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. firstname.lastname@example.org. ( T.San Juan).
PARTNERS FOR CHANGE. Undersecretary Joel B.Maglunsod and OWWA Administrator Hans Cacdac, together International Labor Affairs Bureau OIC Director Mary Sol D. Dela Cruz, meet with the group of repatriated workers from Saudi Arabia who sought assistance in claiming their unpaid wages and benefits from their employers.
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