I was born on the beautiful Island of Madeira, Portugal, the pearl of the Atlantic. I immigrated to Canada with my parents and my brother at the age of nine, and grew up in Toronto. My wonderful husband and my three children are the driving force in my life.

My hobbies include reading, gardening, swimming and ice skating. My other interests are spending time on the soccer field and going to the movies. I am fluent in Portuguese, and I am proud of my heritage. I try to maintain my first language alive at home.

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