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

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