On August 22, Garden City Shopping Centre will play host to the 3rd annual Manitoba Filipino Street Festival. This year’s celebration of Canada’s culturally enriched and diverse group will shine light upon Filipino traditions, culture, food and heritage.
Considering that according to Canada’s 2006 census 34% of Manitobans identified as Filipino, events like this are an essential part of showcasing this rich cultural community.
Performances will happen both inside and outside of the Garden City Shopping Centre, most prominently along McPhillips St. The Filipino Channel (or TFC) Kapamilya is also pleased to present special guest Piolo Pascual at the event.
In the lead-up to the festival, a Queen of the Festival pageant will be held on July 12 at Canad Inns Polo Park. The 12 contestants represent all corners of the Philippines, everywhere from Dagupan City, Pangasinan Angono, Rizal and San Juan Metro Manila.
The TFC is the main sponsor for this summer event series. This Filipino television company focuses on airing Filipino film, TV programs, award shows, news and all sources of visual publication.
Part of the series: The 7th Annual Summer Festival Guide
Published in Volume 69, Number 27 of The Uniter (June 3, 2015)