The online 2021 Canada Day program of the Canadian Chamber of Commerce of the Philippines (CanCham) is still accessible for free on its Facebook and YouTube channels until the end of July. The highlight is a dramatic performance by the iconic Cirque du Soleil based in Canada’s Province of Quebec that will awe adults as well as children of all ages.
In confirming the continued availability of the program, CanCham’s President Julian Payne said, “Canada Day is an important day here in the Philippines to recognize the contribution of Filipino migration to Canada to help economic growth and enrich Canada’s multiculturalism. One objective of our Canada Day program is to show here in the Philippines the contribution of Filipinos to Canada’s diversity for which Canada is thankful.” He added, “We have had 10,000+ viewers to date and already exceeded the total number we had last year (that also included an acclaimed presentation by Le Cirque du Soleil).”
Canada’s federal government Minister of Diversity, Inclusion, and Youth, Hon. Bardish Chagger, MP, PC, set a special video message to be included in the 2021 program.
The 2021 program includes a visual tour of Fil-Can life in Canada’s far northern Yukon Territory contributed by the Canada Filipino Association of the Yukon where over 4,000 Filipinos have now settled to live and work. And as an outstanding example of the infusion of Filipino culture into Canadian life, the Filipino Community Association of New Brunswick, one of Canada’s four Atlantic provinces that presents an elegant interpretation of classic Filipino dance.
The program also allows viewers to see and hear (virtually) messages from the Canadian Ambassador to the Philippines, H.E. Peter MacArthur, and the recently appointed Ambassador of the Philippines to Canada, H.E. Rodolfo Robles, who is based in Canada’s Capital, Ottawa.
The 2021 program has been made possible with support from the private sector including as Title Sponsor – The Manufacturers Life Insurance Co. (Phils.), Inc., Gold sponsors – Masbate Gold Project & Sun Life of Canada (Philippines), Inc.; Silver Sponsors – Open Text (Philippines) Inc., PhilPacific Insurance Brokers & Managers, Inc., SPDS, Inc., Techrep, Inc., and TELUS International Philippines, Inc.; Bronze Sponsors – Centennial College of Applied Arts and Technology, KCD Builders Corp., NewLuxe International, Inc., PressReaderPH, Sagrex Foods, Inc., and Taft Property Venture Development Corp.; and Media Partner – BusinessWord Publishing Corp.
Mr. Payne urged Filipinos interested in Canada to take time during the next few weeks to see how some of their compatriots are living in different parts of Canada as well as enjoy some great free entertainment. The show can be accessed until July 31 on Facebook at www.facebook.com/CANCHAMPhilippines/videos/542281173613053 or YouTube at https://youtu.be/3vmsh-34Tbs.
For further information about the show and membership in CanCham, contact Membership and Events Coordinator, Abigail Tizon at firstname.lastname@example.org.