COMMUNITY: May is Asian Heritage Month

The month of May is  declared Asian Heritage Month by the Government of Canada highlighting  the contributions of Asian Canadians to Canadian society.
In Manitoba, this is the 16th year that activities are carried out.
The Asian Heritage Society of Manitoba  has successfully brought performers, artists, dancers, writers, musicians, and educators together – reaching approximately 3000 audience members and participants over the course of the month
Group consists   of representatives from the Japanese, Chinese, Indian, Vietnamese, Indo-Chinese, Korean, Filipino organizations, have planned a variety of activities to share the Asian cultures with other Canadians.

This year’s  official opening  was held May 4th  at the Manitoba Legislative Building with Winnipeger Filipino-Canadian singer Tiffany Ponce as one of the special guests.


As part of the celebration,  an out-of-town festival   was held at  Niverville,   a Manitoba   town  located approximately 30 kilometers south of Winnipeg on May 6th which also featured the martial arts students of  Winnipeg Sikaran Arnis Academy and was hosted by Filipino Journal’s Rod Cantiveros.

Here is a sneak peak of some of  the activities in line with the celebration in Manitoba:
 Here are some photos of previous festivities from recent years.
 (PHOTO CREDIT:  ChristD, Filipino Journal and Asian Heritage Society of Manitoba website)
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