Events/Activities

  • Pistahan sa Toronto

    The Filipino Centre Toronto took over hosting the Annual Pista Ng Bayan in 2003. This annual event commemorating our Independence Day and showcasing our cultural heritage is celebrated around June 12, which is our actual independence from Spain. This annual event held at Nathan Phillips Square has become every popular with our kababayans, as it not only makes us remember the sacrifices of our forefathers to obtain the freedom that we sometimes take for granted but also made us proud to be Filipinos even for a day. Approximately 6,000 people attend this two-day event to learn more about the Filipino culture and heritage and promote some of our local Filipino businesses.

    Cultural presentations: Filipino songs, dances, arts and crafts, Philippine painting and Filipino business with the famous Filipino cuisine and Lechon parade as the highlight . A mini parade for interested business and organizations with a marching band.

    This year: Saturday June 13 & Sunday June 14, 2015

    Please download and complete APPLICATION FORM and mail it in.
  • Santacruzan

    Refers to the pageant on the last day of Flores de Mayo held in honour of Helena (known as Reyna Elena) and Constantine finding the True Cross in Jerusalem.
  • Filipino Singing Idol

    Singing Competition showcasing the talents of Filipino singers. This is held during the Pistahan.

    Categories:
    Children - 12 years old & younger
    Teens - 13 to 19 years old
    Adult - 20 years old & older

    Elimination Rounds: To be announced...

    Top two winners in the Elimination Rounds will advance to the Finals at the Pistahan

    Please call 416-928-9355 for more information
  • Battle of Champions

    Done every 3 years. June 2014; June 2017.
  • Cabbagetown Festival

    A multi-cultural, business and social presentation in the heart of Toronto with the Filipino community, and the Filipino Centre Toronto as one of the major participants:

    - Songs, marching bands, dances, arts and crafts
    - Filipino cuisine
    - Business participation

    Sat & Sun, after the Labour Day weekend (September 12 & 13, 2015)
  • Ms. Paraluman / Appreciation Night

    - A celebration of the achievements of the Filipino-Canadian women
    - Professional & Entrepreneurial Seniors Achievement

    Coronation: Saturday, Nov 21, 2015

    Please download and complete APPLICATION FORM and mail it in with photos attached.
  • Young Entrepreneurs & Professional Award

    - Successful Filipino-Canadian entrepreneur, 45 years old or younger
    - Successful young Filipino-Canadian professional, 35 years old or younger

    Please call 416-928-9355 for more information
  • Victoria Invitational Basketball Tournament

    Victoria Day Weekend - May 15, 16, & 17, 2015

    The tournament is divided into six divisions:
    Boys Division: Mosquitoes, Tykes, Peewee, Bantam, Midget, and Juniors
    Girls Division: To be announced...

    Venue: Centennial Recreational Centre, Progress Campus

    Please call 416-928-9355 for more information