Carlos Valente immigrated from Portugal to Kingston in 1975. Throughout his life, he volunteered much of his time in keeping the Portuguese Culture and Language alive. A longtime folklore instructor for the Kingston Portuguese Canadian Society Folk Dancers and later for the Portuguese Cultural Centre group, he took pride in knowing that he contributed to the Portuguese Community in Kingston. He left this world peacefully on May 31, 2020 and to honour his memory and devotion to the Portuguese Language and Culture this award has been made in his name.
Please be sure to fill out the commemorative portion of the giving form entitled "Dedicate my gift." This will allow Queen's to notify his family of your thoughtful donation.
In the event fund minimums aren’t met, all donations will go to purchasing a commemorative bench or tree to be placed on campus.