PIDC announces date of flag raising for Independence Day

Calendar Community Mar 8, 2019 at 4:02 pm

PIDC logoThe Philippine Independence Day Council (PIDC) has announced that the Flag Raising Ceremony, marking the historical independence of the Philippines, will take place on June 12, 2019, at Toronto City Hall, from 12 noon to 2 pm. All members and supporters of the Filipino-Canadian community are invited to attend.

In addition to the significance of the highlighted occasion, this year’s ceremony will coincide with the first ever national Filipino Heritage Month. Subsequently, dignitaries, representing several levels of government, will be invited to attend this rich tradition within the Filipino-Canadian community.

Following the ceremony, guests will be treated to entertainment, lunch, as well as brief speeches from government representatives. For those interested in attending the Flag Raising Ceremony, please contact: [email protected] For those visiting, Toronto City Hall is located at 100 Queen St. West, Toronto, Ontario.

About PIDC

PIDC is an organization, whose main objective is to foster unity within the Filipino-Canadian community by showcasing the best of Philippine Arts, Culture and Heritage. Events for 2019, will include:

• Mrs/Ms Philippines PIDC (Saturday, April 6, 2019, at Rembrandt Banquet Hall – 930 Progress Road, Scarborough; featuring dinner, show and dance);

• Mabuhay Cup (MCup) Basketball Tournament (Friday, May 24, 2019 to Sunday, May 26, 2019, at Durham College, 2000 Simcoe Street North, Oshawa);

• 20th Annual Salu Salo sa Earl Bales Community Potluck Picnic and Celebration of Filipino Heritage Month, Earl Bales Park – 4169 Bathurst St., Toronto (June 1, 2019);

• Philippine Independence Day Flag Raising (Wednesday, June 12, 2019, at Toronto City Hall – 100 Queen St. West, Toronto); and

• Miss and Little Miss Philippines PIDC (Saturday, July 6, 2019, Sandra Fair and Ivan Fecan Theatre, 4700 Keele St., York University);

• Mabuhay Philippines Festival (Friday, August 23, 2019 to Sunday, August 25, 2019, at Nathan Phillips Square, Toronto City Hall

For a more information, as well as other upcoming events or to join or volunteer with PIDC, please check its website at www.pidctoronto or their Facebook and Twitter pages under Philippine Independence Day Council Toronto.