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Toronto Paskuhan Festival 2014 Coming to a Place Near You
Celebrating the most wonderful time of the year in 3 Greater Toronto Area locations
TORONTO – October 1, 2014 – TPF Canada is pleased to announce this year’s festivities in the upcoming 2014 Toronto Paskuhan Festival lineup. Now on its third year of offering the Filipino-Canadian community the best of the season, Paskuhan 2014 will celebrate the most wonderful time of the year in three various locations in the Greater Toronto Area.
On November 16, 2014, as the city ushers in the holiday season, Paskuhan kicks off this year’s festivities at the award-winning Artscape Wychwood Barns. Holding the festival for the first time at the Barns, Paskuhan promises to be another exciting event, transforming the Barns into a Paskuhan village filled with the smell, sounds and sights reminiscent of a Filipino Christmas. Feast your eyes on twinkling parolstaking the center stage at the Barn together with a traditional Christmas tree and life-sized belen (Filipino for “nativity scene”). Savor Christmas favorites like puto bumbong and bibingka then warm up with a cup of tablea hot chocolate while soaking in the banduria music filling the Barns with traditional Filipino Christmas carols. Adding to the festive mood of the day, Paskuhan will end the evening with the Christmas Party ng Bayan. Those in attendance are invited to join the organizers and community leaders in dancing the night away to OPM music hits to be performed by Analog Pixels, Maria Panaligan and more surprise local performers.
If you miss the fun at the Barns, catch the festivities in Mississauga City on November 29, 2014. The doors of Gateway Centre for New Canadians will open for Paskuhan’s celebration at 11:00am to welcome families and treat them for a day of entertainment, dancing, play and food galore. The festivities includes Paskuhan Kids’ Zone, the Hip Hop Krismas Dance Competition Grand Finals in collaboration with Culture Shock, and Gateway Centre’s First Canadian Christmas. Don’t miss another showcase of amazing young talents featuring Culture Shock, I Rock with the One, JDL performers and other guests.
Toronto Paskuhan Festival 2014 concludes this year’s festivities at Our Lady of the Assumption Church (OLA), the home of the Archdiocesan Filipino Catholic Mission (AFCM). This is the first collaboration between OLA, AFCM and TPF Canada. OLA and AFCM, thru Jose Bona and Zeny Uy, are looking forward to the collaboration and expressed, “The basis of our unity is clear – the perpetuation of deeply-seated, rich Filipino religious value-system rooted in our God-given faith, preparing for the coming of Jesus and welcoming his Birth among us is indeed celebratory. Let us then celebrate life, faith, family and community!” Paskuhan Festival will co-sponsor the 8:00pm simbang gabi(Filipino for “Night Mass”) on December 20, 2014. Paskuhan 2014 sponsors and vendors will be joining us all day in thanksgiving and in celebrating the best of the season.
Tayo na! Isama ang buong pamilya at makisaya sa Toronto Paskuhan Festival 2014!
Toronto Paskuhan Festival 2014 is sponsored by LBC, TFC Canada, PharmaCia Drugstore, Cedar Dental Care, Rhonrose Printing and SunLife. The Artscape Wychwood Barns is located at 601 Christie Street, Toronto, while the Gateway Centre for New Canadians is at 3450 Wolfedale Road, Mississauga. Our Lady of the Assumption Church is located at 2565 Bathurst Street, Toronto. For more event information, please contact Ronnie Dela Gana at (647) 300-1970.