Filipino-Canadian Association of Vaughan (FCAV)

Filipino Day in Vaughan

June 8th, 2016 | Posted by fcav in News Updates - (Comments Off on Filipino Day in Vaughan)

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When:   Saturday, June 11, 2016, 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. Photo opportunity at 10:00 a.m.
Where:  Vaughan City Hall, 2141 Major Mackenzie Drive - at flagpoles near front entrance.  
What:   To commemorate the 118th anniversary of Philippine Independence Day, the City of Vaughan 
        will officially fly the Filipino flag and recognize June 11 as Filipino Day. The City of
        Vaughan is a twin city of Baguio, Philippines. Following the flag raising, program and 
        entertainment will be held at the Courtyard followed by lunch featuring Filipino food.


Hon. Maurizio Bevilacqua, P.C., Mayor and Members of  Council
Hon. Rosalita Prospero, Consul General, Philippine Consulate, Toronto
Hon. Peter Kent, P.C., Member of Parliament, Thornhill
Deborah Schulte, Member of Parliament, King-Vaughan
Francisco Sorbara, Member of Parliament, Vaughan-Woodbridge
Gila Martow, Member of Provincial Parliament, Thornhill
Filipino-Canadian Association of Vaughan
Philippine Heritage Band
Greenhills Christian Fellowship
Maple Baptist Church
Solid Rock Indigenous Group
Residents and Community Groups

For more information, please contact any of the following:

Linda Insigne, Filipino Canadian Association of Vaughan, 416-670-4498
Carol Banez, Philippine Heritage Band, 416-264-4569
Au de Lara, Philippine Heritage Band, 905-738-3789, 905-832-8514 X4242
Lurvie DeBlois, Filipino Canadian Association of Vaughan, 905-669-5025
Marilyn Baguilod, Solid Rock Indigenous Group, 647-928-0277
Dave Montoya, Maple Baptist Church, 905-417-1998
Rey Tolentino, Greenhills Christian Fellowship, email:


May 30th, 2016 | Posted by fcav in News Updates - (Comments Off on )

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Little Prince / Princess 2016 – FCAV

May 30th, 2016 | Posted by fcav in News Updates - (Comments Off on Little Prince / Princess 2016 – FCAV)

Little Princes & Little Princesses 2016 – FCAV, City of Vaughan


The Filipino-Canadian Association of Vaughan (FCAV) held the coronation of Little Princes / Princesses 2016 at Dufferin Clark Community Centre, City of Vaughan. These young boys and girls raised funds for the security cameras and alarm system at Patricia Kemp Community Centre as well as an electronic sign to inform users the many activities that Filipino-Canadian Association of Vaughan has to offer.


Patricia Kemp Community Centre is leased to the Filipino-Canadian Association of Vaughan by the City of Vaughan for 20 years. It is the Centre of all FCAV’s programs and activities. The facility is also being used by other Filipino associations, various community groups, and the community at large.


L-R: Zoey Gabrielle Molina, 1st Little Princess; Vittorio Cristini, 1st Little Prince;

Nasia Mayricle Castillo, FCAV Little Princess 2016; Dufferin DeBlois McNabney, FCAV Little Prince 2016; Ruth Ann Bayanos, 2nd Little Princess; Jasmine Tomines, 3nd Little Princess. Standing is Michael Di Biase, Deputy Mayor, City of Vaughan.



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Trip to Ottawa!

May 22nd, 2016 | Posted by fcav in News Updates - (Comments Off on Trip to Ottawa!)

Pic - GrpMichael Pic - MP JKenney Pic - MP PKent Pic - SenEnverga Tulip - mix1 Tulip - red1 Tulip - yellowOn Thursday, May 19, the Filipino-Canadian Association of Vaughan (FCAV) travelled to Ottawa. With the assistance of Michael, Amy and Sack from the Hon. Peter Kent’s office, the group toured Parliament  Hill building including the library, standing committee room and observed first-hand how the Members of Parliament questioned each other at the House of Commons.  Their debate included Physician Assisted Death and Electoral Reforms.

The group met with Hon. Peter Kent, former Environment Minister; Hon. Jason Kenney, former Minister of National Defense and Minister of Multiculturalism; Senator Tobias Enverga Jr. and Senator Victor Oh.  The Speaker of the House also addressed the group.

The group also visited the Tulips in Bloom. The tulips were amazingly gorgeous and came in different colours – yellow, red, pink, purple and white.

FCAV trip to Ottawa was definitely remarkable and they thank the New Horizon for Seniors Program (NHSP) and the Hon. Peter Kent, MP for Thornhill, for making it possible.

Filipino Centre Toronto

April 24th, 2016 | Posted by fcav in News Updates - (Comments Off on Filipino Centre Toronto)

MPP Patrick Brown 042316At the Filipino Centre Toronto President’s Gala on April 23, 2016 – Hon. Patrick Brown, Leader, Provincial Conservative Party with Erlinda and Tony Insigne, Filipino-Canadian Association of Vaughan (FCAV).

Volunteer Recognition Award

April 17th, 2016 | Posted by fcav in News Updates - (Comments Off on Volunteer Recognition Award)

Mary Rose was presented a Volunteer Recognition Award by Mayor Maurizio Bevilacqua at Vaughan City Hall on April 14, 2016 for her outstanding dedication and contribution to the community particularly to the Filipino-Canadian Association of Vaughan (FCAV). Mary Rose helped organize fundraising events, assisted in the basic computer training courses, and performed clerical work at FCAV’s office.Pic1 - Mayor

Twin City marker, Medical supplies donation

April 8th, 2016 | Posted by fcav in News Updates - (Comments Off on Twin City marker, Medical supplies donation)

Twin City marker re-opening; Medical supplies donated to Baguio City from the Filipino-Canadian Association (FCAV). Handing over the medical supplies are Lily &Twin City marker2 Twin City marker3 Medical supplies donation1 Medical supplies donation5 Medical supplies donation3 Medical supplies donation6 Medical supplies donation4 Efren Miranda of FCAV.  Accepting the donation are Mayor Mauricio Domogan, Councillor Lourdes Tabanda, Dr. Acuba, Director of Baguio City General Hospital and Dr. Rowena Galpo, City Health Officer

Twin City marker

April 8th, 2016 | Posted by fcav in News Updates - (Comments Off on Twin City marker)

Re-opening of Twin City marker, Centennial Park, Baguio City, Philippines.Twin City marker, Baguio City, Phil.

Twin City marker in Baguio City being enhanced

March 25th, 2016 | Posted by fcav in News Updates - (Comments Off on Twin City marker in Baguio City being enhanced)

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Twin City Monument – Baguio City, Philippines

March 9th, 2016 | Posted by fcav in News Updates - (Comments Off on Twin City Monument – Baguio City, Philippines)

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