Consul General Zaldy Patron (left) and Edmonton Mayor Amajeet Sohi at the latter’s office during their meeting on 11 April 2022 where they had Filipino Restaurant Month dishes from Filistix Restaurant.

Calgary, 14 April 2022 – Consul General Zaldy Patron travelled to Edmonton, Alberta, on 11-12 April 2022 to promote the Filipino Restaurant Month in Canada (FRMC).

Consul General Patron introduced the FRMC to Edmonton Mayor Amarjeet Sohi, Alberta Labour and Immigration Minister Kaycee Madu, and Ukranian Consul General Oleksandr Danyleiko during his separate meetings with them.

Consul General Patron and Mayor Sohi had FRMC dishes from Filistix during their lunch meeting at the latter’s office on 11 April 2022. That evening, Consul General Patron hosted a dinner meeting with Minister Madu at Manila Grill Express. The next day, Consul General Patron and Consul General Danyleiko had their lunch meeting at Cebuchon & BBQ.

The Ukranian Consul General said it was his first time to taste Filipino cuisine and to dine at a Filipino restaurant in Edmonton, where he is based.

Filistix, Manila Grill Express, and Cebuchon & BBQ are among the FRMC’s 40 participating restaurants in seven Canadian provinces and 18 cities. FRMC is taking place the whole month of April 2022.

FRMC aims to mainstream and promote Filipino cuisine in Canada as well as support the Filipino restaurants. Aside from enjoying the various Filipino dishes, diners at FRMC will have the chance to win national and local prizes.

(Left picture) Consul General Zaldy Patron (right) with Alberta Labour and Immigration Minister Kaycee Madu (middle) and Ms. Aurea de Jesus, owner of Manila Grill Express, during a dinner meeting on 11 April 2022. (Right picture) Consul General Zaldy Patron (2nd from left), Ukranian Consul General Oleksandr Danyleiko (middle), Mr. Jonie Ontog (2nd from right; owner of Cebuchon & BBQ), and the staff of Cebuchon during a lunch meeting on 12 April 2022.

Consul General Zaldy Patron (left) with Mr. & Mrs. Ariel and Jena Del Rosario, owners of Filistix Restaurant.