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WINNIPEG - (MANITOBA) CANADA REUNION
BERGHAUS GROUPs 1973 & 1974

Photo courtesy of Evangeline ( Curie) Sawit
Winnipeg
August 11, 2007



They were once residents of The Netherlands in 1973 - 1976, employed by Berghaus BV for three years as contract workers in its coat factory in Amsterdam and Wehl in the Achter Hoek.

After finishing their contract, most of the girls migrated to Winnipeg - Manitoba, Canada to work for Silpit Industries.

Some of them opted to stay in The Netherlands.

Last August 11, the group had a mini-reunion in Winnipeg in celebration of the 60th birthday of Espie Oliveros Ramos, one their social workers during their Berghaus years, as well as a welcome party for Gie del Rosario who came all the way from The Netherlands to join the celebration.


The group, when they were 33 years younger !!
Anno 1974, House 17 Princes Christinastraat

WEHL, GROUP 12 with their husbands

1st row-standing from left to right:
Abe Guanlao, Bobot Mapatac, del Gonzales, Neneth Corpuz Gonzales, Emmie Barcelo Mapatac, Myrna Bernabe dela Cruz, Irene Tuazon Guanlao, Helen Panganiban Amaca, Neneth Plata Sarao, Susan Carganilla Ponce, Von Soliven and Lito dela Cruz

middle row-sitting:
Ester Pagaduan Lucero, Divina Ancheta Imperial, Gie del Rosario Agbayani, Espie Oliveros Ramos, Malyne Granados Soliven, and Carlina Pagarigan dela Cruz

3rd row-sitting on the floor:
Tannie Imperial, Dan Lucero, Pons Ramos, Ben Amaca and Oliver Sarao

1st row-standing from left to right:
Divina Ancheta Imperial, Neth Corpuz Gonzales, Myrna Bernabe dela Cruz, Ester Pagaduan Lucero, Abe Guanlao, Irene Tuazon Guanlao, Susan Carganilla Ponce, Isabel de Jesus Catacutan, Ben Amaca, Neth Plata Sarao, Gie del Rosario Agbayani, Malyne Granados Soliven, Irene Madalora Capiztrano, Tess Lopez Parto, Linda dela Rosa, Mary Padua Cudal, Solly Carpio Andrade, James dela Rosa, Vi Agliam Nery and Espie Oliveros Ramos.

2nd row-sitting:
Pons Ramos, Lito dela Cruz, Helen Panganiban Amaca, del Gonzales, dan Lucero, Tannie Imperial, Von Soliven, Emmie Barcelo Mapatac, Bobot Mapatac and Oliver Sarao.

sitting on the floor:
Boy Nery, Rey dela Cruz, Myra Rosario, Lhen de leon dela Cruz, Carlina Pagarigan dela Cruz, Letty and husband and Mary Cudal's husband.




Those were the days...good old days that we all cherish in our memories!! Let us keep track of each other...forward this article to all Berghaus Girls you know!!

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