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Combating Racism Through the Arts: Diversity Festival
OMBATING RACISM THROUGH THE ARTS –WRITERS’ SHOWCASE Saturday March 3
Asian Canadian Showcase at Taste of Asia by Foodtrip

Celebration of all Asian Canadian cultures is the goal of the Asian Canadian 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! Taste of Asia will feature food trucks, markets, activities, and more

May 23-26 – FascinAsian Film Festival
FascinAsian Film Festival
May 24-26

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

Winnipeg Comedy Fest – Asian Heritage Celebration

Not only is Asian Comedy All Stars playing inside at 7:30 PM, but we’ve also got an incredible lineup of FREE programming on the Gas Station Patio!

Japanese Cooking Demonstration by Chef Sadao Ono Sunday May 5

Learn to make: Miso soup, Sunomono, Japanese curry and Sushi with Chef Sadao Ono, the executive chef who brought the tradition of sushi preparation to Winnipeg.

Asian Heritage Month Comedy Show

Bringing Back the Laughs: The 3rd Annual ALL ASIAN MANITOBAN Comedian Lineup Returns for another night of hilarity and hijinks!!! Hosted by Jié Yang, featuring local Asian Manitoban comedians, musical comedy duo, The Lady Lumps, and the hilarious Headliner: Vong Show, who hails from Winnipeg, currently lives in Toronto, and is returning to Winnipeg.

Asian Canadian Writers Showcase Linda Trinh

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.

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COMEDY WRITING WORKSHOP with VONG SHOW

Learn the basics of writing stand-up comedy with the hilarious Vong Show, who hails from Winnipeg, currently lives in Toronto, and is returning to Winnipeg. This workshop is for folks who love comedy and would like to learn the basics of writing stand-up comedy to eventually perform at an open mic comedy night.

COMBATING RACISM THROUGH THE ARTS: THREE-DAY VIRTUAL FILM SCREENING & DISCUSSIONS ON RACISM IN CANADA

Join us for three days of thought-provoking film screenings and enlightening discussions as we confront racism through the lens of cinematic expression!

COMBATING RACISM THROUGH THE ARTS: SPIRIT OF SOLIDARITY FESTIVAL

Join us for a day of celebrating diversity and fighting racism through various artistic expressions at our in-person Diversity Festival!

COMBATING RACISM THROUGH THE ARTS – WRITERS’ SHOWCASE
COMBATING RACISM THROUGH THE ARTS –WRITERS’ SHOWCASE
Sunday 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.

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Special thanks to The Filipino Journal being the only print media sponsor has been with the Asian Heritage Society of Manitoba since the beginning, our community’s commitment to preserving the historic events under the backdrop of multiculturalism, and acknowledging contributions of Asian Canadians in Manitoba through the arts, culture and heritage.

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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

Asian Heritage Month 2024

Opening Ceremony

Legislative Assembly of Manitoba, Grand Staircase
Wednesday May 1
10:30am to 12pm

Starting Asian Heritage Month 2024 with opening Remarks and Greetings – Fortunato Lim, President, three levels of government, AHS board members, friends, and performances.

Japanese Cooking Demonstration

Japanese Cultural Centre
180 McPhillips St.
Sunday May 5
1:30pm to 3:30pm

Japanese Cooking Demonstration by Chef Sadao Ono, the executive chef who brought the tradition of sushi preparation to Winnipeg! From comforting Miso soup to refreshing Sunomono (cucumber salad), flavorful Japanese curry dishes, and the art of sushi-making, Chef Ono, with commentator, Junko Bailey will guide us through a feast of flavours. (EVENT REGISTRATION CLOSED)

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Asian Heritage Month Comedy Show

One Eleven Lounge (EEC)
111 Princess St.
Saturday May 11
7pm to 9:30pm

Bringing Back the Laughs: The 3rd Annual ALL ASIAN MANITOBAN Comedian Lineup Returns for another night of hilarity and hijinks!!! Hosted by Jié Yang, featuring local Asian Manitoban comedians, musical comedy duo, The Lady Lumps, and the hilarious Headliner: Vong Show, who hails from Winnipeg, currently lives in Toronto, and is returning to Winnipeg. 18+ : This show suitable towards adult audiences only

Asian Canadian Writer’s Showcase – Linda Trinh

Fort Garry Library
1360 Pembina Hwy.
Thursday, May 23
10:30 – 11:30am

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.

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CTV NEWS – Award-winning Winnipeg author Author Linda Trinh discusses the books she’s written and the themes they explore.

Purchase the books:

The Journey of the Ancestors’ Gifts
https://www.mcnallyrobinson.com/9781773218137/linda-trinh/journey-of-the-ancestors-gifts

The Power of the Pearl Earrings
https://www.mcnallyrobinson.com/9781773217116/linda-trinh/power-of-the-pearl-earrings

The Secret of the Jade Bangle
https://www.mcnallyrobinson.com/9781773217161/linda-trinh/secret-of-the-jade-bangle

The Mystery of the Painted Fan
https://www.mcnallyrobinson.com/9781773217727/linda-trinh/myst-of-the-painted-fan-03

More Resources:

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 High School Symposium

Canadian Museum for Human Rights
Thursday, May 23
9am to 4pm

The Asian Heritage Symposium for high school students will take place during a full school day. The event will engage students in discussions of Asian Canadian history, tours of Asian exhibits, career panels, Q&A sessions, and workshops. (REGISTRATION REQUIRED)

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Asian Canadian Showcase at Taste of Asia by Foodtrip

CN Stage & Field, The Forks
Saturday May 25 & Sunday May 26
2pm to 7pm

Celebration of all Asian Canadian cultures is the goal of the Asian Canadian 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! Taste of Asia will feature food trucks, markets, activities, and more!

FascinAsian Film Festival

Winnipeg Art Gallery WAG-Qaumajuq
300 Memorial Blvd.
Friday May 24 to Sunday May 26

The FascinAsian Film Festival is a culturally specific event held in the Prairie region of Canada, featuring screenings and activities in Winnipeg and Calgary. The festival celebrates Asian contributions to the film and media landscape, with a focus on highlighting the talents of Asian-Canadian and Asian-American artists. Attendees can participate in workshops covering various industry-related skills. The festival culminates with an awards presentation for filmmakers. The Asian Heritage Society of Manitoba proudly sponsors the Building Bridges Award for the third consecutive year. More details @ www.fascinasian.ca

CanAsian Network – On the Move: 4th National Showcase

VIRTUAL
Wednesday May 29
7pm to 10pm

National virtual performances from six Canadian cities; Vancouver, Calgary, Edmonton, Toronto, Montreal, and including Winnipeg’s own, Red Lotus Korean Dance Group – Q&A with performers to follow.

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LISTEN: Fortunato Lim, President of Asian Heritage Society of Manitoba President, speaks to U Multicultural about Asian Heritage Month


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Opening Ceremony
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.

Asian Heritage Month 2023 opening ceremony at MLA

Asian Heritage Month 2023 proclamation


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.

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FascinAsian Film Festival
Friday May 5th to Sunday May 7th
Winnipeg Art Gallery, Winnipeg Chinese Cultural & Community Centre, Dave Barber Cinematheq
ue, 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.

FascinAsian Film Festival 2023
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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
https://www.mcnallyrobinson.com/9781773217116/linda-trinh/power-of-the-pearl-earrings

The Secret of the Jade Bangle
https://www.mcnallyrobinson.com/9781773217161/linda-trinh/secret-of-the-jade-bangle

The Mystery of the Painted Fan
https://www.mcnallyrobinson.com/9781773217727/linda-trinh/myst-of-the-painted-fan-03

More Resources:

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 Month Comedy Show 2023
Asian Heritage Month Comedy Show 2023 lineup


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.

Asian Heritage Manitoba High School Symposium


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
communities thriving.”

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

RSVP : https://www.eventbrite.ca/…/canasian-arts-on-the-move…

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.

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CanAsian Arts Network – On the Move: 3rd National Showcase
VIRTUAL
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

RSVP : https://www.eventbrite.ca/e/canasian-arts-on-the-move-artist-showcase-tickets-625698971467

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.

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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!

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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

#FirstFridays May 6
Yewtopia – 87 King Street
6:30pm-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!!

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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.

Click to view more details about FascinAsian Film Festival

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

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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

https://www.asianheritagemanitoba.com/otm

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

View Asian Heritage Month of May 2021 events

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 education@asianheritagemanitoba.com to get the links, and let us know your classroom size.

https://martychan.com

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.
Cost: Free
Location: Online program (Zoom)
Register: https://us02web.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_edXzvUwRTjC0gcaslrwZOA

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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Recap:

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.


Click to view more details about FascinAsian Film Festival

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