May is Asian Heritage Month

Asian Heritage Society of Manitoba executives and board members would like to thank everyone who participated, attended, performed, presented, volunteered, contributed and sponsored the events of Asian Heritage Month 2018!

Look forward to seeing everyone again next year!

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 16th 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.

Asian Heritage Society of Manitoba acknowledge that our communities are located on Treaty 1 territory and that the land on which we gather is the traditional territory of Anishinaabeg, Cree,Oji-Cree, Dakota, and Dene Peoples, and on the homeland of the Métis Nation.

We plan to make May 2018 the best Asian Heritage Month yet, with a variety of performance and educational events that highlight the talents of the Asian communities in Manitoba. Community involvement is key to the success of our goals and we are reaching out to preferred businesses and organizations to be supporters of Asian Heritage Month 2018.

In the past 16 years, the Asian Heritage Society has successfully brought performers, artists, dancers, writers, musicians, and educators together – reaching approximately 3000 audience members and participants over the course of the month.

If your organization is interested in contributing to Asian Heritage Society of Manitoba, please view our AHS Sponsorship 2018 for more information.

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

Canadian Museum for Human Rights Winnipeg Chinese Media – umchinese.com

Canadian Council for the Arts Province of Manitoba Ethnocultural
Community Support Program
Mercado Trinh Law LLP 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
The Writers’ Union of Canada Manitoba Federation of Labour
RBC Royal Bank of Canada
Tim Hortons