“Alberta is home to the second largest Filipino population in Canada. These communities have helped build our province, grow Alberta’s economy and foster Alberta’s vibrant multiculturalism.

“In June, we celebrate Philippine Heritage Month in appreciation of the Filipino community’s many contributions to this province. June 12 marks the anniversary of the Philippine Declaration of Independence in 1898, a key moment in their nation’s history. For Filipinos living in the Philippines and around the world, this date has become a celebration of their culture and heritage.

“Celebrating and learning more about Alberta’s diverse cultural landscape helps build intercultural understanding and stronger, more inclusive communities. During Philippine Heritage Month, learn more about Filipino heritage, support Filipino-owned businesses and celebrate Alberta’s rich diversity.”