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EPIC President Ida Beltran-Lucila and Sundance President Dean Olsen sign a memorandum of agreement formalizing the partnership between EPIC and Sundance College on April 10.

April 16, 2023 - In May of this year, the Filipino community in Alberta will have much to be excited about. The first Edmonton Philippine International Centre (EPIC) is scheduled to open its doors located on south Edmonton.

EPIC is also a not-for-profit organization that will operate the events facility and administer programs for Canadian Filipinos aimed at building community, sharingresources and celebrating culture with the larger Edmonton community and surrounding areas.

The 12,000 sq. ft. facility features a main banquet hall, two industrial-sized kitchens and a bistro to be operated by Umbrella Kitchen. Its second floor houses a function room, boardroom, office space and a parking lot for up to a hundred vehicles. 

The project received the support of Edmonton Mayor Amarjeet Sohi. In a message, Sohi lauded the project, “I thank the Edmonton Philippine International Centre for your work in building community, sharing resources and celebrating culture. The opening of your physical space in south Edmonton will serve both Filipino-Canadians and the larger Edmonton community and supports our City goal of building a more inclusive Edmonton.”

The project for the Centre was launched in February 2020 and continues to invite support from Filipinos across Canada through sponsorships, donations, membershipsor volunteerism. For more information, contact EPIC by email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or through their website https://www.epicalberta.com/


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Rachel Ramos-Reid started writing for magazines and newspapers when she was still a junior at the University of the Philippines’ Communication degree program majoring in Journalism. She continued to write in a public relations/corporate communications capacity in various private and government offices until moving out of the country in 1997 to work as Programme Officer for the arts and culture branch of the Southeast Asian Ministers of Education Organization (SEAMEO-SPAFA) in Bangkok, Thailand. At the end of her term, Rachel found herself immigrating to Canada in the year 2000 and again searching for new beginnings. Currently she is the Executive Assistant to a small rural college on Vancouver Island.

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