“When I first moved to Vancouver, it cost a dime to take a bus, Pierre Elliot Trudeau was Prime Minister and the only Filipinos working in the McDonalds I used to go to was the janitor. Now it costs two seventy-five to take a bus, Justine Trudeau is the Prime Minister, and the same McDonalds has 70% Filipinos working there including the manager. Most people think of Filipino Canadians as nannies, nurses or people in the food services when in fact...”
Community Art Space. Three innocuous words that when put together acquires several meanings to artists everywhere – a school of art, a gallery, a creative sanctum. This is what Art Centrum is all about.
Grace Chan has over 25 years experience as a voice teacher and coach. She started singing in the pop genre and Broadway musicals before emerging as an opera and theater singer. She has performed on opera stages around the world.
Social integration is the central theme at this year’s Generation One Art Exhibit by first-generation Asian Canadian artists marking the 21st explorAsian festival, an annual event celebrating national Asian Heritage Month in May.
For the last 40 years or so, the best selling Filipino cookbooks in the Philippines were written in Canada by a Filipino immigrant who did not know how to cook when she first arrived in Toronto.