Saturday March 3
The Writers’ Showcase provides an opportunity for five Asian, Indigenous and Black writers to explore racism in their writings and, as writers, be a catalyst for change. Each writer sits down in conversation with the interviewer in an informal setting.
Saturday March 9
The annual FascinAsian Film Festival started as part of Asian Heritage Month activities in 2017 as an annual Asian Film Night event and has grown to become a branded multi-day festival which will be held in May 2024
DISCOUNTED Early-bird passes now available, and opportunities to volunteer.
Projects organized by individual Asian Canadian groups for May are encouraged and will be advertised as part of the Asian Heritage Month program. More events to be added.
For more information on upcoming Asian Heritage Month 2024 events, please contact us
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Legislative Assembly of Manitoba – Grand Staircase
Monday May 1st – 12pm to 2pm
Starting Asian Heritage Month 2023 with opening Remarks and Greetings – Yenny Trinh, President,
three levels of government, AHS board members, friends, and performances.
Within and Beyond Tradition: Works by East Asian Artists from The University of Winnipeg Collection
University of Winnipeg’s Gallery 1C03
Monday May 8th – 4pm to 6pm
This exhibition aims to showcase the beauty and depth of East Asian art in the University’s art collection and provide a space for visitors to learn and appreciate the culture and heritage of the Asian community. The exhibit will feature a range of artwork, including traditional painting, embroideries, as well as contemporary pieces, to represent a diverse range of artistic expressions.
FascinAsian Film Festival
Friday May 5th to Sunday May 7th
Winnipeg Art Gallery, Winnipeg Chinese Cultural & Community Centre, Dave Barber Cinematheque, Max’s Restaurant
The annual FascinAsian Film Festival 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 in May 2023.
The FascinAsian Film Festival is a culturally specific film festival based in the Prairie region of Canada
(Winnipeg and Calgary). The festival celebrates Asian contributions to the film and media landscape
and aims to showcase the talents of Asian-Canadian and Asian-American artists in film. There will be
workshops on various industry related skills. To conclude the festival, an awards dinner will be held
at Max’s Restaurant, Cuisine of the Philippines, Winnipeg.
Linda Trinh – Showcase of Asian Writers
May 12, 2023 – Millennium Library 10:30-11:30 am
Pembina Trails Library – 2:00-3:00pm
The Asian Heritage Society of Manitoba invites Linda Trinh from Winnipeg for readings at
Winnipeg Public Libraries. Linda Trinh is a Vietnamese Canadian author who writes fiction and
non-fiction for children and adults. She explores identity, cultural background, and spirituality.
The Nguyen Kids is her first children’s book series.
Purchase the books:
The Power of the Pearl Earrings
The Secret of the Jade Bangle
The Mystery of the Painted Fan
Linda Trinh introduces The Nguyen Kids series with Annick Press: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mJo0q79MdiI
Linda Trinh launch of The Nguyen Kids series with host Jodi Carmichael (McNally Robinson Booksellers Online Events): https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kRbkTBJUp_A
Asian Heritage Month Comedy Show
Japanese Cultural Association of Manitoba – 180 McPhillips St
Saturday May 13th – 7pm to 11pm
After the success of last year’s first-ever ALL ASIAN COMEDIAN lineup comedy show in
Manitoba, we are thrilled to announce our return for another night of laughter hosted by Jié Yang,
featuring local Asian Manitoban comedians, guest musicians, and musical comedy duo headliner,
The Lady Lumps.
Asian Heritage High School Symposium
Canadian Museum for Human Rights
Thursday, May 25 – 9am to 4pm
The AHSM and the CMHR are co-sponsoring the Asian Heritage Symposium for high school
students as we gather for a full school day. This day will engage students with discussions of
Asian Canadian history, tour of Asian exhibits, career panelists, Q&A sessions, and workshops.
CanAsian Arts Network – On the Move: Film Night
VIRTUAL – Thursday, May 25, 6pm
CanAsian Arts Network presents Virtual Screening of “Big Fight in Little Chinatown” a film by Karen Cho.
“With the devastating economic impact of the pandemic and city redevelopment, Chinatowns in
New York, Montreal and Vancouver search for innovative ways and resistance to keep their
Exclusive online screening of the Big Fight in Little Chinatown documentary including a community conversation facilitated by director Karen Cho and featuring Parker Mah and June Chow.
Screening at https://canasianarts.com/may
Trailer : https://youtu.be/GTI0aeGA4d8
Big Fight in Little Chinatown is a story of community resistance and resilience. Set against the backdrop of the COVID pandemic and an unprecedented rise in anti-Asian racism, the documentary takes us into the lives of residents, businesses and community organizers whose neighborhoods are facing active erasure.
CanAsian Arts Network – On the Move: 3rd National Showcase
Friday, May 26 – 6pm to 9pm
National virtual performances from six Canadian cities; Vancouver, Calgary, Edmonton, Toronto,
Montreal, and including Winnipeg’s own, Magdaragat Philippines – Q&A with performers to follow.
CanAsian Arts Network: On The Move Artist Showcase
This multidisciplinary showcase featuring Asian Canadian artists from Montreal, Toronto, Winnipeg, Calgary, Edmonton and Vancouver.
Livestreamed at canasianarts.com/may
May is Asian Heritage Month in Canada. The CanAsian Arts Network will shine a bright light on Asian Canadian artists throughout the month of May with multidisciplinary, multifaceted cultural programming accessible online to all Canadians.
Asian Canadian Showcase at Taste of Asia
CN Stage & Field, The Forks
Saturday May 27th – 1pm to 9pm
Sunday May 28th – 1pm to 6pm
Celebration of all Asian Canadian cultures is the goal of the Asian Heritage Showcase, and
promote and foster Asian Canadian identity by bringing together community and encouraging
the sharing of differences and appreciation of diversity. Our biggest event will have live
performances and entertainment, including: dance, music, martial arts and more!
K-Fest Dance Showcase:
Saturday May 27, 6pm to 9pm
Performances From Manitoba’s Best K-Pop Dance Groups!
Taste of Asia is part of the Food Trip Market brand that will feature Winnipeg’s best food stalls/trucks dedicated to Asian Heritage Month.
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Opening Ceremony – Sunday May 1st
Asian Heritage Month – Hip Hop X Comedy Show – Friday May 6th – 6:30pm to 11:00pm
Right in the heart of the Exchange District, celebrating #FirstFridays dedicated to Asian Heritage Month of May featuring Asian Manitoban Artists. It’ll be a night of Live DJ sets, Comedy, Hip Hip Performances, and Snacks!!
FascinAsian Film Festival – Thursday May 12th to Sunday May 15th
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 four-day festival which will be held on May 12 – 15, 2022.
Thursday, April 28, 2022 at 10:00am to 11:00am, Thursday, May 12, 2022 at 10:00am to 11:00am, Thursday, May 19, 2022 at 10:00am to 11:00am
Challenging Mental Health Related Stigma – Asian Youth Perspective @ Japanese Cultural Association of Manitoba – Wednesday May 25th – 6:00pm to 8:00pm
This panel discussion will focus around the Asian community and in particular how mental health has been challenged and erasing the stigma associated with it. Panelists from various sectors will be able to discuss and come together to talk about their experiences in their respective fields.
On The Move: 2nd National Show Case | 2e En Movement : Vitrine Nationale – Saturday May 28th – 7:00pm to 9:00pm
DUE TO RAIN, THE ASIAN HERITAGE SOCIETY OF MANITOBA IS CANCELLING SUNDAY MAY 29TH EVENTS, PLEASE STAYED TUNED FOR PLAN NEXT WEEKEND
Asian Canadian Showcase @ The Cube Stage – Old Market Square – Sunday May 29th – 12:00pm to 4:00pm
204 K-pop Dance Competition @ The Cube Stage – Old Market Square – Sunday May 29th – 4:00pm to 6:30pm
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Opening Ceremony – Sunday May 2nd
Asian Canadian Writer’s Showcase – Meet Marty Chan – Wednesday & Thursday May 5th & 6th
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 email@example.com to get the links, and let us know your classroom size.
Asian Canadian Showcase Fridays #1 – Friday May 7th
Asian Canadian Showcase Fridays Week #2 – Friday May 14th
Combatting anti-Asian racism in the workplace – Online panel discussion and live Q&A – Wednesday May 19th
Schedule: Wednesday, May 19, 2021, from 1 p.m. to 2:30 p.m.
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.
Asian Canadian Showcase Fridays Week #3 – Friday May 21st
FascinAsian Film Festival – Friday May 28th to Sunday May 30th
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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