History

1983 KFCO (Kalayaan Filipino Cultural Organization) was established with the purpose of celebrating Philippine Independence Day
1997 KFCO added a C&BL provision to create a Filipino Community Centre. KCCC was incorporated shortly after
1998 Centennial celebration of Philippine Independence Day at SkyDome co-chaired by Resty del Rosario and Willy Cantos raised $120,000 seed money for the KCCC facilities
1999 KCCC Constitution & By Laws ratified
First members of the board of directors elected
Willie Cantos elected president
2000 Acquired Charitable status. Started operations at 5546 Timberlea Boulevard, rent-free, courtesy of Cascade Canada Ltd., thru its Controller, Carlos Padilla
2002 Carlos Padilla elected president
2004 Consolacion "Ching" Quejas elected president. She was re-elected in 2006, 2008, 2010 and 2012
2005 KCCC purchased 3-unit commercial condo for $975,000. Mortgage loan interest was at 9-1/2%. There were no loan guarantors
2006-2008 Difficult times. Mama Ching and the KCCC board members scratched and scraped to pay the mortgage, maintenance fees, utilities, taxes and more. Revenue from office and hall rental, membership fees and charity bingo were not enough. Board members and supporters loaned the Centre money and some donated funds generously.
2009 Transfer of mortgage to TD Canada trust arranged by Edgar Frondozo at 3.75% interest. Dr. Romulo Sinajon, Luis Carbonell and Edgar Frondozo signed as loan guarantors. $34,000/year in interest payments saved
Electronic Fund Transfer Donation Program started. Averge monthly donation received $1,000
2014 Resty del Rosario elected president. Reelected in 2016 and 2018.
2015 Consolacion "Mama Ching" Quejas passed away at 93 years old.