Kamalayan: A Special All Day Cultural Celebration on March 20

There's a wonderful event called Kamalayan happening on March 20, 2010. The special all day cultural celebration features panel presentations, Philippine history and culture, migration studies, dance, poetry, and visual arts, and a closing concert party. The event will be held at Ryerson University's Student Campus Centre on 55 Gould Street, RM SCC115 in downtown Toronto. The event starts at 9 AM and ends at 9 PM. And yes, the entire event is free!

Check out the details here and we hope to see you there on March 20!


This whole-day event will involve panel presentations, discussion, interactive workshops and a cultural celebration. The festival aims to bring together young Filipinos across the Greater Toronto Area for the purpose of building a sense of our identity and community through awareness of our history as a people.

Presented by Migrante Ontario Youth in community partnership with Kapisanan Philippine Centre for Arts & Culture, and in collaboration with the Filipino Canadian Association of Ryerson (FCAR) and the Filipino Students' Association of Toronto (FSAT).

http://migranteontarioyouth.wordpress.com/ http://kapisanan.wordpress.com/ http://stw.ryerson.ca/~fcar/ http://fsat.sa.utoronto.ca/

PANEL PRESENTATIONS Trailblazers and Torchbearers Balikbayan Tales

INTERACTIVE WORKSHOPS Indigenous People’s History and Dance (Facilitators: Dylan Hamada, FCAR and Bobby Gabat, Folklorico Filipino Canada)

Visual Arts and Philippine Revolutionary Art Scene (Facilitators: Althea Balmes and Kristina Guison)

Stories of Migration through Theatre (Facilitators: To be confirmed)

Filipino Poetry (Facilitator: Len Cervantes)


9-10am Breakfast

10am-12nn Panel presentations and discussion

12-1pm Lunch

1-2pm Intro to workshops

2-4pm Workshops

4-5pm Re-group and closing

5-7pm Break

7-9pm Concert

THIS IS A FREE EVENT!! IT IS OPEN FOR EVERYONE!!!!! (Includes breakfast and lunch)


For more info and to register, contact: Mithi (647) 239-6553 Kristina (647) 272-4054 Dylan (905) 580-1356 kamalayan.festival@gmail.com