To raise funds for bursary recipients in the Philippines
March 25, 2017 was a red-letter day for the casino aficionados of QPAM and friends as participants who tried their luck at the Sand Hills Casino in Carberry, Manitoba.
Chaired by a couple, Mario and Rowena Arquero, the Quezon Province Association of Manitoba with 56 individuals from the Marinduque Group and the Guimbanian Association of MB; and friends headed by Joanne Velliere joined in on a 2.5-hour long trek to the casino. They enjoyed the buffet lunch and the hospitality of the casino staff.
Games and raffle draws kept the group entertained during the trip with Alden Novallasca at the helm. Nimfa Canuto and Pacita Carillo won the raffle prizes donated by Buhler Versatile, Inc. and by the Novallasca family.
Funds raised by the casino trip are earmarked for the two bursary recipients in Quezon Province, Philippines; and a portion of the proceeds was allocated to help Leanne Jimenez of Winnipeg who is battling a serious medical condition.
“It is great to bring the people together to enjoy playing in the casino and at the same time help the poor but deserving students back home in Quezon Province, Philippines.” said Maggie-Chan Urbano, QPAM president.
Photos courtesy of Maggie Chan-Urbano