Sunday, February 22, 2009

A Philippine Cultural Day - A Town Feast















































































Promises a celebration of Philippine culture in a town feast setting as it engages the community in the design and creation of this cultural event. This will be an all-day event featuring various cultural performances, including a street parade with the well-known Ati-Atihan tribal dance. There will be a display of Filipino arts and crafts as well as stalls that will showcase popular Filipino dishes and products. This exciting treat to the community will be on Saturday, 2 May 2008 at Coachman's Park,St. Marys NSW.

Images: Photograph 1 Norma Thorburn, Secretary and Treasurer of the St. Marys Development Committee sharing her thoughts and giving advice to the PLCAA's Stall and Parade Committee composed of Divina Ibarra, Dodee Leones, Maria Bock and Larry Capco. Photograph 2 Advertising Committee Chairperson Tony Malicdem outlining his plans of promoting the cultural event with Dr. Alexis Leones. Photograph 3:PLCAA Glee Club boosting promotional materials for the Philippine Cultural Day. Photograph 4 PLCAA GLEE CLUB designed a costume for their performance at the Philippine Cultural Day. Members will join the fashion parade with this costume. Photgraphs 5 and 6: The PLCAA Glee Club's expression of love for Philippine folksongs will be shared through their performance at the Philippine Cultural Day. The club members meet weekly for rehearshals blending those tunes and hitting thosemusical notes. A lot of fun and camaraderie make the experience rewarding. Photograph 7: "A show of cheerful forces in the making of Ati-Atihan costumes by the Ilongo Dinagyang Connection headed by Romeo Alenaje. Dr. Alexis Leones having fun with Ofelia Alenaje, Cynthia Japon, Salvador Japon and Romeo Alenaje." (Photo taken by Divina Ibarra)


Posted by Dr. Leones and Divina Ibarra.

14 comments:

MM said...

I will make sure that i am not working on that day to join the PLCAA in the celebration of Philippine Cultural Day. Looking forward to "sorbetes" and sago at gulaman.

The Filipinos have a very rich culture and this is that day that we can showcase a part of our culture through songs, dances, displays and food...

Mabuhay!!!

plcaa said...

The street parade as part of the Philippine Cultural Day won't be possible on 2 May 2009.
PLCAA won't give up in creating a fiesta atmosphere for the enjoyment of the community.
PLCAA designed another way of featuring the popular Ati-Atihan tribal dance to be performed by the Ilongo Dinagyang Connection Inc.

plcaa said...

The street parade as part of the Philippine Cultural day won't be possible on 2 May 2009. Ilongo Dinagyang Connection Inc designed a creative way to feature the popular Ati-Atihan tribal dance at Coachmans Park, St. Marys

divina said...

Hope the weather will be good on May 2, so everybody will enjoy and have fun on that day. Looking forward for the Filipino Fiesta.

divina said...

Hope the weather will be good on May 2 so everybody will enjoy and have some fun! Looking forward for the Filipino Fiesta Day.

Chix said...

I am looking forward to the PLCAA sponsored, Penrith City Council Magnetic Places Community Grants-funded Philippine Cultural Day! I've invited friends who have promised to make this part of their May 2!

Chix said...

Can we have an idea of what the menu from the stallholders will be? I need this so I can start planning how much weight to lose before I start putting it back on at the Philippine Cultural Day!

Ninea said...

Thank you PLCAA for organising this event, Philippine Cultural Day on 2 May. Its a good way of showcasing and sharing our rich culture and lovely cuisine to the rest of the community. I'm sure people will come, weather permitting.

Too bad there won't be a street parade, but nonetheless, Im sure it will still be a fun day for everyone.

More power to PLCAA!! Well done!!

Aurora said...

My friends and I are looking forward to celebrate the Philippine Cultural Day on 2 May.

This is a great opportunity to be reminded of our roots and be proud of the rich heritage of the Philippine culture and its people.

Malu Barroga said...

Thank you very much to Penrith City Council - Magnetic Places Community Cultural Grants Program for making the Philippine Cultural Day a reality on 2 May 2009.

To PLCAA, MABUHAY and Good Wishes!!!

Tony said...

I do hope the Press Releases will reach everyone from different walks of life and enjoy watching this Cultural presentation.I read that some of the Filipino community organisations wanted to join in. This Cultural Day is indeed very Popular.

plcaa said...

We learned about a Fashion parade being planned on this cultural event.
WE are thrilled knowing that different Filipiniana attires will be featured.

Line dancing is being planned too as part of an audience participation.

Come and join the celebration. Thank you to Penrith City Council.

plcaa said...

Artworks of Filipino artists will be displayed at this celebration of Philippine culture.

One will be amazed with the talents and skills exhibited by these invited
Filipino-Australian artists.

plcaa said...

The Philippine Cultural Day was a success. Thank you for the full support given by the Penrith City Council. The presence of His Worship the Mayor of the City of Penrith Cr. Jim Aitken OAM and our Councillors created a friendly atmosphere of cultural diversity. Federal Member
for Lindsay Hon. David Bradbury MP,State member for Londonderry Hon. Allan Shearan MP and Emeritus Mayor Mr. Pat Sheehy also addressed the community with their encouraging talks. The Philippine Consul-General in Sydney Hon. Eva G. Betita and Consul General of Philippine Embassy in Canberra Hon.Uriel Norman Garibay were the guest speakers of this cultural event.