May is Asian Heritage Month

Congratulations to Art Miki
Order of the Rising Sun –  Conferment Ceremony to Art Miki from the Consul General of Japan
March 2, 2017

The month of May, declared Asian Heritage Month by the Government of Canada, is a time to highlight the contributions of Asian Canadians to Canadian society. This is the 15th year that Asian Heritage Month activities will be carried out in Manitoba.

Since the inaugural Asian Heritage Month in 1993, cities across Canada have held annual festivities. In Manitoba, the Asian Heritage Society of Manitoba consisting of representatives from the Japanese, Chinese, Indian, Vietnamese, Indo-Chinese, Korean, Filipino organizations, have planned a variety of activities to share the Asian cultures with other Canadians.

In 2013, to commemorate Asian Heritage Month, Canada Post issued a series of 8 stamps celebrating Canadian Chinatown gateways, including one in Winnipeg.

Contributors

Thank you to the following organizations and individuals who helped to make the events possible:

Canadian Council for the Arts Province of Manitoba Ethnocultural
Community Support Program
Canadian Museum for Human Rights City of Winnipeg
The Diversity Times Filipino Journal
The Forks Market Global College – University of Winnipeg
The Korea Times University of Winnipeg
McNally Robinson Bookstore Vickar Chevrolet
Mysore Medical Corporation Winnipeg Public Libraries
Writers Guild of Canada Winnipeg Chinese Media – umchinese.com