Philippine Culture and Sports Club

The Philippine Culture and Sports Club is a non-profit organisation operated and managed by Filipinos in Canterbury. It provides an opportunity for Filipinos to showcase aspects of their culture to the other ethnic and cultural groups in the community. This is achieved through performing dances, music, costumes, Filipino language teaching, selling ethnic food, displaying crafts and participating in community sport and cultural events.

Founded in 1989, the PCS has the following objectives:

  • Fostering cultural understanding in Canterbury;
  • Organising annual cultural programmes and encouraging the participation of members of the wider community;
  • Promoting Filipino culture and arts by helping to arrange visits to New Zealand of artists from the Philippines;
  • Helping to facilitate a smooth settlement process for new arrivals;
  • Promoting awareness of the cultural diversity of Christchurch in schools;
  • Organising an annual inter-ethnic basketball tournament; and
  • Organising other sport events.
Project 2011
2011 Christchurch Global Basketball Tournament

The organisers of the Christchurch Global Basketball Tournament are now calling for teams from interested groups and communities to register in the 2011 tournament. This project is initiated by the Philippine Culture and Sports in conjunction with Canterbury Basketball Association and supported by the Christchurch City Council.

This two-day friendly competition of teams from different ethnic groups aims to facilitate friendship, understanding and community-building.

Tournament details:

Date:               26 and 27 November 2011
Venue:            Graham Condon Recreation and Sports Centre (3 Sisson Drive Papanui Christchurch)

A registration fee of $120.00 from each participating team is suggested to cover costs for the use of public sports facilities and payment for services of sports officials.

If you are keen to enter a team, please contact Delia Richards.

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