Park honouring Filipino hero breaks ground in Calgary – Calgary

As Filipino Heritage Month involves an in depth, the Filipino neighborhood in Calgary celebrated the groundbreaking of Jose Rizal Park on Sunday.

A monument of the revered Filipino hero will likely be constructed in Prairie Winds Park in the town’s northeast.

“Filipino Calgarians finally have a spot dedicated in Calgary to focus their cultural identity,” Fiesta Filipino stated in a information launch.

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Rizal, a physician, creator and chief of the Propaganda Movement, referred to as for peaceable reform of Spain’s colonial rule in the Philippines.

His concepts included integrating the Philippines as a province of Spain, illustration in Spanish parliament, changing Spanish friars with Filipino clergymen, freedom of meeting and expression, and equality of Filipinos and Spaniards earlier than the legislation, according to Encyclopedia Britannica.

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Rizal (1861-1896) based a nonviolent reform society and was deported, exiled, arrested for sedition, discovered responsible and executed by firing squad though he had no half in the 1896 revolution in opposition to Spain, the encyclopedia stated.

“Jose Rizal Park celebrates a national hero of the Philippines, Dr. Jose Rizal, whose work was key to establishing a Filipino national identity,” Fiesta Filipino stated.

“This park will establish a monument to Philippine heritage and honour the growing population of Filipinos who have come to call Calgary home.”

The mission is about to be completed by subsequent June.

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