May is Asian Heritage Month

Asian Heritage Month 2021 starts today!
We are back… VIRTUAL on your screen!

The first annual FascinAsian Film Festival (F3) started as part of Asian Heritage Month activities in 2017 as an annual Asian Film Night event and has grown to become a branded three-day festival which will be held on May 28 – 30, 2021.
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Schedule: Wednesday, May 19, 2021, from 1 p.m. to 2:30 p.m.
Cost: Free
Location: Online program (Zoom)

In this panel discussion, Canadians of Asian descent will share their perspectives and experiences on the rise of anti‐Asian racism in Canada. The panelists will consider the impacts of racism on the job, as the pandemic has brought workplace discrimination and unequal treatment of Asian Canadians into sharper focus.

The virtual program will be moderated by Faith Fundal and features guest speakers Dr. Muni Mysore, Tina Chen, Maysoun Darweesh, JR Alibin, Alec Carlos and Jamie Dela Cruz. A live Q&A session with the audience will follow the presentations.

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Marty Chan will be speaking to students at the Asian Canadian Writer’s Showcase today.
If you are a Grade 3 and 4, or Grade 5 and 6 educator, and would like your students to see the event with Marty, and haven’t signed up yet, please email us to get the links, and let us know your classroom size.

Click to view Asian Heritage Month 2021 – Opening Ceremony Zoom Recap

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 19th 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, Sri Lankan, Vietnamese, Indo-Chinese, Korean, Filipino, Syrian, Singapore and Malaysian organizations, have planned a variety of activities to share the Asian cultures with other Canadians.

In May 2017, the Government of Manitoba formally recognized May as Asian Heritage Month.


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.


What Asian Heritage Month is about.

For the past 19 years, the Asian Heritage Society has successfully brought performers, artists, dancers, writers, musicians, and educators together.

Source: CBC News, Asian Heritage Month 2019 Interview with Marjorie Dowhos and Dr. Art Miki

The theme for Asian Heritage Month 2021, “Recognition, Resilience, and Resolve”, embodies the myriad of sentiments that peoples of Asian descent in Canada have experienced and honours their contributions and their diverse stories which are rooted in resilience and perseverance. It is also a call to action for all Canadians to come together to combat all forms of anti-Asian racism and discrimination. Let us celebrate the incredible diversity that is our strength and be resolute in our stand against all forms of anti-Asian racism and discrimination.

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📢 ACT2endracism October 2020 Manitoba Campaign Part 1 📢

📢 ACT2endracism October 2020 Manitoba Campaign Part 2 📢


Led by Asian Heritage Society of Manitoba, Jennifer Chen, Manitoba Regional Captain.

Thanks to those who participated and supported! 🤗 #SpeakUp


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In 2021, the Asian Heritage Society of Manitoba will also be celebrating it’s 19th year of recognizing Asian Heritage in Canada. We plan to make May 2021 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 and partners.

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. We are now celebrating virtually during the pandemic and have the potential to reach more!

If your organization is interested in contributing to Asian Heritage Society of Manitoba, please contact us for more information.

Thank you to the following organizations and individuals who helped to make the May 2019 events possible:

RBC Royal Bank of Canada   Vickar Community Chevrolet
KimViet Travel   Mercado Trinh Law LLP
The Korea Times   The Diversity Times
Filipino Journal   Mysore Medical Corporation
ACTRA   Winnipeg Film Group
Jim Gauthier Chevrolet   Tim Hortons
O/B KRS Singh Inc.
Manitoba Federation of Labour  

Province of Manitoba

Community Support Program


City of Winnipeg   University of Winnipeg
Global College – University of Winnipeg   Canadian Museum for Human Rights
Winnipeg Public Libraries   Canadian Council for the Arts
The Writers’ Union of Canada   The Forks Market