The B.C. Ministry of Advanced Education, Skills and Training has appointed Rene-John Nicolas to the Board of Governors of the Vancouver Community College (VCC).
In the 2014 Sochi Winter Olympics in Russia, Canadian Filipino long track speed skater Gilmore Junio showed the world the true meaning of sportsmanship.
After qualifying for the 1,000-metre race, the Alberta-born and –raised athlete gave his spot to his teammate Denny Morrison, who he believed had a greater chance of winning a medal. Morrison won silver.
She was a poet, playwright, critic, and journalist. Petronila Cleto was also an activist, who fought for democracy in the Philippines. In Canada, where she moved in 1991, she was a fierce advocate of migrant rights.
A motion declaring the month of June as Filipino Heritage Month across Canada is expected to be taken up in the House of Commons in the spring.
The motion was filed by Salma Zahid, a federal Liberal who represents Scarborough Centre in Ontario as its Member of Parliament (MP).
A dying sport in Canada may still find its lifeline in an unlikely source – Filipino immigrants.