Sen. Enverga’s life celebrated at big event

Community News & Features Dec 7, 2018 at 7:48 pm
From left: MPP Aris Babikian, MPP Robyn Martin, Rosemer Enverga, Ambassador Petronila Garcia, Alex Yuan, MP Colin Carrie, Dawn Angue and MP Peter Kent (Not in Photo: Senator Victor Oh and Senator Asha Seth).

From left: MPP Aris Babikian, MPP Robyn Martin, Rosemer Enverga, Ambassador Petronila Garcia, Alex Yuan, MP Colin Carrie, Dawn Angue and MP Peter Kent (Not in Photo: Senator Victor Oh and Senator Asha Seth).

A Celebration of Life Gala event was held last Nov. 30 at the Metropolitan  Banquet Hall in Toronto to honour the life and legacy of the late Senator Tobias C. Enverga Jr. The hall was filled with over 450 guests in attendance including friends, family and members of the community who were touched and inspired by the late Senator; some of whom travelled all the way from Montreal, Hamilton, Brantford, Winnipeg, New Jersey, Baltimore and Ottawa to attend the special event.

Special guests from all levels of government were present to share their moving tributes including Philippine Ambassador to Canada Petronila Garcia, Senator Victor Oh and Senator Asha Seth; MP Peter Kent and MP Colin Carrie; MPPs Robin Martin, Roman Baber, Vijay Thanigasalam and Aris Babikian, from the Toronto Catholic School Board, Director of Education Rory McGurkin, Chair of the Board Barbara Poplawski, Trustee Angela Kennedy, Trustee Garry Tanuan and former Trustee Patrizia Bottoni.

The evening was filled with beautiful tribute videos of the late Senator, delicious food and entertainment. The Enverga family was truly humbled by the outpouring of support!

Senator Enverga or “Sen. Jun” leaves behind a lasting legacy. As a TCDSB Trustee, he initiated Rosary Day in October; as a Community Leader, he advocated for helping the needy and promoting the Philippine culture; as a Senator, he was the voice of the Filipino-Canadians, held the first Philippine flag raising ceremonies at Parliament Hill and for the first time, hundreds of Filipinos “took over” the Senate Chamber for a day. In addition, the late Senator Enverga introduced and sponsored several bills including the Act Respecting Latin American Heritage Month in October.

Through his advocacies and the causes that he was so passionate about, we hope to preserve his legacy and continue his good works!

Honourable Senator Tobias C. Enverga Jr., 1st Canadian Senator of Filipino Descent. Humble Public Servant, Champion of Multiculturalism, Voice for the Special Needs.

For more info LIKE www.facebook.com/SenatorEnverga or e-mail (Admin) SenatorTobiasEnverga@gmail.com, visit www.senatorenverga.com

(PRESS RELEASE)

Rosemer Enverga and TECO Director General Catherine Hsu  with some of the 450+  in attendance.

Rosemer Enverga and TECO Director General Catherine Hsu with some of the 450+ in attendance.