The Filipino-Canadian CommUNITY of NB (FCNB) Inc. is hosting the 2nd Annual Filipino Cultural Gala “Let’s Explore the Philippines Today and Tomorrow” on June 10th from 6:30PM to 8:30PM, at the Fredericton Playhouse. It will showcase different aspects of the Filipino culture through fashion, storytelling, dance (traditional and contemporary) and music. The general public will have the opportunity to enjoy and learn about the Philippines, specifically the style of Filipino-Canadian performing arts. The performance will take the audience on a journey through different eras of Filipino history. The audience will have the unique experience of discovering the individual island cultures and the joyful spirit of Filipinos.

The 2nd Annual Filipino Cultural GALA is geared towards strengthening the local community artistically, culturally and economically through an annual night of lively cultural performances. This event aims to gain wider community support for the large immigrant population of Fredericton and to create an opportunity for involvement and social integration of newcomers.

Featured Artists:
– Nadia Moore
o 5 years signing engagement with the Royal Family of Brunei
o Lead female vocals for “Hotdog” (Philippines)

– Leander Mendoza
o Philippine born tenor
o Best Actor, Miss Saigon (as The Engineer) and Evita (as Che)

– Becka deHaan
o East Coast Music Award for Gospel Recording of the year (2014)
o iFactor winner 2009

– Abby Llego
o Multi-talented Filipino singer songwriter
o 1st Prize at the Youth Talent Competition (2009)

– Barb Wilson
o Multi-talented Gospel Singer and songwriter

– FCNB Fredericton and Carleton County Chapters
o NB cultural performances since 2005

Dignitaries: His Worship Mike O’Brien (Mayor of Fredericton)
The Honourable Stephen Horsman (Deputy Premier)
The Honourable Matt DeCourcey (Fredericton MP)
The Honourable Tobias Enverga (Ontario Senator)

Funders: Post-Secondary Education, Training & Labour; Tourism, Heritage & Culture, City of Fredericton & Fredericton Playhouse

Platinum Sponsors: Jim Gilberts, CJRI FM, RBC, Crowne Plaza & Pinoys Point

Gold Sponsors: Fancy Pokket, Josie Livingstone (Realtor), Thai Manao Restaurant

Bronze Sponsors: Snooty Fox, Tim Hortons

To learn more about this event, please contact: Roland Moreno, Director, Filipino-Canadian CommUNITY of NB (FCNB) Inc.
The Cultural Centre, 28 Saunders Street, Fredericton, NB (506) 470-7203 | roland@fcnb.org | www.fcnb.org