Free 2017 Parks Canada Discovery Pass


As part of an initiative brought in by the Liberal government to make parks accessible to Canadians, Catherine McKenna, the minister of the environment and climate change, who’s responsible for overseeing Canada’s parks, had the plan laid out in her ministerial mandate letter. The letter indicated that admission for all visitors to National Parks free in 2017, which is the 150th anniversary of Confederation of Canada is free and that beginning in 2018 the admission for children under 18 is free while any adult who became a Canadian citizen in the previous 12 months will be provided one year’s free admission.


For all of 2017 this pass gives you unlimited opportunities to enjoy National Parks, National Marine Conservation Areas and National Historic Sites across the country!

To get a Discovery Pass for your group or family, please visit Parks Canada Passes and Permits.

Validity Period: January 1st 2017 to December 31st 2017.

This pass is only accepted at national historic sites which are operated by Parks Canada.

Source: CBC News: Parks Canada to waive entrance fees in 2017 to celebrate Canada’s 150th, retrieved December 30, 2016.


Kevin and Cindy Lamoureux will hold immigration workshop in the Philippines

Kevin Lamoureux, Member of Parliament (MP) for Winnipeg North and his daughter Cindy Lamoureux Member of the Legislative Assembly of Manitoba (MLA) for the riding of Burrows left for India and Philippines on December 20th to have discussions on why Manitoba is a great place to live.

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Image courtesy of Twitter: @CindyLamoureux

As of this writing Kevin and Cindy are still in India and will be in the Philippines in December 29, 2016.

Kevin Lamoureux Group Pic in an EventBoth Kevin and Cindy have been very active in advocating immigrant rights. Kevin will be the first MP that will come to mind of most people in Winnipeg when it comes to advocating immigrants’ right. He is well loved and supported by local Filipino community. On the other hand, Cindy rightly deserves praise for her efforts as well, like her father, she has been very active in advocating increased immigration and fairer application of the Immigration Act, she is very vocal against the recent government plan to charge a $500 fee to people who have been approved to come to Manitoba under the provincial nominee program.

This father and daughter tandem will hold an immigration workshop at Mabuhay Manor Hotel on December 29 at 7:00pm. The venue address is 2933 F.B. Harrison corner Ortigas Streets, Pasay City, Philippines.

The worksop will focus on explaining the different ways on how people can come to Canada giving emphasis on the Provincial Nominee Program, working, student and visit visa.There is no cost to attend this workshop, however, everyone is encouraged to register. If you would like to register your friends or your family, please call 204-984-1765.

They will be in the Philippines until after New Year and will also be visiting Cavite, San Mateo (Rizal), Malolos (Bulacan) and Guimba (Nueva Ecija).

Winnipeg’s Jolliest Reunion with Pinoy’s National Bee

As expected hundreds of people lined up during the grand opening of the most famous Filipino fast-food chain Jollibee on its first Canadian location last December 15. Everyone were very excited to finally reunite with Jollibee despite the sub-zero temperature.

The first customer in line was Jason Ladera with his 6-year old son Wilfred, they braved the winter weather and lined up at 10:30PM.

Everyone who lined up on the first day (and as of this time) have their own reasons and stories why it is very important for them to be one of the first customers of Jollibee. Winnipeg is home to more than 60,000 Filipinos and every bite of chickenjoy represents each memory shared with Jollibee, after all, Jollibee is a part of almost every Filipinos from generation X to millennials.

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Missing Bryan Balong found dead

bryan-balong-missing-personBryan Balong a father of 2 young girls that has been missing since November 22, was found dead at a house 400 block of Royal Avenue. Police where at the scene around 4pm of Saturday December 03 because of a ‘suspicious circumstances’.

Search party and brigade held after he went missing until earlier the day when the body was found. Autopsy and investigation is still ongoing.

Source: CBC NEWS

Paskong Pinoy in Winnipeg

The first Paskong Pinoy, organized by Asian Community Guide and Lu Communications that aims to let Winnipeggers experience an exciting and colorful Filipino way of celebrating Christmas will be held on December 17th, 2016 at RBC Convention Centre.There will be Christmas displays and exhibits, music, food, treats, shopping bazaar, raffle and prizes and full day entertainment featuring local talents and guest Filipino celebrities from GMA Network. The event will also highlight various activities such as parol (lantern) making contest, choral group singing, kids caroling, group dancing and cake decorating.


And of course your Winnipeg Living team will also be there to join all the other Winnipegers to experience this much awaited event this Christmas season. There will be no distribution on the said event however, We will be accepting registrations for WelcomePack from new immigrants who arrived in Winnipeg in 2015 to present.

There will be giveaways for early birds who will be visiting our table and we will also be running raffles on the venue.

Bring your whole family and invite even your non-Filipino friends and let them enjoy this exciting event happening for the first time in Winnipeg.

For details of the event, visit their Facebook page Paskong Pinoy sa Canada

Submit your upcoming event HERE