March 17, 2010

Celebrate Our Story with Your Story: Manila to Manitoba Exhibit Commemorative Wall

March 16, 2010

As Filipino-Canadians, we each have a story. Today we celebrate, as a community, the many memories that connect us to our heritage. Although we have arrived in Winnipeg at different times and through different generations, each of our connections to the Philippines often began with one person.

For me, my mother is the reason I am here. She was the first to immigrate to Winnipeg, and then my father followed soon after. They started a family and so now here is where I call home and why my roots are in the Philippines. For my mother the story might be different. She may have pioneered the start of our lives as Filipino-Canadians, but who motivated her to leave the Philippines? Was it for the future of her children? Or was it for the family she left behind? Or both?

ANAK invites you to honour and remember the person (or people) who inspired your story. Create a lasting memory by featuring their name at the Manila to Manitoba Exhibit at The Manitoba Museum from June to September 2010. We hope for the exhibit to travel through parts of Canada. This is Winnipeg’s first Filipino-Canadian oral history exhibit. Name places cost $20 each. All proceeds will go towards the construction of the exhibit and hosting of the Philippine Studies Summer Institute in August 2010.

Celebrate our story with your story.

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  1. Commemorative Wall Instructions

    Our story is your story. ANAK Inc. is honoured to feature the name of your loved one on the Manila to Manitoba Exhibit commemorative wall from June 18 to September 26 at the Manitoba Museum. By taking part, each name spot purchased will ensure the history of the Filipino-Canadian community remains alive for future generations.

    Please fill out official forms at one of our sponsors:

    · CKJS 810AM, 520 Corydon Avenue
    (call 477-1221 for directions and hours of operation)

    · Pilipino Express, Unit 10 – 1393 Border Street
    (call 956-7845 for directions and hours of operation)

    Forms are also available online at

    Submit completed forms along with $20 payment per name request:

    · In person (cash or cheque) at

    Pilipino Express, Unit 10 – 1393 Border Street
    (call 956-7845 for directions and hours of operation)

    · By mail (cheque only) to

    Aksyon Ng Ating Kabataan Inc.
    PO Box 2731, Station Main
    266 Graham Avenue
    Winnipeg, MB R3C 4B3

    Make cheques payable to Aksyon Ng Ating Kabataan Inc. A $5.00 fee (in addition to repayment) applies to all non-sufficient funds cheques and returned cheques. Completed forms and payment must be received by April 30, 2010 to be included in the Manila to Manitoba Exhibit. An official receipt will be mailed to you once received.