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Proudly Pinoy Day on May 28, 2016 at St. Maria Goretti Catholic School

By Tony A. San Juan
April 25, 2016


The free event , with its theme "Strengthening Our Families", will showcase a day- long program of Filipino cultural and heritage presentations including  informational talks,  raffle prizes, and musical & dance entertainment numbers. As well, it will provide opportunity for  parents , youth, students and teachers to join and participate in group workshops  on education issues roundtable , advice and insights from notable community role models,  learning Filipino arts, and strategies for well- being development  & healthy relationships.

Organized by the TCDSB Community Relations Department, International Languages Department and St. Maria Goretti Catholic School, the family, fun & fellowship fete is being conducted in partnership and collaboration with  Centre for Immigrant & Community Services, Council of Filipino Canadian Professionals - Ontario,  CultureLink,  Filipino Canadian Community House, For Youth Initiative,  Kababayan Multicultural Centre,  Kapisanan Philippine  Centre for Arts & Culture,  North York Community House,  Philippine Teachers Association of Canada, The 519 Church Street Community Centre,  Thorncliffe Neighbourhood Office  and Toronto Police Services.

Among the major participating  Toronto Catholic elementary & secondary schools, together with their  students, parents, presenters,  teachers  and volunteers
 are : James Cardinal McGuigan SS,  Jean Vanier Catholic S.S. ,  St. Barnabas Catholic School, St. Patrick CSS and 
Northview Heights Secondary School,

FilCan Rachelle Cruz , a multi-media journalist, talk show host, ABS-CBN Balitang America correspondent, writer, and reporter forThe Philippine Reporter, will host the  2016 occasion.

Come one, Come all ! Free raffle prizes and complimentary lunch & snack will be served  as well. To register, interested participants are requested to contact : Ms. Jody Huang at : Tel . 416-222-8282 , extension 2682 or Email: jodelyn. huang@tcdsb.org( T.San Juan).

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