Overview of the events for Independence Day
June 9, Saturday
9:00 a.m. to 11 p.m.: The Philippine Canadian Charitable Foundation (PCCF) hosts the Pinoy Fiesta and Trade Show sa Toronto.
This jampacked event features entertainment for the entire family’s enjoyment. The lineup includes local performers and artists, pageants, a decked out Caribana float, along with over 200 booths and vendors. For those who don’t want to miss the Pacquiao-Bradley match, a screening will be on site, but it will cost you an extra $10. Tickets to the event cost $15, with the proceeds flowing to charitable organizations such as ANCOP Canada and the Kapuso Foundation.
Metro Toronto Convention Centre, South Building Hall “D” 255 Front St. West.
June 9-10, Saturday and Sunday
12:00 noon to 10:00 p.m.
FCT’s Pistahan sa Toronto
Nathan Phillips Square
June 10, Sunday
11:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.
• Markham Federation of Filipino Canadians’ Flag Raising/Independence Day celebration
The flag raising ceremony is scheduled from 11 a.m. to noon, followed by lunch and entertainment until 3 p.m.
Town of Markham Civic Centre, 101 Town Centre Boulevard, off highway 7, West of Warden
• Federation of Filipino Canadians of Brampton
On the agenda at this year’s celebration: sports tournament, ceremonial parade, silent auction, interactive games and vendor booths and exhibitions.
Rose Garden Theatre Garden Square Four Corners, (Main & Queen, Brampton)
June 12, Monday
9:00 a.m.: Philippine flag raising & breakfast, Toronto City Hall
9:00 a.m.: Brampton Filipino Seniors Club (BFSC), Ken Whilans Square., Brampton City Hall
11:00 a.m.: Filipino-Canadian Association of Barrie Flag Raising Day, City Hall, Barrie
12:00: Philippine Flag Raising, Queen’s Park, Provincial Parliament
June 16, Saturday
7:00 p.m.: Kalayaan Filipino Cultural Organization’s Gala Night
5225 Orbitor Drive
June 19, Tuesday
5:00 p.m.: Knights of Rizal Wreath Laying Ceremony, Earl Bales Park