According to the Philippine Consulate General there are over 80,000 Filipinos living in Manitoba. In addition, our province is home to the largest percentage of Filipinos per capita in Canada – making up 6.5% of the population (9% in Winnipeg).
The Manitoba Filipino community alone has over 100+ independent associations from basketball leagues, heritage groups and dance associations.
By early 2020, Kultivation F.A.M.D. and the Manitoba Filipino Business Council will be engaging a number of these associations to bring them in on this project and find collaborative ways to champion this festival together.
Our hope is to feature as many of these associations and community groups as possible – showcasing the important work they do to all Manitobans.