June is Filipino Heritage Month! 

The Victoria Filipino Canadian Association (VFCA) together with the Bayanihan Cultural and Housing Society are proud to present MABUHAY! Celebrating Philippine Culture. MABUHAY! usually takes place in Centennial Square but due to COVID-19, the annual celebration will be virtual. 

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Bayanihan Celebrates 20th Anniversary




 

About Us

The Bayanihan Community Centre provides an affordable and welcoming facility for programs and events.

Owned and operated by the Bayanihan Cultural and Housing Society (BCHS), it is the home of:
 

Victoria Filipino Canadian Association (VFCA)

Victoria Filipino-Canadian Caregivers' Association (VFCCA)

Victoria Filipino-Canadian Seniors Association (VFCSA)

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ILAW 2021 Edition
Now Available!

Read about how the Victoria Filipino Canadian Association has been playing an active role in the community; plus upcoming events you can join and celebrate with us!

Latest Updates

Bayanihan Community Center appoints a Center Coordinator

We are pleased to welcome Jean Penola as the Bayanihan Community Centre coordinator starting in October.

What's cooking at the center?

The Bayanihan Community Center is undergoing a transformation!

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Past Events

  • Food Take Out
    Food Take Out
    Victoria
    Aug. 08, 3:30 p.m. – 6:30 p.m.
    Victoria, 1709 Blanshard St, Victoria, BC V8W 2J8, Canada
    Whats for Dinner for this Sunday? Try our Tasty Filipino Home Cooked Dinner.
  • Consular Outreach Mission in Victoria
    Consular Outreach Mission in Victoria
    Victoria
    Jun. 25, 9:00 a.m. – Jun. 26, 5:00 p.m.
    Victoria, 1709 Blanshard St, Victoria, BC V8W 2J8, Canada
    The Philippine Consulate in Vancouver is coming to Victoria to hold a consular outreach on June 25 and 26 from 9:00am until 5:00pm
  • VFCA Mabuhay Event (1)
    VFCA Mabuhay Event (1)
    www.thevfca.com
    Jun. 13, 1:00 a.m. PDT – Jun. 18, 1:00 a.m. PDT
    www.thevfca.com
    Mabuhay Festival is starting this weekend. Join us in celebrating Filipino Heritage Month in Canada virtually June 12-17th.

Working Together, Celebrating Filipino Culture in Canada's Mosaic

Our Mission

The Centre exists to:
 

  • Provide a welcoming, sustaining and engaging community where everyone is welcome

  • Promote Filipino cultural and social values and traditions

  • Provide access to resources and support to those in need

  • Promote good citizenship

Our Vision and Goals

The Centre aims to:
 

  • Celebrate Filipino culture and traditions and share these with all members of the community, whether of Filipino or non-Filipino ancestry

  • Welcome newcomers from the Philippines to Canada and particularly, Victoria

  • Promote the spirit of Bayanihan or spirit of communal unity, among all Filipino-Canadians living in or visiting Victoria

  • Provide socialization and support to senior citizens

  • Be a centre for information and support to Filipino overseas workers

  • Practice and promote charity, particularly to persons in need

  • Cultivate knowledge and awareness of Filipino culture and traditions among the younger generations

  • Highlight and celebrate the achievements of Filipino-Canadians in Victoria

The Bayanihan Cultural and Housing Society is grateful to the City of Victoria for granting it permissive tax exemption under Section 220 of the Community Charter.

We acknowledge the financial support of the Province of British Columbia.

What's Happening in my Community

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Children's Folk Dancing Class

TBA

Philippine Folk Dance Classes for children will resume once the Provincial Health Restrictions are lifted. Participants start at age 6 to 17 years old. Send us an email.

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Filipino Language Classes

TBA

Filipino Language is the primary language  of the Philippines today, based on Tagalog language. Generation of Filipino Canadian children who are born here in Canada wanted to learn the native language of their parents. The VFCA and BCHS is looking for Filipino Instructor to start the program. Send your inquiries below.

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Bayanihan joined in the Greater Victoria Festival Society

May 2021

We are delighted to participate in Greater Victoria Festival Society "Brand New Day" project. A virtual project to lift the community spirits during pandemic. 

Centre Regulars...check out our calendar for schedules

Sampaguita Performing Arts Group

Come and join us!

Youth Camp

August of every year

Sunday Open House

TBA

Community Dinner

TBA

Line Dancing

The Line Dancing will resume once the Covid 19 Restrictions is lifted.

Our partners