May is Asian Heritage Month

Asian Heritage Month Al-events 2023

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What Asian Heritage Month is about

For over 20 years, the Asian Heritage Society of Manitoba 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

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.

Asians in Early Canada

Demographics of Asian Canadians in Manitoba

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The Asian Heritage Society of Manitoba have been organizing Asian Heritage Month of May since 2002, shortly after December 2001, when Senate of Canada adopted a motion proposed by Senator Vivienne Poy to officially designate May as Asian Heritage Month in Canada. We plan to make May 2023 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.