Wanna learn to dance for fitness?
You’ve got to be in the right group which promotes and encourages healthy living while enjoying community volunteerism. And the Filipino Senior Group of Winnipeg is the group whose officers and members of the have been involved in the various dance fitness, from cha-cha to line dancing, or even a limbo rock ritual or even Filipino folk dance routine.
The not-so-young and not-so-old organization, the Filipino Senior Group of Winnipeg is composed of men and women who have all the energy to swing with the music. and at the same time, to help the members of the community in various ways,
And recently at the induction of the officers and board of directors, the affair started with line-dancing, husband and wife dancing with the music, and even children danced, as if inspired by the seniors’ enthusiasm to dance. The guests from the Chinese community had to show their dancing prowess; and with a special presentation of a number based on the youtube sensation, Gangnam Style, when two young dancers,Anthony and Jordan Manansala started with their own style as led by Gilbert and Julie Lam and other Chinese guests. And limbo rock followed. A folkdance led by Cesar de la Cruz was also presented.
Councillor Mike Pagtakhan of Point Douglas inducted the officers and board of directors: Aida Champagne, president; June Valera and Chie Ominga, internal and external vice presidents respectively; Gloria Agravante, secretary; Julie Javier, asst. secretary; Lydia Baquiran, treasurer; Prisco Madayag, asst. treasurer; Rody Capistrano, auditor; Jun Oquendo, financial secretary; Vicky Tumolva, Tony Layugan, Dory Valera, Gilbert Lam, and Rowena Oquendo, board of directors; and Adio Baquiran, adviser.
With these officers and members who embrace dance as a vehicle for healthy living and community involvement, one might say, “pwede bang maging member?”
Photos by Rod E. Cantiveros | Filipino Journal