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CALGARY, AB – ALAY SA MANGGAGAWANG PILIPINO – 2017
September 1 @ 6:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Over the last several years, a significant number of Filipino temporary workers and new immigrants have arrived in Canada. Filipino workers and immigrants can be seen in all parts of Canada, from the major cities such as Toronto, Vancouver, or Calgary, to small towns like Acme, Alberta. Their arrival has benefited the Canadian economy, filling in jobs that Canadian businesses need.
The Filipinos have also benefited from Canada. Being employed allows them to support their families back in the Philippines. But this comes with a price that is often overlooked – the loneliness that many of the workers who are separated from their families feel while in Canada.
PURPOSE OF THE EVENT
EJD Productions Inc. and Great Impact Productions Inc. have teamed together to bring a small amount of joy to our Filipino workers and immigrants whose families are in the Philippines by creating an event that will feature three of Philippine’s well-known comedians and television personalities. These three guests, along with several local talents, will offer (“Alay”) joy to the workers and immigrants (“Manggagawa”).
The purpose of the event is to appreciate the Filipino workers who have sacrificed one of the most important aspects of their lives – their time with their parents, kids, and spouses. We want to have an event that will entertain them, to get them connected with each other, and introduce them to existing support groups that they might not know existed.
KEY COMPONENTS OF THE EVENT
1. A comedy and music act by three guests artists from the Philippines who are known throughout the country.
2. Invite organizations and businesses who can provide services to the Filipino workers. These include, but not limited to, immigration services, health, and wellness services, employment services, financial services, etc.
3. Allow businesses to reach out to thousands of Filipino workers and immigrants through sponsorship and partnerships.
4. Promote Calgary, Edmonton, and Vancouver!