Filipino Heritage Month is an annual celebration of the Filipino culture in Canada. This happens in the month of June when Filipinos from coast to coast shares the rich Filipino culture to the Canadians.
It was first celebrated in the city of Toronto last year. This year, it is celebrated on the federal level for the first time thanks to the motion submitted by Salma Zahid, Member of Parliament for Scarborough Centre.
The Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau showed his support to the celebration earlier this month by visiting the Pinoy eatery in Scarborough, FV Foods. He was of course accompanied by Zahid.
“It’s Filipino Heritage Month and Prime Minister Trudeau wanted some authentic Filipino food so I took him to FV Foods right here in Scarborough Center,” Zahid said on a Facebook post.
Trudeau also posted photos on Facebook from his visit. He was seen lining up canteen-style and socializing with Filipinos who just finished their boodle fight.
It is truly an amazing time to be a Filipino in Canada. The pride and sense of community can be truly felt thousands of miles away from the homeland.