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Manitoba Santacruzan and Pahiyas festival takes place on May 26
The Quezon Province Association of Manitoba and the Filipino community is hosting the Manitoba Santacruzan and Pahiyas 2018 on May 26, at Maples Community Centre (434 Adsum Dr.) starting at 10 a.m. with an assembly of Sagalas and Konsortes and will be parading the streets of Adsum Drive, Jefferson Avenue, and Manila Road starting at 11 a.m.
More than 70 participants, mostly youths, have registered as Sagalas and Konsortes. This year’s Santacruzan Hermana Mayor is Leila Castro. She is the founder of 204 Neighbourhood Watch Inc., an administrator of a social media group where 35 thousand Filipino Manitobans are connected, and a regular writer at Filipino Journal Community feature section. The Hermano Mayor is Rene Castro, an active 204 Neighbourhood Watch volunteer, and a member of Manitoba Association of Filipino Teachers Inc.’s board of directors.
Community fun day at Maples CC
The Maples Community Centre and Coun. Devi Sharma (Old Kildonan) are hosting a community fun day on Sun., May 27 from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. at Maples CC (434 Adsum Dr.) followed by its annual general meeting at 4 p.m.
"I am happy to partner with the Maples Community Centre to put on an afternoon of family fun. We had a super turnout last year and I encourage residents to come and meet their neighbours and friends," Sharma said.
There will be several family activities such as face painting, balloon animals, carnival games, raffle, toss games and more. Take Pride Winnipeg’s Louie the Lion, the Winnipeg Police Service Community Relations Unit and the Winnipeg Fire Paramedic Service will be in attendance.
There will be free freezies and ice cream (one per person) from 1 to 2 p.m. and hot dogs and french fries for $1 each.
The Maples CC invites all residents to attend the AGM where they will report on the past year’s activities and elect board members.
"Maples CC is very happy to announce they have several new programs and cultural activities. New ideas are always welcome, as well as volunteers," Derek Dabee, president of the board, said.