Filipino-Canadian Association of Vaughan (FCAV)

Beautifying the Philippine Friendship Parkette

June 18th, 2020 | Posted by fcav in Events | News Updates - (Comments Off on Beautifying the Philippine Friendship Parkette)

This was the picture of the Friendship Parkette last year (2020)
We have received a grant to beautify the Philippine Friendship Parkette from the New Horizons for Seniors Program (NHSP). The aim of our project is to support our seniors  by promoting socialization, mental health and physical health through gardening the area which includes planting flowers, shrubs, vegetables near the Friendship Parkette Sign. This grant also includes  line dancing and Zumba exercises which gets seniors moving in a fun way.

Due to COVID-19, we had to post-pone the start of the project to June 15 2020. We had a maximum of five volunteers, at a given time, due to the restrictions and guidelines recommended by health officials.We also had safety measures in place  such as mandatory masks, gloves, and a physical distance of at least two metres between each individual.

We have purchased and received donations in the form of shrubs, flowers, a handful of vegetables and other plants to beautify the friendship parkette and its’ surroundings. We have also created a small vegetable garden that will help get out seniors active and engaged.

We would like to thank Frank Miele, and Jackie Cristini who spearheaded the beautification of the Philippine Friendship Parkette. Likewise we would like to thank FCAV volunteers like Tony I, Gary G, Joel M, Sonny M, Atilla M, Gloria D, Pastor Nars Tuyading and his crew from the Maple Baptist Church. In addition we would like to thank Giselle Mirasol, who donated $100 for the project.



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Philippine Independence Celebration

June 12th, 2020 | Posted by fcav in News Updates - (Comments Off on Philippine Independence Celebration)


Congratulations on the 122nd Anniversary of the Proclamation of the Philippine Independence and the Filipino Heritage Month!

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Message of the Ambassador

As we approach the 122nd Anniversary of the Proclamation of Philippine Independence and commemorate Filipino Heritage Month in Canada, the Embassy of the Philippines is pleased to share a message from Ambassador Petronila P. Garcia

Posted by Philippine Embassy in Canada on Monday, June 1, 2020


Video Message of Consul General Orontes V. Castro on the occasion of the 122nd Anniversary of the Declaration of Philippine Independence and in celebration of the 2nd Filipino Heritage Month in Toronto

Posted by Philippine Consulate General in Toronto on Saturday, June 6, 2020

VIRTUAL Vaughan Fiesta Extravaganza 2020 July 18

June 3rd, 2020 | Posted by fcav in Media | Vaughan Fiesta Extravaganza 2020 - (Comments Off on VIRTUAL Vaughan Fiesta Extravaganza 2020 July 18)
The biggest Filipino-Canadian summer event yet in the City of Vaughan, dubbed as Vaughan FIESTA EXTRAVAGANZA 2020 (VFE).” This year due to COVID-19 we are celebrating VFE VIRTUALLY or ” Virtual Muna” on July 18 2020 from 5PM EST.
“Vaughan Fiesta Extravaganza 2020” is a summer event that celebrates Filipino Heritage in Ontario and across Canada that will promote multicultural awareness and appreciation of Philippine heritage. This is one way of recognizing the achievements of the Filipino Community that has contributed to the social and economic fabric of Canada. It should be noted that the City of Vaughan is a sister city of Baguio, Philippines and home to around 15,000 hard-working Filipinos and a growing Filipino community.
The main highlights of the festival are: Non-Stop Entertainment and Musical Extravaganza, Cultural Heritage Exhibits, Cultural Dance Presentation, featured Celebrity Guests, Games and more!
We are bringing together Filipino artists and cultural groups from Canada that will showcase Philippines’ best in a virtual venue in the City of Vaughan. Part of the proceeds will help to renovate Patricia Kemp Community Centre, the home of the Filipino-Canadian Association of Vaughan (FCAV).
For more information, please visit:;; PinoyRadio.Com; or call : 905-781-6165 (Von), 647-395-4503 (Joey );416-670-4498 (Erlinda)