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The Canadian Chamber of Commerce of the Philippines announces ‘Canada Day’ Program

The Canadian Chamber of Commerce of the Philippines (CanCham) has announced it will celebrate Canada’s National Day on Wednesday July 1 with a virtual program accessible by the public on Facebook and YouTube. It will start at 6:00 pm (Philippine Time) that day.

The President of CanCham, Mr Julian Payne, enthused that this will be the first time CanCham will be presenting a virtual Canada Day program, noting “This has the great advantage that it can be enjoyed free by all in the Philippines and Canada who have access to social media”.  He invites all interested in Canada to enjoy perspectives of Canada that will be presented and  “… hoped it would provide some relief and enjoyment for those having to stay at home under the quarantines”. CanCham members in both countries will also have an exclusive access through a ZOOM webinar with which they can send chat messages.

Mr. Payne elaborated that the range of video presentations will showcase examples of arts and sports from Canada’s several provinces and its  multicultural heritage.  “It will include iconic scenes,  such as from Le Cirque de Soleil (from the Province of Quebec) and the Calgary Stampede (from the Province of Alberta), as well as highlights of the Toronto Raptors winning the NBA championship in 2018 (from the Province of Ontario). There will also be videos on the art and music of Canada’s indigenous peoples and, to recognize Scottish immigration to Canada, a Highland bagpiping competition between a piper from the Canadian Embassy in the Philippines vs a piper from CanCham”.

Mr. Payne said there will  be video messages from VIPs including the Ambassador of the Philippines to Canada and the new Ambassador of Canada to the Philippines “…so you will be able to see as well as hear who is representing each of our countries in the other country…” as well as other luminaries in Canada and the Philippines

The program is presented by CanCham supported entirely by the private sector led by Title Sponsor Manulife Philippines with Gold Sponsors OpenText, SPDS, and Sun Life Financial. Silver Sponsors include: BDO Unibank Inc., Centennial College of Applied Arts and Technology, Constellation Energy Corp., KCD Builders, KMC Savills, Inc., Phil. Gold Processing & Refining Corp., PLDT Enterprise, Taft Property Venture Development Corp., and Techrep Inc. Media Partner: INQUIRER.net.

For further information please contact Ms. Abi Tizon, CanCham Membership & Events Coordinator at [email protected] .


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