Spring, once again, is on the air. Places and people are up in welcoming and enjoying the yearly seasonal rites. The North York Pinoy Athletic Association ( NYPAA) celebrated the desirable transition with a Dinner-Dance and Induction of its officers and directors for the 2014-2015 term.
The event was held on April 5, 2014 at the Garnet Williams Community Centre, City of Vaughan, Ontario. Led by its new president, Jesse Pacetes, among those sworn into office are: Jesus Fernandez, vice president; Mylene Escalona & Sharonne Columbano, secretaries; Joe-ann Ligsay, treasurer; Victor Montero, sports commissioner; Homer Obille, asst. sports commissioner; and Jun Tan, Jess Diwa, Mark Victoria, Christian Lalicon, Melvin Ocampo & Renato Columbano, youth training & development officers; and Tim Sinclair, adviser. The Board of Directors include: Bob San Juan, Edgar Sotto, Vilma Tahsin and Roger Tarca.
North York community & business leader Michael Levitt, introduced by Jesse Pacetes, inducted the new officers and delivered a well applauded inspirational message. Pastor Dave Bielby gave the invocation. Emcee Victor Montero made the welcome speech and aptly introduced the NYPAA founder Ed Sotto & co-founders Vilma Tahsin, Roger Tarca & Bob San Juan and thanked the Association’s numerous sponsors and guests, as well.
Attended by more than 200 members, friends, families and guests of the 15-year old community based volunteer organization, the event’s highlights included an attractive slide show, beautiful singing by AJ Pacetes & Joshua Pacetes and the Hula dance of Isabela Pimenta. Notable guests present were : Randy Bucao, Ward 10-North York Councillor candidate, FilAct’s Flor Lim, and William Marasigan & Edgar Tojino of Bayanihan. The affair, superbly chaired by Sharonne Columbano, has proven to be a memorable evening of celebratory music, dining, dancing, fellowship and family oriented gathering.(TSJ).