Culture Philippines to hold benefit concert for KCCC

Community News & Features Dec 1, 2004 at 1:59 pm

AS part of its twentieth year anniversary celebration, Culture Philippines of Ontario (CPO), together with its Filipino Singing Idol 2003 and 2004 winners and candidates, and some musical talented groups in the community, is putting up a benefit concert at the Living Arts Centre in Mississauga. Net proceeds of the concert will be used to boost the building fund of Kalayaan Cultural and Community Centre (KCCC) in Mississauga, and to contribute to the ANCOP fund that are being used to build small communities of homes and schools for the poor in strategic locations in the Philippines and other third world countries.

Let all Filipinos show their “bayanihan” spirit by supporting CPO’s benefit concert on January 15 at the Living Arts Centre. A 20% discount is available for group purchase of at least twenty tickets.
This could be a good fundraiser opportunity for various community organizations and groups wherein they can arrange with their group / ticket buyers to keep the 20% discount on their group ticket

Order your tickets for this concert by calling the Living Arts Box Office number 905-306-6000, or 1-888-805-888. Please visit:”
Culture Philippines of Ontario has been specially blessed these past few years. Paramount Canada’s Wonderland allowed it to hold an annual Filipino Day celebration at its modern theme parks. The CPO Children performers were able to enjoy superb workshops at Walt Disney World in Florida in 2002 and again in 2004. A grant received from The Ontario Trillium Foundation in 2003 allowed CPO to replace its worn out costumes and props. There was a marked improvement in the level of dance performances by Culture Philippines of Ontario when Ms Maria Laset handled the dance instruction in 2001. The dance performance was brought to professional level in 2002 when Ms. Ma. Eleanor Mescallado-Kalash, a former Bayanihan director-dancer, joined Culture as its Artistic and Dance Director.

Kalayaan Cultural Community Centre (KCCC) has been a benefactor of Culture Philippines. KCCC then president Carlos Padilla, was able to borrow, manage and maintain a place using it as a Filipino Centre in Mississauga. KCCC renovated and generously opened the place for use by Filipino community groups and individuals alike. It has since been a Centre that is shared economically by everyone.