(Written by Karen Tan)
Members of the Markham Federation of Filipino Canadians were honoured by the Canadian governement by celebrating the volunteers who have spent years in the service of this beloved organization. The Markham awards celebration was held at Crystal Fountain on Octover 3, 2023 and of the 3,400 volunteers awarded, 15 were awarded to the MFFC.
The hounourable mentions from the Seniors group are Viriginia Gesmundo, Emelie Exconde, Chit Nebrija, Honor Rodrigues, Tony del Rio, Abe Tomas and from the Youth Performing Arts Group are Maclaren Alphonso, Marianita Cusi, Karen Tan, Gloria Dalmacio, Francis de las Alas, Marconi Musca, Jacob Mansueto, Michelle Ombao and Andre Anne Villar.
To quote DeAnn Hollis, "The heart of a volunteer is not measured in size, but by the depth of the commitment to make a difference in the lives of others." The members of the MFFC continue to make an impact on the lives of many people in our community, both through music and various activities.