Panama Canal 105th Anniversary Gala Event

Panama Canal 105th Anniversary Gala Event

The Society of Friends of the Afro-Antillean Museum of Panama (SAMAAP)
is pleased to invite you to participate in our dinner and gala dance, culminating activity of the week “Know Your Canal” which is celebrated annually to commemorate the anniversary of the opening of the Panama Canal and recognize the contribution of men and women of African descent in its construction, or operation and in the development of Panamanian society.
This activity will culminate the week “Know Your Canal” which will be held in the Hall of the Wyndham Hotel in Albrook Mall.

The following distinguished members of our community will be our honorees for this gala occasion:

Argénida Barrios:
Docente universitaria, activista comunitaria y exdiputada de Colón.

Irving Saladino:
Winner of the first Panamanian gold medal in the 2008 Summer Olympics in Beijing, China.

Ana Bennett:
Educator specialized in teaching English at secondary and university levels.

Marion Martin:
First dean of the Faculty of Medicine of the University of Panama.

Jorge Quijano:
Distinguished Panama Canal Administrator 2012-2019

Price: $ 55 (tickets on sale until Saturday, August 3).

Semi formal ladies and gentlemen jacket and tie. Dinner will be served at the start of the event.

The program will be printed with announcements from friends and relatives of these distinguished citizens. We invite you to extend your congratulations to one or more of the honorees or to our organization, making use of the spaces in the program that may be purchased according to the following prices:

Inside front cover $150 Full page $75
Inside back cover $120 Half page $40
Exterior back cover $145 Quarter page $25


El programa será impreso con anuncios de amigos y familiares de estos(as) distinguidos(as) ciudadanos(as). Les invitamos a extender sus felicitaciones a uno o más de los homenajeados, o a nuestra organización, haciendo uso de los espacios en el programa que podrán ser comprados de acuerdo a los siguientes precios:

Contraportada interior de adelante $150 Página entera $75
Contraportada interior de atrás $120 Media página $40
Contraportada exterior de atrás $145 Un cuarto de página $25


Deadline to submit your text and design with payment: Saturday, July 20, 2019.

Fecha tope para cancelar su pago y entregar su texto y diseño: sábado, 21 de julio de 2019.


For tickets, ads or more information: – Para boletos ($55), anuncios o más información:

Melva Lowe de Goodin (507) 224-8858
Arcelio Hartley (507) 6672-4548
Enrique Sánchez (507) 6533-0399
Verónica D. Forte (507) 6754-4929
Carmela Gobern (507) 6675-4507 
Gloria Branch (507) 224-6648




Wyndham Hotel in Albrook Mall


Boletos a la venta hasta el sabado 3 de agosto. La cena será servida al inicio del evento.