CBC Manitoba is popping up in Garden City

SUSPENDED. CBC Manitoba is popping up in Garden City Shopping Centre with a remote bureau to gather your story ideas from March 6-21, 2020. Winnipeg’s Filipino community has all kinds of activities lined up that celebrate the best that their culture has to offer in food, music, dance and art.

Join us at Garden City Shopping Centre, in the food court, from March 6 - 21

CBC Manitoba is popping up in Garden City Shopping Centre with a remote bureau to gather your story ideas from March 6-21, 2020. Winnipeg’s Filipino community has all kinds of activities lined up that celebrate the best that their culture has to offer in food, music, dance and art. (/CBC)

UPDATE: In light of the changing nature of the COVID-19 pandemic, CBC Manitoba is making the difficult decision to suspend the My Garden City bureau pop-up. We continue to monitor the situation. We are taking these precautions because we want our employees and the general public to take steps to be healthy during this time.

CBC Manitoba is popping up in Garden City, one of Winnipeg's fastest-growing communities and home-base for the city's booming Filipino community.

  • Dates: March 6 to 21, 2020
  • Location: Garden City Shopping Centre (next to the food court) 2305 McPhillips Street, Winnipeg, MB

For the next three weeks, a remote newsroom of reporters and producers will be set up at Garden City Shopping Centre, next to the food court — and we want to hear your stories!

You'll be able to experience Filipino culture — music, dance, art and food — through interactive events organized by influencers in the local Filipino community. 

"The pop-up bureau is bringing everyone in our community together and filling the generational gap," says Allan Pineda, one of the organizers and co-chairs for Kultivation Festival — a new Filipino festival that kicks off in Winnipeg this summer.

"By collaborating and working as a whole we are engaging today's youth to rediscover our traditional culture."

Hours of operation

  • Tuesday - 11:00 am - 7:00 p.m., 
  • Wednesday - 11:00 am - 7:00 p.m., 
  • Thursday - 12:00 - 8:00 p.m., 
  • Friday - 12:00 - 9:00 p.m., 
  • Saturday - 10:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m.
  • *Sunday - closed, 
  • *Monday - closed, 


Activities inside the CBC Manitoba bureau pop-up are offered in collaboration with Kultivation Festival.

*note that these events may change so please check back regularly for the most up to date information*

Kultivation Makers Market
Friday, Mar. 6, 4:00 - 9:00 p.m.
 & Saturday, Mar. 7, 11:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.

Shop local and meet trendy Filipino Winnipeggers who are creating quite a stir on the Winnipeg maker-market scene.

  • Friday vendors include: 204Thryft, Alverstone Jewellery, ANAK Filipiniana & Books, Fruit De La Vie Juice Co., Hello Darling, Kultivation Festival, Maiza Style, Moderno, Spice World, The Elegance Project, TheMary'dLight, Venzon Concepts, Vines & Co
  • Saturday vendors include: 204Thryft, Alverstone Jewellery, ANAK Filipiniana & Books, Charlies Charmed, Fruit De La Vie Juice Co., Hello Darling, Kultivation Festival, LUXBOX, Maiza Style, Moderno, Spice World, The Elegance Project, TheMary'dLight, Venzon Concepts, Vines & Co

The Pogi Project Podcast LIVE
Tuesday, Mar. 10, 5:00 – 7:00 p.m. 

The Pogi Project is a men's fashion and lifestyle design blog for the modern Filipino man — a man raised with traditional Filipino values in a western society. Join us for a LIVE podcast taping where we talk about being a Filipino-Canadian boy in school, and the relationship between the "FOB (Fresh off the Boat)" Filipino boy, and the "whitewashed" Filipino boy.

Kultivation Wellness Expo
Wednesday, Mar. 11, 12:00 p.m

Put you and your wellness first and consult with local Filipino health experts from Jacklete, Fruit delavie, Home Health NP, Fit Club and GoodLife Fitness. Join us at 2:30 p.m. and 5:00 p.m. for free wellness presentations and demos.

  • Featured wellness experts include: Apex Elite, Fit Club, Fruit De La Vie, Home Health NP, Jacklete, South Sherbrook Therapy & Harbourview Therapy, Maryann Fitness, Next Level Performance, OTG Protein Bites, Panglaban Martial Arts, RC Walk-In, Sikaran Arnis, Team Fitpak, Thrive, Underdog Boxing Association.

Skratcher Winnipeg DJ Workshop
Thursday, Mar. 12, 5:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.

Are you Winnipeg's next top DJ? Skratcher Winnipeg will be offering a free introductory youth DJ workshop. The workshop will be led by award-winning Filipino DJs from Winnipeg.

Mabuhay District
Friday, Mar. 13, 12:00 to 9:00 p.m.

What could a Filipino district look like in Winnipeg? Imagine if McPhillips streetscape was transformed into a cultural incubator for the thriving Filipino community of our city.

Architects at Play have built a scaled model of McPhillips Street (and yes, it includes Garden City Mall) on a 3 ft x 12 ft model. You will be able to use LEGO® blocks to add your own concepts. Your ideas will be included when the idea is formally launched at the Kultivation Festival in June.

MA-BUHAY! Artist Workshop + Panel Talk
Friday, Mar. 13, 1:00 - 7:00 p.m.

Joseph Sevillo and Josh Caldo, the creators of Manitoba's first Filipino musical, commissioned by Rainbow Stage, are hosting a FREE musical theatre boot camp for youth ages 8-12 and 13-17. Take part in voice warm-ups, acting games and choreography. Space is limited. Register by emailing

Also, join Joseph and Josh for an artists talk, broadcast live on Facebook, to hear more about their artistic collaborators, mentorship/mentee relationship, their history in musical theatre, the impetus to create this musical.

Food Trip
Saturday, Mar. 14, 11:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.

Pick up a passport and sample some of the best cuisines of Luzon, the Philippines national capital region, made by very talented local Filipino chefs. Treat yourself to unique dishes that are not available every day in local Filipino restaurants. 


  • 11:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m, TIKIM (a Filipino word that means "to taste")
    Vendors include: Filipino Hotdog, Trendy Treats (Filipino flavoured ice cream), and more.
  • 1:00 p.m. - 2:00 p.m. Filipino Fruit and Vegetable Food Carving 
  • 2:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m. -  Food Business Entrepreneur Start-Up
  • 3:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m., Cooking demo with Chef Eejay
  • 4:00 p.m. -5:00 p.m. - Sisig (savoury Filipino dish) Challenge

Should you need more information please do not hesitate to contact Ms. Lourdes Federis at (204) 880-6352, or check

Filipino Time
Thursday, Mar. 19, 12:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.

Calling all Filipino photographers, videographers, and artists! Showcase your work, collaborate with other artists and teach those who want to learn! We are excited to share your work with Winnipeggers!

Also, Kultivation's media team is asking you to share stories about Filipino culture in Manitoba by leaving a friendly greeting for the Kultivation Festival. These video messages are going to be used to kick-off the festival this spring!


  • 4:10 p.m. - 4:25 p.m. - Panel Discussion - filmed by Jayson Mariano, Joseph Orobia & Del Pelagio
    A panel of Filipino-Canadian creatives discuss Filipino identity, problems they face being Filipino in Canada, and issues we need to overcome to fully heal and overcome our struggles.

  • 4:26 p.m. - 4:36 p.m.  Josh Anglo and Gabriel Mojares - Filipino Youtubers

  • 4:37 p.m. - 4:41 p.m. - Our Better Angels - filmed by Jean Jacques Javier
    Our Better Angels is about three people trying to discuss what to do about a serial killer.

  • 4:42 p.m. - 4:47 p.m. - Harbinger - a film by Jean-Jaques Javier
    Harbinger is about a woman waking in a white void trying to understand whats happening.

  • 4:48 p.m. - 4:55 p.m. - Game Over - film by Rein Cabal Quinto
    Leah struggles to keep her four-year relationship going with her boyfriend Max and questions if they're still meant for each other.

  • 4:56 p.m. - 5:06 p.m. - two short skits by Brosefiles- Ken and Jan Manibo
    Brose Files is a YouTube channel that will get you laughing, cringing, or thinking "what the heck am I watching?" guaranteed! Local Winnipeggers Jan and Ken upload videos ranging from comedy skits, parody sneaker reviews, and vlogs.

  • 5:07 p.m. - 5:14 p.m. - The Step- film by Jericho Toledo

  • 5:15 p.m. - 5:25 p.m. - 1000 Paper Cranes by Nathan Flores
    A young girl struggles to come to terms with finding her own place in life after losing her sister. Being overwhelmed with grief, we follow the story of how the girl wishes to fulfill her sister's dream of creating 1000 origami cranes to be granted any wish she wants, in hopes to receive any form of closure or even one last moment with the one person she loved most. After reaching 999 cranes, we follow the creation of the final 1000th crane, and watch a faint memory unfold, with one final message that the sister leaves behind.

  • 5:26 p.m. - 5:36 p.m. - highlight reel vlog by Russian Banados

  • 5:37 p.m. - 5:45pm- Help! – short film by Em Cayanan

  • 5:46 p.m. - 5:56 p.m. - Repeat Step 9- short film by Em Cayanan

  • 6:15 p.m. - 6:18 p.m. - Why Does Alberta still have a Separate Catholic School System?-film by Earl Cabuhat

  • 6:19 p.m. - 6:24 p.m. - Origins of "Eh"- film by Earl Cabuhat

  • 6:25 p.m. - 6:32 p.m. - My Filmmaking Journey - short film/highlight reel by Kevin Solis

  • 6:33 p.m. - 6:45 p.m. - Piece of Mind - film by Erin Hembrador
    Short Film  with English and Tagalog dialogue.  An elderly man living with dementia invites an unexpected guest over for lunch.

  • 6:46 p.m. - 7:07 p.m. - The Kill Switch - film by Anthony Javier
    'The Kill-Switch' is a short film about  a man who lost his family in a home invasion and now he is out for revenge.

  • 7:08 p.m. - 7:18 p.m. - Outgoing: A Visual by Ri - film by Ariyah Pierre
    This film is a symbolic representation of what it could mean to be outgoing, among collaboration and everyday life.

  • 7:19 p.m. - 7:23 p.m. -The Journey- highlight reel by-Lambert Sebastian of Phoenix Production Family
    To  always explore and get out of your comfort zone in order to grow. Allow yourself to make mistakes

  • 7:24 p.m. - 7:30 p.m. - The Adobo Identity - film by Rick de Guzman
    In struggling to make adobo, he learned about his own struggle with his filipino identity.

  • 7:31 p.m. - 7:52 p.m. - The Line - film by Darryl Palapuz
    Captured behind rival gang territory, one enforcer must fight his way out to retrieve his organization's stolen property before the police come and dispense their own brand of justice.

  • 7:53 p.m. - 8:00 p.m. - Tutulungan Kita (I'll Help You) - film by Fernando Dalayoan
    A Filipino new to Canada and a Filipino-Canadian woman struggle to understand each other while waiting for their bus. What happens next is a connection beyond their cultural ties

  • 8:01 p.m. - 8:11 p.m. - Young Ligaw - film by Fernando Dalayoan
    Ignited by tradition and fueled by passion, a young man imagines courting his love interest by performing an indigenous dance.

  • 8:12 p.m. - 8:18 p.m. - Caring For Lola - film by Fernando Dalayoan
    An ailing Filipino grandmother (Lola) realizes it is her time to depart from the care of her loving family.

Kultivation F.A.M.D. - Filipino/a/x Stylez
Saturday, Mar. 21, 11:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.

Get a preview of the Kultivation F.A.M.D. Festival and enjoy a FREE day of contemporary Filipino/a/x art, dance, music and fashion from emerging and established artists. The day will feature dance workshops with Jonel Fabro and Maribeth Tabanera. Performances from local musicians and dance crews including L.I.V.E., Gago Brothers, and B.O.S.S. Dance Team. The day will also feature fashion shows curated by Ken Lozano and Glen Guadinez.

Are you a sneakerhead? Winnipeg's Got Sole is teaming up with Lost N Found to showcase a premium vintage sneaker and clothing collection. Do you have gently used sneakers you are no longer wearing? Give back to Filipino communities in need by donating them!