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The Quest for a Philippine Centre in Edmonton

Read the article on the establishment of a Philippine Centre in Edmonton, written by Ida Beltran-Lucila and published in the March 2019 issue of the Alberta Filipino Journal.



February 2019

  • a meeting was held to discuss the establishment of a Philippine Centre

  • read the Minutes of the Meeting

  • surveys on the need & vision, and a name, for a Philippine Centre were sent out

March 2019

  • submission of papers of incorporation for the Edmonton Philippine International Centre (EPIC) under the Societies Act

  • consultation meeting with the Strategic Advisor to the Mayor, Mr. Bin Lao. Attendees representing the Filipino community: Ida Beltran-Lucila, Marco Luciano, Grace Alarcon-Isla, Lito Velasco, Jun Angeles, Tony Surtida.

Next Steps:  Follow-up meeting on development of business plan, information dissemination, stakeholder engagement and fundraising.

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Current funds: $127.38

For full accounting and transparency on funds, see the financial spreadsheet.

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Alberta Filipino Journal

Congress of Philippine Associations

Council of Edmonton Filipino Associations

FilCan Riders

Filipino-Canadian Saranay Association

Filipino Support Services Society

Koro Filipino

Migrante Alberta

Philippine Arts Council

Philippine Business Society of Alberta

Philippine Edmonton Events and Arts Society

Philippine Media Association of Alberta

Philippine Warrior Arts Society

University of the Phils. Alumni Asso. of Edmonton

VisMin Association


For full listing of individuals involved, click here.

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