Ms. Rice, made note the growth of the Filipino Canadian Association of Prince Rupert since it was established in 1973, hailing the tireless efforts at fundraising that the over 150 residents of Filipino ancestry take on both for local organizations and for relief efforts when disaster strikes their homeland.
She also paid tribute to the bursaries and scholarships that the Association provide for each year, sending students on to their post secondary studies.
Ms. Rice also observed as to the popularity of the Annual Filipino Night in Prince Rupert, which is set to celebrate its 45th event this Saturday.
You can review her statement to the Legislature through the video below, which Ms. Rice posted to her Facebook page on Tuesday morning.
For more notes on the work of the North Coast MLA at the Legislature see our archive page here.