2019 MABUHAY PHILIPPINES FESTIVAL
A MULTI DAY CELEBRATION
The Philippine Independence Day Council Toronto would like to invite you to discover, celebrate and support the 2019 Mabuhay Philippines Festival from August 24 – 25, 2019.
As innovators in designing and delivering events to the Filipino community and theCanadian community at large, 2019 marks the festival’s participation in the inaugural celebration of Filipino Heritage Month nationwide.
AUG 24 & 25
(100 Queen St, W)
The Philippine Independence Day Council (“PIDC”) is a non-profit umbrella
organization of hundreds of Filipino-Canadian provincial, regional, professional, cultural
and social organizations. PIDC is mainly tasked with the celebration of Philippine
Independence Day with numerous activities throughout the year that bring together the
third largest minority group in Canada.
PIDC began as a committee whose chair was elected annually by representatives
of various Filipino-Canadian associations. To ensure smooth transition and provide
continuity in its activities, PIDC was incorporated as a non-profit organization in 1997.
PIDC is also a member of the Canadian Multicultural Council of Asians in Ontario
(“CMC”) and Festivals and Events Ontario (“FEO”).
PIDC endeavors to foster unity within the Filipino-Canadian community by showcasing
Philippine heritage and culture to mainstream society. In addition, PIDC actively
participates in events that bring together other ethnic backgrounds to develop mutual
awareness and appreciation for people from all parts of the world.
Every year, PIDC manages numerous activities that complement their mandate. It continues its tradition of honouring Filipino tradition and brings forward various contributions of groups and individuals to the consciousness of mainstream society. It does so by working together with other organizations that may or may not have previous knowledge or experience with Philippine culture and its people.