Mayor Ken Sim: Vancouver supports Filipino cultural centre

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  • July 7, 2023
    The Honourable David Eby
    Premier of British Columbia
    PO Box 9041 STN PROV GOVT
    Victoria, BC V8W 9E

    Dear Premier Eby,
    Re: Support for the Filipino Cultural Centre in Vancouver Campaign

    On behalf of the City of Vancouver, I am writing to express our enthusiastic support for creating a new
    Filipino Cultural Centre in the City of Vancouver. A new Filipino Cultural Centre aligns with our city’s
    commitment to diversity, social harmony, and the promotion of cultural exchange.
    On June 14, 2023, Vancouver City Council’s Standing Committee on Finance and City Services passed the
    Council Motion “Support for the Filipino Cultural Centre in Vancouver Campaign,”.

    The motion, which has been unanimously supported by all members of Council, speaks to the
    commitments that your government has made in support of a Filipino Cultural Centre.

    With its deep-rooted heritage and dynamic cultural traditions, the Filipino community has been an
    integral part of Vancouver’s diverse population for many years. We recognize the Filipino community’s
    immense contributions that continue to shape our city’s economic, social, and cultural landscape.

    A dedicated Filipino Cultural Centre in Vancouver would serve as a hub for the community, fostering
    unity, celebration, and the preservation of Filipino heritage. It would provide a space where residents
    and visitors can gather, learn, and appreciate the richness of Filipino culture through various artistic,
    educational, and social activities.

    We believe the Provincial Government has a vital role to play in ensuring this project’s success. We
    strongly urge you to allocate the necessary funding from the provincial budget to support the
    establishment of the new Filipino Cultural Centre in Vancouver.

    Investing in a Filipino Cultural Centre is not only an investment in cultural diversity and inclusivity but
    also a recognition of the important role that the Filipino community has played and will continue to play
    in our province.

    Please feel free to contact my office if you have any additional questions.

    Ken Sim
    Mayor, City of Vancouver


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