Festival fever hits Winnipeg


WINNIPEG – In weather conditions reminiscent of Baguio or Tagaytay on a foggy day, the Third Annual Manitoba Filipino Street Festival was held on August 23, 2014. A record 53 organizations took part in the festival participating in an opening parade and vying for recognition in adjudicated categories for best parade float, cultural dance performance, youth performance, costumes and tent decorations.

Jan Nato – a night at the opera

Jan Nato, Mel Nicol & Stephen Haiko - Photo by Paul McKeen

By Regina Ramos-Urbano

WINNIPEG – Unrequited love, betrayal, star-crossed lovers and attempted murder were all on stage August 22nd at St. Boniface Cathedral. At the centre of this mayhem was Jan Nato in the title role of Tito in Manitoba Underground Opera’s production of Mozart’s opera La clemenza di Tito. Nato as Tito asserted his powerful tenor voice to show clemency and forgiveness to avert tragedy and certain death of several characters. The entire cast received a well-deserved standing ovation from the capacity crowd for their outstanding performances.