Sarmiento joins NHCC in time for Hispanic Heritage Month

By Cecilia Nasmith

The Northumberland Hispanic Cultural Club extends a welcome to its newest board member, Antonio Sarmiento.

In the group's press release, board president Mario Pareja expressed admiration for Sarmiento's innovative talent and extraordinary contribution to the local cultural scene.

“Antonio is a well-loved and respected member of our community, and we are sure that his presence in our organization will help us with great achievements,” Pareja predicted.

Most recently artistic director at Port Hope's Capitol Theatre, Sarmiento is currently working in Cobourg as the artistic and creative consultant who will develop a strategic operational plan for the Victoria Hall Concert Hall. In more than 20 years as an entrepreneur, producer and artistic director in both national and international stages, he has been recognized with numerous awards and nominations.

He expressed his appreciation for the NHCC's invitation to join the board.

“As a Colombian-born immigrant, I am very proud to offer my help in supporting and promoting the rich cultural of the Latino community in Northumberland and Canada as a whole,” he added.

Last September, following the group's presentation to Northumberland County council, October was officially proclaimed as Hispanic Heritage Month through Resolution 201-09-19-214.

This year, a second Hispanic Heritage Month is planned, featuring a gala, film festival, concert, gourmet food festival, and an art-and-heritage exhibition – details to be announced soon.

For more information, visit NHCC