Central Canada

TONY SURTIDA is the 2019 WCOPA Regional Director for Central Canada, which covers Alberta, Saskatchewan, and Manitoba.

Tony is originally from Quezon City, Philippines, and has lived in Edmonton since 1989. He is a product of De La Salle University (Manila) with a diploma in Political Science (’76). He has extensive experience in the retail/sales sector, having worked for companies such as Toys R Us, and a variety of auto dealerships. He is very visible in the “Pinoy” scene in Edmonton and is involved in a variety of community activities.

His prominence is no surprise, as Tony works with perfection, reputed to deliver a first-class job each time, every time. He is the president and CEO of LE TIGRE ENTERTAINMENT PRODUCTIONS. The company produces wholesome variety shows featuring talents in the Filipino community. He has created and produced a number of trend-setting projects targeting the vibrant Pinoy community, among them the PINOY SINGING SENSATION, a very popular Edmonton-based singing contest which boasts of launching the career of Filipino heartthrob DARREN ESPANTO. He also produced a local TV show, GIMIK PINOY. In addition, he publishes an online news magazine called SENSATIONAL PINOY.

His current production, SHOWOFF, continues to promote his advocacy, which is to showcase the Filipino’s talent, artistry, and creativity.