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Category: Community

The Hill We Climb: Amanda Gorman’s Inaugural Poem

Mr. President, Dr. Biden, Madame Vice-President, Mr. Emhoff, Americans and the world, When day comes we ask ourselves, Where can we find light in this never-ending shade? The loss we carry, a sea we must wade We braved the belly of the beast We’ve learned that quiet isn’t always peace And the norms and notions

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A Weekend at Sandbanks

Don’t bother getting into a plane if you’re into sandy beaches and cool water. There are several beaches that will surely provide the relaxing and perfect summer weekend getaway you are looking for. More so, they are only a few hours drive from Toronto. One of them is Sandbanks Provincial Park. It is among the

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KUBO Alaska Highway

The Great Canadian Adventure

The weather feels more like winter than spring. But this should not deter you from planning your next great Canadian getaway, whatever the season is. So what is Kubo Magazine’s suggestion? Let’s take it up a notch. It’s time to plan for a great Canadian adventure! RIDE THE WAVES IN TOFINO, BC Tofino has attracted

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Fierce & Confident

Plus-size model Katrina Gumabao has had a whirlwind year. From visiting new cities to falling in love, she’s also walked the runway for Pulp Fashion Week Paris, and most stunningly, New York Fashion Week. Things are looking up for this gorgeous girl, who maintains that her healthy attitude in life comes from the grace of

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The Filipina Iron Woman

Two-time Ironman World Championships qualifier and triathlon coach Ani de Leon-Brown is a firm believer in the power of having a winning mindset when training for an athletic event, which is why we look to her for gems of motivation and empowerment especially in the area of women and sports. To celebrate Women’s Month, as

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#RiseUp

In the wake of #metoo and recent school shooting in Florida, I began to question “who was responsible?” The #metoo points out that women were the victims. Victims…the word itself did not sit too well with me. Why do we need to be victims? Why are we so afraid to say “no”? And if we

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30+ Civic Ideas for Toronto’s Filipino Town

From a bitterly cold stretch to a pleasant weather for much of the cosmolis, the new season is accompanied by new beginnings. While spring could easily be associated with lumpia for us Filipinos (hello, spring rolls?), this author touts a few things for our blossoming community. Unwrapping my wishlist on our unofficial “Little Manila” or

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My Top 10 Filipino Female Celeb Instagram Accounts

I created my first Instagram account (@joifulworld) on October 1st, 2017. But although I was still fairly new, I started following not just family and friends, but I also checked out hundreds of IG accounts of famous celebs, local and abroad. So I came up with my top 10 list based on relevant information I

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Canada’s Illustrious Filipino Laid To Rest

  SENATOR TOBIAS ENVERGA JR. may be considered one of the most Illustrious Filipino-Canadians in this country. He was the first FilipinoCanadians to serve in the Senate of Canada after his appointment to the red chamber by then Prime Minister Stephen Harper five years ago. I will not forget the first time I was introduced

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Faith, Family & Service: The Pillars of Leadership

Lt.-Col Joseph Nonato shares how he leads the Royal Regiment of Canada, the largest and oldest regiment in the country   Lt.-Col. Joseph Nonato felt a big gaping hole in his heart for years. It was never filled until a trip to the Philippines a decade ago. During his deployment in Afghanistan, he chose to

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