Filipino Heritage Month proclaimed

Callie Hermanson
Lakeside Leader

Lesser Slave Lake MLA Danielle Larivee was joined on July 3 by Ricardo Miranda, Minister of Culture and Tourism, to celebrate the first-ever Philippine Heritage Month in Alberta.

Jenny Konopka of the Filipino Community Association of Slave Lake took part.

“We are glad and humbled that the government of Alberta has recognized Filipinos’ contribution to this province,” she said.

“The Filipino community Association of Slave Lake, formed in 2013, has participated in several events in Slave Lake and we are honoured to have contributed to our local community, and proud June is now recognized as Philippine Heritage Month in Alberta. Mabuhay!”

Pictured are Alberta Culture & Tourism Minister Ricardo Miranda. Lesser Slave MLA Danielle Larivee and four members of the Filippino Community Association – Jenny Konopka, Neri Castillo, Emily Rockwell and Jeannet De Los Reyes.

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