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Participants Learn Practical Computer Skills at MFFC Seminar

 

The Markham Federation of Filipino Canadians (MFFC) held a very informative and useful computer seminar on Sunday, November 21, 2010 located at the MFFC Centre in Markham. The event was targeted towards individuals who possess basic computer skills but wish to enhance their knowledge of their computers for practical, everyday usage. Topics included general computer operations, useful keyboard/mouse functions, managing files, surfing the Internet, and social networking, such as Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn and more.

Successful Medical Fair Promotes Health and Wellness

Congratulations to a successful medical fair held by the MFFC (Markham Federation of Filipino Canadians) and the FCMA (Filipino Canadian Medical Association). The event was held at the MFFC Centre, Markham on Sunday, Sept 12, 2010.

The event brought together a group of skilled and experienced Filipino-Canadian professionals. Among
the prestigious line of guest speakers were physicians, cardiologist, urologist, pharmacists, dentists, psychiatrist, and other health care providers. The sessions included topics that addressed popular health concerns, including: prevention and early detection of cancer and other health risks, psychiatric illnesses,
erectile dysfunction, female health problems, youth and beauty, oral hygiene, and other health concerns.

CALL FOR NOMINATION - 2010 MFFC Distinguished Achievement Awards

 About the Awards

This year marks the 21th anniversary of the Markham Federation of Filipino Canadians.  To commemorate this significant milestone, MFFC will hold a Dinner Dance Fundraising Event on October 16, 2010 at the Thornhill Community Centre, 7755 Bayview Ave., Markham Ontario.  The highlight of this celebration is the presentation of the MFFC Distinguished Achievement Awards. These awards are intended to recognize and honor persons of Filipino heritage who have not just 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 Association invites you to nominate people that you feel are deserving of these prestigious awards.  Nominators are required to be members of MFFC or residents of Markham.

Getting musical for Philippines relief

Nov 23, 2009 11:54 AM (article from Yorkregion.com)

The Markham Federation of Filipino Canadians presents The Taste of Broadway-The Classics on Dec. 9 at the Markham Theatre.

Funds raised will go to the victims of the typhoons in the Philippines.

All performers and directors are donating their time and talents for this good cause.

Tickets are $ 35, $45 and $ 250.

The $250 will receive a receipt of $215 from Global Medic.

Don't miss the surprise performance of Mayor Frank Scarpitti in the Sound of Music.

For more information, call Lolita at 905-471-1560.

Concert raises funds to help typhoon-ravaged Philippines

Nov 11, 2009 08:30 AM (article from Yorkregion.com)

The Markham Federation of Filipino Canadians will present A Taste of Broadway – the Classics, a musical concert at Markham Theatre Dec. 9.

Organized to raise funds for typhoon victims in the Philippines, the show will feature selections from hit Broadway musicals including Cats, West Side Story, Oliver, Fiddler on the Roof, Annie and the Sound of Music.

Markham Filipino-Canadians Holds a Musical Concert for A Cause

November 5, 2009 - Markham,

The Markham Federation of Filipino Canadians (MFFC) presents “A Taste of Broadway – the Classics”, a musical concert for a cause. This event is organized along with the Alex Chiu charities to help raise funds to aid the thousands of victims affected by the disasters caused by recent typhoons in the Philippines.

Sweet Taste of Broadway

Mila Astorga-Garcia
October 16, 2009

TOB Sound of Music group

A scene from Sound of Music portion of Taste of Broadway, The Classics.

MARKHAM - It was a shining moment for the Markham Federation of Filipino Canadians (MFFC), when its musical production, “Taste of Broadway, The Classics,” received a standing ovation from the audience of a packed concert hall.

At the Richmond Hill Centre for the Performing Arts where the huge musical production was staged last Saturday, Oct. 10, the pride and excitement of the performers, organizers and the volunteers were easily discernible from their big smiles as they acknowledged the finale’s applause.

MFFC Fundraising for Typhoon Ketsana Victims

October 10, 2009, Markham -

In response to the recent disaster caused by Typhoon Ketsana in the Philippines, the MFFC has organized fundraising activities to help to aid the hundreds of victims affected by calamity.
MFFC along with the Alex Chiu Charities has also appealed for government support to help their fellow Filipinos affected by the disaster in the Philippines. The Town of Markham approved
a grant of $7,500 to support the relief efforts.

Local Group Receives $122,500 OTF Grant to Expand Centre

May 23, 2009, Markham – The theme of the Markham Federation of Filipino Canadian’s 20th Anniversary Dinner/Fundraiser on Saturday night was “A Toast to Diversity”. It was also the setting for an announcement by the Hon. Michael Chan, MPP and Fatima Haji, a volunteer with the Ontario Trillium Foundation, that the organization has received a one year, $122,500 grant to renovate and expand upon their building, located on Denison Street.

 “A20th Anniversary is a special time for reflection about what has been achieved and where the future will take you,” said the Honourable Michael Chan, M.P.P., Markham-Unionville. “The Markham Federation of Filipino Canadians has made a strong contribution to our community and now, with this funding from the Ontario Trillium Foundation, there will be more room to offer support, learning and recreational activities”

2009 MFFC DISTINGUISHED ACHIEVEMENT AWARDEES

May 23, 2009, Markham  During the Markham Federation of Filipino Canadian’s 20th Anniversary Dinner/Fundraiser on May 23rd 2009, MFFC honored and  awarded 6 residents of Markham,
who are of Filipino heritage and who have
outstanding achievements in and contributions to their fields of endeavour:
 
    Gerald Misa - Education
    Noel Cruz - Professional field
    Elsie Altamirano-Villanueva - Business and Entrepreneurship
    Pablo de Jesus, Jr. - Business and Entrepreneurship
    Alex Chiu - Public Service
    Marlene Mogado - Public Service