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Celebrating the rich tapestry of Filipino heritage

PHOTO WITH WAB

Manitoba Premier Wab Kinew warmly welcomed the choir composed of young students attending the Filipino Bilingual Program at Meadows West, teacher Loreta Genota and Vice-Principal Paul Ong to the inaugural Filipino Heritage Month Kick Off at the Legislative Building, June 1, 2024. The children sang the Tagalog version of O Canada. Photo courtesy of Donna Natividad-Arenas of 92.7 FM CKJS. Photo by Rey-ar Reyes.

Filipino Heritage Month is celebrated every June in Canada to commemorate Philippine Independence Day on June 12 and to recognize the contributions of Filipino Canadians. In Manitoba, this celebration is marked by various programs that highlight the rich culture, traditions, and significant contributions of the Filipino community to the province’s growth.