They later bought the Claremont building that cost a million dollars back. The appearance of other clubs and other establishments caused that Benfica and the First went through difficulties.
Claremont was the point of decline for Benfica. They had to sell the building. It was closed for three years and then went to Robina, near St. Clair, and three years ago, we bought a new space as mentioned before at Rogers Road, and we create a new direction.
Currently, at Benfica Soccer School we have about 200 kids and more than 250 members.
Folk music, social and cultural events are part of our activities that we have at our house and many of Local 183 members are members of casa do Benfica as well.
As a non-profit organization, we survive, mostly from our sponsors support that is very important and is what keep us motivated to improve and show more and more our association.
Consolidate knowledge through practical experience;
Develop in the participant’s capacity for reasoning and critical thinking and autonomous;
Develop teamwork habits;
Articulation of pedagogical activities with actions of animation that involve the exploitation of the cultural heritage;
Implement meaningful learning and the integral participants;
Promote the diversity of educational activities and animation;
Value the diversity of methodologies and strategies of Teaching learning animation.
To promote an enriching coexistence between the different participants and the Monitors;
Promote teaching-entertainment articulation, enhancing the virtuosities of the two Sectors;
Mobilize participants for active intervention in society, in respect to nature conservation and citizenship;
Encourage attitudes and values that lead to the awareness of the importance of being human, in its physical, intellectual and ethical dimension;
Promote healthy lifestyles;
Integrate the experiences, knowledge and interests of the participants in the pedagogic and animation activities;
Promote the exchange of experiences and knowledge with the local community;
To foster the development of attitudes and mechanisms conducive to the work of team;
To stimulate the knowledge of the cultural heritage and to value its preservation;
Respond to participants' needs by contributing through the implementation of diversified activities, to promote the balanced development of young people;
Encouraging the creation of conditions and learning situations conducive to the formation of free, responsible, autonomous and supportive citizens and valuing the human dimension of the work, effort and quality of results to be achieved;
Unleash behaviors that allow the development of conscious attitudes health, consumption and safety.