"I have had the pleasure of knowing Vivian Santos for the last 3 years in her capacity of Executive Assistant to Councillor Mike Pagtakhan. She is very professional and courteous and has shown a great deal of interest in helping advance the goals of Casa dos Açores-Azorean Cultural Centre of Manitoba. Two years ago Vivian was very helpful in organizing a fundraising dinner with Councillor Pagtakhan to help raise funds to support a sister city initiative between Winnipeg and the Acores. We thank Councillor Pagtakhan for his years of service and look forward to supporting Vivian in her efforts to become the next City Councillor for Point Douglas."
-Joao Melo, President of the Board for Casa dos Açores