UPAAE’s HISTORYA 2021: Day 2 (June 12) Panelists

In cooperation with SALUDO 2021 (saludocanada.ca) and the Government of Alberta Canadian Heritage Day 2 Panelists: Keren Tang Joseph Luri Susana Runge ------------ Read their bios below: Keren is a mom, community organizer, and a political candidate for the upcoming City Council election in Edmonton. She merges her background in public health, community development, human-centred … Continue reading UPAAE’s HISTORYA 2021: Day 2 (June 12) Panelists

Have you ever wondered why some of the names of typical Filipino snacks sounded Spanish?

The Philippine cuisine is influenced by a number of indigenous and foreign cultures, including the cuisine of the early Malay settlers, Arab and Chinese traders, American colonizers, and other Oriental and Occidental accents and flavors. The strongest influence is that of Spain's. Spaniards colonized the Philippines for almost 400 years, hence the strongest influence in … Continue reading Have you ever wondered why some of the names of typical Filipino snacks sounded Spanish?

A Month Away From HISTORYA 2021

Kumusta ka?(How are you?) We're a month away from HISTORYA 2021! Here's a brief description of what will transpire for each day of the event. We hope you're as excited as we are. For sure both days will be amazing. See you there! Don't forget to register to our event: historya2021.eventbrite.com/ In cooperation with SALUDO … Continue reading A Month Away From HISTORYA 2021

HISTORYA 2021 Fun Fact

Here's a FUN Fact: An alphasyllabary belonging to the family of the Brahmic scripts, Baybayin is a pre-Hispanic Philippine script. The term 'baybayín' means "to write" or "to spell (syllabize)" in Tagalog. Baybayin was widely used in Luzon and other parts of the Philippines prior to and during the 16th and 17th centuries before being … Continue reading HISTORYA 2021 Fun Fact

Thank you, HISTORYA 2021 Partners!

The University of the Philippines Alumni Association - Edmonton (UPAAE) would like to acknowledge the support of the following HISTORYA 2021 partners: (1) This year's HISTORYA event is funded by the Canadian Heritage. "Canadian Heritage and its portfolio organizations play a vital role in the cultural, civic and economic life of Canadians. Arts, culture and … Continue reading Thank you, HISTORYA 2021 Partners!

Welcome to HISTORYA 2021!

HISTORYA is an intercultural learning experience that will engage Canadians in sharing the history and journey of migration of diverse migrants who have made Canada their home. This event is hosted by the University of the Philippines Alumni Association - Edmonton (UPAAE). This two-day online event is part of the national celebration of this year's … Continue reading Welcome to HISTORYA 2021!

Painting in the Park, August 2020

In support of the Professional, Leadership, and Continuing Education Program (PLACE), UPAAE members and their families participated in "Painting in the Park" led by Mila Bongco-Philipzig. Participants enjoyed an afternoon of painting a night scenery in warm and cool colors. The two-hour activity was full of calm, serenity, and quiet chatter as they mixed, brushed, … Continue reading Painting in the Park, August 2020

Philippine Heritage Month 2020 Vehicle Train

2020 was a year full of "firsts" that no one saw coming when 2019 ended. All types of gathering have ceased, and celebrations for the Philippine Heritage Month that is annually held in June have moved virtually. That is, except for a socially distanced vehicle train organized by the Edmonton Philippine International Centre Initiative (EPIC) … Continue reading Philippine Heritage Month 2020 Vehicle Train

Picnic in the Park, August 2020

Thank you to all who joined in the UPAAE annual summer picnic held back in August 2020. Thirty of us came with our families and enjoyed the day from feasting to the food from Coco’s Nest with its healthy variety and generous portions; pausing from our catch-ups of each other with Kehrl Meeno Reyes’s wonderful … Continue reading Picnic in the Park, August 2020

Upcoming UPAAE virtual elections and Annual General Membership meeting on March 20

We have asked you to save the date for March 20, which is our annual general membership virtual meeting. Now we are asking you to think of each other, those that you know, and those whom you feel will enjoy serving our organization. It is virtual election time! (A first for UPAAE, one of the … Continue reading Upcoming UPAAE virtual elections and Annual General Membership meeting on March 20