PROUDLY PINOY DAY CELEBRATES 150 YEARS OF ASIAN CANADIAN HERITAGE
By Tony A. San Juan, OCT.
April 10, 2017
The one-day event, scheduled from 9:30 a.m. to 3:00 p.m., will feature an array of participatory and enjoyable program showcasing Filipino cultural and musical performances, seminar- workshops for students, parents, and teachers, Filipino cuisines, community-based exhibits as well as inspirational & informative speeches from prominent Filipino community personalities and Canadian educational leaders .
Expected to be in attendance are parents, students and staff from elementary and secondary schools within the Toronto Catholic District School Board and other suburban schools. FilCan Rachelle Cruz, ABS-CBN Balita Amerika reporter and Toronto radio- television personality will host the program. The parent council of St. Margaret Catholic school community is also taking an active role in the organization of the event.
The yearly celebration usually draws close to 400 people. Event organizers are looking for community sponsors, donors and volunteers. Secondary school students needing volunteer hours are encouraged to call Jody Huang at 416-222-8282 ex 2682 .
Participating organizations and individuals include : Toronto Police Services Board, TCDSB-Filipino Advisory Committee, Kababayan Multicultural Centre, Philippine Teachers Association of Canada, Filipino Canadian Association in Catholic Education,The Filipino Centre Toronto, Philippine Cultural Community Foundation, and various Newcomer Settlement organizations & other community-based associations.
Proudly Pinoy Day, now on its 8th year, is fully committed and confident of hosting and offering meaningful and engaging activities of typical Filipino in character, tradition and values. Come One, Come All !!! ( Tony A. San Juan).
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