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FILCAN STUDENT WINS ARTS AWARD AT MARKHAM "MANY FACES" EVENT




By Mogi Mogado
Markham-Canada
March 27, 2018


 
 


Only ten years old, he has already entertained onstage at many Filipino festivals, and now he has added a prime Markham show in his repertoire.


Nicolas Manlapaz stood proud to represent the Filipino community at the "Many Faces of Markham" Concert Program held on March 24, 2018 at this City's Pierre Elliot Trudeau High School.

A Grade 5 student at the local San Lorenzo Ruiz Catholic School, Nicolas confidently took to the stage to sing "Hero" to the delight of the appreciative crowd. Then later he went up front again to receive the Third Place in Arts Award from Mayor Frank Scarpitti and his Councillors.

The annual event is Markham's showcase celebrating its national image as Canada's most diverse city. Organized by the Markham Race Relations Advisory Committee to promote racial understanding and harmony, it features an exhibition of the winning entries from competitions among school children in essay writing, video production and artworks, among others. The concert program consists of entertainment presentations of folk dances and talent shows, including song renditions.



Nicolas is a FilCan boy to watch as his star begins to shine. He excels in academics at his school, which was named in honor of the first Filipino Catholic saint Lorenzo Ruiz. He has won the Bronze medal in public speaking at SLRCS, is sports oriented in bowling and swimming, and has a strong passion for graphic arts, particularly in making comics at the moment, which he shares with other kids to inspire them. He has performed at the top-billed Taste of Manila Festival, the Mabuhay Festival at Nathan Phillips Square, and Halo Halo Fiesta, and is open to share his talents at other kababayan events.

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