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

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

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

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

Bilingual Filipino-English Book Tour in Winnipeg and Toronto

The University of the Philippines Alumni Association Edmonton, through its founding president Mila Bongco, donated children's books to various schools and organizations in Winnipeg and Toronto. Mila, an award-winning Edmonton writer, respected artist, and community leader, completed a bilingual Filipino-English book tour in the two cities on September 26 - October 6, 2019. She met … Continue reading Bilingual Filipino-English Book Tour in Winnipeg and Toronto

Philippine Arts Council partners with UPAA Edmonton and other orgs for Alberta Culture Days: Kalinangan (September 28)

An Official Alberta Culture Days Celebration Host Site Kalinangan, in its many variance of use, is the Tagalog word for culture, way of life, or cultivation of learning. Kalinangan features a series of workshops that would provide first-hand experience on Philippine dance, music, language, martial arts, literature, crafts and cuisine. Activities: Workshop: Creating a Filipino … Continue reading Philippine Arts Council partners with UPAA Edmonton and other orgs for Alberta Culture Days: Kalinangan (September 28)

UPAAE – PLACE carries on!

In 2018, the University of the Philippines Alumni Association of Edmonton launched its grant program called UPAAE PLACE (Professional, Leadership, and Continuing Education Program). We value projects that: (1) improve the quality of life of the underserved, (2)encourage community-building, collaboration and cooperation, (3) raise the level of social awareness and sense of responsibility for the … Continue reading UPAAE – PLACE carries on!

Bahay Kubo Project Wraps-Up

In September 2018, the UPAA Edmonton, through its Philippine Arts and Culture Orientation Program (PACO), launched its Bahay Kubo Project - a monthly diorama building activity for kids 6-14 years old that introduced them to the rich culture of indigenous peoples in the Philippines - they learned about rice farming, Pinoy traditions, coastal groups and … Continue reading Bahay Kubo Project Wraps-Up