PIDCs MABUHAY PHILIPPINES FESTIVAL SET ON SEPTEMBER 3 - 4, 2016
By Susan Llanera
August 9, 2016
The MABUHAY PHILIPPINES FESTIVAL, is a signature event organized by the Philippine Independence Day Council (PIDC). It is set to deliver another extra ordinary addition to Toronto's summer festival line-up. The theme for this year's event is "SINING" (ART)
Expect to see the best of the best from our local Filipino-Canadian talents and cultural performances from Culture Philippines of Ontario. As well, don't miss a Play from Carlos Bulosan theatre; Art exhibit by the Philippine Artist Group (PAG); Martial arts demonstration; musical performances by different bands and more.
It is a two-day FREE non-stop all day entertainment to be held at Nathan Phillips Square, Toronto City Hall, 100 Queen Street West, on Saturday, September 3rd from 11:00am - 10:00pm through Sunday, Sept. 4th from 11:00am - 8:00pm.
The highlight of the event is a Fashion Show on Saturday, Sept.3rd at 7:00pm, featuring the intricate design collections of renowned designers, Aisha & Jaki Penalosa, Kenneth Barlis and Merriam Goldberg. Feature model at the fashion Show is Bea Rose Santiago, Miss International 2013
Taste the authentic Philippine cuisine, browse through the variety of exhibitors and food vendors. Experience the Mabuhay Philippines "Community Parade of Fiestas", a street parade featuring various Regions of the Philippines to be led by Rosalita Prospero, Philippine Consul General in Toronto, Kathleen Wynne, Ontario Premier, John Tory, Mayor of Toronto and a surprise most distinguished leader of Canada, with the leaders of community associations, business owners, police community services, media and revellers to be held on Sunday, Sept. 4th at 3:00pm, which is the culmination of this annual summer festival event.
The Mabuhay Philippines Festival is held to showcase the Arts, Culture, Heritage, Tourism and Talents of the Filipino people in Canada. PIDC is in partnership with TD, funded and supported by Celebrate Ontario.
For further info, please contact: Norma Carpio, PIDC President at 905-257-1009; Karen Pascual-Binaday, PIDC Mabuhay Chair at416-897-6697, Minda Neri, Exhibitors/ Vendors Chair at 416-621-4985, Ben Corpuz, Parade Chair at 647-463-1048 and/or Suzy Llanera, PIDC PRO at 416-421-4289. COME ONE COME ALL! THIS IS A FREE EVENT!!!
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