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2021-03-02

Chester celebrates 20 years with CKJS

Posted by: Donna Arenas

Twenty years ago, in March 3 , 2001, Chester Pangan,  a young man  then in his twenties joined the airwaves of CKJS 810AM while also behind producing shows  for other multi-lingual programs.  Starting his career in radio in Angeles City, Pampanga in his pre-teens,

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2021-02-22

Assiniboine Zoo Lights Sparkle

Posted by: Donna Arenas

Something to look forward to this winter at the Assiniboine Park Zoo—- stunning display of 1.5 million lights spread out over an eighty-acre area. There is also a video wall showcasing montages of Manitoba photography and images. The event that

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2021-02-16

World’s Largest Snow Maze opens this long weekend

Posted by: Donna Arenas

The Snow Maze located at A Maze In Corn in Saint Adolphe, Man., opened Sunday, Valentine’s Day, for the first time this year as loosened public health orders took effect in Manitoba. Measuring 240,000 square feet — it is now

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2021-02-11

Chinese Lunar New Year 2021: Ushering in the Year of the Ox

Posted by: Donna Arenas

Chinese New Year (also known as Lunar New Year and Spring Fesrival) will be celebrated  Friday, February 12. Parties and travel are discouraged in many parts of the world right now as Covid-19 casts a shadow for its second year but

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2021-02-02

Weather predicting rodents hint an early spring

Posted by: Donna Arenas

Today is goundhog day and Canada’s most famous weather-prognosticating groundhogs are predicting an early spring. Manitoba’s famous little groundhog Merv made its prediction Tuesday morning at Oak Hammock Marsh Interpretive Centre. Decked out in a facemask, he was looking for

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2021-02-01

See you at the Zoo!

Posted by: Donna Arenas

After months of COVID-19 closures, Winnipeg’s s Assiniboine Park Zoo opened to the public for the first time since closing in mid-November due to public-health orders. Manitoba Public Health supported the reopening earlier this month, provided the zoo keeps its

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2021-01-26

Kobe Bryant Crash A Year ago Today

Posted by: Donna Arenas

On Jan. 26, 2020 the world lost an icon when Kobe Bryant, along with his daughter Gianna and seven others died in a tragic helicopter crash in Calabasas, California. Until now, no results of investigation as to what really happened

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2021-01-25

First COVID-19 case detected in Canada one year ago today

Posted by: Donna Arenas

It is exactly one year since the first case of COVID-19 was found in Canada and since then more than 19-thousand people have died of the novel coronavirus. The first known case was a 56-year-old man who travelled to China,

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2021-01-11

‘Caillou’ kids show cancelled in the US but will continue airing in Canada

Posted by: Donna Arenas

The Public Broadcasting Station (PBS) announced this week that it is canceling the long- running kids’ show, “Caillou” in the United States. The show which has been around for over 20 years was about a four year old boy whose

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2021-01-08

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau exclusive interview on CKJS 810 AM today

Posted by: Donna Arenas

The large Filipino community in Manitoba woke up this morning getting updated with how the government of Canada is doing in light of the COVID-19 pandemic from the Prime Minister himself in an exclusive interview with “Good Morning Philippines” host

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2020-10-16

CKJS 810AM MOURNS THE LOSS OF NESTOR “Ness” SHYDLOWSKY

Posted by: DJ Sawchuk

CKJS 810 AM mourns the loss of Nestor “Ness” Shydlowsky, producer and host of our weekly Ukrainian “Zabava” Program. The Management & staff of CKJS and the Evanov Radio Group send our sincerest condolences to his wife Linda, family and

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2020-03-02

Passing of Bill Evanov

Posted by: Paul Bury

Vasil William EvanovSeptember 18, 1942 – February 28, 2020 Media Release Toronto, March 1, 2020. – Evanov Communications Inc. is deeply saddened to announce that Vasil William (Bill) Evanov, the company’s founder and President, passed away peacefully in his sleep

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2019-12-10

Hope for the Holidays return to spread cheer

Posted by: Donna Arenas

Winnipeg Evanov Radio’s  annual food drive   “Hope for the Holidays”  for Winnipeg Harvest was held  this weekend and was given warm support from listeners and supporters. Sister stations  CKJS 810AM (with Radio Dhamaal).  Energy 106 and Hot 100.5  did a Radiothon 

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2019-11-19

COMMUNITY: Paul Ong concert with WSO raises $25k for Sistema Winnipeg

Posted by: Donna Arenas

Accompanied  by the prestigious Winnipeg Symphony Orchestra (WSO),  local singer Paul Ong’s annual charity fundraiser saw a whopping $25,000 donation to Sistema Winnipeg, a daily music program offering  intensive music education for  inner city children. The sold-out event held Nov

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2019-02-15

ENTERTAINMENT: “Sharon: My 40 Years” comes to Winnipeg on March 3

Posted by: Donna Arenas

Celebrate the Megastar ‘s four decades in showbiz. Join Filipino actress and singer Sharon Cuneta as she celebrates her  40 years journey in  the entertainment industry  in “Sharon: My 40 Years”  in Winnipeg March 3rd, 2019 at the Centennial Concert

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2018-06-18

ENTERTAINMENT: Aga Muhlach, Bea Alonzo movie shoots in Canada

Posted by: Donna Arenas

The cameras have rolled for Philippines ultimate leading man Aga Muhlach and award-winning actress Bea Alonzo who finally teamed up for a big screen union this year. The pair apparently started  filming  in  Vancouver  suburb in British Columbia, Canada since 

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2018-05-25

Let’s have fun! Teddy Bears’ Picnic this weekend.

Posted by: Donna Arenas

Everyone is most welcome to come along and enjoy a day of  outdoor fun with bears and other friends. Rain or shine! This Sunday, May 27 is the 32nd Annual Teddy Bears’ Picnic from 9AM to 5PM.   The annual

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2018-05-16

Cavalia Odysseo: One soulful spectacular show

Posted by: Donna Arenas

Bursting  adrenalin. Action-packed from start to end. The multimillion production of Cavalia Odysseo  brings together humans and horses in one giant show with  70 horses and 50 amazingly talented performers, dancers and musicians that include Filipino-Canadian singer Maria Aragon. The 

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2018-05-10

Maria Aragon joins cast of Cavalia Odysseo; Horse show comes back May 12 in Winnipeg

Posted by: Donna Arenas

Winnipeger  Filipino-Canadian  singer Maria Aragon will be joining the cast  as  vocalist  of the world’s largest horse travelling show Cavalia Odysseo. The show that has  attracted more than 100,000 spectators  will  make a grand return to Winnipeg May 12, 2018

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2018-05-08

COMMUNITY: Vice Ganda Fever hits Winnipeg!

Posted by: Donna Arenas

  Popular  Filipino comedian, TV host and actor Vice Ganda will bring his brand of comedy to his thousand of fans in Winnipeg through “Pusuan mo si Vice Ganda sa Canada” @ the RBC Convention Centre Tuesday, May 8, 2018.

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2019-11-19

COMMUNITY: Paul Ong concert with WSO raises $25k for Sistema Winnipeg

Posted by: Donna Arenas

Accompanied  by the prestigious Winnipeg Symphony Orchestra (WSO),  local singer Paul Ong’s annual charity fundraiser saw a whopping $25,000 donation to Sistema Winnipeg, a daily music program offering  intensive music education for  inner city children. The sold-out event held Nov

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2019-09-09

Kidney Walk this weekend draws hundreds

Posted by: Donna Arenas

Hundreds joined this year’s   Manitoba Branch  Kidney Foundation Fundraiser held at St Vital Park today, Sept 8, 2019. Prior to the walk, there was acknowledgement of event sponosrs led by Vickar Automotive Group, presentation of top fundraisers and kidney donor

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2019-07-08

COMMUNITY: BIBAK Manitoba celebrates International Grand Cañao

Posted by: Donna Arenas

Hundreds  joined  the members of   BIBAK  Association  of  Manitoba in the  first International Grand Cañao held at the Victoria  Hotel and Convention Centre this weekend. Cañao   is a  popular  traditional feast  celebrated  in the Philippine Cordillera for good harvest and 

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2019-06-02

COMMUNITY: First National Fil-Can Event kicks off Philippine Heritage Month Celebration

Posted by: Donna Arenas

Prior to the  official  adoption of Canada’s  Parliament   declaring “June as Filipino Heritage Month”,   there has been various celebrations of Filipino culture and heritage for many years in Manitoba. This year, it   was made more  significant  as  Filipinos across Canada,

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2019-05-27

COMMUNITY: 33rd Teddy Bear Picnic draws thousands

Posted by: Donna Arenas

Rain or Shine, teddy bears and other stuffed toys had a great time  outdoors at the  33rd annual Teddy Bears’ Picnic held Sunday at Assiniboine Park. Over 50 tents provided  a fun, entertaining and educational experience for the whole family. Volunteer  health

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2019-05-07

COMMUNITY: Fil-Can Author Shirley Camia releases new book

Posted by: Donna Arenas

Confronting grief and despair in the loss of her mother, Filipino-Canadian poet and author  Shirley Camia announced  on CKJS 810AM today the release of her newest collection of poetry,  Mercy,  as  an elegy dedicated to her mother. Shirley’s  mother died at the

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2019-05-06

COMMUNITY: Retro fever hits Winnipeg with Philippines Retro King Bennie Almonte

Posted by: Donna Arenas

This weekend in Winnipeg,   dozens of  dance  lovers from the Filipino community   hit the  dance floor  grooving   into  “Just got Lucky”,  “Head over Hills”, “Ring my Bell” , “I’m so Excited”, “Name Game” to name a few,  in one of

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2019-04-05

COMMUNITY: Pinoy family owners led ribbon cutting as Max’s officially opens today in Winnipeg

Posted by: Donna Arenas

Big fans of   “Sarap to the Bones”   chicken can now enjoy all the tasty home-style meals from  The House That Fried Chicken Built’  in full swing. Max’s  Restaurant Winnipeg officially  opens its doors  following  Grand Opening Blow out  today  hosted  by

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2019-03-26

Trudeau reaches out to Pinoys in Winnipeg; talks about federal budget on CKJS 810AM

Posted by: Donna Arenas

Canadian Prime Minister  Justin  Trudeau  talked  about the newly-tabled  federal government’s  budget for 2019  and how it  impact  Manitobans and Winnipegers as he reached  out to the  50 thousand strong Filipino community on   CKJS 810 AM today. Speaking on “Good

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2019-03-14

BLOG: In Memoriam: The boy who loved to bake

Posted by: Donna Arenas

Hopia, sans rival and ube cake –those were his  favorite treats to bake in their family-run  Jimel’s Bakery. It was no surprise that  17-year-old Jimboy made it great in his culinary  classes at Tech Voc.  Baking  was  in his nerves

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