Congratulations COPAA for the well deserved hosting of the Philippine Pavilion that brought numerous accolades from all corners of the world famous Edmonton Heritage Festival 2019 were “Adventures Await.”
The recently concluded Edmonton Heritage Festival held over the long weekend of August 3-5, 2019 with more than a hundred countries represented, ranked the Philippine Pavilion in the top five in food sales featuring authentic Filipino dishes. Among the top sellers were the Philippine barbecue on a stick, halo-halo, pancit with a bun and adobo with rice and popular fare for all ages included the Pinoy hot dog and the refreshing gulaman and melon drinks. One of the attractions of the Philippino Pavilion was the cultural presentation of world renowned Karilagan Dance Society and the Saranay Dance Group with special participation of Saranay Rondalla. Overall, Chairman Jun Angeles and President of the Congress of the Philippine Associations of Alberta (COPAA) credited the weather as one of the factors that contributed to the success of the Pavilion, not to mention the volunteers that participated in running the three day event. Memen Cochingco chaired the Entertainment, Josie Pallard chaired the Culture and Crafts, Letty Tria chaired the Food Pavilion with Melanie Angeles managing the volunteers.
Photos by Dario Juanillo and Lito Velasco | Alberta Filipino Journal