Last Updated: Friday - 09/24/2010
Week of April 25, 2005
Barangay dancers entertain and raise funds for K of C
Special to the WCR
On Feb. 12, the Knights of Columbus Nazareno Council achieved an historic milestone at the Myer Horowitz Theatre at the U of A.
In partnership with the Philippine Barangay Performing Arts Society, Nazareno Council held a fundraising alternative in response to the state council's call to explore non-gambling based activities.
The benefit show Two Worlds, One Love: A Celebration of Filipino Music and Dance, was an ultimate success in every sense of the word. Not only did the show share with the Edmonton community the beauty and diversity of Filipino culture - the funds raised during the event exceeded the expectations of the organizers.
St. Joseph Auxiliary Hospital, a faith-based voluntary, continuing care facility known for its exemplary care and compassion for its patients and residents was the beneficiary of the benefit performance.
The youthful performers of Barangay, fresh from an outstanding 20th anniversary performance at the Winspear Centre in October, wowed the audience with their world class performance and incredible choreography.
The audience, comprised of Knights of Columbus brothers and their families, St. Joseph Auxiliary Hospital staff and patients, and other supporters, came away from the performance in awe of the unique spectacle they had witnessed.
For many who were seeing the Edmonton based cultural group, The Philippine Barangay Performing Arts Society for the first time it was a revelation of the young performers' talent, dedication and high calibre of performance.
The cultural show was planned to coincide with the Valentine's Day weekend to reinforce the theme of the event: organizations working together in harmony and love to make the Edmonton community a better place.