THE PHILIPPINE DAY
Festival of Arts & Culture
(In celebration of the 113th Anniversary of Philippine Independence Day)
The Waterfront Park, North Vancouver, British Columbia
Sunday, June 12, 2011
“alay sa kabataan!”
Taas noo kahit kanino, ang PILIPINO ay ako!
(A tribute to the Filipino Canadian Youth!)
highlights the 2011 Celebration
As published on the website of philippinedayfestival.com, The Metro Vancouver Philippine Independence Day Council (MV-PIDC), organizers of 2011 PHILIPPINE DAY FESTIVAL, the biggest annual Philippine Independence Day celebration in British Columbia, announced its plans for a more vibrant and activity-filled celebration of the 113th anniversary of Freedom day.
With its theme, “Taas Noo Kahit Kanino, Ang Pilipino Ay Ako!” the day-long celebration focuses on the Filipino community’s pride for its ethnicity, arts, values and rich cultural heritage.
In promoting a spirit of national pride and unity, all Filipino-Canadians attending the celebration this year are requested to bring their “Barong” (for male), and appropriate Philippine costume (for female), and wear them to participate in the formal opening ceremony when the two colors (flags of Canada and the Philippines) are ushered in and the national anthems of both countries are played and sung. All Filipinos, business professionals, and members of Filipino organizations, wearing their national costume will highlight the opening program of the celebration.
The 2011 Philippine Day Festival will be held on Sunday, June 12, 2011, commencing at 9:00 AM at its official venue, the Waterfront Park, North Vancouver, which is easily accessible by bus, skytrain and seabus, at the Lonsdale quay terminal.