Proud to be Pinoy!

Proud to be Pinoy!

Crowds still came out for the Street Festival!

Rain is becoming a tradition for the Manitoba Filipino Street Festival. Even with the less than ideal weather conditions, the festival saw a record number of parade entries and tremendous support from festival sponsors and exhibitors.

Mother Nature did not cooperate last month when buckets of rain fell from the sky and wind blowing over several sponsors and association tents. Luckily, the early morning parade down McPhillips was completed and main stages performances were done before the rain and wind rolled in.

As the rain rolled in, spectators and exhibitors all scrambled for cover in a torrential downpour. Most of the festival attendees headed home soaking wet or retreated into Garden City Shopping Centre hoping the festival performances would continue. By mid-afternoon, the thunder showers stopped and festival officials continued with a modified program leading up to Jericho Rosales main stage appearance.

The Manitoba Filipino Street Festival is the largest Filipino community event in Manitoba and takes a dedicated and passionate team of volunteers to bring it all together. The hard work of the Manitoba Filipino Street Festival board of directors, committees, and countless volunteers make it happen. See you all next year!

Photos by Alfred Gaddi, Noni Manalili and Ron Cantiveros | Filipino Journal