The Dr. José Rizal Monument in Airdrie’s Nose Creek Park will be designated as a Filipino Historical Monument in the very near future. 

On the 161st anniversary of Dr. José Rizal's birth, the National Historical Commission of the Philippines (NHCP) will erect a historical marker on the national hero's monument on June 19, 2022. 

The NHCP is the major government institution of the Philippines in charge of promoting Filipino history. Its mission includes the designation of historically significant places, structures, events, and people both inside and outside the Philippines. 

The NHCP recognizes the Rizal Monument in Airdrie as the first of its sort in the Province of Alberta and with the installation of the historical marker, it will be included in the NHCP's inventory of historical structures outside the Philippines. 

Ms. Carminda Arevalo, Executive Director of the NHCP, is leading the installation of the NHCP historical marker alongside NHCP Chairman Rene Escalante, Philippine Ambassador to Canada Rodolfo Robles, Consul General Zaldy Patron, Alberta Culture Minister Ron Orr, and Airdrie City Mayor Peter Brown. 

The marker measuring 27 x 35 inches is made of cast iron and was shipped from the Philippines. 

The event will take place on June 19 at 11 am in Nose Creek Regional Park. 

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