Lilac Caña celebrates 50th birthday with dinner concert

Community Round Up Sep 27, 2019 at 2:51 pm
Lilac prepares to cut her cake. As a singer, she also performs for environmental and social justice causes.

Lilac prepares to cut her cake. As a singer, she also performs for environmental and social justice causes.

Lilac Caña, popular professional singer and community volunteer, celebrated her 50th birthday with a dinner-concert for family and friends on Sunday, Sept. 21, 2019.

The event was hosted by Mila and Oswald Magno in their lovely home in Mississauga, Ontario.

Caña performed her favorite songs with the accompaniment of musician friends who were among her special guests.

Her 85 guests were treated to a sit-down dinner prepared by a Polish chef, a family friend at the Polish church where Lilac volunteers.

More songs by Lilac and singer friends Emil Zarris, Heidi Cyfko and Nonie Perez followed after dinner, and the cake-cutting.Dancing by the guests capped the music-filled party.

Among Lilac’s concert selections were classical and originnally composed songs, which she listed down and saved into a flash drive as give-away present to her guests packaged in tiny golden pouches.

Among her broad repertoire of English and Tagalog favorite songs are: Sa Kabukiran, Ang Maya, Ikaw, I Believe, If Music Be The Food of Love,The Prayer, When Autumn Comes, I’ll Be With You, Brighter Day, and A Piece of Sky.

 

From left: Hosts Oswald and Mila Magno, and the Caña family: Francis, Lilac, Ligaya, Popoy and Jove.

From left: Hosts Oswald and Mila Magno, and the Caña family: Francis, Lilac, Ligaya, Popoy and Jove.

Julie Viola, Lilac and Art Viola, former Lord Mayor of Niagara-on-the-Lake.

Julie Viola, Lilac and Art Viola, former Lord Mayor of Niagara-on-the-Lake.

Loida Cox and Emil Zarris watch as Heidi Cyfko sings a Mama Mia number.

Loida Cox and Emil Zarris watch as Heidi Cyfko sings a Mama Mia number.

Hermie and Mila Garcia, Lilac and Rosemer Enverga

Hermie and Mila Garcia, Lilac and Rosemer Enverga