Events

Celebrating Canada’s 150th Birthday and Asian Heritage Society’ 15th Anniversary

For information on any Asian Heritage Month event, contact

Art Miki: 204-488-8059 or artmiki@mts.net
Muni Mysore: 204-895-7242 or muni.mysore@gmail.com
Julie Javier: 204-488-9965
Alan Wong: wongala@gmail.com
Wonjae Song: tkoreatimes@gmail.com
Sharan Tappia: 2901473@gmail.com

Past Events

May
26
Fri
Film: The Apology (2016) – Tiffany Hsiung @ Cinematheque
May 26 @ 7:00 pm – 8:45 pm

In recognition of Asian Heritage Month, the Cinematheque presents The Apology, one of the most powerful documentaries in recent memory and one of the Top 20 Audience favourites at the 2016 Hot Docs Festival. The film tells the story of three women – Grandma Gil in South Korea, Grandma Cao in China, and Grandma Adela in the Philippines who were amongst over 200,000 girls and women who were forced into sexual slavery by the Japanese army during WWII. After decades of living in silence and shame about their past, they know that time is running out to give a first-hand account of the truth and ensure that this horrific chapter of history is not forgotten. Each relates their deeply personal history.

Trailer:

“Heartbreaking and uplifting, devastatingly powerful experience
…at the film’s world premiere, where there wasn’t a dry eye in the house.”

– Hollywood Reporter

Advance Tickets: https://www.winnipegfilmgroup.com/product/the-apology/

May
27
Sat
Asian Canadian Festival at The Forks @ The Forks under the canopy
May 27 @ 12:00 pm – 7:00 pm

 

The Forks under the canopy – Entertainment and Cultural Demonstrations

Lion Dance Group, Friendly Chinese Fashion Show, Bollywood Fashion Show, Punjabi Folk Dance Group, Hanfeng Chinese Choir, MB Great Wall Performing Arts, Tiffany Ponce, Amber Trails Dance Squad/Hip Hop Tinikling Group, Sunshine Dance Group, Kevin Teng (Singing Artist from Niagara Falls), Sunny Fitness Dance Group, Shao Lei Taiji Wushu Institute, Sunhee Cho Dance Company, May Yung, Friendly Chinese Dance Association of WPG, Prizma Dance Crew, India School of Dance, Music & Theater, Sri Lankan School of Dance, Winnipeg Sikaran Arnis Academy, Manitoba Kendo Club, Manitoba Northern Light Drum Inc., Rhumba Dancing Group, Colours of Indonesia, Manitoba Chinese Tribune, U Can Flow Taichi Group, Tracma Canada

Film: The Apology (2016) – Tiffany Hsiung @ Cinematheque
May 27 @ 7:00 pm – 8:45 pm

In recognition of Asian Heritage Month, the Cinematheque presents The Apology, one of the most powerful documentaries in recent memory and one of the Top 20 Audience favourites at the 2016 Hot Docs Festival. The film tells the story of three women – Grandma Gil in South Korea, Grandma Cao in China, and Grandma Adela in the Philippines who were amongst over 200,000 girls and women who were forced into sexual slavery by the Japanese army during WWII. After decades of living in silence and shame about their past, they know that time is running out to give a first-hand account of the truth and ensure that this horrific chapter of history is not forgotten. Each relates their deeply personal history.

Trailer:

“Heartbreaking and uplifting, devastatingly powerful experience
…at the film’s world premiere, where there wasn’t a dry eye in the house.”

– Hollywood Reporter

Advance Tickets: https://www.winnipegfilmgroup.com/product/the-apology/

May
28
Sun
Human Rights Tribute to Canada’s 150th Birthday @ Canadian Museum for Human Rights – Buhler Hall
May 28 @ 12:00 pm – 5:00 pm

12:00 p.m. to 1:00 p.m: Panel Presentation: Asian Canadian Sense of Belonging
Location: Manitoba Teachers’ Society Classrooms
Members of Winnipeg’s Asian community will talk about the intersection between human rights and their own lives. Arthur Miki, Pam Rubello, Jennifer Chen, Nour Ali and Julie Javier will share their diverse perspectives in a panel discussion moderated by Dr. Muni Mysore.

1:15 p.m. to 2:15 pm – Film: Facing Injustice: Relocation of Japanese Canadians to Manitoba, Filmmaker: Aaron Floresco
Location: Manitoba Teachers’ Society Classrooms
Attend a special screening of Facing Injustice: The Relocation of Japanese Canadians to Manitoba. Filmmaker Aaron Floresco will introduce the film and lead a discussion after the screening. 

3:00 to 5:00 pm – Closing ceremony and entertainment
Location: Bonnie & John Buhler Hall on Level 1

Experience vibrant performances by local cultural groups in celebration of Asian heritage. Featured performers include:

  • India School of Dance
  • Great Wall Performing Arts
  • Winnipeg Sikaran Arnis Academy
  • Hinode Taiko
  • Aboriginal School of Dance
  • JCAM Koto Ensemble
  • Korean Drum Group
  • Phoebe Man

https://humanrights.ca/event/asian-heritage-month-0

Film: The Apology (2016) – Tiffany Hsiung @ Cinematheque
May 28 @ 3:00 pm – 4:45 pm

In recognition of Asian Heritage Month, the Cinematheque presents The Apology, one of the most powerful documentaries in recent memory and one of the Top 20 Audience favourites at the 2016 Hot Docs Festival. The film tells the story of three women – Grandma Gil in South Korea, Grandma Cao in China, and Grandma Adela in the Philippines who were amongst over 200,000 girls and women who were forced into sexual slavery by the Japanese army during WWII. After decades of living in silence and shame about their past, they know that time is running out to give a first-hand account of the truth and ensure that this horrific chapter of history is not forgotten. Each relates their deeply personal history.

Trailer:

“Heartbreaking and uplifting, devastatingly powerful experience
…at the film’s world premiere, where there wasn’t a dry eye in the house.”

– Hollywood Reporter

Advance Tickets: https://www.winnipegfilmgroup.com/product/the-apology/