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Vaughan Fiesta Extravaganza (VFE) 2021

May 10th, 2021 | Posted by fcav in News Updates - (Comments Off on Vaughan Fiesta Extravaganza (VFE) 2021)

Vaughan Fiesta Extravaganza (VFE) 2021

Join us for FUN, non-stop ENTERTAINMENT, and lots of GIVEAWAYS!

This year, once again, due to COVID-19, we are celebrating VFE Virtually on Saturday, July 17, 2021 from 4:00 to 8 PM ET.

Vaughan Fiesta Extravaganza 2021 is a summer event that celebrates Filipino Heritage in Ontario and across Canada that promotes 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. This year’s celebration is dedicated to the Quincentennial Commemorations of the Philippines.  It should be noted that the City of Vaughan is a sister city of Baguio, Philippines and home to around 15,000 Filipinos and a growing Filipino community.

The event will be broadcast live from MCBN Broadcast Centre, Patricia Kemp Community Centre (PKCC) 7894 Dufferin Street, Vaughan, ON. Canada, L4K 1R6. PKCC is home of the Filipino-Canadian Association of Vaughan (FCAV). The celebration will be Streamed Live in all MCBN digital platforms.

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.

For more information, please visit: www.vaughanfiestaextravaganza.cawww.fcav.caPinoyRadio.Comwww.facebook.com/fcav.assn or call : 905-781-6165 (Von); 647-395-4503 (Joey );416-670-4498 (Erlinda).

#VFE2021 #mcbn #fcav #tfc #heritagecanada #tdbank #wfg

Celebrating Filipino Heritage VAUGHAN FIESTA EXTRAVAGANZA “VIRTUAL MUNA” 2020!

July 18th, 2020 | Posted by FCAV in News Updates - (Comments Off on Celebrating Filipino Heritage VAUGHAN FIESTA EXTRAVAGANZA “VIRTUAL MUNA” 2020!)

On Saturday July 18, 2020, the Vaughan Fiesta Extravaganza  (VFE) 2020 “Virtual Muna” was streamed to celebrate the Filipino Heritage Month. This year’s VFE was dedicated to the front liners and essential health workers. The highlight of the celebration included special messages from the Hon. Maurizio Bevilacqua, Mayor of the City of Vaughan,  provincial and federal members of the Canadian government as well as from government officials of the Republic of the Philippines including Vice President Leni Robredo. The event was Emceed by our very own energetic local artists and  professionals. There was a lot of  Fun, Games, Prizes, and Non-stop Entertainment which started  at  5:00-10:00 PM Eastern Time.

The celebration showcased the best Filipino talents in North America and the world as we commemorated Filipino Heritage this summer in the middle of the pandemic. The event was streamed live on FB, YouTube and all MCBN Digital Platforms.

You may watch Live Streaming from the following Pages/links:

https://www.facebook.com/watch/?v=752895252188996

The VFE 2020 “Virtual Muna” will be replayed on Sunday July 26th 2020.

 

 

Latest: Vaughan Fiesta Extravaganza 2020 Update

July 16th, 2020 | Posted by fcav in News Updates - (Comments Off on Latest: Vaughan Fiesta Extravaganza 2020 Update)

Hello Everyone,

Catch their performance this Saturday during the Live Streaming of VAUGHAN FIESTA EXTRAVAGANZA 2020 Virtual Event, 5 PM Eastern Time.

For more information, please visit: www.vaughanfiestaextravaganza.caPinoyRadio.Comwww.facebook.com/fcav.assn or call : 905-781-6165 (Von), 647-395-4503 (Joey );416-670-4498 (Erlinda)

VAUGHAN FIESTA EXTRAVAGANZA 2020 "VIRTUAL MUNA"

Catch their performance this Saturday during the Live Streaming of VAUGHAN FIESTA EXTRAVAGANZA 2020 Virtual Event, 5PM Eastern Time. Lots of Prizes and Surprises DON'T MISS IT! Follow or Like this PAGE for the latest contest updates.#mcbn #fcav #vfe2020 #tfc #expanserealty #canadianheritage #tdbank #ThisBand #LanceBusa #MilesPoblete #LukeMejares

Posted by MCBN TV on Wednesday, July 15, 2020

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!

To view the celebration, please click:

www.facebook.com/fcav.assn

 

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

 

http://www.philcongen-toronto.com/about/kalayaan20.php

COVID-19 Update

May 3rd, 2020 | Posted by fcav in News Updates - (Comments Off on COVID-19 Update)

UPDATE:  May 3, 2020

Patricia Kemp Community Centre (PKCC) remain closed until further notice.

For more information about COVID-19, please visit:  www.vaughan.ca  or  www.yorkregion.ca

Coronavirus (COVID-19)

March 15th, 2020 | Posted by fcav in News Updates - (Comments Off on Coronavirus (COVID-19))

We observed the statement issued by Mayor Maurizio Bevilacqua on March 13 implementing precautionary measures against COVID-19 to close all community centres and other City of Vaughan facilities.

We asked the City of Vaughan if Patricia Kemp Community Centre (PKCC) is included in the closure. The reply was “this facility is independently run therefore it would not be restrictive to closing.” In addition, we were advised to check the York Region health website and take all precautionary measures like wash hands, use hand sanitizers, be vigilant and ensure there is no crowd over 250 in attendance.

After careful consideration, the Board of Directors decided to close PKCC effective Monday, March 16, 2020 at 9 a.m. until Monday, April 6, 2020 at 9 a.m. This is to ensure that we are aligned with the City of Vaughan’s implementation of precautionary measures to ensure our users and the community at large stay protected.

For information about COVID-19, please visit:  www.yorkregion.ca or  www.vaughan.ca

Photos of Vaughan Fiesta Extravaganza (VFE) 2019

July 26th, 2019 | Posted by fcav in News Updates | Vaughan Fiesta Extravaganza 2019 - (Comments Off on Photos of Vaughan Fiesta Extravaganza (VFE) 2019)

Mindanao is the theme of Vaughan Fiesta Extravaganza (VFE) 2019. It is the second largest island in the Philippines. Majority of Filipino Muslims live in Mindanao. There are 13 non-Muslim indigenous groups in Mindanao, one of them is the “Manobo” tribe from Agusan province. Agusan is the hometown of Joey Abrellina, one of the producers and organizers of VFE 2019. Von, Gizele and Joey in colourful Manobo attire.Volunteers at Vaughan Fiesta Extravaganza 2019 Gate
Government Officials
Eric Santos, celebrity,  picture with audience
Scroll presented by MPP’s Gila Martow and Michael TibolloPhilippine Independence Day Council beauties
Filipino Canadian Associations of Vaughan officials 

Remarkable Masters of Ceremony, Gizele Mirasol, Philip Beloso and Kristianne Pascual!

For more information, please visit: www.vaughanfiestaextravaganza.ca; www.fcav.ca; PinoyRadio.Com www.facebook.com/fcav.vaughan

Vaughan Fiesta Extravaganza

July 14th, 2019 | Posted by fcav in News Updates - (Comments Off on Vaughan Fiesta Extravaganza)

The biggest Filipino-Canadian summer event yet in the City of Vaughan, dubbed as “Vaughan FIESTA EXTRAVAGANZA 2019” will be held at Dufferin Clark District Park Grounds on July 20 and 21, 2019, Saturday and Sunday.

“Vaughan Fiesta Extravaganza 2019” 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 more than 13,000 hard-working Filipinos and a growing Filipino community.

The main highlights of the festival are: Non-Stop Entertainment and Musical Extravaganza, Food Expo, Filipino Heritage Exhibits, Cultural Dance Presentation, Bumper2Bumper Auto Show, featured TFC Kapamilya Stars and celebrity guests and more.

We are bringing together Filipino entrepreneurs, artists and cultural groups from Canada and will showcase Philippines’ best in mainstream 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: www.vaughanfiestaextravaganza.ca; www.fcav.ca; PinoyRadio.Com www.facebook.com/fcav.vaughan  or call : 905-781-6165 (Von), 647-395-4503 (Joey );416-670-4498 (Erlinda)

 

Filipino Day in Vaughan 2019

June 14th, 2019 | Posted by fcav in News Updates - (Comments Off on Filipino Day in Vaughan 2019)

The Filipino Day in Vaughan to commemorate the 121st Anniversary of Philippine Independence was celebrated on Saturday, June 8, 2019. The Philippine flag was officially raised at 10:00 a.m. at Vaughan City Hall. In attendance were Members of Vaughan Council: Deputy Mayor Mario Ferri, Regional Councillors Gino Rosati and Linda Jackson; Councillors Marilyn Iafrate, Sandra Racco and Alan Shefman. Also in attendance, were Hon. Peter Kent, P.C., MP for Thornhill; Deb Schulte, MP for King-Vaughan; Francesco Sorbara, MP Vaughan-Woodbridge; Gila Martow, MPP for Thornhill; Stephen Lecce, MPP for King-Vaughan; Miss Manila 2019 and entourage, associations, residents and members of the community

MPs Deb Schulte and Francesco Sorbara both presented their respective greetings as well as, greetings from the Right Hon. Prime Minister Trudeau. In his greetings, Prime Minister Trudeau stated that the foundation of the relationship between Canada and the Philippines are built through many generations of cultural bonds. The Prime Minister acknowledged there are more than 837, 000 Canadians of Filipino origin that call Canada home.

Likewise, MP Peter Kent presented his own greetings as well as, the greetings from Hon. Andrew Scheer, Official Leader of Progressive Conservative, Canada. Hon. Scheer stated that it was the previous Conservative government that received more immigrants from the Philippines than from anywhere else in the world. He also noted that the Filipino community is one the fastest growing communities in Canada and that Filipino Canadians are resilient and hard-working citizens. In addition, MPPs Gila Martow and Stephen Lecce brought their own respective greetings.

Following the speeches by dignitaries were entertainment and lunch featuring Filipino food. Philippine Heritage Band played Lupang Hinirang and O Canada followed by Stand-Up Performance; St. Paschal Choir sang “Ay, Ay, Ay O Pag-ibig” and “Tagumpay Nating Lahat”; and the Solid Rock Indigenous performed a Cordillera cultural dance.

The celebration was also successful due to the coordinated efforts of the Planning Committee namely:  Erlinda Insigne, pres, Filipino Canadian Association of Vaughan (FCAV);  Aurelia de Lara, pres, Philippine Heritage Band (PHB); Jackie Cristini, director, FCAV;  Leonina Magtibay, St. Paschal Choir; Marilyn Baguilod, Solid Rock Indigenous; Gizele Mirasol and Nestor Von Canton, MCBN Media Group /Pinoy Radio Inc.