PCCF founder Senator Tobias Enverga Jr was honoured at a Celebration of Life Gala
PCCF founder Senator Tobias Enverga Jr was honoured at a Celebration of Life Gala last November 30th, 2018.
The Metropolitan hall was filled with over 450 guests in attendance including friends, family and members of the community who were touched and inspired by the late Senator; some of whom travelled all the way from Montreal, Hamilton, Brantford, Winnipeg, New Jersey, Baltimore and Ottawa to attend this special event.
PCCF was proud to help organize this momentous event which included performances by some of the best local artists, a display of beautiful traditional gowns and attire and tributes from all levels of government.
Special guests include Philippine Ambassador to Canada Petronila Garcia, TECO Director Catherine Hsu, Senator Victor Oh and Senator Asha Seth; MP Peter Kent adnd MP Colin Carrie; MPPs Robin Martin, Roman Baber, Vijay Thanigasalam and Aris Babikian, from the Toronto Catholic School Board, Director of Education Rory McGurkin, Chair of the Board Barbara Poplawski, Trustee Angela Kennedy, Trustee Garry Tanuan and former Trustee Patrizia Bottoni.
The Enverga family was truly humbled by the outpouring of support!
Senator Enverga or "Sen Jun" leaves behind a lasting legacy. As a TCDSB Trustee, he initiated Rosary Day in October; as a Community Leader, he advocated for helping the needy and promoting the Philippine culture; as a Senator, he was the voice of the Filipino-Canadians, held the first Philippine flagraising ceremonies at Parliament Hill and for the first time, hundreds of Filipinos 'took over' the Senate Chamber for a day. In addition, the late Senator Enverga introduced and sponsored several Bills including the Act Respecting Latin American Heritage Month in October.
Through his advocacies and the causes that he was so passionate about, we hope to preserve his legacy and continue his good works!
ABOUT PCCF The Philippine Canadian Charitable Foundation (PCCF) is a non-profit organization who's mission is to have fun, while helping others. PCCF was founded by the late Senator Tobias C. Enverga Jr., the first Canadian of Filipino descent elected in the City of Toronto and the first Canadian of Filipino descent to be appointed the Senate.