Vancouver B.C. – Team Scotia Bank, coached by Ronald Divina, was the Basketball Champion and took home the trophy at the sixth annual Migrante BC Open Basketball League. The popular basketball league at the St. Helen’s Parish gymnasium in Burnaby held its elimination and final rounds during the first week of February2014.
The medals and trophies were awarded to the teams and players by Beth Dollaga of the Canada Philippines Solidarity for Human Rights, Nie-ann Amante of Migrante BC, and May Farrales, a UBC graduate student doing her research on Filipinos and basketball.
Migrante B.C., a community organization, was launched in September 14, 2008 to honour the legacy of the late Anakpawis Member of Philippine Congress Crispin “Ka Bel” Beltran who had always fought for the rights and welfare of migrant workers and had visited Vancouver in early 2008. For information on how to join the Basketball League of Migrante BC, please call 604.408.0830 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
Photo credits: Migrante BC