HOST: Culture Philippines of Ontario

Culture Philippines of Ontario (CPO) is a non-profit, community-based, and youth-centered organization established in 1985. Its objective is to retain Filipino cultural heritage by providing music, dance and performing arts instructions and share it with the community. 

Since its establishment, CPO has hosted the Philippines Pavilion in the annual Carassauga Festival of Cultures, has produced several successful shows, and has participated in international festivals in Italy, Belgium, Mexico, Poland, and Spain.  CPO participated in the York University, Theatre performances celebrating Canada 150 and 120th Philippine Independence Day Proclamation; and Cardinal Points performance with YorkU students.

CPO will continue to dedicate its programs to share the Filipino culture not only to its members but also to the community.

As we celebrate Mississauga’s 50th year Anniversary this year, CPO along with Carassauga will also celebrate its 39th year Anniversary.

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Culture Philippines Dance Group presents a glimpse of Philippine culture showcasing traditional folkdances, with their colourful costumes accompanied by authentic strings and percussion music.

Participate in learning to dance “Tinikling” at the end of the dance presentation.

“Pabitin” children’s game where children aged 5 to 10 can participate in grabbing some prize treats from hanging bamboo square.

“Karaoke” at Bahay Kubo – audience are welcome to sign up to join our “Karaoke” moments.

Pavilion Theme:
Experience the festive Filipino Christmas spirit, as we bring you Paskuhan sa Pilipinas (Christmas in the Philippines). Enjoy the vibrant Christmas decorations that brighten up the Filipino homes in Luzon, Visayas, Mindanao. Come and celebrate Christmas with us, Filipino style!


Filipino food is a melting pot of different tastes from different parts of the world. The Spanish, American, and other Asian neighbours have all put their culinary signature on Filipino cuisine, that creates fusion of flavors that’s truly special.

The blend of savory flavors and textures in Filipino food is quite unique. Even here in Canada, the Filipino cuisine culture is regarded as distinctive because of its diverse ethnic background.

Filipino Foods You Must Try

  • Lugao
  • Lumpia (Spring roll)
  • Adobo.
  • Lechon/Lechon Kawali/ Crispy Pata
  • Sinigang
  • Sizzling pork sisig.
  • Bicol express.

Toonie Taste: only $2.00

Kumain Kitchen  will be offering – Shrimp Pork Siu Mai and Ube Mochi Brownie Bites



Mike Salazar – Carassauga Chair Tel: 416 417-2145     Email:

Divinia Santiago – Carassauga Vice Chair: Tel 905 460 0398    Email:

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Paramount Fine Foods Centre – Rink 4
5500 Rose Cherry Place (north of Matheson Blvd East, one block east of Kennedy Rd)

Free Shuttle Bus Service to this location – Route A & B – Stop # 3


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