The Hi-Flyers May 2001

Official Publication of The Featinean Association of Toronto

ASSOCIATION TO HONOUR ITS OUSTANDING MEMBERS

Following its practice and time-honoured tradition of recognizing worthy contribution and splendid service as well as encouraging similar achievements by its members, the Association is honouring some of its own. Tonight, one of the interesting portions of the spring dinner-dance is the presentation of citations and awards consisting of plaques of recognition.

An Awards Committee is tasked to handle this gesture. Headed by Eng. Levi Sison, a long-serving association director, the other committee members are Tirso Balitian, business manager and Oliver Rey, 1st vice president.

SECOND OUT-OF-TOWN FUND-RAISING TRIP

Led by Max and Nenita Recaido, about fifteen Featineans and their 30 guests and friends spent a day at Casino Rama on March 16, 2001. The risk-takers played and won their stakes at the famous gaming place in Northern Ontario.

The trip is part of fund raising effort of the Association to augment its coffers for charitable purposes. Among the members who "risked losing their life’s savings" daw were Ana & Wilson Fabroa, Tony & Josie Pallasigui, Ed & Belen Birondo, Frank & Auring Amurao, John & Linda Reyes, Tirso Balitian, Joy San Juan and other friends from the community.

 12th ANNUAL SPRING DANCE

This evening, Featineans all over the Greater Toronto Area will celebrate together with their guests, friends and relatives the seasonal rites of spring at the Humberwood Community Centre in the former City of Etobicoke.

The occasion, as planned, is expected to be a special evening of rhythmic music, lively dances and banterful camaraderie. Additionally, one of the highlights is the presentation of awards to some outstanding members of the Association.

The event is jointly coordinated by Ron Marquez and Levi Sison, association auditor and director respectively. The supporting casts include west-end-domiciled members and all officers, directors and their spouses and partners.

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QPAC 7th ANNIVERSARY GALA

True to its commitment to her organizational cousins, Featineans showed their support to the Quezon Provincial Association of Canada during its 7th anniversary ball at Oasis Convention Centre in Mississauga on March 24, 2001 The party of ten Featineans which include Max & Nenita Recaido, Julio & Annie Buiza, Ed & Evelyn Birondo, Tony & Joy San Juan, Tirso Balitian & Nene Carlos and Jun & Ruby DeMesa attended the successful gathering.

Some noteworthy members of QPAC who are concurrently members of the Featinean Association are Lino & Linda Javier, Ben & Joy Fronda, and Edgar Angulo. Linda Javier is current president of the Quezonians and also, the recently organized Filipino Centre, Toronto.

 FIRST SON WINS AT FIL-CANADIAN YOUTH SHOWCASE

Presidential son Max Recaido, Jr. was chosen Ginoong Visayas Canada 2001, at a recently concluded search for Ginoong Filipinas Canada 2001, held at the Ontario Science Centre’s Imperial Oil Theatre on April 14, 2001. Max, Jr. an automotive technician student at Centennial College, is among ten young Filipino Canadians selected during the finals of the popular contest. He is the second of 3 sons of Featinean president, Max Recaido, Sr. and wife, Nenita. The annual pageant is sponsored by Dangal ng Filipino Cultural Association.

 

WEEKEND BOWLERS WATCH GINOONG FILIPINAS RACE

Eager to see brain and brawn in flesh (partly), ten Featineans spent their Easter weekend at the Ginoong Filipinas Canada 2001 contest held at the Ontario Science Centre, Don Mills, Toronto on April 14, 2001. The group, a.k.a. the "Nocturnal Bowlers" for playing night bowling at weekends, is composed of John & Linda Reyes, Wilson & Ana Fabroa, and Tony & Josie Pallasigui. Tirso Balitian & Nene Carlos and Tony & Joy San Juan also witnessed the thrilling competition. Ed Birondo acted as official tabulator while Evelyn Birondo joined the reception line.

The Featineans, as expected were always in tandem cheering for their favourite, Contestant #3: Max Recaido, Jr. who eventually garnered the Ginoong Visayas 2001 title. The entire Recaido clan was in full attendance during the momentous event.

 

ASSOCIATION DONATES TO BICOL GIRL’S KITTY

Displaying a benevolent gesture, TFAT has donated C\\$200. 00 to Juliean Nagera, the girl from Camarines Norte who has undergone facial surgery at the Hospital for Sick Kids, Toronto in November 2000. Max and Nenita Recaido handed the cheque personally to the father of Juliean before they left for the Philippines. They have since returned and the Nagera family is appreciative of the support and good wishes they received from the Filipino Canadian community and the Association.

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 HiFlyers Part B

EDITORIAL BOARD:

TONY SAN JUAN Editor

ANA FABROA Editorial Assistant

JOCELYN SAN JUAN Contributor

ANNIE BUIZA Reporter

WILSON FABROA Production Coordinator

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