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4th Adi­vay Van­cou­ver

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MEM­BERS of the indige­nous group from Baguio and Benguet who are now based in British Co­lum­bia, Canada gath­ered to­gether for the cel­e­bra­tion of the 4th Adi­vay Van­cou­ver Fes­ti­val.

Or­ga­nized and hosted by the Benguet So­ci­ety of British Co­lum­bia the event held lately at the St. Pa­trick’s Hall was at­tended by at least 300 par­tic­i­pants and other Igorot or­ga­ni­za­tions based in Van­cou­ver.

Ren­wick Quiaño, a mem­ber of the Ad­vi­sory Board of the group said the pur­pose of the oc­ca­sion is for them to be re­minded of their roots, cul­ture, and tra­di­tion.

“These are the basic things that we need for this ev­er­chang­ing world,” said Quiaño who is from Baguio City.

The or­ga­ni­za­tion’s pres­i­dent Rafael Chan who is from La Trinidad said they cel­e­brate Adi­vay ev­ery year the way it is also ob­served in their province Benguet.

“We are also re­mind­ing and teach­ing our chil­dren about our cul­ture and her­itage and we in­cul­cate the im­por­tance of where we came from es­pe­cially on our own cul­ture,” Chan added.

Cir­culo Pam­pagueno As­so­ci­a­tion of British Co­lum­bia Pres­i­dent Chris­tian Cu­nanan who also at­tended the event held on Au­gust 17 said true to the theme “Pro­mot­ing and Nur­tur­ing our Indige­nous Iden­tity” the af­fair show­cased pre­sen­ta­tions which made them un­der­stand more and ap­pre­ci­ate the Igorot cul­ture.

He also said that it is also in line with the cel­e­bra­tion of 2019 as UN de­clared year of Indige­nous Lan­guages upon which 70% of the about 6,700 world lan­guages com­prise of indige­nous lan­guages.

The pro­gram started with a pre­sen­ta­tion of oral his­tory through chant­ing by Cliff Bel­gica , one of the or­ga­ni­za­tion’s ad­vi­sory board. He fo

cused on the need to learn and en­sur­ing the transfer of knowl­edge to the young gen­er­a­tions.

Other high­lights are the per­for­mances by the dif­fer­ent groups of the or­ga­ni­za­tion who pre­sented the Tayao and Ben­dian dances and lively mu­sic by the band.

With such oc­ca­sion and gath­er­ing the Igorot cul­tural her­itage will con­tinue to live on even in other coun­tries like Canada. May the Benguet So­ci­ety of British Co­lum­bia con­tinue such un­der­tak­ings.

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