For information on upcoming Asian Heritage Month 2018 events, please contact us

Past Events

Asian Writer’s Showcase – Mariko Tamaki
May 3 @ 10:30 am – 3:30 pm

10:30 am – 11:30 am: Henderson Library, 1-1050 Henderson Highway, Winnipeg

1:30 pm – 2:30 pm: :  Millennium Library, Carol Shields Auditorium, 251 Donald Street, Winnipeg

Celebrate Asian Heritage Month with Children’s and Teen author Mariko Tamaki. Limited spaces available for children/families to accompany invited classes. Call the host branch for more information or to register.

Mariko Tamaki is the author of Unicorn Power! and The Moon is Up of the Lumberjanes series. She will talk about the world of Miss Qiunzella Thiskwin Penniquiqul Thistle Crumpet’s Camp for Hard-core Lady Types and the adventures of Jo, April, Molly, Mal, and Ripley who love their summers at camp where they earn Lumberjane scout badges, annoy their no-nonsense counselor Jen and go on supernatural adventures. Mariko has received Prince and Caldecott honours for her book This One Summer. She ha salso written for Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, Tomb Raider, Hulk and Supergirl.

Asian Heritage Month Opening Ceremony 2018 @ Manitoba Legislative Building
May 4 @ 12:00 pm – 2:00 pm

Asian Heritage Month 2018 Opening Ceremony will have local government present, performances from local community, and refreshments.

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 Month Opening Ceremony 2018 Manitoba Legislative Building


Asian Canadian Festival @ Niverville Heritage Centre
May 6 @ 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm

The goal of the Asian Canadian Festival is to celebrate and promote Asian Canadian culture and identity by bringing together communities to share their diversity through music, dance and martial arts demonstrations.


Asian Heritage High School Symposium 2018 @ University of Winnipeg
May 10 @ 9:00 am – 4:30 pm

More information to be announced.

Asian Films Showcase @ Japanese Cultural Association of Manitoba
May 15 @ 7:00 pm – 10:00 pm

Films will be announced soon.

Directors of the films will be in attendance to present their films.
Donations appreciated

Food Trip @ Tyndall Park Community Centre
May 19 @ 5:00 pm – May 20 @ 7:00 pm

Asian Heritage Society of Manitoba will be participating at FOOD TRIP from 5pm to 7pm on the entertainment stage.

FOOD TRIP is the largest FILIPINO food festival in MANITOBA, attended by over 8,000 visitors. We welcome everyone to join this celebration. With the events planned, the festival is sure to be a feast for your eyes — and ofcourse, your stomachs!

The Festival is organized annually to bring the community together. Our organizing team is committed to organize the highest quality community celebration and continue this popular WINNIPEG event for all who attend each year. With the support of our sponsors, exhibitors and supporters, FOOD TRIP continues to bring innovative new programs.The Festival generates capital to the local economy as visitors invigorate the diverse and welcoming WINNIPEG communities. The festival attracts the interest of people and families from various demographics, generations and ethnic backgrounds.

Asian Canadian Festival @ The Forks under the canopy
May 26 @ 12:00 pm – 7:00 pm


The Forks under the canopy – Entertainment and Cultural Demonstrations

Complete performers and talent lineup listing coming soon.


Canada Beyond 150 Youth Focus Group @ Canadian Museum for Human Rights
May 27 @ 11:00 am – 2:00 pm

Joint project Canadian Race Relations Foundation (CRRF)

For Canada beyond 150, there will be a forum on analysis of racism and discrimination, causes and manifestations, along with recommendations from our participants.

Closing Ceremony – Asian Fusion Showcase @ Canadian Museum for Human Rights – Buhler Hall
May 27 @ 3:00 pm – 5:00 pm

Experience vibrant performances by local cultural groups in celebration of our last event of Asian Heritage Month 2018.