The Edmonton Philippine International Centre
is in south side of Edmonton at 10104 32 Avenue NW, Edmonton.
Rescue in the Philippines
May 28, 2023. 5:00-7:00 pm. Edmonton Philippine International Centre.
The Edmonton Philippine International Centre (EPIC) and B'nai Brith Canada have partnered to celebrate May Jewish Heritage Month and June Filipino Heritage Month. This would be a fellowship night between the two communities, honouring Philippine President Manuel L. Quezon and his efforts in saving Jews during World War II.
Highlight of the evening will be the screening of the documentary “Rescue in the Philippines: Refuge from the Holocaust”. The documentary, narrated by Liev Schreiber, tells the story of how the former Philippine President Manuel L. Quezon saved Jews at the beginning of World War 2 while others around the world turned their backs on the Jews.
This free event will be on May 28, 2023, Sunday, 5:00 pm at the Edmonton Philippine International Centre at 10104 32 Avenue NW, Edmonton. Both Kosher and Filipino refreshments will be served.
Edmonton Mayor and City Council
officially welcome the opening of a Philippine centre in our city
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 Filipino Spirit Shines Through
Over the last decade, the Filipino community in Edmonton and surrounding areas have seen a tremendous growth in numbers and diversity. Filipinos in the city have contributed to the economic vibrancy of the city through local businesses they have established in the city, recognition of Filipino art and culture, and most importantly their many talents and skills in the professional, not-for-profit and sports sector. The proliferation of Filipino organizations demonstrate their capacity for self-development and potential to participate in the civic life of the city.
EPIC is an aspiration of Filipino-Canadians in Edmonton to share their culture and heritage with all Canadians and to be part of a robust intercultural city.