Inaugural Parol Festival (Filipino Christmas Lantern Festival)

The Manitoba Filipino Street Festival is proud to host the INAUGURAL PAROL FESTIVAL at Garden City Shopping Centre

The Manitoba Filipino Street Festival is proud to host the INAUGURAL PAROL FESTIVAL at Garden City Shopping Centre Sunday, November 2 - 11:00am to 3:00pm

The Manitoba Filipino Street Festival is proud to host the INAUGURAL PAROL FESTIVAL at Garden City Shopping Centre
Sunday, November 2 – 11:00am to 3:00pm

Sunday, November 2 – 11:00am to 3:00pm

PAROL MAKING CONTEST PRIZES
TOP THREE PRIZES ARE: 1st Prize – $300, 2nd Prize – $200; and 3rd Prize – $150

Many other gift prizes to be given away to lucky contestants
DATE: SUNDAY NOVEMBER 2, 2014
REGISTRATION: 11:00 AM CONTEST: 12:00 – 3:00 PM
PLACE: GARDEN CITY SHOPPING CENTRE (CENTRE COURT)
The Christmas season is one of the most exiting holidays in the Philippines, and it is only a few weeks away! To many Filipinos living abroad, the celebration of Christmas brings wonderful memories of “home.” Included in that is the Parol, a five-point star lantern symbolic of the Star of Bethlehem, which lead the Three Kings to the infant Jesus. It is a Filipino symbol of strong faith as Christians and brings fond memories of families making Parols each Christmas.

The Manitoba Filipino Street Festival wants this unique tradition of Parol making to be carried on by our younger generations. It is a part of our cultural heritage. When we see a Parol lighted in the windows of homes during our Canadian winter, the Parol shines like a beacon bringing back fond memories of our Filipino Christmas traditions that many of us follow back home and here in Canada.

The “Parol”-Making Contest is open to everyone. Only one entry per participant is allowed.
No group entries of more than 2 people (space is limited)
Children under 13 years of age are allowed to be accompanied by one adult.
- Parol kits are $10.00 each (includes: bamboo sticks , Japanese paper , glue).
- Only one size kit will be used to make the Parol. You are allowed to bring or purchase materials to enhance the design of the Parol.
- Organizers will ensure the safety and security of the entries but will not be held liable for any damage or loss of an entry.
- Judging and announcing of winners will take place on November 2, 2014 at 4:00pm.

All proceeds from sale of Parol kits is donated to the Filipino Empowerment Group of Calgary, AB.

Judges will use the following criteria for a total of 100%:
- Originality – 25 %
- Craftsmanship and use of indigenous materials – 50 %
- Over-all impact – 25 %

Registration starts now as there are only a limited number of kits. If there are still kits to be sold on November 2nd, registration on that day will start at 11:00 AM.

To get your kits contact: Aida Champagne @ 204-960-8530 or Ley Navarro @ 204-995-9562


2014 Parol Making Contest

PAROL MAKING CONTEST
TOP THREE PRIZES ARE: 1st Prize – $300, 2nd Prize – $200; and 3rd Prize – $150
Many other gift prizes to be given away to lucky contestants

DATE: SUNDAY NOVEMBER 2, 2014
REGISTRATION: 11:00 AM CONTEST: 12:00 – 3:00 PM
PLACE: GARDEN CITY SHOPPING CENTRE (CENTER COURT)

The Christmas season is one of the most exiting holidays in the Philippines, and it is only a few weeks away! To many Filipinos living abroad, the celebration of Christmas brings wonderful memories of “home.” Included in that is the Parol, a five-point star lantern symbolic of the Star of Bethlehem, which lead the Three Kings to the infant Jesus. It is a Filipino symbol of strong faith as Christians and brings fond memories of families making Parols each Christmas.

The Manitoba Filipino Street Festival wants this unique tradition of Parol making to be carried on by our younger generations. It is a part of our cultural heritage. When we see a Parol lighted in the windows of homes during our Canadian winter, the Parol shines like a beacon bringing back fond memories of our Filipino Christmas traditions that many of us follow back home and here in Canada.

• The “Parol”-Making Contest is open to everyone. Only one entry per participant is allowed.
No group entries of more than 2 people (space is limited)
Children under 13 years of age are allowed to be accompanied by one adult.
• Parol kits are $10.00 each (includes: bamboo sticks , Japanese paper , glue).
Only one size kit will be used to make the Parol.
You are allowed to bring or purchase materials to enhance the design of the Parol.
• Organizers will ensure the safety and security of the entries but will not be held liable for any damage or loss of an entry.
• Judging and announcing of winners will take place on November 2, 2014 at 4:00pm.
• All proceeds from sale of Parol kits is donated to the Filipino Empowerment Group of
Calgary, AB.

Judges will use the following criteria for a total of 100%:
 Originality – 25 %
 Craftsmanship and use of indigenous materials – 50 %
 Over-all impact – 25 %

Registration starts now as there are only a limited number of kits. If there are still kits to be sold on November 2nd, registration on that day will start at 11:00 AM.

To get your kits contact: Aida Champagne @ 204-960-8530 or Ley Navarro @ 204-995-9562


Manitoba Filipino Street Festival Contest Winners

Congratulations to all associations/group that participated in Manitoba Filipino Street Festival contest categories.

Best Youth Performance
1st place winner – Winnipeg Sikaran (WSSA)
2nd Place Winner – Tribu Sugbu

Best Decorated Tent (3 winners ,no particular order)
BIBAK
AKLAN
TRIBU SUGBU

Best Cultural Dance
1st place – Tribu Sugbu
2nd Place – MIPS Batangueno

Best Costume Award
1st place – Tribu Sugbu
2nd Place – MIPS Batangueno

Best Float
1st Place – Tribo Sto Nino
2nd Place – Filipino Seniors Group of Winnipeg (FSGW)
3rd Place – Winnipeg Sikaran (WSSA)