COMMUNITY: Paskong Pinoy: Celebrating Christmas the Filipino Way in Winnipeg

 

It’s the most wonderful time of the year!

 

Experience  the  most  festive ,  exciting and colorful   Christmas Celebration  through  “Paskong Pinoy” (Filipino Christmas)  in Manitoba  for the very  first time on December 17th, 2016 at RBC Convention Centre.

 

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With Manitoba being  home to   70,000 Filipinos,  the   event  aims to bring the community   together in a spirit of   fellowship and  goodwill. A  great way to  showcase the  joyful  holiday festivity and  tradition  to our non-Filipino friends!

 

Bring the whole family and  tag along your non-Pinoy   friends  and   enjoy  the  Christmas  displays and exhibits, music,  food,  treats,   shopping bazaar ,   raffle and prizes  and  full day entertainment  featuring local talents and  guest celebrities  from your favorite  GMA Kapuso Network.

 

The one day family-friendly event will have bouncy castles and face paint for kids, a photo booth. There will also be a holy mass and special participation of  Santa Claus from the North Pole.

 

Patterned after the highly successful (Toronto Pasko event)  which is now on its third year, Paskong Pinoy   will  surely  bring   the  lovely feeling of home, precious sights,  sounds and smells  of   Christmas in the Philippines — a true oasis of culture and nostalgia in the midst of winter.

 

Spearheaded by the Asian Community Guide, other highlights of the event include competition in parol (lantern) making, choral group singing, kids caroling, group dancing and cake decorating.

 

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PAROL-MAKING

 

Paskong Pinoy invites individuals, families, and social and civic organizations to exhibit their creativity, talents and inspiration through the  parol (lantern) making competition.

Grand prize winner will receive $500   and the top parol will be on display at the Mcphillips Nissan at 2150 McPhillips St. for public voting.    To register and for more information, email eddapangilinan2016@gmail.com.

 

 

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CHORAL GROUP SINGING CONTEST (HIMIG PASKO)

 

Calling non-professional groups (Associations, Church Choir, Friends and others) for the HIMIG PASKO Choral Competition

Minimum of 8 and maximum of 12 members.
Residing in Winnipeg and/or neighboring cities.

Group members should be at least 10 years old and above.
Can be a mixture of Filipinos and Non-Filipinos.

 

KIDS CAROLING

Kids up to 12 yrs. old can join, maximum of 8 can participate. Should use home made or recycled musical instruments

 

GROUP DANCE CONTEST

Maximum of 10 in each group. Music should have a touch of christmas.

AUDITION ON DEC 4, 2016 (and not December 3rd as shown on poster).

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CAKE DECORATING CONTEST

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For more information and inquiries,   please call LOURDES FEDERIS, Event Coordinator at  204 880-6352 or send  email to : lucommunications2016@gmail.com

 

(Source: Paskong Pinoy Facebook page at:  https://www.facebook.com/groups/paskongpinoysacanada/

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