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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

MFFC TO CELEBRATE 18TH ANNIVERSARY WITH DINNER DANCE

Sept 26, 2007, Markham Ontario - In what has become annual tradition the Markham Federation of Filipino Canadians will cap another successful year of operations with a celebration.  It will mark the 18th anniversary of its founding with a Dinner Dance to be held at the Thornhill Community Center on Saturday, October 13, 2007.

ART EXHIBITION TO CAP MARKHAM PHILIPPINE WEEK FESTIVITIES

May 27, 2007, Markham Ontario - The Town of Markham has declared the week from June 10 to 16, 2007 as Philippine Independence Week and the local Filipino community will again use the occasion to invite everybody to share in the showcasing of its talents and culture.

SEASON PREMIERE EXALTS MFFC YOUTH GROUP TO NEW HIGHS

MFFC Youth Group

April 25, 2007, Markham Ontario - by James Abanador

MFFC RECEIVES BANAAG AWARD

Banaag Award

December, 2006, Toronto -

MFFC, FCCM AND THE YORK REGIONAL POLICE RAISED OVER $125,000 FOR LANDSLIDE DISASTER VICTIMS IN LEYTE, PHILIPPINES

March 24, 2006, Markham Ontario – We did it! The Markham Federation of Filipino Canadians (MFFC), in partnership with the Federation of Chinese Canadians (FCCM) and the York Regional Police surpassed its overarching goal of $100,000.00 at their fundraising dinner held Wednesday, March 22, 2006 at the Crystal Fountain in Markham. At the end of the day, the dinner event raised a whopping $125,000.00 for the landslide victims in Leyte.