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
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
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!
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!
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
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
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
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
Do you have story ideas that you have been waiting to write and share? Has the thought of becoming a children’s book author crossed your mind many times but you are unable to proceed? Then perhaps, this call is for you: bit.ly/ScholasticBIPOCOpenCall To give new authors a head start, local Edmonton author Mila Bongco will … Continue reading YOU can be a writer – an invitation to write a children’s book.
Historya 2: The Filipino Culture and Identity in a Multicultural World Final Report for the 2020 Alberta Culture Days October, 2020 Funded by the Ministry of Multiculturalism Province of Alberta About UPAAE (University of the Philippines Alumni Association Edmonton) UPAAE History UPAAE is an organization founded in 2013 by graduates of UP who have made … Continue reading Historya 2 Virtual Event was successfully attended and participated