Sharing the Culture of Panama with the World.

Gala 2017

Viva Panama Organization (VPO) always proud of its Culture and its people, always striving to share it with the multicultural population of California annually recognizes its Distinguished Panamanians for their professional achievement and contribution to the Panamanian community in USA. These are our 2017 Honorees.

International Actor.

Old Panama City

Founded on Aug. 15, 1519

Entertainer &  Educator. 

Horacio Prado

Master Designer.

Biomedical Engineer.

Percussionist Virtuosa.

We had the privilege of the presence of Rosario Mayela Garcia Chanis

Queen of Calle Arriba de Las Tablas 2016, the presence of General

Consul Lic. Raquel Alfaro.  Our Mistress of Ceremoy was Laura Yee, presenter & actrees from Panama.  Our DJ Armando Anderson, and

Orquesta La Seleccion. Especial performance by ​Grupo Congo Istmeño and Ballet Folklorico Viva Panama.

Dr. Guillermo  Ameer        Nikki Campbell            Julio Hanson               Elmis Castillo