The Philippine Heritage Council of Manitoba (PHCM) Inc. invites everyone to celebrate Philippine Heritage Week 2016 this June 3 to 13, 2016. The date June 12, 1898 is one of the most significant dates in the Philippines’ history because it marks the nation’s independence from foreign rule. Filipinos all over the world celebrate it annually.
This year’s theme is “Magkakaiba, Nagkakaisa” – Embracing Diversity. This year’s theme is a celebration of the diverse cultures, traditions and languages in the Philippines, our Canadian multicultural heritage, our differences in sexual orientation and religious affiliations. This year we would like to specially underline the message of respect and acceptance for all; of working harmoniously with each other; of care and appreciation for one another.
The following is a list of events happening throughout the Philippine Heritage Week. For attendance or more info, you may visit phcminc.org or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
June 3 – Philippine Night at DMCI, 5:30 PM at 720 Alverstone. Ticket @ $5.00
June 4 – Flag Raising and Opening Ceremony, 8:30 AM at PCCM 737 Keewatin St.
June 5 – Filipino Community Resource Fair “Serbisyong Pangkomunidad Ating Alamin, 2:00 PM at 720 Alverstone St.
June 6 – An Evening of Community Envisioning, 7:00 PM at PCCM
June 7 – Share our World with Punjab Foundation of Manitoba, 6:30P PM at PCCM
June 8 – SOFEA Love and Advancement of Our Culture and Filipino Language, 5:00 PM at Maples Collegiate 1330 Jefferson Ave. Ticket at @ $3.00
June 9 – Harana, A Cultural Journey, 7:00 PM at Portage Avenue Church 1420 Portage Ave. Tickets at $45.00 (VIP) and $25.00 (General Admission)
June 10 – Philippine Independence Ball, 6:00 PM at Marlborough Hotel 331 Smith St. Ticket at $40.00 (Multicultural Attire)
June 11 – Celebration of Faith, 2:00 PM at PCCM
June 12 – Picnic in the Park, 11:00 AM at Assiniboine Park Conservatory Drive (Shaftsbury Blvd. entrance)
June 13 – MAFTI Kultura Filipino-Canadian Night, 6:00 PM at Maples Collegiate.