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

YOU can be a writer – an invitation to write a children’s book.

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 Virtual Event was successfully attended and participated

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

Congratulations to the newly elected UPAAE Board 2020-2021!

Congratulations to the newly-elected members of the UPAAE Board 2020-2021! Treasurer: Anna Kris Gono Mina Board Members: Michelle Lucena, Karen Lechonsito-Moore and Lucenia Ortiz The positions of the President, Vice-President and Secretary remain open for nomination. Maya, Martin, and Kehrl agreed to extend their terms until April 7, 2020 while the board is in transition. The … Continue reading Congratulations to the newly elected UPAAE Board 2020-2021!

Annual General Meeting – March 7, 2020

Heed the call and become part of the UPAAE Board of Directors for 2020 - 2021! Positions available: President (1), Vice-President (1), Secretary (1), Treasurer (1), Board Members (3) General Notes 1. The term is for two (2) years. 2. A member can be nominated for multiple positions. You can also nominate yourself. 3. There … Continue reading Annual General Meeting – March 7, 2020

Paint the Rails – March 27, 2020

PTR will come together with members of the local Filipino community for cultural learning, storytelling and artistic collaboration Paint the Rails (PTR) is a unique partnership between the John Humphrey Centre for Peace and Human Rights (JHC) and Edmonton Transit (ETS) that brings important community stories to public spaces. Paint the Rails is a dynamic … Continue reading Paint the Rails – March 27, 2020

UPAA Edmonton wins prestigious UP Distinguished Service Award

This article was first published in the Alberta Filipino Journal, November 2019.  UPAAE members photo op at the Alberta Legislature MANILA, PHILIPPINES – The University of the Philippines Alumni Association Edmonton (UPAAE) stood alongside distinguished alumni of their respective fields at this year’s UPAA Awards held on August 24, 2019 at the UP Bahay ng … Continue reading UPAA Edmonton wins prestigious UP Distinguished Service Award