Official Proclamation of June as Filipino Heritage Month!
Watch the proclamation of June as Filipino Heritage Month In Canada to be held at the Legislature at the initiative of Mable Elmore. She was first elected MLA for Vancouver -Kensington in 2009, when she made history by becoming the first MLA of Filipino Heritage. Her Mother Came to Canada's a Nurse. Mable was re-elected in 2013, 2017, and 2020. She is the Parliamentary Secretary for Seniors Services and Long Term Care. She has been an active supporter of the Philippine Bayanihan Community Centre in Victoria.
Bayanihan Celebrates 20th Anniversary
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:
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ILAW 2021 Edition
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!
Working Together, Celebrating Filipino Culture in Canada's Mosaic
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
Children's Folk Dancing Class
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.
Filipino Language Classes
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.
Bayanihan joined in the Greater Victoria Festival Society
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