June 2021 Calendar of Events
June 2021 Calendar of Events
By Irish Mae Silvestre
The Philippine Reporter
Packed with celebrations and virtual events to commemorate the Philippine Independence Day and Philippine Heritage Month, June is set to be a busy one. From conversations on politics to virtual concerts, get to know more about the Filipino Canadian community’s culture and rich history.
Paglalayag: The Philippines to Canada Journey, June 1-30
A video project that chronicles the stories of migration and the lives of Filipinos in Canada. Organized by the Philippine Arts Council. philippineartscouncil.com/paglalayag or saludocanada.ca
Filipino Educators Network, June 1
A networking event by the Toronto Catholic District School Board (TCDSB) for Filipino educators and supporters.
Lakas ng Loob: A Spoken Word Poetry Workshop, June 2
Take part in this workshop by writer and spoken word artist, Sheilah Madonna M. Salvador. saludocanada.ca
Proudly Pinoy Role Models, June 3
Filipino young professionals are invited to share their challenges and successes in their own chosen fields. Organized by TCDSB.
PASSOC Project (Philippine Arts and Social Science in the Ontario), June 3
Teachers are invited to learn about the Filipino student experience, the Filipino community diaspora, culturally relevant pedagogy, and tips on how to engage students of Filipino heritage. Organized by the TCDSB.
Anak Stay Home, June 4
An event by the Tita Collective. saludocanada.ca
Breaking Invisibility, June 5, 19 & 26
Online conversations on leadership, politics, and a brighter future. Organized by PATAC (Philippine Advancement Through Arts & Culture). patac.ca
Virtual Visit, June 7
Students can learn about the 500-year rich history of Philippine heritage, tradition, and faith through interactive games and video showcase, plus a Q&A with special guests/VIP. Organized by QJCP (Quincentennial Jubilee of Christianity in the Philippines) and the TCDSB.
Reunification Workshop for TCDSB Teachers, June 10
An event to help teachers understand the immigration and reunification stories of the Filipino families, their challenges, and successes. Organized by the TCDSB.
Celebrate Contemporary Arts, June 9 or 11
A collaborative cross curricular responsive pedagogy and student self-expression contemporary art workshop. Organized by the TCDSB.
Historya, June 11 & 12
A two-day online event that explores the Philippine history and Filipino migration to Canada and discussions on how to build bridges and create a culture of inclusion. Organized by the University of the Philippines Alumni Association-Edmonton (UPAAE). saludocanada.ca
Fil-Can Youth Business Expo, June 18
Filipino youth-led businesses come together to display, demonstrate, and discuss their products and services. Organized by Filipino Canadian Students’ Association (FILCASA). saludocanada.ca
Wreath Laying Ceremony, June 19 (nationwide)
The Knights of Rizal-Canada Region will be commemorating the 160th birthday of the national hero at the three Rizal monuments in Toronto, Markham and Winnipeg.
Oras ng Ligaya, Panahon na Para Magsaya, June 19
A virtual celebration organized by the Filipino Canadian Community House (FCCH). filcancommunityhouse.com
Tawa Festival, June 25 & 26
A comedy festival by the Tita Collective to celebrate Filipinx Heritage Month. saludocanada.ca
Harana Pag-ibig sa Bayan Virtual Concert, June 26
Enjoy music from the comfort of your home with this online concert that will be available to stream on Facebook on YouTube. Organized by the Philippine Canadian Charitable Foundation (PCCF). philippinecanadianfoundation.com/pinoy-fiesta-virtual-concert
All for One Canada Multiculturalism Day, June 26
Sign up for the virtual event hosted by the Philippine Legacy and Cultural Alliance (PLACA) and CBN/TFC. placa.ca
Way to Go! Pinoy Video Competition, June 27
Organized by the Filipino Heritage Council of Canada (FHCC), this competition will have three winning video essays featured on OMNI TV’s FHCC special at 6pm.
Tour of Canada Through Philippine Eyes, June 27
Through photos and literature, ten Filipino writers and poets across will discuss life in various cities across Canada, while shedding light on the successes and challenges of a minority group. Presented by the Philippine Edmonton Events and Arts Society (PHDEAS). Visit saludocanada.ca
123rd Anniversary of the Proclamation of Philippine Independence (details to be confirmed)
Join this virtual event organized by the Philippine Department of Foreign Affairs and the Philippine Service Posts. facebook.com/PHinCanada
Dates are subject to change.