On June 27, TFC
and the Philippine Legacy and Cultural Alliance (PLACA)
have partnered to present All for One,
in celebration of Canadian Multiculturalism Day.
Canadian Multiculturalism Day is celebrated across the country annually on June 27 to discover and appreciate the wealth and diversity of Canadian society. Canada takes pride in ensuring that all citizens value and preserve their identities and pass on their heritage to their children while enjoying a sense of belonging within the Canadian society.
The country recognizes that Canada is built on the strength of immigration. Minister of Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Marco Mendicino
stated in CIC Canada Immigration Newsletter
that “Welcoming immigrants will help to grow the labour market, support businesses, and ensure that ‘Canada remains the best country in the world.’”
In an interview with Adobo Nation
host Ginger Conejero, ABS-CBN Country Manager for Canada Kerwin Du
agrees that Canada is a very embracive country. He explains that when you move to a country “where people will accept you for who you are and treat you in the same way that they treat everybody else, the process of adjustment and transition makes it a lot easier.”
According to Du, “Heritage Canada is sponsoring local community organizations to hold events, albeit virtually at this time, so that we can all celebrate the various cultures that form the fabric of Canada.”
Du added that “It’s important for us Filipinos to celebrate our heritage and make our presence felt,”
that is why they mounted All for One. All for One
is a two-hour virtual get-together that weaves and shares its culture through music and the arts. The show features local talents Annie Lux, August Rigo, Charlotte Fabro, Cyanne, Elyssa Plaza, Jessie Cabrera, John Concepcion, Keith Pedro, Tiffany Ponce, Vinsint, Alyssa Datu, Maria Panaligan,
and the Fiesta Filipina Dance Troupe
Headlining the event are singer/songwriter Inigo Pascual,
R&B artist Kiana V,
“Queen of Emotions” Moira dela Torre,
and Canadian-born Filipino singer Darren Espanto
. Adobo Nation’s Conejero hosts the event.
On the actual event day, All for One
earned about 17,000 views on social media (Facebook: TFC Canada Official
), and is expected to reach over 350,000 viewers via all TFC platforms available in Canada. PLACA Chairman Lino Eroma
was grateful for the partnership with TFC and to the thousands of viewers who supported their first virtual event. He expressed that “Yesterday was another milestone in our FilCan community as we joined together from coast to coast to coast in thanking Canada through our offering "All for One" on Multiculturalism Day that showcased the greatness of our Filipino Canadian community.” All for One
is now streaming on IPTV–TFC under Specials
and on TFC Online under Shows-Specials
and will be available until July 27, 2020.