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AdHoc Committee was formed to put into action the idea and dream of building a cultural centre for the Filipino community of Calgary.

PCCF Caroling Group was established under the musical direction of Lito Bautista raising $2,265.00.

Spring

First issue of the Bayanihan with Kathleen Reyes as first editor was distributed.

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Draft of the Constitution & By-laws was completed by the Constitution & By-laws Committee composed of Clem Tigley, Richard Tumanon, Rose Geonzon & Maria Belinda Tumanon.

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Nov. 3rd Interim Board of Trustees was appointed.

Signing of the PCCF Constitution at the CNIB.

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Jun. 6th

Kasayahan '98, a musical extravaganza showcasing Filipino talents, was produced for the benefit of the Foundation raising $4,409.67. Dec. 19 Final Draw of the First PCCF Raffle held at Crossroad Hotel.

May 31st First election of the PCCF Officers and Board of Trustees was held at the Forest Heights Childcare Centre.

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First Casino Fundraising held at Elbow River Inn Casino.

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First Fundraising Gala Night celebrated at Sheraton Suites Calgary Eau Claire.

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Feb. 15th

Possession date of the Philippine Cultural Center.

Feb. 24th Blessing of the Philippine Cultural Center.

Feb. 24/25th

Open House to celebrate the acquisition of our very own cultural center.

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The first milestone of the PCCF's ( Calgary ) mandate to establish a cultural centre has been successfully met. What logically follows is the facilitation of a suite of program offerings relevant and useful to the Filipino ­ Canadian community. This approach is built on the philosophy of harnessing and optimizing the numerous and prevalent talents, skills and competencies. Common good of the grassroots and mainstream community members is the chief goal. Add to this the spirit of `Bayanihan', volunteerism and `winners-all'

The following are proposed programs the Foundation intends to implement. This is in partnership with community associations and individual contributors / volunteers:

Educational Programs for the youth focusing on:

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Leadership training and activities for professional and personal development Pilipino language instruction Philippine geography and history Arts and Culture Sports and various recreational functions

Activities for adults and seniors include:

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Employment assistance Canadian Culture awareness classes to orient immigrant Filipinos Support and friendship groups for socialization Informational meetings on health, nutrition and holistic intervention Regular fitness classes for spiritual and physical health e.g. tai chi, yoga Dance classes & a healthy variety of other recreational activities

We invite everyone to share with us other programs that you see fit. Activities are not limited to those that the Foundation promotes. All of Calgary's Filipino organizations are encouraged to help these activities prosper. The cultural centre as a focal point is to facilitate personal empowerment services to all Filipinos and their cultural organizations at large. Let it be the common symbol that will unite our diverse Filipino associations in strength and harmony.

Together, let's light the way to a strong and united Filipino community!

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Our sincerest thanks go the following sponsors who provided funding for the publication of

this newsletter magazine. May you all continue to spread the good news of our cultural center to our kababayans and inspire them to be united in the spirit of Bayanihan.

Adriano, Armand & Shirley Aguilar, Bernie & Irene Almazan, Roly & Dorina Alves, Joshua Amante, Tony & Ellen Andalis, Jossie Antolin, Adrian & Encarnacion Aragon, Dick & Rose Argota, Orly & Ofie Argota, Eddy & Pom-pom Bagay, Jose Bagay, Lynda Bautista, Aljohn Bernardo, Cesar Bernardo, Estrella Bigornia, Terry & Ernestina Bleile, Simon & Jennie Steadman Bragas, Dexter & Alama Bruh, Allysson Therese V. Bruh, Cabrera, Bessie Calangi,Rey & Evelyn Calangi,Rey Caring Hands of Jesus Casuga Law Office Cay, Mar Co, Choly, Brian & Christina Collantes, Anthony Cruz, Jose Sr.

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Cruz, Noel & Wilma Cruz, Roger Dacanay, Joe & Auring Dacanay, Gerald Dacanay, Jo-Anne Dait, Mr. & Mrs. Herman De Guzman, Al & Marilet De Luna, Antonia De Luna, Joel Del Corro, Jess & Esther Del Valle, Nila Deloria, Ruben & Cynthia Diaz, Joe Dino, Leo & Celerina Dumolong, Orlane & Aylen Enriquez, Dolores Espina, Gil & Lilia Estrada, Andy & Cynthia Estrada, Joe & Prescy Fajardo, Gilda, Nathan, Norman, Natalie & Nicole Garbino, Lita Garcellano, El & Nela Geronimo, Cecile Gonzaga, Jenny & Dale Global Enterprises Support Grp. Grp. Jamorol, Carla Juan, Nemy & Cory

Isang mataos pusong pasasalamat sa mga sumusunod ng mga kaibigan na nagbigay daan sa

pagpapahayag ng "Bayanihan". Naway magsilbing inspirasyon sa ating mga kababayan ang inyong paniniwala sa katuparan ng isang pangarap na Philippine Cultural Center

Le Geyt, Graham & Maria Legaspi, Greg Jr. & Family Leskowicz, Wivina Lloyd, Anntoniette Lungsod, Marilyn Duhay Macaraeg, John & Rose Macaraeg, Lawrence Macaraeg, Julius Mark Manaloto, David Marcelo, Roger & Evelyn Mayuga, Val & Lita McKinnon, John & Daisy Middleton, Frank & Edith Molina, Arlene Nagera, Doring Oriel, Mike, Paulie & Fe Ogden, Brian & Kathleen Ogden, Matthew Pinter, Mary Polintan, Jonathan, Ellen & Jamie Ramos, Engran & Helen Reddy, Cres Rosales, Abner & Liza Roxas, Caloy & Caring Roxas, Lilia F. Roxas, Sajoo, Anar

San Agustin, Susan Santarina, Dino Santerva, Zelpha Santos, Francis, Rufina & Leanne Sayson, Wilfredo Segovia, Robert Selski, John Fredrick Selski, Virginia Serrano, Mandee & Jesse Serquina, Joy & Glen Siapno, Pepe & Lydia Smith, Myrna Sobrino, Euben & Maridel Soria, Tony & Malou Soriano, Carlos & Rosemarie Stickney, Daniel Raymond Stickney, Jason Patrick Strickland, Molly Tamayo, Ricky & Coih Tan, Grace Tandoc, Ted Timbit, Poochie & Shaq Tsang, Johnny Tumanon, Richard, Maria & Peter Vivas, Annie Yap, Elisa

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Natigil na, kokak ng palaka,

maging tahol, ng asong mausisa, taksil na surot, animo nabahala, pagkat tumugtog, kampana'y nagbadya. Halina irog, amuki ng pusa, sa kabiyak, bantulot sa paniniwala, totoo ba ito? Tanong na mapayapa, oo nga, ang sagot, ikaw ay tama. Cultural Centre, na kaytagal na pithaya, ganap na katotohanan, mistulang himala, nagsayaw ang lahat, sa galak at tuwa, pagkat naganap na, ilan lang ang humula. Bagama't maliit, bantayog na natindig, pinakamalaki naman, sa puso't sa isip, pinuhuna'y pagod, pawis at hinagpis, matayo lamang, dambanang ninanais. Sa muling pagtugtog ng kampana, gusaling sadya'y, titindig sa madla, dahil ang lahat, tutulong na kusa pagkat tatak ng lahi ang nakataya.

Panitik ni Mario dela Cruz

Si Mang Juan ay di pa gaanong katagalan sa pangangalesa, kung kaya't hindi siya maaaring ihanay sa mga batikang kutsero. Bagamat siya ay bago, siya ay napupuri ng marami dahilan sa kanyang kasipagan. Siya ay matapat at maasikaso sa kanyang mga pasahero, lalung-lalo na sa pagbibigay ng katiyakan na ang lahat ay makararating sa patutunguhan, sa tamang oras at ligtas pa sa anumang kapahamakan. "Ang aking kalesa ay ituring ninyong tahanan na laging laan at handa, para sa lahat. Si John-John ko nama'y lalaging masunurin sa anumang gusto natin, na di na kailangan ang hampas ng latigo" wika ni Mang Juan. Mga kababayan, sa ating paglalakbay, ang ating patutunguhan ay ang kaganapan ng ating pangarap... ang magkaroon ng tunay na gusali, na salamin ng ating lahi. Isang bantayog na magpapanatili at magpapayaman ng ating kultura't tradisyon. Isang simbulo na magsisilbing gabay at inspirasyon sa atin at mga susunod na salinlahi. Magtiwala tayo sa ating kutsero (Board of Trustees) na nagpapatakbo ng kabayo (PCCF). Sa tulong at pagtitiwala ng lahat, sa matalinong kutsero at masipag na kabayo... the Philippine Cultural Centre will soon rise, with dignity and pride.

Panitik ni Mario dela Cruz

Dinrowing ni Billy Burgos

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Tuwing mababanggit ang malawak na pangarap ng isang "Philippine Cultural Center" ay mabilis ang pagbasag sa pangarap ng mga katagang "Narito na naman kami, isang ningas kugon". Bakit kaya sa halip na ganito ang reaksyon ay palitan natin ng mga katagang "Magandang ideya iyan, paano kaya ako makakatulong?" Nagsisimula sa guni-guni ang magandang ideya. Kung sa pagpapailanlang nito ay suporta ang sasalubong, tunay nga itong yayabong at magiging katotohanan or realidad. Ang suporta ay maaring mga salitang positibo, mga gawaing bumabangon sa ideya imbes na nagbabaon nito or pagkukumbinsi sa ibang mga `di naniniwala sa ideya. Mahirap man gawin ay tiyaga ang kailangan upang ang ideya ay magwagi at maging realidad. Tayong mga Pilipino ay matiyagang mga tao. Katutubo sa atin ang mangarap at umaksiyon. Kung gayon ay tayo na at palaganapin natin ang magandang balita tungkol sa ating pagtataguyod ng isang "Philippine Cultural Center". Maligaya at masidhay nating ipinamumudmud na ang ideya ng isang pisikal na "Philippine Cultural Center" ay nagwagi at naging realidad ngayong taon na ito. Narito na at iyong nakikita, nahihipo at napapasok ang kabuuan ng ating Center. Paghanga at galak ang naghahari sa sinumang kapwa Pilipino, ngayon na ang abstraktong ideya ay Katotohanan. Mga komentong namumutawi sa mga labi ng bawat Pilipino, matanda o bata, babae o lalaki, galing sa mga probinsyang Hilaga o Kanluran: "Abaw, porbida gid, katahum sa atong center." "Masanting ya." "Patsada gyud ang naay atong matawag nga atong center." "Oras na upang maghawakan tayo, bisig sa bisig, at itaguyod natin ang simbolo ng ating center." "Wow, fantastic, nakakaiyak naman." "Ma, does this mean we now have our very own center to practice our native dances?" "Maaasahan ninyo po ang aming tulong, pwede na po ba ang mga luma ngunit matibay pang mga silya namin sa garahe?" Lumiwanag ang paligid at ang Katotohanan ng isang Center ay nanaig. Mas marami ngayon ang mga positibong reaksyon kaysa negatibo. Ito'y nagsasaad na nagwagi ang ating iwing pag-ibig sa ating kaugatan at pinanggalingan sa pamamagitan ng "Philippine Cultural Center".

Sinulat ni Dolly Castillo Dinrowing ni Billy Burgos

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Today, May 26, 2001 marks a very exciting day for members of the Communications Committee as we formally launch PCCF's very own webpage. The generosity of donors and sponsors, the expertise of web designer Bert Dilan, the persistence and ambition of the Communications team have made it possible to establish another venue for PCCF to get exposure not only in Calgary, Alberta but potentially all over the world. The webpage features information about the PCCF, important links to news around the world, links to other sites and offers an opportunity for our local businesses to advertise their products, trade and service. It will also offer an excellent venue to reach out to your loved ones whether they are located locally or on the other side of the globe, you can send your message of greetings via our website. As the Foundation continues to grow and our public relations and communications activities increase, it is inevitable not to change with the times, therefore we embrace technology with open arms and heart.

email us: [email protected]

Along with the PCCF's inception came the Bayanihan newsletter in 1996. The mandate of this periodical has always been to communicate the PCCF's events, vision and progress to its readers with the hope of encouraging others to join. Originally spearheaded by Kathleen Reyes as the publication's first editor, the Bayanihan has contributed to the growing awareness of the Foundation and in the 5 years of its existence has become an essential element in the organization's identity. The first set of contributors guided by Kathleen included: Evelyn Serrano, Mayer Reyes and Roger Encarnacion. For their efforts, the PCCF commends them in taking the initiative to start this periodical which since then has been providing the community with updates on the PCCF's progress. The Bayanihan's contributors have also been rewarded with the excitement of publishing the newsletters and working with a variety of people all deeply interested in the PCCF's progress. This newsletter has had a few facelifts throughout the years and its current core team are extrermely optimistic about the future of this publication and are expecting much more growth in the years to come.

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