Filipino-Canadian Association of Vaughan (FCAV)

Fundraiser for victims of Typhoon Mangkhut / Ompong

September 21st, 2018 | Posted by fcav in News Updates - (Comments Off on Fundraiser for victims of Typhoon Mangkhut / Ompong)

The Filipino-Canadian Association of Vaughan (FCAV) and BIBAK jointly organized a fundraising event to be held on Saturday, October 20, at 6:30pm, Patricia Kemp Community Centre (PKCC), 7894 Dufferin St., Vaughan.

The fundraising event entitled “ Bangon Kordelyera – Hope for Itogon”  is in conjunction with the 21st Anniversary of the Twinning between the City of Vaughan and Baguio City, Philippines. It includes Dinner-Dance, Silent Auction and Raffle Draw.

All donations will go to the victims of Typhoon Mangkhut / Ompong in Itogon, Benguet province. Proceeds from the ticket sales will to go fixing PKCC gym roof.

FCAV  is a not-for-profit organization founded in 1990 to promote community spirit among Filipinos, assimilate Filipino culture and values into the Canadian society and participate in civic and social events within the community. FCAV was instrumental in the realization of Friendship Agreement between City of Vaughan, Canada and Baguio City, Philippines.

BIBAK is a community-based organization of Filipino Canadians in Ontario from the 5 provinces of the mountainous Cordillera Region, namely,  Benguet, Ifugao, Bontoc, Apayao and Kalinga. Philippines.

 Among the BIBAK provinces, Itogon which is located in Benguet incurred the most number of casualties. It was reported more than 100 people dead caused by the landslides and many more wounded, injured, missing, and houses damaged.   Most of the people killed were miners and 80% came from Ifugao. Their families and relatives have camped at the foot of the mountain refusing to leave until they bring home their body of their loved ones. 

 Should you or your organization wish to donate and support the event, please refer to the attached Flyer and click to the links:

General Admission – Dinner Dance sale tickets link

Donation only link – this is for people who might not be able to attend and just want to donate.

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Thank you.

Philippine Canadian Friendship Parkette

September 11th, 2018 | Posted by fcav in News Updates - (Comments Off on Philippine Canadian Friendship Parkette)

Philippine Canadian Friendship Parkette located south of Patricia Kemp Community Centre (PKCC) was unveiled on Saturday, September 8, 2018. The attendees included Consul Edna Mae Lazaro of the Philippine Consulate; Regional Councillor Gino Rosati; Frank Miele, FCAV Adviser; community leaders and the Filipino-Canadian Association of Vaughan (FCAV).

The Parkette was funded in part by the City of Vaughan thru the Canada 150 Community Grant in 2017.  FCAV requested the funding to beautify the south corner of PKCC by naming it a parkette called Philippine Canadian Friendship Parkette. It was supposed to be installed last year during the celebration of Canada 150 Anniversary, however, it was delayed.

The Parkette sign has the logo of the City of Vaughan, Baguio City and FCAV. It is a testament of Friendship between the City of Vaughan (Canada) and the Baguio City (Philippines) – sister cities since 1997.

FCAV will be beautifying the parkette by installing benches and landscaping it. The parkette will provide FCAV members and the general public a place to enjoy such as picnics and small gatherings to promote social interaction and friendship.

In addition, the Filipino Canadian Association of Vaughan sign was installed beside the sign Patricia Kemp Community Centre facing Dufferin Street.  Also, the address number: 7894 was affixed.

We would like to thank the Mayor and Council Members, particularly Regional Councillor Gino Rosati, and Staff for their continued support. Most especially, we would like to thank Frank Miele, FCAV adviser, for working so hard to have the signs installed just in time before the Anniversary of Twinning.

Likewise, we would like to thank FCAV members especially Jackie Cristini, Vittoro, Pastor Tuyading, Rommel Queddeng and Elmo for their assistance.