PINOY FIESTA 2015 -
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See you on AUGUST 9, 2015!
THE BIGGEST AND THE MOST ANTICIPATED FILIPINO CULTURAL EVENT IN BC CANADA!
IT'S OUR 6th YEAR ANNIVERSARY THIS YEAR!!!
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August 9, 2015
IT'S PINOY FIESTA 2015
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2013 PINOY FIESTA CELEBRATION
Pinoy Fiesta 2013 has it all - Rain! Thunder! Lightning! and Sun!
by: JOJO QUIMPO, Founding Chairman and Organizer of Pinoy Fiesta Vancouver
It has not rained on the Pinoy Fiesta: Unang Hirit sa Tag-init in 3 years. One can say that it's a charmed event. However last Sunday morning (August 11, 2013) the weather was jarring to have the heavens open upon and rain on the parade. And it did. I can clearly remember watching the rain, thunder and lightning an hour before the parade. I felt so low and defeated and thinking that the rain and thunderstorm would never clear in time. As it poured rain outside, I thought no one would go to join and watch the parade if it's still raining. I must admit that during this time, I questioned God - Why? Why did he abandon us and our community? However, even when my spirit's down, I never lost faith in God and trusted Him that he will create a miracle. Together with my mom, we prayed deeply for the rain to stop.
Half an hour before the parade starts, I drove to the starting line. I was amazed to see our kababayans braving the rain in high spirit. They're having fun getting ready for the parade. It was a fiesta atmosphere. I saw groups and individuals in the corner praying intensely for the rain to stop. As I walked around and thanking everyone for coming out despite of the bad weather, they hugged and/or tapped me in my shoulder just to assure me that everything will be alright
Around 11:00am, when the parade was about to start, the rain stopped. The bad weather and thunderstorm seemed to miraculously stop. I watched in amazement as the sun peek through in time as the floats and parade participants danced and marched in brilliant sunshine down Fraser Street and 41st Avenue. As our float started moving. I looked up at the clear sky and thanked God for the miracle. Indeed God works in mysterious ways. He has his own way of working things out. Pinoy Fiesta 2013 was truly a blessed event.
2013 Pinoy Fiesta celebration was a very difficult one. We experienced our own rain, thunder and lightning. We faced a lot of obstacles along the way. From booking our guest artists, organizing parade participants, getting event sponsorship, city permits etc.
But inspite of the challenges, I'm quite relieved and so proud of the outcome. PINOY FIESTA was a HUGE SUCCESS! After the rain, thunder and lightning we've experienced - the sun came out shining brightly. Pinoy Fiesta is still the biggest and the most anticipated Filipino cultural event.
We are truly blessed to have such amazing people in this year's celebration of Pinoy Fiesta:
- Our families, relatives and friends
- Hirit family/team
- Cultural groups, community organizations, parade participants
- Event sponsors, vendors, stallholders
- Performers: artists, bands, singers and dancers
- Elected government officials (City, Provincial and Federal)
- City of Vancouver Special Event Committee: VPD, Parks Board, Translink, Coastal Health, Traffic Team
- Photographers and videographers
Thank you for your support, services and sacrifices. Thank you for always being there through good times and bad. Kahit anong paninira ang ginagawa ng iba, andyan parin kayo para ipakita ang inyong suporta. You proudly showcased and shared our beautiful and colourful culture to our Canadian brothers and sisters in the streets of Vancouver.
To all our kababayans, thank you for taking time out of your day last Sunday (August 11) to come and witness Pinoy Fiesta. Thank you to all your prayers and good wishes. Maraming salamat po sa inyong walang sawang suporta. Talagang all out ang support. Andami nyong dumating. So proud to be Pinoy!
Lastly, thank you God for giving us the strength to persevere and to keep on going when sometimes all we want to do is give up. Thank you for blessing us with another fun and successful Pinoy Fiesta 2013. These are good memories that we will cherish for a long time. MGA KABABAYAN, see you all next year to the 5th year anniversary of Pinoy Fiesta: Unang Hirit sa Tag-init on August 10, 2014. Mark your calendar. KITA KITS! GOD BLESS! MARAMING SALAMAT PO! BE PROUD TO BE PINOY!
COME AND JOIN IN ON THE FUN. PINOY AKO! PINOY TAYO! ATIN ITO! IPAGMALAKI MO!
CONGRATULATIONS JOJO QUIMPO, Founding Chairman of Pinoy Fiesta.
- Recipient of The Queen Elizabeth II's Diamond Jubilee Award and
- Official delegate to Prime Minister Stephen Harper's 2012 State Visit to India, Philippines and Hong Kong.
THANK YOU! MARAMING SALAMAT PO!
SUMMER PINOY FIESTA IN VANCOUVER: DA BEST FOREVER
THE MOST AWAITED AND THE BIGGEST FILIPINO CULTURAL EVENT IN CANADA.
Witness the biggest gathering of Filipinos showcasing the world famous Philippine festivals and the beautiful Pinoy culture such as the Ati-atihan Festival of Aklan, Sinulog of Cebu, Dinagyang of Iloilo, Masskara of Bacolod, Penagbenga and Igorot culture of Baguio, Moriones of Marinduque etc.
This year's celebration will be at the Memorial South Park, 41st Avenue and Windsor Street, Vancouver BC, 10:00am - 8:00pm.
The Cultural street parade will start from Fraser Street and 26th Avenue heading south to 41st Avenue and Windsor Street at 11:00am.
COME AND JOIN US. PROUD TO BE PINOY!
ABS CBN Kapamilya star PIOLO PASCUAL will join the Pinoy Fiesta celebration as special guest.
THANK YOU! MARAMING SALAMAT PO!
PINOY FIESTA 2011
WAS A HISTORY MAKING EVENT. IT WAS THE BIGGEST AND THE BEST FILIPINO EVENT PRODUCED AND ORGANIZED IN BRITISH COLUMBIA.
Our BIG THANK YOU to Hirit Team, Pinoy Fiesta Organizing Committee, our event sponsors ABS-CBN/ TFC Canada, Times Telecom, Pinoy Buzz Entertainment, UMAC, Philippine Airlines, Philippine Asian Chronicle, Little Ongpin. To our volunteers, media sponsors, exhibitors, performers and especially to all organizations who took part to showcase our beautiful culture. THANK YOU!
(Please see our full public Thank You letter at our "Blogs and News" Tab)
Kapamilya stars Jed Madela and Nikki Valdez, Derek Ramsay, Joey Albert and Miss Canada Rizza Santos joined the 2011 Pinoy Fiesta celebration
Mayor Gregor Robertson rocks the drums with Jojo Quimpo and the dynaMIX band.
WINNERS OF THE PINOY FIESTA CULTURAL PRESENTATION AND STREET PARADE 2010.
CALL FOR ACTION:
RELIEF OPERATION FOR TYPHOON SENDONG VICTIMS
The southern region of the Philippines was struck by the world deadliest typhoon of 2011, Sendong. Hard hit are the southern coastal cities of Cagayan De Oro and Iligan. As of today the rising death tolls already reached 1,000 and there are people still missing. President Noynoy Aquino declared these areas under state of calamity. In the aftermath of this calamity, we’re shocked by the magnitude of the devastation and casualties. We immediately expressed our concerns and worries towards our kababayans affected by the calamity.
The Pinoy Fiesta Management and Hirit Production are responsible in organizing Filipino events that showcase and promote our Filipino culture and heritage in Canada. For the past two years we organized the biggest and the most successful Filipino events in British Columbia.
· Pinoy Fiesta: Unang Hirit sa Tag-init. (Filipino Cultural Street Parade and Festival) which was officially recognized by the City through Mayor Robertson’s Proclamation of “Filipino Fiesta Day” in the City of Vancouver.
· Hirit sa Pasko: Parol Making Workshop and Parada ng Parol at the Santa Claus Parade which was witnessed by more than 300,000 spectators.
The success of these events were attributed to the trust and confidence bestowed upon us by various Filipino community leaders and organizations.
When the news broke out about the devastation caused by typhoon Sendong, a number of Pinoys and community leaders asked us to do something to help our kababayans and initiate a fund raising event. It is an honor and a privilege to heed our community’s call for action. And we will do everything to help and make a difference in the lives of the victims of the calamity.
We are asking for your kind support in making sure that we provide immediate relief to the victims by donating any of the following items: clothes, blankets and other basic necessities to be sent back to the Philippines. Monetary and in kind donations can be dropped off on Thursday, December 22, at St. Mary’s Church/School Gym, 5251 Joyce Street, Vancouver (close to Joyce Skytrain Station) from 5:00-8:00pm.
You can also drop off your monetary donation to any Times Telecom stores. Please be informed that you can also make your check payable to “Asian Heroes Canada Foundation”. The cash donation collected will be matched by our corporate partner, Times Telecom, which will be used to purchase medicines and ready to eat food to be distributed to affected families. We will turn over and send the funds to Times Telecom Manila office who will coordinate directly with our partners in the Philippines, the Mindanao State University and Iligan Institute of Technology who are now handling 900 families at the MSU-IIT Evacuation Center. They will directly facilitate our disaster relief efforts.
The first wave of monetary donations will be sent in the Philippines on Friday, December 23, 2011. The relief goods will soon follow and will be delivered directly by UMAC Cargo.
We will conduct this fund raising efforts with transparency.
This Christmas, let us share our blessings to our brothers and sisters hit by typhoon Sendong. They won’t be spending their Christmas the way we would but in our own little way we can help out to uplift their spirit. Let us show them that WE CARE. Let us relive the spirit of bayanihan. Maligayang Pasko! Thank you so much for your support.
Maraming Salamat po!
Pinoy Fiesta Management presents:
HIRIT SA PASKO 2011
Parada ng Parol atbp.
November 25 at Red Robinson Theater - Parol Making, Christmas Bazaar and Live concert featuring The AMMO Band (original band of Arnel Pineda) with Jojo Quimpo, Janice Lozano and other popular local bands and artists.
December 4 at Downtown Vancouver - Parada ng Parol at the Annual Santa Claus Parade with 300,000 expected spectators.
For inquiries: please email email@example.com or call 778-868-2128, 778-918-2508, 778-241-4895
Kapamilya stars Jed Madela and Nikki Valdez will join Derek Ramsay tomorrow at the Pinoy Fiesta celeration. Catch a glimpse of your favorite Kapamilya stars as they join the cultural street parade, 10:00am from Pacific Blvd to Olympic Village . Kita kits tomorrow!!!
FLASH MOB PINOY STYLE: The Filipino-Canadian community will make history on August 6th as thousands of Pinoys will do the Pinoy Ako Flash Mob at the Olympic Village on False Creek. Come and join the fun. Check the youtube video of Pinoy Ako under the "Photos and Videos" tab and try to learn the Pinoy Fiesta: Unang Hirit sa Tag-Init flash mob dance. Mga Kababayan, Mag Hiritan tayo sa Sayawang Pinoy. Pinoy Ako! Pinoy Tayo! Kaya Natin Ito!
The First Ever Filipino Cultural Streeet Parade was A HUGE SUCCESS! A MONUMENTAL EVENT! Thousands joined the parade with colorful and amazing costumes and floats. And thousands more lined up on streets to witness the first Filipino Cultural Street Parade last August 14th 2010. To commemorate this monumental event, Vancouver Mayor Gregor Robertson Proclaimed "Filipino Fiesta Day" in the City of Vancouver.
This year's celebration will be another first to the Filipino community. For the very first time, the Filipino-Canadians will celebrate the very popular Pinoy Fiesta: Unang Hirit sa Tag-init at the famous Olympic Village on False Creek, Vancouver. The Filipino-Canadian community is going mainstream and is expecting thousands of participants and spectators to join the street parade and the festival at the Village.
SEE YOU ON AUGUST 6th, 2011 at the OLYMPIC VILLAGE ON FALSE CREEK, VANCOUVER. BE PROUD TO BE PINOY!!!!
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ORGANIZATIONS AND GROUPS SUPPORTING PINOY FIESTA:
Bank of Montreal
Philippine Consulate General of Vancouver
Aklanon Sto. Nino Assn. of BC
Multicultural Helping House Society
MHHS Caregivers & Youth group
Negrenses Association of BC
Marinduque Association of BC
Pinoy Pride Vancouver
Filipino Seniors Club of BC
Migrante - BC
Multicultural Sports Development Society
Philippine Community Centre Society
Baranggay White Rock
Metro Vancouver Philippine Independence Day Council
Filipino-Canadian Cultural Heritage Society
Philippine-Canada Trade Council
Philippine Chamber of Commerce Toronto
One La Salle Alumni Assn.
Ateneo Alumni Assn of BC
Sandugo Mindoro Assn.
Filipino Plaza Society
Pista ng Bayan Independence Day Committee
Knights of Rizal Chapter
La Riva Dance Group
Kikkzz De Leon Music Group
Java Jazz Group
Healing Hands Nursing Services Ltd.
Jesus Is Lord
Bukas Loob sa Diyos
DSA Royal International Taekwondo
Filipino Community from Seattle
Filipino Community from the Interior region
Sons and Daughters of Sto. Domingo Canadian Association
Adamson Alumni Association
MassKara Festival Society
National Democratic Party