by Karen Tan
The Markham Federation of Filipino Canadians (MFFC) has once again received funding from the Government of Canada’s New Horizons for Seniors Program (NHSP) in the amount of $25,000. This grant will fund our 2021 project, “Seniors Staying Healthy and Connected While Keeping Safe”. The project will run from March 29, 2021to March 28, 2022. This is a huge win for the Markham-based minority organization during a pandemic whereby grants are strictly scrutinized based on its importance to make a difference in the lives of seniors and in their communities.
By Karen Tan
We at the Markham Federation of Filipino Canadians (MFFC) are deeply saddened with the passing of our founding patron, Alejandro Chiu, fondly known as Tito Alex. There are many achievements during his tenure as a Councillor for Markham for 33 years. There are numerous fundraisers organized through him which has benefited thousands of people. We all know how much he worked hard for the success of fundraising events he organized to raise the funds he aimed for.
Dec. 30th 2020 (by Sir Mogi Mogado) - Rizal 124th Martyrdom Commemoration at Markham Luneta Gardens. Solemn celebration due to shutdown rules & brrr wintry weather. What matters is we are here to honor with our presence, & with us the compatriots & Filipino nation we represent. Our ka Pepe looks glorious in his Great White North surroundings... our endless thanks to our beloved Mayor Frank Scarpitti & Markham City Council for making it happen. With Philippine Consulate General in Toronto Consul General Orontes Castro & Consul Edwin Mendoza, Knights of Rizal Canada Region Commander Sir Joe Damasco & wife Elvira Damasco, & KoRCR Adviser Sir Jaime T. Marasigan, Markham Federation of Filipino Canadians Chair Yoly Ladines & BODs Alicia Chiu, Ester Florentino Toribio & Myrna Manero Deleon, Rizalists Nandy F Diaz & Nona Madrigal Diaz, & Marlene Mogado, & earlier, reps from the Crusaders group who came with their beautiful flower arrangement! Knights of Rizal. WE CONNECT Knights of Rizal Canada Region Knights of Rizal International Headquarters Supreme Council Knights Of Rizal Toronto Canada Chapter Inc. Jose Rizal Monument in Markham, Ontario. Go to Photo Gallery to view the photos.
December 19, 2020 - The Markham Federation of Filipino Canadians held their Annual General Meeting on December 19, 2020 via Zoom this year due to Covid-19. Things have been different and difficult as its members have not been able to meet face to face, but everyone who registered looked to be in high spirits as they met over video and greetings entailed.