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    Dear readers, First of all the weather is now definitely spring. I can see some greens now in the rock garden and the backyard. Having a garden is quite a bit of work but if you have a green thumb you are definitely enjoying this part of the year. So enjoy Spring while it [...]

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Delivering Value for Citizens – The City of Calgary’s 2018 Annual Report is now available

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CALGARY – The City of Calgary’s 2018 Annual Report entitled “Delivering Value for Citizens” is now available for viewing on calgary.ca/annualreport.
The Annual Report is part of The City’s commitment to provide effective governance, increased accountability, transparency, and a well-run City. It provides a comprehensive view of the 2018 consolidated financial statements consistent with Canadian best [...]


Reunited Families Attend Reunification Workshop

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The Calgary Immigrant Women’s Association (CIWA) in partnership with the Calgary Catholic School District and the Philippine Consulate General in Calgary conducted a reunification workshop on February 23, 2019 at St. John Reception Center. This whole day event aimed to provide support to Filipino families who were reunited after several years of separation. There were 20 [...]


Meet first-ever PH bobsled team

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CALGARY, Alberta – Four members of the Philippine Coast Guard (PCG) are members of the country’s first-ever bobsled team that has been winning not only the hearts of kababayans everywhere but other communities as well.
The team composed of Jeffrey dela Cruz, Rolando “Sid” Isidro, Joseph Acosta, and Jerby Deriada has made Calgary their base to [...]


New Filipino language curriculum being developed

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At a roundtable with community leaders, Premier Rachel Notley announced the government will expand learning opportunities for students by developing a Filipino language and culture curriculum.
There are about 170,000 people of Filipino heritage in Alberta, and this new curriculum will help these children and youth connect with their heritage and culture. Expanding Filipino language and [...]


Supporting Visible Minority Newcomer Women in Calgary

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New pilot to address multiple barriers to success for women in Canada’s job market
January 4, 2019—Calgary, AB—The Government of Canada is committed to ensuring that newcomers have the support and services they need to make the most of their talents and experience in order to fully integrate and contribute to the Canadian economy and to [...]


Pinoy Times 10th Year Anniversary Celebration

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Photo credits to Lambert Rellosa and Steve Tarzwell


MOTION RECOGNIZING JUNE AS FILIPINO HERITAGE MONTH PASSES CANADA’S PARLIAMENT

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June is now Filipino Heritge Month accross Canada
I was proud to stand in the House of Commons on October 30th as we unanimously passed my private Member’s motion 155, officially designating the month of June as Filipino Heritage Month across Canada.
Diversity is Canada’s strength. We are a diverse and welcoming country where people of all [...]


Manmeet Singh Bhullar Park officially opens in Calgary

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Park honours legacy of Calgary-Greenway MLA killed in 2015 accident
Manmeet Singh Bhullar Park officially opened Saturday, three years after the Calgary-Greenway MLA was killed in a tragic accident while helping others in need.
“We spent the last three years trying to imagine what this would be and I feel so happy because there are so many people around [...]


CORONATION OF MS. BARANGAY 2018 OF THE GOLDEN GENERATIONS SENIORS CLUB OF CALGARY

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It was another successful event headed by none other than the President of The Golden Generations Seniors Club of Calgary, Mr. Ben Isidro,  which was held last September 22, 2018 at the Polish Canadian Cultural Centre for the Coronation night of Ms. Barangay 2018.
The lucky candidates and their titles are as follows:
Ms. Mutya Letty Gellido [...]


GLOBALFEST 2018

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It was indeed a full packed that night when the Philippines showcased their expertise when it comes to pyrotechnics presentation during the 3rd night of the well attended GLOBALFEST 2018.  If I’m not mistaken this is the 4th time that the Philippines has been a part of the festival and the Philippine delegation was always [...]


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