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Kumusta, Ka-UPAAT?

Places are slowly opening up, giving us a sense of "normalcy" in the new normal. We embrace these developments with eagerness, but with continuing caution for our well-being. 

With the Step 3 Reopening of Ontario, UPAAT took the opportunity for kamustahan, kwentuhan, chikahan at kainan with events in August. 

We still have upcoming activities lined up for you, kaya, sali na!



The Socials and Events Committee successfully launched the Kapitbahay events in tagpuans in Scarborough and Toronto where double-vaccinated members had the chance to meet their kapitbahays in their neighborhood.

The in-person interactions to complete the challenges given to each group paint a picture of hope that together, we can all overcome the obstacles of a pandemic!

Join the next Kapitbahays

  • Markham, August 22, 2-3pm at Legacy Park
  • North York, August 28, 11am-1pm at Earl Bales Park
  • Mississauga, August 29, 3-5pm at Mississauga Valley Park
Register Here!
On August 5, more than 60 participants were engaged by York University's Department of Dance Chair Patrick Alcedo as he artistically revealed the obstacles faced by the underprivileged and marginalized communities in the Philippines.

His love for dance and his country inspired his works that have gained numerous recognitions in the international film scene.  
The audience was treated to the World Premiere screening of "Am I Being Selfish?," a story of a young man who pursued his dream to be a dancer despite the odds. The film won the Best Short Inspiring Documentary, Silk Road Film Awards Cannes in May 2021.

If you missed the lecture presentation, click the button below for the YouTube recording.
Watch Here
Join us for the second lecture: 
“The Food in Identity: A Shortened Story of Philippine Branding.”

Meet our speaker, Felice Prudente Sta. Maria, a Philippine cultural heritage advocate and award-winning culinary historian for over four decades. One of her many achievements includes winning at the 2013 Gourmand World Cookbook Awards in Paris. Her book, "The Foods of Jose Rizal" was selected as the Country Winner and Finalist in the Food History Category.

See you on August 26, 2021 8pm (Toronto Time)!
The Quincentennial Talks are brought to you by the University of the Philippines Alumni Association of Toronto (UPAAT) in partnership with the Philippine Consulate General in Toronto.

Register here
Felice Prudente Sta. Maria - Philippine Historian
invites you to her talk on Food in Identityon August 26
UPAAT would like to thank the continued support of our following sponsors: Atty. Antonio Villarin, BodyBliss, Bliss Builders Toronto, Dr. Vicky Santiago, Intercontinental Toronto Center, Joy of All Trades Services, LBC Express, Michelle Montojo of Sun Life Financial, PNB Global Remit, Sherwin Dimaculangan, Broker of Record, Remax, and Mr. Yuri Ching, Realtor. Please check our Online Business Directory for more details.
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