Fil-Canadian winter escapade 2018

A Festive Welcome Dinner Party also known as MassKara Night was held on February 4, 2018, hosted by the City Government of Bacolod at the Bacolod City Government Center Lobby.

Some 300 guests were treated to a sumptuous banquet with an exquisitely furnished dining place giving an ambience of elegance and festivity at the New Government Center.

It was a night of transformation when the students and the expert Trainor in Hospitality Management of VMA Global College & Training Center Inc., Mr. Heires Trance created a charming and vivacious design to make the dining reception more delightful, coupled with the festive outfit of the guests adorned by a colorful mask.

The Filipino-Canadian Association for Canadian Prefectures organized the “Winter Escapade”, a tour that brings members together with the Philippine Ambassador to Canada, H.E. Isabela Garcia and the Filipino Consul General to Canada to Bacolod City on February 4 to 6, 2018.

On the first day, the group of some 300 persons visited cultural, heritage and tourism sites, such as the Bacolod San Sebastian Cathedral, Bongbong’s Piaya factory, Vintage Glass Museum, St. John Nepomuceno at Brgy. Sum-ag, and lunch at Resort Negrense in Brgy. Punta Taytay, where they were welcomed by the Honor Guards, ROTC Cadet Officers of VMA Global College.

The second day was Aa journey to Lakawon, Cadiz Viejo, Victorias Milling Company, Balay Negrense in Silay, and dinner in Ading’s Pala-Pala.

The last day of the tour was sightseeing and exploration at the scenic and famous Mambukal Resort where lunch was held at Ishiwata Grounds while being entertained by the multi-awarded VMA Global College Festival Mudpack Dancers, choreographed by Mr. Danny Vale, VMA Instructor. The group then proceeded to the ancestral mansion of Don Mariano Ledesma Lacson and Maria Braga Lacson, “The Ruins” .

Dinner was served at the Provincial Capitol on the Governor’s Night asdubbed “Barrio Fiesta”, hosted by the Provincial Governor’s Office.*(JGMacaranas-Chief Librarian/PROfficer)