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Gala 2015

Viva Panama Organization (VPO) always proud of its Culture and always striving to share it with the multicultural population of California annually recognizes each year Distinguished People for their professional achievement and contribution to the Panamanian community in USA.  Our Gala 2015 commemorated the Centennial of the Panama - Pacific InternationalExposition, on Friday, August 21, 2015, at the Crowne Plaza Hotel, located at 6121 Telegraph Rd, Commerce, CA 90040.. These are our 2015 Honorees.

Our especial guest was Juan Francisco Guerrero (Sub-Director of Panama Institute of Culture), The crowning of Srta. Panama California 2015 Deja Allen-Slade, and as Masters of Ceremony: Erick Brand, a Comedian, actor and writer and Geovana Ayala, Naughty Beats DanceCompany, Flamaneco solo dancer Laura Echevers, singer Julio Hanson and Ballet Folklorico Viva Panama.

First female Panamanian Panama Canal Pilot


of the Stars

Laffit Pincay Jr.

Hall of Fame Jockey

Psychologist & Writer

    Vilma Romero                Angela Ortiz            Melissa Shepherd           Erka Podest