BC Nurses Union members at Philippine Independence Day

Members of the BC Nurses’ Union, many of them Filipino themselves, were front and centre June 14 at the Vancouver celebrations of Philippine Independence Day at Slocan Park. This community-wide event, sponsored by the Philippine Consulate General, is now in its second year in Vancouver and attracts hundreds of members of the Filipino community. With Geoff (left) at the BCNU tent were Kingsway MLA Adrian Dix, HEU vice-president Boni Barcia, and members of the BCNU including (right) Thelma Bescoso, an activist in the union and the community. BCNU members were taking the blood pressure of Independence Day celebrants