Panama Canal 100th Anniversary Events

Conozca su Canal

The Society of Friends of the Afro-Caribbean Museum of Panama held their Panama Canal Centennial Gala at the Riu Hotel on Saturday, August 16, 2014 at 7:00 p.m.
At this event SAMAAP will paid tribute to the following five individuals who have documented or impacted our history:
Cap. Vilma Romero, First female Panamanian pilot of the Canal
Dr. Michael Conniff (USA), Author of Black Labor on a White Canal
Lic. Roman Foster (USA), Producer of The Diggers film
Dr. Velma Newton (Barbados), Author of The Silver Men
Prof. Gerardo Maloney, Panamanian author, filmmaker, and community activist


Panama Canal Centennial Gala – August 16, 2014



Barbadians visit to the SAMAAP museum – August 13, 2014


Video Debate at the University of Panama – August 14, 201


Pilgrimage to the Panama Canal – August 15, 2014


National Baptist Church – August 10, 2014


Ecumenical Thanksgiving Service – August 17, 2014


Workshop at the Instituto José Dolores Moscote – August 12, 2014

Photos by: Veronica Forte, Omaida De Frías and Rafael Newell.

Calendario de “Conozca su Canal 2014”

Celebrando el Centenario del Canal de Panamá

Domingo, 10 de agosto

Culto Religioso / Religious Service



Iglesia Bautista NacionalCalle 4ta de Rio Abajo, 11:00 a.m.
Lunes, 11 de agosto

Concurso de murales en escuelas primarias

Bulletin Board Contest in primary schools

Visita a escuelas participantes /Visit the participant’s schools.Hora/Hour: 9:00 a.m. a/to 12:00 MD.
Martes, 12 de agosto

Taller en escuela secundaria

Workshop at secondary school

Instituto José Dolores Moscote 11:00 a.m.
Miércoles, 13 de agosto

Visita de grupo de Barbados al Museo Afroantillano de Panamá / Barbadian group visit the Caribbean Museum

 1:00 p.m.
Jueves, 14 de agosto

Video – Debate sobre el Canal en la Universidad de Panamá / Video – Debate about the Canal



Salón de Profesores “Manuel Octavio Sisnett” de la Facultad de Humanidades de la Universidad de Panamá.Hora: 10:00 a.m.
Viernes, 15 de agosto

Romería al Corte Culebra

Las lanchas saldrán de Paraíso.Cupos limitados. Hora: 9:00 a.m.POR INVITACIÓN SOLAMENTEThe boats depart at 9:00 a.m.WITH INVITATION ONLY
Sábado, 16 de agosto

Cena Homenaje y Baile
Gala Dinner and Dance

Capt. Vilma Romero, Dr. Michael Conniff,
Licdo. Román Foster, Dra. Velma Newton y
Prof. Gerardo Maloney

Gran Salón, Hotel Riu – Calle 507:00pm. Donación B/.50 por persona.  Se servirá la cena a las 7:30 p.m. Boletos en venta hasta el sábado 2 de agosto.  No habrá venta en el evento.  
Domingo, 17 de agosto

Culto Ecuménico de Acción de Gracias /

Ecumenical Thanksgiving Service



Instituto Episcopal San Cristóbal, Calle 10ma Parque Lefevre –3:30 p.m.



  1. 9-2-2014

    Hello Melva:

    The website pictures are beautiful and I was glad to be a part of many of the celebratory activities of the Centennial Anniversary of the Panama Canal. Sorry that I missed the Ecumenical Service but I can see that it was a quite a spectacular event. I see my favorite minister participated from the Nazarene church. I truly enjoyed the kick off service at the National Baptist Church where I attended with my grandson and our attendance is documented with the pictures. Congratulations and keep up the good work of keeping the history and contributions of our forefathers to the creation of the Panama Canal Alive.


    • 9-7-2014

      Dear Judith,
      SAMAAP is grateful for the support we receive from you and the other members of the Panama Canal International Alumni Association in New York (PCIAA). Our collaboration is vital in keeping alive the history and contributions of our forefathers, not only in the building of the Transisthmian Railroad and the Panama Canal, but also in the general socioeconomic development of Panama.
      Best regards,

  2. 3-7-2015

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