Fall is here, mga ka-UPAAT!
It seemed like a short summer, but we hope that you had meaningful time spent with your family and friends as Ontario has moved to Stage 3 Reopening in this pandemic. We enjoin everyone to continue observing safety precautions with a potential 4th wave.
Still, UPAAT was able to hold outdoor socialization activities to make the most of the sunny weather and the opportunity for kamustahan. This was done by following public health guidelines. We were also able to hold lecture webinars and the council continues to develop programs to support and serve UPAAT members and extend our services to the larger Filipino community.
UNDERSTANDING OUR CULTURE THROUGH FOOD
Almost 60 participants learned the term "nayanaya" which means "to entertain and serve others; to be a happy person" from Food Historian Felice Prudente Sta. Maria during her lecture presentation on August 26. Titled "The Food in Identity: A Shortened Story of Philippine Branding," the webinar organized by the Education and Awareness Committee piqued the interest of Filipino and non-Filipino participants as Sta. Maria walked everyone through the evolution of Filipino food from pre-colonial to modern times.
We have been streaming our webinars live on YouTube, so subscribe to the UPAAT YouTube Channel now!