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 14th 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.
Thank you to the following organizations and individuals who helped to make the events possible: