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June 19, 2023
Philippine Flag Raised for the First Time in Burnaby, British Columbia
(Top photo) Consul General Arlene T. Magno with the members of the Burnaby City Council, Team PCG Vancouver, officers and members of the Filipinos’ Advocacies Support Team and Volunteers, and members of the Filipino Community at the Confederation Park in Burnaby, BC. (Photo by Vancouver PCG)
On 11 June 2023, the Philippine flag was raised for the very first time in Burnaby to celebrate the 125th Anniversary of the Proclamation of Philippine Independence and Filipino Heritage Month in Canada.
Consul General Arlene T. Magno was joined by Speaker of the Legislative Assembly MLA Raj Chouhan, MLA Mable Elmore, MLA Janet Routledge,
(Left photo) Consul General Arlene T. Magno delivers her keynote address before the Filipino community.
Councillor Maita Santiago, Councillor James Wang (Acting Mayor), Consulate’s officers and staff, and members of the Filipino Community at the flag raising ceremony.
In her keynote address, Consul General Magno urges the Filipino community to continue promoting the rich and diverse culture of the Philippines, and working towards building a stronger and more united community.
The event, organized by the Filipinos’ Advocacies Support Team and Volunteers, also featured cultural performances and Filipino cuisine. END
(Left photo) L-R: Councillor Maita Santiago, MLA Janet Routledge, MLA Raj Chouhan, Consul General Arlene Magno and Acting Mayor Councillor James Wang at a flag raising ceremony in Burnaby.