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Home Columns San Diego Happenings All Systems Go for San Diego's First Annual Multicultural Festival Today, Nov. 3rd
All Systems Go for San Diego's First Annual Multicultural Festival Today, Nov. 3rd PDF Print E-mail
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Tuesday, 25 September 2007 08:22

The PTE-HOPE, Inc., will hold its first Annual Multicultural Festival today, Saturday, Nov. 3, 2007. The full-day event will feature the best of art, historical and cultural performances representing the Filipino-American, African-American, Latino-American, and other Asian and Euro-based linguistic groups in San Diego County. It will be an exemplary event that unifies and celebrates the contributions of the various socio-ethnic, linguistic and cultural art groups in San Diego County. The event's venue is the historic Spanish Landing Park (The Cancer Survivor Park area) in San Diego, CA 92101.


The venue is located between Harbor Blvd. and Harbor Drive area. It just across the street from the San Diego International Airport. The festival will be held from 11:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m., today, Nov. 3, 2007.

The PTE-HOPE, Inc., is a unique organization with global implications. Its mission: "To promote community awareness, cooperation, respect, hope and goodwill among the various cultures and ethnics groups."

The organizers invite community leaders to participate in the PTE-HOPE, Inc., MULTI-CULTURAL FESTIVAL, 2007, Event.

The Co-Founders who made this Festival possible are Mateo Camarillo, Dr. Maxine Sherard, Marissa Acierto, Lydia Loristo and Eddie Enriquez. The volunteer-participants are Corazon Espiritu, Sarah Espiritu, Noni Palma, Jesse and Fely Albritten, James Cole, Wendy "Weng" Baylor, Raul Martinez, Tito Dizon, Charito Grace, Laarni Thornton, Maria Alegrado-Acierto, Aileen Elegado-Catapusan, Phong Chung (performer from the New York Philharmonic Symphony), Michael Acierto-Rodriguez, Jr. (recipient of an awarded in San Diego Creative and Performing Arts School, who is most likely to get into Carnegie Hall), Rosemarie and Neal Dimagala, Rose Angeles, Rosette Angeles (Award Winning Salsa Dancers), The "E" Girls (Hip-Hop and Hula), Malia Aloese-Samoan Dance Troupe, Geno Fields (Stylistic's nephew) and Music Production, Ana Marie Cobato-Pasacat Dance Troupe, Jaime Loristo, Coco Gatlin-Enriquez (Gatlin's Brothers niece), Mama Cass and Performance Company, Debbie Cruz, Andre and EJ Enriquez, Roy Elegado, Willie G. (TV Production/Actor), Doris Enriquez of The San Diego County Times, Asian Journal, Daniel Hernandez and Qunto Sol, Toi Ethridge, Dean Jess, Remy Bermudez and Tamara Arce. This is just the partial list of volunteers and participants.

For more information or further question, please contact (619)549-0014. Or write Marissa Acierto, Business Manager, PTE-HOPE, Inc. Pagasa-Tumainisha-Esperanza, 1023 Fourth Avenue, Ste. 405, San Diego, CA 92101. The mailing address: P.O. Box 503352, San Diego, CA 92150-3352. E-mail:

Its website: (under construction).

The PTE-HOPE, Inc., is a recently-founded 501-C-3 organization that promotes education, charity, artistic performance and cultural exchange, not only within San Diego but also throughout California and USA. The Unified Port of San Diego and the County of San Diego Enhancement Fund support the festival. It will be a wonderful attraction to promote the best of San Diego.

PTE-HOPE, Inc. (Pagasa-Tumainisha-Esperanza) is having a 2007 Multi-Cultural Festival. It is a FREE ADMISSION. It is quoted as "A FUN FILLED DAY BY THE BAY"

Saturday, November 3, 2007 from 11AM-4PM
The historic Spanish Landing Park
(The Cancer Survivor Park)
Across the San Diego International Airport
N. Harbor Drive, San Diego, CA 92101


*Honorable Michael Aguirre, San Diego City Attorney
*Councilman Anthony Young, San Diego City Council, District 4
*Special Guest from the community


Famous Singers

*Stellar Recording Artist, Natalie Somers
*Special Guest Stars

Ethnic Dancers
*Pasacat Dance Troupe
*African American Dancers
*Mexican Dancers
* Positive Energy Dance Company (Salsa/ Tango Dancers)
*Hip Hop Dancers
*Contagious Flow Dance Company (Major dance performances on the BET Awards, 2007)
*Samoan Dance Troupe
*Hawaiian & Tahitian Dancers
*The Steel Drum Band (Montgomery Middle School)

Fashion Show

*The Chantilly Modeling Agency

*Violin performances, New York Philharmonic Symphony member
*San Diego Creative and Performing Art Violinist
*Band 440
*DJ Chris Kempf

Special Guests
*Miss San Diego Beauty Pageant Winners
*Macy's School of Cooking, Culinary Instructor Melvin Johnson (Batter Up)
*Producer and Actor, Willie G, What's Popping? TV Show From Nickelodeon Channel

*BGE Production, Eugene Fields

*The Lazer Shop, James Cole

*Aileen Elegado-Catapusan, Pacific Culinaire and Gawad Kalinga Advocate
*Sharitha Davis, Magic 92.5 FM, Disc Jockey
*Special Guests

*Unified Port District, Port of San Diego
*County of San Diego Enhancement Fund
*Friends of PTE-HOPE, Inc., Alice & Bill Flores
*Friends of PTE-HOPE, Inc., Marissa Acierto


*COPAO (Council of Philippine American Organization)
President, Rita Buencamino Andrews

*PhilAM Bid/Heritage Insurance
Owner, Edna Concepcion

*House of Mexico (Balboa Park area)

*La Maestra Clinic

*Quinto Sol


*Media Booth

*Pasacat Dance Troupe-Executive Director, Ana Cobato

*Contagious Flow Dance Company/Black Goat Entertainment
CEO, Eugene "Geno" Fields

*Urban Teen Magazine/Chantilly Modeling Agency
Executive Director, Sandra White-Stevens

*San Diego Beauty Pageant

*Tan Insurance Services/U First
Owner, Max Tan/Robert Virola

*Lazer Shop
Owner, James Cole

*N.P. Eugenio Realty & Loans
Owner, N.P. Eugenio

*Black Storytelling of San Diego
Executive Director, Dr. Anjannette Mcfarlin

*Carl De Maio for City Council
Candidate, Carl De Maio for San Diego City Council, District 5

*Barrako Coffee
Owner, Dr. Noni Palma

*Malia Aloese Gift Shoppe
Owner, Malia Aloese

*Ma Ma Cass Production
Owner, Ma Ma Cass
Promoting..."The Best of the Best"

*Gawad Kalinga
Gawad Kalinga Advocate, Tony Olaes & Aileen Elegado-Catapusan

*Kettle Babes
Owner, Melvin Johnson
Previous Gas Lamp owner & currently at Market Creek Plaza

*Aroma Spa & Gems
Owner, Steve Bellante
Traveling from Ontario, CA

*Manila BBQ & Grill
Owner, Elgin Talavera
Midway Restaurant Owner

*Dream Travel/Avon
Owner, Lilia Campbell

*Sunshine Arts
Owner, Ed Friedman

*The Southern California Community News

*SD Louisianna Hot Dogs

*House of Ghana/Tema
Sponsored by Tema Sister City

*African Alliance
Executive Director, Walter Lam

*FilAm Voters Registration
FilAm Voters Coordinator, Juanito Amor

*Himalayan Fashion
Owner, Chandana Deoja
Traveling from Oceanside, CA

*Amber Rae Jewelry Designs
Owner, Amber Rae Jewelry Designs

For further inquiries on support, sponsorship, vendors and volunteer participation, please contact or Tel. No. 619.549.0014. Thank you, and we look forward to your diverse community involvement. # # #

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