About the Filipino Street Festival
“In early 2012, the Manitoba Filipino Street Festival was organized by a group of very passionate and dedicated volunteer leaders from Manitoba’s Filipino Community. We live in an exciting era of diversity and change. We celebrate our distinct cultures with pride and purpose. Wherever we may live, work or develop our roots, we Filipinos provide a window into our culture and open doors to the heart and soul of our communities. We Endeavour to present a world-class Filipino festival anywhere in the world Manitoba Filipino Street Festival is a community event which will showcase the richness of the Filipino culture and promotes a respect for and appreciation of the Filipino heritage. The organizer’s aim is to bring the 65,000+ Filipino/Canadian in Manitoba in a celebration that will bring together the community in a spirit of national unity and fellowship. This is about showcasing the amazing arts and culture, the wonderful music, the delectable cuisine and the world-renowned Filipino hospitality that define all of us.
The Philippines is comprised of 80 provinces. Yearly, street festivals are held in each province, as a form of celebration for good harvest and thanksgiving. That is a cultural initiative what we aim to duplicate in Manitoba.
The 2014 Manitoba Filipino Street Festival on Saturday, August 23, 2014 saw 54 community associations, 25 parade floats and over 12,000 people experience the hospitality of the Manitoba’s Filipino community. Last year’s 3rd annual festival definitely provided an opportunity for more community participation as the festival continues to grow year after year. We again expect thousands of people to attend watch and experience the 4th Annual 2015 Manitoba Filipino Street Festival.
It will be on August 22, 2015 at Garden City Shopping Centre on the Sears Garden City parking lot located on the corner of McPhillips Street and Leila Avenue.
The 2015 Manitoba Filipino Street Festival will have several lead up events to the August 22nd Parade and Street Festival. These events include the Search of the Queen of the Festival and Tiannge Ng Bayan (Flea Market).
The Manitoba Filipino Street Festival on Saturday, August 22 will start at 9am, with a parade and street dancing along McPhillips. Assembly and starting point is the Northgate Shopping Centre parking lot, ending at the Sears Garden City parking lot, corner of McPhillips and Leila. We expect an even larger group this year as the festival grows year after year. Organizations coming as far as Calgary, Neepawa and Brandon will join the parade of floats, ethnic costumes and ethnic dances. Community association tents at the Sears venue will be decorated according to the region that each association represents.
Manitoba Filipino Street Festival Inc. is proud to announce the lineup of activities planned for 2015.
Queen of the Festival Pageant Announcement
Sunday, May 3, 2015
Garden City Shopping Centre
Tiangge Ng Bayan
Saturday, June 13, 2015
Queen of the Festival Coronation Night
Sunday, July 12, 2015
Venue to be announced
Manitoba Filipino Street Festival Parade
Saturday, August 22, 2015
Garden City Shopping Centre / Sears Parking Lot
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