The largest Filipino basketball league in Winnipeg held their opening day ceremonies to a packed gym at Garden City Collegiate last month.
PBA Committee Members
Manny Aranez – PBA Commisioner, Muriel Masangkay – PBA Chairman, Randy Viray – PBA Treasurer, Lynda Bains – PBA Secretary, Jenny Dimaunahan- PBA Administrator,Rommel Dimaunahan- PBA Scheduler, Manoj Nowrang- PBA Website Developer.
PBA Committees: Noel Silva (GC CTR Gym Supervisor), Ferdie Marasigan (Leila North Gym Supervisor), Riz Mapue (PBA Official Phtographer), Ron Balingit (Jr Division Referee Assignor), Jay Diokno (GC East Gym Supervisor), Jason Masangkay (Table Official), Rene Guevarra (Table Official), Erisse Ledda (Table Official), Abby Arabe (Table Official), Zenny Guevara (Greeter), Jay-R Alimodian (Table Official), Jinky Alimodian (Greeter), Robert Aaron (Table Official), Delia Aaron (Greeter), Monching Hayag (Table Official), Marcie Hayag (Greeter), Rhose Tañedo (Greeter/FB Admin), Mercy Arabe (Table Official), Ginno Bains (Table Official), Cora Mapue (Greeter), Jun Alvis (Sr Division Referee Assignor), Leslie Masangkay (Greeter) and Mely Aranez (Greeter).
Best Uniform 2016 – Northern Grizzlies Team
Ms. PBA 2016 –BBV Renovation Muse – Patricia Mae Ocampo
The Philippine Basketball Association Inc. (aka Lipenos) was founded in October 2001 mainly to assist youth in our community to discover their potential in playing the sport of basketball. Along the way, it has become a means for building their self esteem and confidence, overcoming peer pressure, developing teamwork, unity and sportsmanship. It encourages play in a healthy competition atmosphere and leading a healthy lifestyle. At the same time it promotes cultural awareness. PBA WINNIPEG mission is to ensure these young people are able to participate in local, regional and national tournaments to enhance and cultivate their skills.
The league starts on Fall to Winter around November to April and May depending on the team registered. We have Tykes (Coed), Peewee, Bantam, Midget (Boys & Girls), Ladies Open and Juvenile Boys open for all Club Teams and Adult Men’s for All-Filipino.