Canada's amateur sports system will receive $72 million from a federal government emergency support fund to alleviate the pressures of the COVID-19 pandemic.

Federal Heritage Minister Steven Guilbeault recently announced $500 million in pandemic relief to cultural, heritage and sport organizations.

Those details were announced Friday.

Tom Choy

Vancouver, British Columbia

“ A good dancer is not necessarily defined by great technique, skill, or ability to pick up choreography but by confidence. When you feel the music, it penetrates your soul. Everybody’s a dancer. The greatest dancer is someone who is willing to dance, not afraid.”  Alyssa Edwards

TORONTO — What Team Canada lacks in talent it will look to make up for with experience and know-how.

A day after the burgeoning talents of the nation’s basketball scene opted out of playing in China at the end of the month, it was all business at the OVO Athletic Centre on Tuesday. Players were getting their work in with weight training, putting shots up on one basket and working on individual moves on the other.

Filipino Jelvis Arandela Calvelo settled for 3rd overall in the 2017 Canadian Open Chess Championship (Under 2200 section) at the Sault College in Sault Ste. Marie, Ontario, Canada.

The Dasmarinas, Cavite native Calvelo tallied 7.0 points on six wins, 2 draws and a loss in 9 outings. The said event was held last July 6 to 16, 2017.

Running Olympian sets new Philippine record for 21K race

Ottawa, Canada – Logging another record-breaking feat, MILO Marathon Queen Mary Joy Tabal has clinched first place in the women’s division of the half marathon category of the Ottawa Race. The elite runner from Cebu not only bested her personal record, she also marked a significant milestone for breaking the Philippine record time for the 21K race. The Ottawa Race slot was Tabal’s grand prize for winning the 40th National MILO Marathon National Finals in Iloilo last 2016.

VANCOUVER, CANADA -  The new year always brings new hope, opportunities, and changes. “Move” looks like the theme of 2017.

In Vancouver, British Columbia, Filipinos and Canadians make their new year’s resolutions and express their hopes for the year of the fire rooster.

OPM star Joey Albert who is now based in Canada prays for more concerts in Manila and more quality time for her two daughters who are both athletes.

The Knights of Columbus (Kof C) of the Don Bosco Council 10277 - Our Lady of Good Council Church Surrey BC celebrated Christmas in an exciting and enjoyable way – by playing basketball.

 VANCOUVER, CANADA-   One of the Filipinos’ favorite sports is basketball. And Filipinos in Canada are no different.

                In the recently concluded ICSA Filipino Basketball League in Vancouver, the Sto. Nino team successfully defended their title against Ron’s team 47-40, cementing their legacy as one of the most successful Filipino basketball teams in Vancouver.

“It is a satisfying victory,” said team manager and coach Michael Castro.

VANCOUVER, CANADA-  The rivalry between Ateneo de Manila University and De La Salle University ended in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada.

In the recently concluded ICSA Filipino Basketball League in Vancouver, the champion Sto. Nino team was led by two individuals from archrival schools DLSU and ADMU. Team manager and coach Michael Castro is a De La Salle University alumnus while team consultant Mads Mercado is the former president of the Ateneo Alumni of BC.