Saturday, August 31, 2013

Bayan Basketball Club Hosts 26th NABA Tournament

The  26th Annual Inter-City NABA’s Basketball Tournament opened at the Ray Twinney Recreational Complex in Newmarket, Ontario, and played some other Catholic and High School Gyms around the York Region, specifically in Newmarket, Aurora, King City, and Richmond Hill.
The 3-day event commenced Friday, August 30th, 2013 with it's Opening Ceremonies beauty pageant of the muses. 
Actual basketball game competitions started Saturday, August  31st, 2013 through Sunday, September 1st, 2013. 
The tournament is one of the biggest basketball tournaments for Filipinos of Filipino descent in North America. There were about  22 cities participating  from the  United States, Canada, United Kingdom and Europe. 
 About 155 basketball teams have confirmed their participation.
The basketball divisions, include: Tykes, Peewee, Bantam, Damsel, Girls, Ladies, Junior, Juvenile, Open, Senior and Masters.
The host club, Bayan Basketball Club is did a great job of inviting all basketball afficionados in Canada to come watch and enjoy the games and at the same time welcome visiting teams of all ages and nationalities in the different locations in Newmarket, Ontario. Bayan Basketball Club.
It is a time when the border is known for Filipino migration to Ontario.
Jill Sto-Domingo was asked by a Canada border officer, "is it that time again when Filipinos come to Canada?"
She said yes and added, "there's 7 more vehicles behind me that are going to the same tournament."
After she was waved her through, the other vehicles were just waved through without being asked.
In addition to basketball games,  Volleyball games were also be conducted in the sports tournament. 
For more information, please get in touch with Alex A. Dooc, at telephone numbers:  (647) 203 - 1260 (Landline) or (647) 203 - 1260 (Mobile) or by email at  (St. Jamestown News Service) 

Lansonez is enjoyed by Filipinos who come to Canada. 
Jill's friends enjoy lansonez at the stadium.

Sunday, August 18, 2013

Pista sa OLA

Philippine Canadian Charitable Foundation (PCCF)

Philippine Canadian Charitable Foundation PCCF headed by Romy Rafael teamed up with AFCM 

Temporalities Ministry Chair, Rosemer Enverga to fund the building of the fence on the south side of the parking lot of Our Lady of the Assumption (OLA)Church, home of the Archdiocesan Filipino 

Catholic Mission (AFCM).
OLA is the spiritual home for the tens of thousands of Filipino Canadians from all over the Diocese of Toronto. The Filipino Mission headed by Fr. Ben Ebcas serves the Filipino Community not only

 spiritually but also offers various community services most notably the operation of the Juana Tejada Lounge that caters to caregivers. The fence will be a welcome addition to OLA to further enhance 

neighborhood harmony and security.
True to the advocacy for Charity , PCCF Donated $3,500.00 total with an anonymous couple donated $500.00 and AFCM Temporalities raised $1,845.00 to fully pay the cost to build the fence. PCCF is 

the organizer of the Miss Philippines Canada , Little Miss Philippines Canada, Mrs. Philippines Canada and the Pinoy Fiesta and Trade Show sa Toronto, hence, your support to those activities 

generated the funds for the Donation. Indeed, you had fun and helped at the same time .   
The $3,500.00 given to the Fence Fund is just the initial donation of PCCF, more donations to worthy 

causes for our kababayans will be announced . For details please visit: or look: PCCF on facebook or email:

Our lady of Assumption parish held their annual fiesta last August 18 at the hall of the church. 
The whoel-day fiesta started in the morning at the basement of basement at the church hall. After the mass at 5pm, a procession was held within the church premises accompanied by the Knights of Columbus. Afterwards, the remainder of the party continued until 7pm. 
There were food and games and entertainment the whole day through by Youth Ministry of Our Lady of 

Assumption, Lilac Cana and the beauty contestants of the Philippine Canadian Charitable Foundation. Here are some of the photos of that joyous festival. The PCCF donated $3500 to the church to go towards payment of the fence.