CALGARY 10 October 2018 – The Philippine Consulate General in Calgary thanked the Philippine Business Society of Alberta (PBSA) for organizing the “Pinoy Breakfast” fundraising event for the victims of Typhoon Ompong in Edmonton, Alberta on 23 September 2018.
Amidst cold weather, Filipino-Canadians and Canadian nationals gather at the open Heritage Parking Lot in Northwest Edmonton to share breakfast and donate C$5.00 (US$6.482) each. Many individuals, private companies and groups also gave additional donations to support the event.
PBSA President Celso Andrade said that the organization will give all proceeds to the Canadian Red Cross for its Typhoon Ompong relief efforts in the Philippines and it continued to receive donations after the event.
Deputy Consul General Zaldy B. Patron, who represented Consul General Gilberto G.B. Asuque at the event, thanked the organizers, volunteers and supporters of the Pinoy Breakfast as he emphasized that the financial donation would matter a lot for the typhoon victims. He expressed hope that the PBSA’s initiative would inspire others to assist the Typhoon Ompong victims.
Alberta Minister for Labor and Minister Responsible for Democratic Renewal Christina Gray expressed her sympathies for the typhoon victims and commended the Albertans for coming together to help the typhoon victims in the Philippines.