June Filipino Heritage Month celebration calendar of activities released

Filipino Heritage Month Council (FHMC) Schedule of ActivitiesIn celebration of “Filipino Heritage Month” in Toronto, the newly- formed  Filipino Heritage Month Council – FHMC, after due consultation and collaboration with community entities and other stakeholders, has released for immediate circulation and dissemination the following information on known  community-wide events as shown in the Schedule of Activities for the month of June, 2018:

https _cdn.evbuc.com_images_45068445_220204801581_1_originalJune 2 (Saturday,1:00 – 4:00 pm) — Councillor Neethan Shan & FHMC “Heritage Month Opening Reception,” Malvern Public Library, 30 Sewells Road, Scarborough.

June 9 (Saturday, 10:00 am) — TCDSB “Proudly Pinoy Day”,  9 am -3 pm., Francis Libermann Catholic High School, 4640 Finch Ave. E. Scarborough.

June 10 (Sun.,1:00 – 3:00 pm.) — PCCC -Taste of Manila and Councillor James Pasternak  “Little Manila Philippine Flag-raising”, Mabuhay Parkette, North York

June 12 (Tuesday, 9:00 a.m.) — PCG- Philippine Consulate General-Toronto, “Philippine Independence Day Event,” Consulate, 7th Floor, 160 Eglinton Ave. East, Toronto

June 12 (12:00 -3:00 pm.) — FFCO-Federation of Filipino Canadians-Ontario “Philippine Independence Day Flag Raising & Program”,Queen’s Park (Pre Registration is required to enter the Legislative Building)

June 12 (12:00-3:00 p.m.) — TCDSB “Filipino Heritage Day” Inaugural Event, Catholic Education Centre, 80 Sheppard Ave. East, North York, Toronto.

June 12-17 (Tue.-Sun) — Filipino Heritage Month “Pamana” Cultural Exhibits. Scarborough Civic Centre Rotunda, Scarborough, Toronto.

June 16 (9:00 am. -9:00 pm.) – PCCF – Philippine Canadian Cultural Foundation “Pinoy Fiesta & Trade Show,” Metro Convention Centre, Toronto ($15 ticket)

June 16 &17 (Sat. & Sun.) — GTAHoops “Palaro sa Kabataan” Invitational Basketball Tournament, Downsview Hoopdome,Sheppard Ave. W., North York, Toronto

June 16 & 17 (Sat. & Sun.) — FCT -Filipino Centre Toronto “Pistahan sa Toronto” Nathan Phillips Square, City Hall,  Queen & Bay Streets

June 17 ( 10:00 am.-9:00 pm) — PIDC – Philippine Independence Day Council  “Annual Salosalo Picnic,” (venue TBA)

June 19 (Tue. 4:00 pm.) — KOR- Knights of Rizal “Rizal Birth Anniversary & Wreath Laying” Event, Earl Bales Park, Bathurst St., North York.

June 22 (Fri., 7:00 to 9:00pm.) — Tita Collective, “Tawa Comedy Festival” ,Bad Dog Theatre, 875 Bloor Street W. Toronto

June 23 (1:30 – 3:30 pm.) — Heritage Toronto-organized “ Little Manila Walking Tour”, 3749 Bathurst Road Parkette, North York ($10 donation)

June 23 and 24 (Sat.& Sun) — FCAV & MCBN  “Vaughan Fiesta Extravaganza”, Dufferin Clark Community Centre Park, Dufferin & Clark Aves., City of Vaughan

June 28-29 (Thu. – Fri.) — Filipino Heritage Month “Pamana” Cutural  Exhibits, Toronto City Hall Rotunda, Toronto.

Filipinos and non-Filipinos, together with their families, friends and guests, are encouraged and expected to visit and participate at any or all of the activities. Your attendance is one way of recognizing, appreciating and supporting our Filipino Canadian community organizations and Kababayans in their contributions, presentations  and  demonstrations of diverse skills, talents and knowledge rooted on our rich and vibrant Filipino heritage, history, culture and language.

(PRESS RELEASE/Tony A. San Juan)

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