10th Anniversary Celebrations

March 18, 2016

REGISTER NOW! #PINAGMULAN 2016 Youth Forum & Gala

Register now for ANAK's #PINAGMULAN 2016 Philippine Heritage Youth Forum and Gala on Friday April 22, 2016 at Canad Inns Destination Centre Polo Park (1405 St. Matthews Avenue).

Filipino-Canadian youth age 15 to 20 from across Winnipeg are invited to participate in youth-lead dialog and discussion. The one-day forum concludes with a Gala Dinner, an evening celebration with community supporters, parents, and guests. The community celebration will highlight group presentations and performances.

Conference participants will immerse themselves into this year’s theme: #PINAGMULAN (origin) and will gain relevant understanding of their cultural self-identity and the importance of cross-cultural acceptance and growth. Participants will engage in the wisdom and experience of Filipino-Canadian elders, who will speak to their past and present as Filipino-Canadians in Winnipeg.

Lunch and dinner will be provided to participants and registration is completely free of charge!

Space is limited! Complete the registration form ( Download ) by April 6 April 14. To inquire contact 204-293-4100 or info@anak.ca.

March 1, 2016

ANAK Liwayway Scholarship 2016

ANAK is pleased to present its tenth annual “Liwayway Scholarship for Leadership Excellence” to Filipino-Canadian students in Grade 12, who demonstrate a commitment to preserving and promoting Philippine heritage.

Two (2) scholarships of $500 will be awarded in June 2016.

To be eligible for this scholarship, the applicant must:
  • Provide official school transcripts demonstrating a B (70% or 3.0) grade point average or better in three 40S courses (including English);

  • Refer to ANAK’s Oral History Handbook found on the ANAK website;

  • Provide a list of up to five interview questions used during the oral history interview; and
  • Complete a 500-word (2 pages double-spaced) typed essay entitled,
    My family history
    with direct quotes from one or more interviewees. Essays must:
           o Reference their research sources (including interviewees) using the MLA style guide; and
           o Provide personal reflection on what their family history means to them.

Successful applicants are subject to an interview process in May 2016.


February 16, 2016

The Bahay Kubo Initiative at Wellington School

by Andrew Aviso  (Published in Pilipino Express February 16-29)

Bahay kubo is a traditional nipa hut in the Philippines. This small bungalow stands on stilts on the country’s magnificent Pacific coast. There may not be bamboo nor palm trees here in Winter-peg, but there is definitely a solid community foundation our youth can build upon.

The Filipino-Canadian non-profit organization, ANAK, started the program in 2008 by pairing volunteer mentors with students at Daniel McIntyre Collegiate Institute (DMCI). These high school students in turn mentor elementary age children at Wellington School. The program is an inter-generational and cross-cultural experience that brings together second and third generation Canadians with newcomer youth. It is a fun, educational and inspiring four-week program where participants have the only opportunity to explore Tagalog/English reading, cross-cultural games, healthy living, and positive self-image.

The Bahay Kubo Initiative will run on Thursdays from February 25 to March 25 after school from 4:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. To learn more or to register your child, call Andrew (Bahay Kubo Coordinator) at 204-995-1403.