These are not just names on the Legislature building’s steps; they represent the men and women murdered at the Pulse nightclub in Orlando, Florida on June 12, 2016. We, Pilipino Express, stand together with Orlando, the LGBTQ communities, and all the marginalized people around the world. Please, let’s stop the hate. (Photo supplied by MB NDP Interim Leader, Flor Marcelino)

WINNIPEG – Some 300 people gathered at the steps of the Manitoba legislative building on Monday evening, June 13, to mourn the victims of an attack on a gay nightclub in Orlando, Florida, in the early hours of the day before. The attack was the deadliest mass shooting by a single gunman in U.S. history.

Senaris in MasterChef Canada’s Top 2

   Jeremy Senaris
Winnipeg’s home cook Jeremy Senaris dons his chef’s jacket as he moves on as one of two nalists on MasterChef Canada’s climactic episode, June 19 on CTV
(photo: TV screen grab)

WINNIPEG –  As Pilipino Express goes to the press for this issue, the tension is heating up as fans countdown to the season finale of MasterChef Canada that airs Sunday, June 19, 2016 on CTV.

The top two home cooks: Winnipeg’s Jeremy Senaris and Toronto’s Mary Berg will compete for the $100,000 cash prize and the title of MasterChef Canada.

Canada first saw Senaris, a self-taught cook, on MasterChef Canada’s premiere episode that aired last February. (See story) He was among the 40 home cooks that were discovered after a series of national auditions. Senaris went on as one of the Top 14 home cooks competing under pressure to impress the judges. The succeeding episodes saw the elimination of one home cook after another.