The Annual Santacruzan, others call it Mayflower Festival, and the feast of San Isidro Harvest Festival, partron saint of farmers, took a center stage at the Maples Community Centre last Saturday, exhibiting religious fervour with sounds and colours plus the presence of sagalas, with some guest queens and local beauties.
The 2015 Santacruzan and Fiesta was led by David and Linda Tseng, Hermano and Hermana Mayor; Alden and Jenny Novallasca, Hermanito and Hermanita; Karina Basco, Reyna Elena, Escort, Jourey Basco; Precy Merluza, Reyna Emperatriz; Hannah Chan Urbano, Reyna de las Flores, Escort: Marc Mance.
From Manitoba Filipino Street Festival: Aida Champagne, Juliene Reyesand Jackie Servida; Bicol Association: Rorie Joyce Palmalra, Mysisha Fedrine Laniog and Jade Michaela de Leon; Sagalas: Alyssa Kiara Murillo, Lily Ann Sevillo, Joe Noelle de Leon and Pia Maria Laniog; Talisay Association: Alyssa Mae Terible and Claire Corpin; OFSAM Association: Gloria Agravante; Special guests from Normita Cymbalisty: Bijoux Bliss and Giordmaina Kuberra.
QPAM extend thank you to the following sponsors: 1 Event Photography and Services, Aristocrat Restaurant, CancerCare Manitoba, CKJS, Gmp Ckjs, Afternoon Pasada, PSN, Eastern Chrysler, Filipino Journal, Hi-Flyer Food Canada, Inc. – KFC, Holiday Inn South (Pembina), Hope Medical Clinic, Just_in Couture (Justin Merluza), Lin Lan Grocery, McDonald Restaurant, One Link Mortgage Financial (Kim Le), PCGBI (Winnipeg Chapter), Royal Bank
Sarbit Insurance, St. Edward Church 7:30 Choir, Todd Labelle Promotions, UMAC Winnipeg, Vickar Community Chevrolet and Mr. & Mrs. David and Linda Tseng.
A special thank you to the associations, Bicol Associations, Manitoba Filipino Street Festival, and Talisay Association which had provided Reynas and Sagala..
Photos by Nelson Nonie Franco Manalili