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April Churrasco - We had our normal fun Churrasco on the 28th April this year. It was a great success with 130 guests attending the event, which was an excellent turnout considering it took place during an extended public holiday weekend.

This year we had a change of venue for this Churrasco and, with the kind permission of St Pauls School, it was held at the school.

We would like to thank the whole team from the school who were involved in the organisation and with the operation on the day. We received many favourable comments and the feedback after the event was again very positive.

The raffle was very successful and was greatly assisted by the Cubs selling the tickets. The raffle prizes such as the basket prizes always attract attention with the Legion Ladies’ Committee offering 2 baskets this year and a third one that was kindly donated by St Nicholas’ School (photos of some of winners are shown on page 6).

I should like to thank all the people behind the scenes who made this event a success with their efforts, donations, support, time, sponsorship and, of course, I really need to especially thank all who joined us on the day, including those who attended this event for the first time.

Lycée Pasteur - We were kindly invited by the French Consul General in São Paulo, Mr. Brieuc Pont, to a very moving Ceremony in commemoration of the end of World War II. The event took place on Monday 8th May, 2017, at the French Lycée Pasteur in Rua Vergueiro. We participated as usual in the event and you can see above(right) a photograph of the event with Paul McMahon (far left) representing the Legion in the line-up with the French Consul General in São Paulo, Mr. Brieuc Pont (third from left).


The reason for this event is to remember VE Day - Victory in Europe Day which was first celebrated on 8th May 1945 marking the official end of the Second World War in Europe. It is remembered every year here in São Paulo by the French community.  For those of you who wish to see more photographs from this event or know more about VE Day please see the links below:

https://photos.app.goo.gl/8fBre9mkM9y9zfwZA      http://www.bbc.co.uk/history/events/ve_day

US Memorial Day - We were invited to, and participated in, the Memorial Service at Fellowship Community Church, Rua Carlos Sampaio on Sunday, 27th of May 2018.  This was sponsored by the American Society’s Veterans Association and Fellowship Community Church.  You can see below a photograph taken at this event showing Derek Barnes BEM representing the Legion (2nd from left), Peter Ford representing the British Community (3rd  from left),  and Daniel Dupont-Liot representing the French Veterans. (4th from left).


Paul McMahon - President Royal British Legion Sao Paulo Branch