1st Annual Filipino Heritage Month Comes to a Close

1st Annual Filipino Heritage Month Comes to a Close
Community event reflects on Edmonton’s multicultural food, culture & arts

WHO: Philippine Arts Council, Multicultural Health Brokers Co-op & Seconds, Please!WHO: Philippine Arts Council, Multicultural Health Brokers Co-op & Seconds, Please!

WHAT: Premiere screening of Seconds, Please! Episode 2 & community panel discussion about the immigrant experience & multiculturalism in Edmonton

WHERE: 9538 107 Avenue NW, Edmonton, AB, T5H 0T7

WHEN: June 29, 2018 @6:00-8:00 PM

WHY: Deputy Premier and Health Minister Sarah Hoffman official proclaimed June as Philippine Heritage Month in Alberta on June 3, 2018. The end of the month is a great time to reflect on the first Filipino Heritage Month.With a long history in Alberta, and home to 175,130 Filipinos, Tagalog is the second-most spoken non-official language in Alberta. In its second independent short film, Seconds, Please! discusses one Filipino family’s immigration experience over the dinner table while making a traditional dish. The event will celebrate Filipino Heritage Month through the arts and encourages the community to participate in the reflective discussion following the film. The event is free and open to the public.

6:00 PM – Event Start | Mixer with live music; showcase of Filipino food & cultural handicrafts

6:30 PM – Official Program | Introduction

6:45 PM – Film Premiere | Seconds, Please! Episode 2 features a Filipino father-daughter duo discussing their immigration experience in Edmonton, while cooking Kare-Kare.

7:00 PM – Panel Discussion | Moderated by Ida Beltran-Lucila, Executive Director, Philippine Arts Council. Commentary from Pol & Kat from the film, and leaders of the Filipino community (TBC).Ida Beltran-Lucila and Kat Wi are available for interview following the panel discussion

7:45 PM – Networking | Community to interact and discuss the film.
About Philippines Arts CouncilEstablished in March 2016, the Philippine Arts Council aims toestablish a network of artists who are Filipino or of Filipino-descent, in the fields of dance, music, theatre, literature, film, visual arts, digital arts, design, cuisine, crafts and Filipino martial arts.

About Multicultural Health Brokers Co-op
Multicultural Health Brokers Co-op began 24 years ago to support Edmonton’s newcomers. The goal was to enhance the health and well-being of families, and foster their efforts at building community so they could thrive, and actively contribute to society. Our cultural brokers are from immigrant communities, and know first hand the social, economic, and language difficulties that immigrants and refugees face. This places us in a unique position to bridge the gap between newcomer families and Canadian society.

About Seconds, Please!
Seconds, Please! (www.secondspleasetv.ca) is Edmonton’s first online video series dedicated to food, culture and multiculturalism. The new Edmonton indie-based video series captures stories and traditional food recipes from Canadian immigrant families. Each episode showcases one family whereby the elder generation teaches a family recipe from their homeland to a younger generation, usually Canadian-born. Seconds, Please! focuses on the importance and variety of international foods in the city as a way to experience and celebrate diversity. (pr)

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