Canada celebrates its first June Filipino Heritage Month

/ 01:01 AM June 21, 2019

TORONTO — Filipinos across Canada finally have a month to call their own.

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The House of Commons last October unanimously officially made June Filipino Heritage Month by adopting Motion 155,

With a population of over 850,000, Filipinos are among the largest and fastest growing communities in Canada.  Greater Toronto Area alone has 280,000 residents with Filipino heritage.

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Filipino Heritage Month Council announced celebrations that started on June 1, including an opening reception at Malvern Public Library, a Proudly Pinoy Day, BIBAK Cultural Night, Philippine flag raisings, Pamana Exhibits, a basketball tournament, Pinoy Fiesta & Trade Show and Pistahan sa Toronto.

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The remaining activities scheduled for June are:

June 22, 2018 (Friday: 7:00pm to 9:00Pm ) Tita Collective ‘TAWA FESTIVAL” (#tawa festival) Bad Dog Theatre Company, 875 Bloor Street West Toronto On. M5G 1M5

June 23(1;30-3:30 p.m.)—-Heritage Toronto-organized ” Little Manila Walking Tour”,3749 Bathurst RoadParkette, North York ($10 donation)

June 23( Sat.10am- 10 p.m.)——-PIDC Pageant: Miss Little Philippines and Miss Philippines Finale. Elizabeth Bader Theatre, U of T, Victoria University, 93 Charles St. W. Toronto On M5s 2C7

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June 23( Sat.1- 3 p.m.)——-FCCH – Filipino Canadian Community House “Filipino Heritage Day Fair”, Lawrence Heights Community Centre,North York.

June 23 & 24(Sat.&Sun)—–FCAV & MCBN VaughanFiesta Extravaganza, Dufferin Clark Community Centre Park, Dufferin & Clark Aves., City of Vaughan

June 28-29(Thu.-Fri.) ——Filipino Heritage Month“Pamana”Exhibits, Toronto City Hall Rotunda

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