Filipinos celebrate Canada’s 150th

Fiesta Filipino 2017: Celebrating Canada’s 150th Birthday takes place in Vernon June 10

  • Jun. 7, 2017 6:30 a.m.

In a country that encourages people to retain their original cultural identity, the Club Filipino of Okanagan-Shuswap thrives in preserving Filipino traditions in Canada.

Bernie Ramis said members of the club are thankful, particularly for the welcoming community that is here in Vernon.

“Filipinos feel very welcomed here. We are thankful that we are never judged by the colour of our skin; rather we are embraced for the colour we add to Canada’s cultural mosaic,” said Ramis. “We are grateful that we can continue to pass our traditions to the younger generation of Filipinos who are mostly born here while we celebrate and affirm our being Canadian.”

As Canada marks its sesquicentennial anniversary of Confederation, Filipinos in Vernon join all Canadians in honouring this nation. The club invites everyone to Fiesta Filipino 2017: Celebrating Canada’s 150th Birthday, which will be held Saturday at the Vernon Recreation Centre. It will be a showcase of exotic Filipino food, songs and dances which highlight the ethnically diverse landscape that represents Canada.

Tickets are $30 for adults, $20 for kids ages seven to 12, and free for kids six and under. Please note that tickets will not be sold at the door. Tickets are available by calling Maylene at 250-307-6721 or email clibfilipinovernon@gmail.com

Just Posted

Okanagan Rail Trail to officially open

Thursday, Sept. 27, 11 a.m., Oyama Boat Launch, Wood Lake; public welcome

Vernon’s veterans’ unit stays true to association acclaim

The Army-Navy Airforce Veterans Unit 5 is always accepting new members

Open burning permitted again in Kamloops Fire Centre

Low fire rating prompts decision throughout Kamloops Fire Centre

Vernon’s Seaton Secondary makes pies to make music

Annual fundraiser pickup dates are Sept. 29 and Oct. 13

Fashion Fridays: Rock some animal print

Kim XO, lets you in on the latest fall fashion trends on Fashion Fridays on the Black Press Media Network

Permit to give B.C. deer birth control on hold until consultation with First Nations

Complexity of consultation will depend on level of First Nations support for the project

Feds launching review of oil tanker traffic in bid to renew pipeline approval

The feds have ordered the National Energy Board to bring recommendations on whether pipeline expansion should proceed

Horvat leads Canucks to 4-3 shootout victory over Kings

Vancouver dumps L.A. in NHL pre-season contest

Race is on for Shuswap late-run sockeye salmon

New estimates say about 750,000 sockeye will spawn on the Adams River, similar to 2014 dominant run

Update: Search called off for missing plane between Edmonton and Chilliwack

Search efforts were concentrated along the Highway 5 corridor between Valemount and Kamloops

Why Whistler for ski jumping in 2026? Calgary proposal gets pushback

Calgary 2026 proposes re-using the 2010 ski jumping venue Whistler for that sport and nordic

VIDEO: Hundreds line highway as family brings home body of B.C. teen

Northern B.C. showed their support by lining Hwy 16 as Jessica Patrick’s body returned to Smithers.

Despite progress, threat of 232 tariffs dominates NAFTA negotiations

Any deal is seen to require congressional approval before Dec. 1 to survive new Mexican government

Most Read