COMMUNITY: Two days of fun at the Manitoba Filipino Street Festival with Guest Celebrity Richard Guttierez

This year will be the 7th year the Manitoba Filipino Street Festival (MFSF)  will take place in the city.

Happening this Spring 2018, the cultural event which is attended by thousands spectators and visitors will expand from one day to two days–June 9 and 10, 2018.

Ley Navarro, chairman of the MFSF  excitedly told CKJS listeners that popular Filipino actor Richard Guttierez will be coming down to add some star power.

Themed “Samut Saring Saya”  which means concoction and mix of  variety of fun,  visitors will be  treated with   loads of  entertainment which will start with the colorful   street cultural parade and performances.


This year’s venue will be  Maples Multiplex Arena and Grounds after two years of parading in downtown Winnipeg.

Ley  shares that the organizers  came up with new  activities  this year to make it sure that the crowd will have absolute fun.   “There will be “Bunong-braso”Tournament led by Councilor Mike Pagtakhan and   showdown of  skills in street games or “Larong Kalye” (street warriors)  to be spearheaded by Kelly Legaspi.”



For music lovers, there will be folk and  cultural presentation  to be staged  by  the  Maples Collegiate Theatre for students Cine-Gang and Seven Oask Filipino Employees  Association.

For both days, audience will be treated to “Rakenrol” ,  a showdown of  performance  of  Winnipeg Filipino community  popular and rising  artists.



Another highlight this year is the  showing of three Filipino movies courtesy of  The Filipino Channel namely “My Ex and Whys”, “Seven Sundays” and  “Can’t Help Falling in Love.”



There is no Search for Queen this year but another  part of the event that adds life and color to the celebration is the Search for the Queen Bulilit. This year, 17 girls are competing to get the title to be the young ambassador of the festival.



As always, there will also be food trucks offering  various kinds of  food and beverages.

For the past six  years, the MFSF  has been a venue for a family-friendly grand get-together and   celebration of culture and traditions of the  large Filipino community in Manitoba.

For this year,  Ley said  the Fil-Am group of  St Cloud, Minnesota also expressed intention to be part of the street parade.

Joining in the parade and in the activities is  FREE and is still open for those interested to join the parade.

For  your  inquiries, please connect to  Ley or the MFSF team or  check:

(FILE PHOTOS FROM LAST YEAR’s MFSF. Photo credit: Josel Catindoy and Henry Balanial)



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