According to 2011 Canadian census there are around 61,270 Filipinos in Manitoba, in fact, the Filipino community is the largest visible minority group in Winnipeg. We Filipinos are also known for our festivities, here in Winnipeg, the members of the Filipino communities shared the fun of having a community celebration with Canadians and other nations through the Manitoba Filipino Street Festival.
Now on its 5th year, the Manitoba Street Festival celebrates Filipino community. Just like any other Filipino festivities, this event showcases the rich culture and traditions of the Filipinos, participating Filipino organizations join the parade while showing best music, best dance, best costumes and even best Filipino food.Each year the parade, is held in August with a parade along McPhillips Street from Northgate Shopping Centre to Garden City Shopping Centre. But this year, the parade begun at York Avenue and Memorial Boulevard at 9 a.m. and made its way down York, Carlton Street and Broadway.
Among the celebrities were Xian Lim and Tootsie Guevara. Organizers estimated about 8,000 people attended the event.
We would like to share with you some of the pictures during the festival on Saturday (August 20, 2015), taken by two of the best photographer in Winnipeg, HB Digiphoto & Mark Godilano Photography