After combing through the Censuses of Canada as early as 1825 until 1921, and perusing archives, directories and all sources mentioned earlier,
The Census of Canada has been conducted at ten-year intervals since 1851. On the third census, the 1881 census was the first to include the western provinces and territories and the first to show the presence of people from the Philippines. This census did not indicate year of immigration, only residency which could mean just being present in an area when the census was taken.
The Tagalog word sayang (roughly translated into “what a waste”) carries with it a myriad of Filipino cultural attributes to which perhaps only citizens of poor countries can relate. Indeed, fried rice is our solution to using days-old cooked ice. Even kaninglamig (cold rice) connotes not just leftover rice but the thought of not throwing away a single grain of rice.
At least three Filipino Canadian businesses have been nominated for this year’s Small Business BC Awards (SBBC) in several categories. Cast your votes for these businesses on the SBBC website https://smallbusinessbc.ca/awards/.
Pinoys on Parliament 2021 (PoP21) holds its third annual national youth leadership conference via a free online event from February 19 to 21. The theme for this year’s conference is Bayanihan, a spirit of communal unity and collaboration, with workshops and panel discussions on leadership in science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) and Filipino Canadian identity in arts, culture and politics.
Editor' Note: at the end of each year, CFNet reviews all the articles it has published and selects for its yearend review articles that were the most read, most liked or had the most impact. This year those articles were mostly related to Covid-19 which has occupied the mind of almost everyone in the world.)