MFFC is 25 years old!


The Markham Federation of Filipino Canadians is celebrating 25 years of success in Ontario.  The formal gala event will be held on November 7, 2014 starting at 6:30pm at Crystal Fountain Banquet Hall at 60 McDowell Gate, Markham with tickets at $50 each.  The highlight of the gala is the presentation of the 2014 MFFC Distinguished Achievement Awards.  This award is intended to recognize individuals who achieved distinction in their field of endeavor, bringing honor and prestige to the Markham community but have availed themselves to the community for community services.  The Call for Nominations deadline is October 15, 2014.

The Markham Federation of Filipino Canadians is a non-profit organization that began in 1989 and committed to the promotion and preservation of the Filipino culture and heritage through dialogue, educational, social and cultural activities due to the growing number of Filipino Canadians in Markham.  Right at its inception, this organization planted its roots deeply within the Town of Markham (now deemed City of Markham) with its annual celebrations of Philippine Independence Day at Civic Centre, fundraising events and various charities.  Headed by a group of inspiring and never tiring individuals, this volunteer group has managed to increase its profile and in 1994, the MFFC was incorporated in the province of Ontario. It continues its support of activities in conjunction with the York Region Community Services Council, the Office of Child and Family Services, and the York Region District Health Council. 

Member programs of the MFFC include youth, senior and community based demands for seminars.  The youth program began as a 10 member choral group and became a broadway style performing arts assembly.  The seniors group has several activities geared for them like dancing, social gatherings, casino trips and seminars.  Seminars for the community are available every year for immigration, accounting, computer classes and job fairs.  Their fundraising events have raised hHHHundreds of thousands of dollars in funds and goods to help not just Filipinos in the Philippines, but also local groups in Canada and other global disasters. 

To attend this unforgettable evening, you may call Lolita Bruneau at 905-471-1560 and Anna Torres at 416-335-9142.

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