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Filipino Centre Toronto Holds 2017 Annual Pistahan Sa Toronto



By Tony A. San Juan
Toronto-Canada
June 10, 2017

 
 


Pistahan ! It is a meaningful celebration of cherished traditions and historical events evoking images and practices of what is best in a nation, most especially our Bayang Pilipinas. Yes, folks, friends and families. Once again, as a solid promoter and worthy purveyor of this cultural - and - religious showcase, the Filipino Centre Toronto-FCT, conducted its 14th annual Pistahan Sa Toronto on June 10, 2017 at Nathan Phillips Square, City Hall, Toronto. The occasion also is in apt celebration  of the 119th Philippine Independence Day or "Araw ng Kalayaan ng Pilipinas".

The FCT, is a quintessential non- profit and volunteer - run public service organization in the Filipino Canadian community since 2010. The commemorative community event, led by current FCT president Mary Ann San Juan who  welcomed the special guests, attendees and her fellow kababayans  to the whole - day festivities. Among the dignitaries who graced the occasion were  Philippine Consul General Rosalita Prospero, Toronto Mayor John Tory , Toronto Medical Officer of Health Dr. Eileen De Villa,and other heads of several Filipino Canadian community associations.


The fun-filled day, showcased by the traditional Santa Cruzan procession with FilCan beauties representing faith-based personages and highlighted with the famous Lechon parade and sharing of a dozen roasted pigs.  Ably hosted by FCT chair Rey Tolentino ,the summer program, started with the singing of the the Philippine and Canadian  national anthems by Melanie Lazaro, followed by a community prayer led by FCT vice-chair Efren De Villa and other official congratulatory messages and greetings Other features include  cultural and musical performances by Martha Joy and FilCan cultural- focused  organizations.

Proudly and honoured, the entire Executive and Directorate of the Filipino Centre Toronto  acknowledged their big, warm pasasalamats  to the  2017 Pistahan chair Philip Beloso & his organizing committee as well as to all the guests, parents, friends, families,volunteers, entertainers, participants, sponsors and supporters for a successful, memorable and remarkable yearly celebration of faith,remembrance, commitment and service.( Tony A. San Juan)

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