July 14, 2023

PH Consulate General Joins the 2023 Philippine Days Summer Festival in North Vancouver

Center: Consul General Arlene T. Magno and MP Jonathan Wilkinson during the flag ceremony at the Philippine Summer Days Festival in North Vancouver. (Photo by Vancouver PCG)

13 July 2023, North Vancouver - The Philippine Consulate General in Vancouver, led by Consul General Arlene T. Magno, joined the Filipino Community at the 2023 Philippine Days Summer Festival Formal Opening Ceremony on Sunday, 09 July 2023, at the Shipbuilders Square in North Vancouver.

The event opened with a short parade by different Filipino organizations, singing of the National Anthem and messages from various officials and guests.  Member of Parliament-North Vancouver, Hon. Jonathan Wilkinson, represented the BC Government at the event.

In her remarks, Consul General Magno said that the Philippine Days Festival Society has always been one of the vital partners of the Consulate in celebrating Filipino culture, promoting a strong sense of community among Filipinos in BC and highlighting the many contributions of Filipino Canadians in Canada over many decades.

The festival was organized by the Philippine Days Festival Society led by its Managing Director Alvin Relleve.  This is an annual 2-day celebration of the Filipino Canadian Community in a vibrant and festive “fiesta” atmosphere. The fair showcased cultural performances by Filipino celebrities and local artists as well as Filipino cuisine and artisan products.  END 

(Left photo) Consul General Arlene Magno delivers the keynote remarks at the Philippine Days Summer Festival in North Vancouver. (Right photo) Consul General Magno (center), Consul Analyn Ratonel (2R) and Consul Ericka Abad (2L 1st row), together with the staff of the Philippine Consulate, during the Parade of Colors. (Photos by Vancouver PCG)

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