AFJ spotted this event: SARI-SARI MERCADO along 99 Street and 72 Avenue in Edmonton. Groups of young Filipino business owners and Filipino Artists displayed their products and creations during the two-day event that started on June 11 and ended June 12, 2022. The head organizers aimed to commemorate and celebrate the 124th Philippine Independence Day.
COPAA (Congress of the Philippine Association in Alberta) under the leadership of its president, Jose “Jun” Angeles, showed its all-out support to the organizers of this nationalistic event. In adherence to COPAA’s motto: “Leaders Leading Leaders.” The COPAA president said, “By grooming and supporting these good leaders of today, the future is here.”
L-R: Juliana, Aaliyah, publisher Jun Angeles.
The publisher’s friends (Photo by Arielle Velasco)
The organizer’s friends (Photo by Lito Velasco/AFJ)
Aileen and Joshua, owners of Yelo’d Ice Cream and organizers (Photo by Lito Velasco/AFJ)
AFJ Publisher (Photo by Lito Velasco/AFJ)
L - R: Jojo Lucila, editor Lito Velasco, Aaron Velasco, publisher Jun Angeles (Photo by Arielle Velasco)
The New Generation (Photo by Lito Velasco/AFJ)
L - R: AFJ publisher, Arielle Velasco, Aaron, Velasco, Edgardo “Gado” Cereno, Sedes Cereno, and Cora Velasco. (Photo by Lito Velasco)
One of the many participating vendors - More to see on AFJ’s website.
(Photo by Arielle Velasco)