Participated in the celebration of Philippine Independence Day in collaboration with PICOV and the Philippine Embassy
In line with the celebration of Philippine Heritage Month, PCC held a Community Outreach activity on June 12, 2019- the Philippines’ 120th Independence Day. A large group of Filipino-Canadians from the National Capital Region attended the picnic outreach held at Vincent Massey Park. It was a beautiful, sunny day filled with fun group activities- including a contest for the “Best Dressed Lechon” and dance performances. The park was packed with tents set up by different Filipino organizations, which gave them a chance to promote their causes. The PCC distributed giveaways and a Settlement Package which included a Kababayan Tour Pamphlet and plenty of useful links, such as career opportunities resources, government websites, and hospital and school locations in the Ottawa-Gatineau area. The PCC thanks the Philippine Independence Committee of Ottawa Valley (PICOV) and the Philippine Embassy for their support in making the 2019 Philippine Independence Day Celebration a huge success.
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Collaborated with MP Chandra Arya’s office to celebrate Philippine Heritage Month
The first Filipino Heritage Day on the Hill was held at the Sir John A. MacDonald Building on June 22, 2019 in line with the celebration of Philippine Heritage Month. The Honourable MP Chandra Arya attended the event as PCC’s representative and delivered the welcome remarks. Mr. Alan L. Deniega, Minister and Consul General for the Philippine Embassy, was also present to show his support. The event boasted an impressive turnout of 300 attendees, including Philippine Independence Committee of Ottawa Valley (PICOV) officers, Philippine Embassy personnel, three Members of Parliament, and a large Filipino-Canadian community. A medley of cultural Filipino performances filled the entertainment program– musical performances by choral groups, a flute rendition of “Sampaguita”, balagtasan (a Filipino form of debate done in verse), and cultural dances. News reports by publications in Toronto, Calgary, and Vancouver revealed that the lineup of activities was both grandeur and impressive.
PCC would like to thank Hon. MP Chandra Arya’s office for their generous support in celebrating the first Filipino Heritage Day on the Hill.