Excitement brewing for the Edson league; Get a chance to play golf with ABP Smith; Micos Liquor Warriors still hungry for a title

Excitement brewing for the Edson league; Get a chance to play golf with ABP Smith; Micos Liquor Warriors still hungry for a title

Excitement has been building for the upcoming Edson Invitational Basketball League on June 9 to 10.

Organizer Rodel Gravides said the Philippine Sports Association (PSA) headed by its president Gary Perpetua is competing along with Crosstown Auto Centre (a regular competitor in Filipino leagues not only in Alberta but also in Vancouver), Change For Hope, Grande Prairie, Prince Alberta, Edson ATB Financial, St. Albert Ballers Club and Batangas Pride.

Rodel, with the help of his friends in Edson, is just happy to organize a basketball league for the Filipino community and hopes that one day it will become a regular league that will last for many, many years.

“Masaya kasi ang mga Pilipino kapag naglalaro ng basketball dito sa Edson. At sana, sa pakikipagtulungan ng mga kapwa Pinoy at sponsors, tatagal ang liga namin,” he said.

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Organizers of the 2nd Corpus Christi Parish Charity Golf Tournament has announced golfers will get a chance to play golf with Archbishop Richard Smith for nine holes and the other nine holes with Fr. Jim Corrigan on June 23 at the Leduc Golf and Country Club.

They thought of having this to drive more attraction to the event especially for Catholic golfers, although, the event is open to all players from different religions.

Tournament chairman Joseph Duenas said that the $200 registration fee, which may sound expensive, is actually just $100 because the other half will have a tax receipt. So, the $100 that you actually paid gives you a round of golf, dinner, prizes and a Corpus Christi Parish t-shirt! Isn’t that amazing?

And because this is a team event, there will be a Revolving Trophy.

Interested golfers can contact Joseph Duenas at (780) 440-0427, Ardie Korte at (780) 983-4431 or Deacon Gem Mella, Ingrid Frigon at (780) 466-7576 for the registration.
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Micos Liquor Store-Leduc Warriors defeated Adesa, 91-73 to stay in the No.1 spot of the ongoing PRSAA Basketball League in Leduc.

The Alexis Dimaculangan-led Micos Warriors are still hungry for a title after winning their first one last season.

PRSAA Tournament Commissioner Banong Villanueva reads the Alberta Filipino Journal during the tournament in Leduc.

“Masarap maging champion talaga. Sana maulit muli,” said Dimaculangan.
Tournament commissioner Banong Villanueva said that so far their tournament has been going smoothly with the support of committee members Edwin Humarang, Sherwin Robledo and June Estrada and with the semifinal round coming, they have started planning to organize another league.

“Gusto namin lumaki din as a league and hopefully, we will have more teams next time,” said Villanueva whose event is supported by Reneray Mart, a Filipino store based in Edmonton that provided the trophies and medals.

We wish you all the best manong Banong!

The AFJ Sports Section is encouraging members of the Filipino sports community to keep us posted by sending us by email your photos and news stories.

We would love also to feature your sports activities because the Alberta Filipino Journal is your newspaper.

Please email mocolumnist@albertafilipinojournal.com or editor@albertafilipinojournal.com.

Let us unite through sports! Salamat po!

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