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Getting Down to the Wire-- H2O Board Members giving the finishing touches to the August 19 Halo Halo Festival at the Artscape Wychwood Barns  (from left) Maria Guiao, Ann Nacorda, Volt de Leon, Marcie Bernal, Ronnie de Leon and Rose Tijam.

First-ever Halo-Halo Festival to happen in Toronto

Toronto-based non-profit Halo-Halo Organization (h2o) will inaugurate the very first Halo-Halo Festival in Canada, which will be held on August 17, 2014, from 8am to 10pm, at Artscape Wychwood Barns in Toronto. According to one of the organizers, Hernani de Leon, the cultural event aims “to communicate with the younger Filipino generation who were born 

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Mabuhay Festival set on Aug. 23-24

PIDC’s signature event, the 16th annual Mabuhay Philippines Festival, is set to deliver another extraordinary addition to Toronto’s summer festival line-up with the theme for this year being “Pagdiriwang” or Celebration. The event will be on August 23 and 24 2014. Activities will start at 12:00pm to 10:00 pm on Saturday and 12:00pm to 6:00pm 

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Gearing up for the August 17 Halo-halo festival

By Voltaire R. de Leon You are all in for a surprise. The first Halo Halo Festival is winding up for a great Sunday the 17th of August. It will be quite a ride. The newly-formed Halo Halo Organization or H2O will be hosting the event at the Artscape Wychwood Barns (St. Clair West and 

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The board, headed by Rolly Magante (6th from right), outlined the details of the events; and also the follow-up activities. 
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Taste of Manila, Aug. 23 and 24, 2014

TASTE OF MANILA presscon was held at Cusina Lounge on July 23, 2014.

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Knights mark Rizal’s 153rd birth anniversary

If you happen to visit Scarborough, along McCowan Rd., you will be surprised to be greeted by young students with a “Magandang Hapon Po!” or some students getting your hand, and asking for your blessing, “Mano Po!”. They are students of Ms. Maria Regala from St. Ignatius Catholic School. She is conducting Filipino Classes to 

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Bishop Vincent Nguyen administered the Catholic confirmation of a group of Grade 8 students at the Prince of Peace Catholic Church in Scarborough, Ontario, on May 6, 2014. (PHOTO: HG)

OTHER COMMUNITY EVENTS

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Free 2-day RN/RPN exam review and preparation workshop

Saturday, May 10, 2014, 9:00am to 5:00pm Tuesday, May 13, 2014, 9:00am – 1:00pm CPAC Training room 4150 Finch Ave. E., Toronto, Ontario M1S 3T9, Free parking Chinese Professional Association of Canada (CPAC) Gateway for Internationally Educated Nurses (IENs) Program is a bridging program funded by the Government of Ontario and the Government of Canada. 

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Ethnic Press to hold Press Freedom Day 2014 exhibition

At City Hall The National Ethnic Press and Media Council of Canada (NEPMCC), opens it annual exhibition to commemorate Press Freedom Day, Monday, May 5, 2014, 5 pm at the Rotunda of the Toronto City Hall. More than 60 VIP’s confirmed to attend the opening ceremonies with guest speaker the Hon. Kathleen Wynne, Premier of 

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Pinoy Fiesta & Trade Show set on June 28

It’s fun among the members of the Filipino community in Toronto, Ontario, Canada, on June 28, 2014 because of the slated Pinoy Fiesta & Trade Show at the “Hall A”, Metro Toronot Convention Centre, North Building. A yearly project of the Philippine-Canadian Charitable Foundation (PCCF), it aims to showcase the best of Philippine beauty, talent, 

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Orientation workshop for newcomers Nov. 16

Often, the novelty of first arriving to live or work here in Canada and the need to find immediate employment overshadow the initial almost-necessary steps a newcomer must first make after landing. Unfortunately, a substantial population of newcomers never find out the many free services that are available to them until after the duration of 

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