First Filipino center in Edmonton, Alberta to open its doors in May
The very first Edmonton Philippine International Centre (EPIC) is set to opening south Edmonton in May, after raising funds for building in the past three years.
It is envisioned as a gathering place for learning languages, heritage, arts, and informational and social activities for the community.
A not-for-profit organization will run the events facility and manage programs for Canadian Filipinos, share resources and celebrate culture with the larger Edmonton community.
The 12,000 sq. ft. facility features a main banquet hall, two industrial-sized kitchens and a bistro to be operated by Umbrella Kitchen. Its second floor houses a function room, boardroom, office space and a parking lot for up to a hundred vehicles.
The Centre project was launched in February 2020 and continues to invite support from Filipinos across Canada through sponsorships, donations and memberships. If has the support of Edmonton Mayor Amarjeet Sohi. Edmonton is one of the many Canadian cities experiencing the accelerated growth of the Filipino community.