Association Philippine-Canadienne Artists du Québec
Honing Filipino-Canadian Talent
“Paving the way to all aspiring Filipino-Canadian artists. Healing the world one note at a time.”
Montreal BAND-AID enjoys broad local support from Filipino-Canadian artists to support fundraising initiatives in the community and help out our beloved country, the Philippines, in times of need.
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TFC Canada "Just LOVE Araw-araw" featuring Tamara Calatin-Radegonde of Montreal and so many talented Filipino-Canadian artist from Canada-wide
The talented Tampilik sisters, Botch & Ikay showcased their talent during Canada Day Extravaganza Year 2 -Virtual Celebration.
You will fall in love with the super talented and beautiful Tamara Calatin-Radogonde, the Grand winner of the Nationwide Search for Filipino Canadian Talent Season 4.
Prime Minister Justine Trudeau words... "We're at our best when we look out for one another, because its who we are!'
"Please keep in mind the men & women working at the front line, to ensure safety of the community."
"Your commitment to the community, to Quebec, to Canada is second to none, and we're very grateful to be with you today to celebrate!"
Tuloy tuloy ang saya sa TFC Sama Saya Nation! Let's celebrate Canada Day with Asia's Soul Supreme, KZ TANDINGAN on July 1 at the Canada Day Extravaganza Year 2!
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Le gouvernement du Canada a décidé de célébrer la fête du Canada autrement cette année pour que nous puissions nous rassembler virtuellement et exprimer notre fierté d’être Canadiens. Le 1er juillet, les Canadiens et Canadiennes sont invités à prendre part aux célébrations virtuelles de la fête du Canada.
The Government of Canada is celebrating Canada Day in a whole new way this year to bring us together virtually and share our pride in being Canadian. On July 1, Canadians are invited to take part in the virtual Canada Day celebrations.
The Filipino-Canadian Artist Association of Quebec Canada Day Extravaganza is brought to you by FCAAQ in collaboration with TFC Canada, Marche Filipino, SM Services, MVL Production & Services, CDN/NDG Borough and Heritage Canada.
The Nationwide Search for Filipino Canadian Talent is a contest for talented Filipino-Canadians who would like to showcase their talents in singing, dancing, playing instruments and many more representing various provinces in Canada. Our goal is to hone these young artists to the best of their abilities, gain confidence, and conquer the stage!
The creation of Montreal Band-Aid comes from a belief that music can do great things, it binds people, and allows us to explore and express our hopes, dreams & sorrows in a medium that people of all walks of life can tap into. FCAAQ would like to take this opportunity to thank each and every one of you who have been part of this wonderful initiative since inception
The Search for Filipino Canadian Talent was an amazing experience. It was tough and stressful at times but I’d do it all over again. Joining this competition taught me so much about my capability as an artist and just how far I can go. Because of this contest, the workshops, and the training, I’ve grown a lot as an artist. I won’t say that it was smooth-sailing during this competition. The mentors gave some tough love and that was simply to show you and help you step out of your comfort zone and try. I’ve learned that everything comes with practice, every day, even for just an hour, and you can really see improvement.
What’s next for me? Well, because of Ate Michelle, the amazing voice coach and mentor, I’ve been able to perform at multiple events such as benefit concerts. This also inspired me to create my own music and compose my own songs that I’ll eventually perform when given the opportunity. Moving forward, I still am working on growing as an artist, this is still the path I want to take. This is a dream that is slowly but surely turning into reality.
I was a shy kid who loved to sing but was too scared to try. Now, I still love to sing but I am more confident in myself and I am unique in my own way. Just enjoy the experience and love what you do because no one is going to decide what you’re going to be. You are the writer and honestly, my story has just begun. ‘When you join FCAAQ Talent Search, you don’t just join a competition, you join a family.’ – Maria Calaycay, FCAAQ Ambassador (Season 1)
I really recommend joining The Search for Filipino-Canadian Talent because not only it is a great experience, I also made new friends. You join basically a family. You will improve as an artist. I didn’t expect it to be this way, and I wasn’t disappointed. – Maria Isabella Caci, FCAAQ Talent Search Grand Winner (Season 2)
Joining FCAAQ was such a fun and great experience for me. Ever since this competition happened, my confidence on stage as well as singing in different venues increased with the help of my voice coach & mentor, Michelle Lao, and the workshops they provided me.
The competition really helped me in improving my piano and singing skills. During my entire journey, I learned that what really matters is you should not be afraid to step on stage, but rather show and prove the world you have what it takes. – Lara Portacio, FCAAQ Talent Search 1st Runner-Up (Season 1)
This initiative is made possible by the Community Fund for Canada’s 150th, a collaboration between Canada’s community foundations, Foundation of Greater Montréal, the Government of Canada, and extraordinary leaders from coast to coast to coast.
The Filipino-Canadian Artist Association of Québec (FCAAQ) in collaboration with Carrefour Jeunesse Emploi CDN/MontRoyal organized the 1st Multicultural Canada Day to date! The crowd gathered on a rainy day at Vanhorne Park and hundreds came to celebrate Canada’s 150th. The Philippine Cordillera Cultural Association of Montreal performed a dance ritual to stop the rain followed by an opening prayer performed by the City Church Creative Team. Panday Tinig Ensemble sang the Canadian Anthem. LoveMontreal sponsored five inflatables with freebies for kids. Otago Catering prepared sumptuous and affordable food. Checkers provided various flavoured coffee for free, Fiesta Filipino donated baked goodies, FCAAQ moms and dads prepared lunch for volunteers, and Primerica gave away free water bottles to everyone. The Honorable Pierre Arcand, Member of the National Assembly of Quebec did the provincial riding of Mont-Royal in the Island of Montreal, Mr. David Birnbaum, Member of the National Assembly of Quebec for D’Arcy-McGee, Mr. Russell Copeman, Mayor of CDN/NDG and Mr. Siegfrid T. Masangkay, Third Secretary & Vice Consul greeted the crowd. Despite the rain, the crowd participated in games with prizes donated by Isles Pinoy Depot, Junior Filipino Restaurant, Carrefour Jeunesse Emploi, Marche Filipino, and Sun Life Financial courtesy of Jacinta Panganiban. Back-to-back performances by Ingrid Torrico, The Filipino Indigenous People of Quebec, Matthew Mannucci, Arianne Soriano & Chris Elamparo, John Bunga, funk/jazz band Under Our Groove, La Voix Junior, Zumba Community of Montreal, Kevin & Kier Javier, Jessica Jane Quiocho, Frozen Flame, RX3, Candace & Aldy Santos, Kirsten Gail Calma, Jodelle Peralta-Gagaoin, Carolyn Fe, Andrew Aguilar, Rose Anne Gines, Maria Isabella Caci, and Strums entertained the crowd until 8 p.m.
People’s Choice Award, Arianne Soriano Chris Foz-Elamparo
The success of our initiatives depends entirely upon the financial and product support of donors and private sponsors. We have been fortunate in the past to have received support from businesses & individuals. We are hopeful that this year will be no exception, and we are counting on your support! We would like to ask that you consider becoming one of our 2018 donors or sponsors. As a sponsor or donor, you will receive positive media attention within the Filipino/Canadian community of Montreal & Suburbs. Most importantly, you will help us pave the way and introduce the new generation of brilliant artists in the community. Should you be interested in becoming a sponsor, please do not hesitate to contact our office directly at (514) 482-5206 or email firstname.lastname@example.org. Thank you in advance. We look forward to partnering with you!
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