On Thursday, January 27, marks the first Filipino Canadian Technical Professionals Association of Manitoba (FCTPAM) basketball league. It opened its doors with a welcoming by FCTPAM outgoing president Alex Majul and incoming president Norman Padilla, to all the 60 players taking part on this event. FCTPAM officers, members and friends have been playing basketball for fun since 1996. It wasn’t until last fall that organizers Boy Mansilla, Mar Mance, and Jun Agustin of FCTPAM decided to make it a league because the number of players grew to a point where not everybody is able to play due to a very limited time.
The game opened with Alex Majul tossing the ceremonial jump ball. The committee members on this league is composed of Boy Mansilla-Chair, Mar Mance-Co-chair, and committee members Jun Agustin, Alex Majul, Norman Padilla, Dennis Toledo, Jaime de la Cruz, and Felino de Jesus.
The games take place every Thursday from 8:00 – 10:00pm at Greenway School gym.