Sandra asked me to partner with NOLHA to get this event off the ground, I was really excited to offer my support to this organization! I know Sandra personally after completing Spanish lessons taught by her, and the partnership between the two organizations just made sense. Great Lakes Honda has always been a ‘Community Driven’ business and this is another way we could offer our support!” said Francine about the partnership.

All proceeds from this event will go directly to NOLHA, as they work to provide free Spanish classes for adults and children, Spanish language translation services and workshops to promote awareness and understanding of Latin & Hispanic culture as well as to retain Latin and Hispanic immigrants in Northern Ontario.

Those in attendance can expect an evening filled with entertainment from the two Master of
Ceremonies, Tim Murphy & Zoi Monroy; as well as Cuban music band, Los Barbudos, Brazilian singer Lidianne Poldmaa and Salsa dancers & performers, Zoi Monroy and Tommy Ajayi!

This event will also be a celebration of the Hispanic-Latin American Heritage Month in Canada!
Get your tickets now for the Gala Latina taking place on September 28, 2019 at Delta Hotels by Marriott Sault Ste. Marie Waterfront from 5:00 p.m. to 11:00 p.m.

About the MC’s

Timothy Murphy
Timothy Murphy is an internationally acclaimed entertainer whose professional career has spanned 32 years and five countries. Tim got his start as a young musical theatre performer and ventriloquist in his hometown of Sault Ste. Marie and went on to study theatre at York University and musical theatre at the prestigious Banff School of Fine Arts where he was a full scholarship recipient. As an actor and singer Mr. Murphy has performed in theatres across Canada including The National Arts Centre in Ottawa, Winnipeg’s Rainbow Stage and the historic Winter Garden Theatre in Toronto.

As a professional stage director Timothy has helmed more than 2 dozen productions including musicals, dramas and operas. For 5 years, Mr. Murphy starred as Joan Rivers in the Las Vegas-style revue An Evening at La Cage in Toronto, Cancun, Miami Beach and St. Maarten and as the headliner at the Sands Hotel in Puerto Rico. He was an award winner in the CBC national talent competition, DuMaurier Search for Stars and the recipient of the Queen Elizabeth Diamond Jubilee medal for his cultural contributions to the city of Sault Ste. Marie.

Tim can be seen weekday mornings as the co-host of ONNtv’s live local news and entertainment show, Mornings with Lou-Anne and Tim.

Zoi Monroy
Zoi is a driven entrepreneur. She is a board-designated Master Practitioner of Neuro-linguistic
programming (NLP) and Coach, Master Hypnotist and Master Time Line Therapy® Practitioner.

Zoi is also an award-winning Salsa dancer and instructor. Currently, she teaches Salsa dance classes in the City of Sudbury and area. Zoi currently offers coaching in English and Spanish and is currently the NOLHA representative in Sudbury since 2018!

About Northern Ontario Latin-Hispanic Association (NOLHA)

The Northern Ontario Latin-Hispanic Association is a non-profit organization dedicated to promoting and celebrating Latin/Hispanic culture and heritage in Sault Ste. Marie. The Association strives to enhance cultural awareness by sharing ideas and providing experiences to further the understanding of Latin/Hispanic culture. The organization also promotes racial harmony among the greater community through the exposure of diverse educational, cultural, social and artistic events.