By Salvador Granado
The Philippine Cultural Foundation (PCCF) is a non-profit organization incorporated on March 28,1995 under the Societies Act of Alberta. The primary objective is to acquire a cultural center for the Filipino community in Calgary. The center is located at 206, 4656 Westwinds Drive NE, Calgary T3J3Z5. The center is so active that the Filipino communities in Calgary is very much supportive to all the projects that they initiated. The PCCF has a lot of programs for the Filipino community such as Filipino Language and Cultural School, Performing Arts, Basic Computer Literacy for Seniors, Health and Wellness for Seniors, and lately the center is giving scholarship to young Filipino students who can meet scholarship program criteria.
PCCF SCHOLARSHIP AND SPONSORSHIP RECIPIENTS
1. Adiel Dujali David, !st year, University Of Calgary, Bachelor of Science in Kinesiology, $1,000
2. Sergio del Rosario, 1st year, Mount Royal University, Bachelor of Business Administration, $1,000
3. Veyra Pascual, 1st year, University of Calgary, Haskeyne School of Business Administration $1,000
4. Cristina Ramos, 3rd year,University of Calgary, Bachelor of Music, $1,000
5. Aries Serina Dimaranan, 1st year, University of Calgary, Schulich School of Engineering, Bachelor of Science, $1,000 Sponsorship:
1. Hannah Mae Santa Rita, Jr. High School Gr 8 Encounters with Canada, $300
Aside from the scholarship and sponsorship programs, the center has just formed a choral group and their debut performance was on Dec 8,2018 at the center’s 2018 Christmas party celebration. The choral group is under the direction of Ms Alicia Caine, a graduate of Philippine Women’s University Conservatory of Music. A professional music teacher with a high level of experience and a zest for sharing her passion for all things musical. She is also determined to in group and personal coaching in piano and voice grooming. She has a strong belief that music can change a life for a better.
Paulette Campbell. Aura Felipe, Emily Sayson, Giga Sullivan, Judith Frreras, (choir directress) Alicia Caine, Salvador Granado, David Astle, Fred Molina, Mike Sullivan, Clem Tigley.
(Not In Picture) Tess Velasco, CheloGalay-Astle, Becky Tigley, Frank Tigley