Board of Directors
Left to Right: Jun Oquendo, Anna Maceda, Orlando Sanchez, Aida Madridejo, Ley Navarro, Rowena Oquendo, Ester Camuyong, Marc Tumolva, Vicky Tumolva, Jun Isla, Rody Capistrano and Freddie Sion.
The Philippines is an archipelago of 7,100 islands, 80 provinces with 170 dialects spoken by the population of about 106.5 million people. It is a small country, rich in natural beauty with welcoming smiles of its people. No matter what time of year, visitors to the country will come across hundreds of festivals celebrated in the Philippines. Each region in the Philippines has its own unique and colorful way of celebrating their distinct regional culture in yearly festivals. This rich cultural diversity of the Filipino People and our heartwarming hospitality is what we want to showcase and share with others in our new home of Winnipeg, Manitoba. There are approximately 75,000 Filipinos in Manitoba.
The preparation for the 8th year of the Manitoba Filipino Street Festival is well underway. Spotlight is focused on about 65 Winnipeg Filipino Associations, originating from the 8 different provinces in the Philippines.
The Manitoba Filipino Street Festival is organized by a 14 member Volunteer Board of Directors, in coordination with about 65 Filipino associations and groups in Manitoba. The festival is a non-profit activity.
Last year’s move to The Maples quadrant, where majority of the Filipino community reside, was the most successful year in the festival’s 7 year history, with an estimated 15000 taking in the 2 day event.
This year’s Manitoba Filipino Street Festival is on June 8 and 9, 2019.