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The Vic Foundation Taps Max’s WPG for 5th Annual Miracle Garden Party

The Vic Foundation Taps Max’s WPG for 5th Annual Miracle Garden Party

Kris Ontong

One of Winnipeg’s prominent fundraising events teamed up with the city’s finest restaurants to provide an exciting dining experience for a worthy cause. Among the elite dining destinations was the Winnipeg branch of Max’s

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MB Opposition Comments on School Reopening, Economic Recovery Program

MB Opposition Comments on School Reopening, Economic Recovery Program

Kris Ontong

A week after Education Minister Kelvin Goertzen went on the Barangay Canada vodcast to speak about the September 8 reopening of schools, Manitoba NDP leader Wab Kinew, along with Notre Dame MLA Malaya Marcelino,

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Education Minister Goertzen Comments on School Re-opening Concerns

Education Minister Goertzen Comments on School Re-opening Concerns

Kris Ontong

Education Minister Kelvin Goertzen joined the televised COVID-19 update by the province’s chief medical officer, Dr. Brent Roussin on July 30 to announce the resumption of classroom learning on September 8. The news conference

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Cancelled Summer Festivals Looking to Bounce Back in 2021

Cancelled Summer Festivals Looking to Bounce Back in 2021

Kris Ontong

Summertime throughout Canada is when people take in the warmth of the outdoors as they celebrate the season’s festivals in their localities. This year however, the ongoing coronavirus pandemic has also made casualties of

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Thriving Amid a Global Crisis

Thriving Amid a Global Crisis

Kris Ontong

An online video conference entitled Thrive Even When Life Feels Chaotic and Uncertain was held on March 28. Organized by the Calgary-based podcast, The Immigrant Life, The Canadian Narrative (https://immigrantlife.ca) the free event was

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Altona Turns 125 With a Growing Kababayan Population

Altona Turns 125 With a Growing Kababayan Population

Kris Ontong

In early December of last year, Mayor Al Friesen of Altona extended an invitation to this writer to meet up and chat about the upcoming 125th Anniversary of ‘The Sunflower Capital of Canada’ and

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New Group Champions Multicultural Communities in Eastern MB

New Group Champions Multicultural Communities in Eastern MB

Kris Ontong

A new multicultural group based in Steinbach has been busy making its presence felt in the community. Established in mid-2018, the Eastern Manitoba Broad Alliance for Cultural Enrichment or EMBrACE serves as an umbrella

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204 Neighbourhood Watch Revives Traditional Filipino Caroling, Supports Other Patrol Groups

204 Neighbourhood Watch Revives Traditional Filipino Caroling, Supports Other Patrol Groups

Kris Ontong

A group of kababayans went around the Amber Trails area in Winnipeg a day before Christmas Eve to revive the Filipino custom of house-to-house caroling. Organized by the 204 Neighbourhood Watch, Inc., the event

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Kababayan in Rural MB Communities Celebrate the Holiday Season

Kababayan in Rural MB Communities Celebrate the Holiday Season

Kris Ontong

Yuletide celebrations are in full swing for kababayans living in rural Manitoba. In the province’s third largest city of Steinbach where close to 2,000 Filipino newcomers reside, the South Eastman Filipino Association (SEMFA) held

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Seafood City opens In Winnipeg

Seafood City opens In Winnipeg

Kris Ontong

The much-awaited Seafood City Supermarket in Winnipeg finally opened its doors for business on Thursday morning, November 28. Located in the space formerly occupied by Sears inside the Garden City Shopping Centre, this is

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