Canada celebrates its first June Filipino Heritage Month
TORONTO — Filipinos across Canada finally have a month to call their own.
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.
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.
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
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