MAFTI 45th Anniversary

By: Genalyn Tan

On June 21, 2023, the Manitoba Association of Filipino Teachers, Inc. will celebrate its 45th Anniversary at the Hilton Hotel recognizing a remarkable milestone- Acknowledging the significant achievements and contributions in the community over 45 years since its establishment in 1977. MAFTI is a non-profit and volunteer association whose members are teachers, new immigrants, Educational assistants, and those with related professions. MAFTI has been playing a major role in preserving and promoting the Filipino Cultural Heritage specifically the language among the Filipino-Canadians. The Gala Night will be highlighted by the presence of the founding officers and members. MAFTI is also grateful for the continued support of the community, the Province of Manitoba through the Multicultural Secretariat for the grants received to run the Heritage programs and members whose tireless efforts and commitment are priceless. Cheers to the newly elected officers and board members who put all the work to ensure a successful and meaningful event – Genalyn Tan (Immediate Past President), Maryjane Napolitano (current President), Michael Valdez (Vice-President), Loreta Genota (Secretary), Carrie Barroga (Treasurer), Roldan Laguerta (PRO), Jasmin Masangcay (Auditor), Board Members: Jonathon Malek, Michelle Feliciano, Ernesto Ofiaza Jr., Gloria Ortiz, Vinza Bautista Gloria Agravante, Clarita Manzano, Gemma Dalayoan (Adviser and consultant)