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Dr. Jose Rizal,161st Birth Anniversary Celebrated

Dr. Jose Rizal’s 161st Birth Anniversary was Celebrated last June 19, 2022. The Knights of Rizal Organization of the Central Canada Region joins our Kababayan on this significant day to give due Respect and Honor to Our Beloved Hero Dr. Jose Rizal. The day was filled with activities relevant to the Birth Anniversary. The KOR’s gather that day as early as 3:00 pm to give way the new aspiring members, orientation and eventually knighting as acceptance to the knights of Rizal Order.  The formal program started with Lady Lilac Cana singing the National Anthem of both two countries after Sir Ptr Luel Declarador Welcome Prayer.  A Wreath Laying Ceremony followed with ConGen Orontes V. Castro of the Philippine Consulate Toronto offering accompanied by Sir Dr. Romy Sinajon, KGOR, Region Commander. Guest City Councilor Sir James Pasternak, accompanied by Sir Ver Amante,KGOR  Region Deputy Commander. Ms. Yara Saks, a member of the Provincial Parliament,  (MPP) offered Flowers as well to show due respect to our hero. Area Commanders joined by their Chapter Commanders simultaneously made their flower offering. The Youth Council headed by Lady Princess Crawford, President with the Young people from Mississauga. Affiliate organizations like the ladies organizations ALKOR , LKOR, Kababaihang Rizalista, Aspiration of Rizal offered beautiful wreaths. Guest community participants like PIDC, FCT, Daughters of Isabella, Reforma Party, WFG and media. The Emcee Sir Richard Saldana, assisted accompanied by  Sir Joe Damasco, to see to it that the program followed to the later. The Likha Awit winner sing his winning piece “I Will Rise”. Messages was delivered by Sir Orontes V. Castro, Sir James Pasternak, Ms Yara Saks and close acknowledgement and appreciation of all KOR members and Guests by Sir Dr. Romy Sinajon, KGOR, Region Commander for Central Canada Region. First Knighted members of the Order were treated with their first attendance and witnessed the patriotic ceremony as Pilipino. A merienda was prepared by the ladies of the Knights of Rizal after a 2 hours ceremony. Again the Knights of Rizal wish to express their gratitude to all who join us in this Celebration of Our Hero 161st Birth Anniversary of Dr. Jose Rizal.

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