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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