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Our Story

The Edmonton Philippine International Centre (EPIC) is a non-profit organization focused on operating a facility and administering programs that will build community, share resources and celebrate culture, that will serve Filipino-Canadians and be shared with the larger Edmonton community and surrounding areas.

EPIC is iconic and symbolic of Filipino culture and heritage reflecting our historical experience, the strengths of the Filipino people, and the rich cultural wealth Filipinos bring to Edmonton and Canada.

EPIC is envisioned to be:

  • a gathering place to make personal and social connections

  • a vibrant space for learning languages, heritage, arts, and sharing of common experience

  • a knowledge hub for activities that inform community members about resources, supports, and opportunities

  • a showcase of Philippine culture and Filipinos' achievements and work in the arts, trades and enterprise

  • a place for celebration, ceremonies, festivals and recognition - to build memories and kinship with the next generations

 

EPIC benefits both the Filipino community and the larger Edmonton community by:

  • providing affordable rates for community and social events

  • program spaces for community organizations

  • a sense of pride among the Filipinos for a community centre they can call their own

  • space and opportunity to learn and exchange of cultures

  • providing projects, programs and events continuously highlighting diversity and inter-culturalism for our city

Organizational History and Activities

2023 

Pag-Usapan Natin [Let's Talk] - Community Conversations about Racism in the Filipino Community (January 14, 2023)

EPIC Filipino Night at the Oilers, Edmonton Oilers v Chicago Blackhawks (January 28, 2023)

Bayanihan Day (April 2, April 29 & October 14, 2023)

Pagsibol (April 30, 2023)

Rescue in the Philippines - collaboration with B'nai Brith Canada (May 28, 2023)

Fun at the Riverhawks (July 2, 2023)

Salo Salo with Mayor Sohi (August 18, 2023)

Summer Saya (August 20, 2023)

Tattoo Traditions with Mayo Landicho (October 28, 2023)

7th Annual Edmonton-Mill Woods Resource Fair by MLA Christina Gray (November 4, 2023)

Holiday Harmoney with Sundance College (December 10, 2023)

 

Collaborations and Hostings:

Philippine Arts Council’s MigARTion (June 17-18, 2023)

Zayaw Saya (July 8, 2023)

PHIDEAS' Small Arts of Kindness (July 15, 2023)

Cebu Sinulog Cultural Group

Harlijk Production’s Little Mister and Miss Edmonton Filipinas (July - September 2023)

WOW We’re One World Show (August 19, 2023)

Twilight Time Band Show (August 25, 2023)

Sari Sari Barkada (August 26, 2023)

University of the Philippines Alumni Association Edmonton's AB Culture Days (September 23 - 24, 2023)

Filipino Retirees Association of Alberta's Meet the Philippine Ambassador to Canada, Maria Andrelita Austria

(September 26, 2023)

Rachel Alejandro Concert (October 14, 2023)

Philippine Business Society of Alberta's Meet and Greet (October 18, 2023)

Sound Check Productions' Halloween Spooktacular (October 27, 2023)

Sari Sari Pasko (December 2-3, 2023)

Battle of the Bands (December 30, 2023)

 

2022 

EPIC Talks: Working Together as We Move Forward. Ratification of EPIC Strategic Plan 2022-2025 (March 26, 2022) 

EPIC Filipino Night at the Oilers, Edmonton Oilers v. Vancouver Canucks (April 29, 2022)

Meet and Greet with MP Rechie Valdez (June 28, 2022)

MaKaPinoy Fashion Show, West Edmonton Mall. Partnership with Harlijk Productions (July 30, 2022)

30 by 30 Financial Literacy Campaign. Partnership with World System Builder (October 23, 2022)

 

2021 

#ProudEPICPinoy Campaign, in celebration of June Philippine Heritage Month

 

2020 

EPIC Launch (February 1, 2020)

EPIC Vehicle Train, in celebration of June Philippine Heritage Month (June 14, 2021)

Writing for Children 0-8 Workshop (November 12, 2021)

2019

Established after a community consultation meeting held on February 10, 2019, with 22 attendees representing 17 organizations.

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