Pistahan sa TorontoThe 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. Please call 416-928-9355 for more information
SantacruzanRefers 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 IdolSinging Competition showcasing the talents of Filipino singers. This is held during the Pistahan.
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
Battle of ChampionsDone every 3 years. June 2014; June 2017.
Cabbagetown FestivalA 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.
Ms. Paraluman / Appreciation Night- A celebration of the achievements of the Filipino-Canadian women - Professional & Entrepreneurial Seniors Achievement
Young Entrepreneurs & Professional Award- Successful Filipino-Canadian entrepreneur, 45 years old or younger
- Successful young Filipino-Canadian professional, 35 years old or younger
Victoria Invitational Basketball TournamentVictoria Day Weekend
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