May is Asian Heritage Month

The month of May, declared Asian Heritage Month by the Government of Canada, is a time to highlight the contributions of Asian Canadians to Canadian society. This is the 14th year that Asian Heritage Month activities will be carried out in Manitoba.

Since the inaugural Asian Heritage Month in 1993, cities across Canada have held annual festivities. In Manitoba, the Asian Heritage Society of Manitoba consisting 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.

In 2013, to commemorate Asian Heritage Month, Canada Post issued a series of 8 stamps celebrating Canadian Chinatown gateways, including one in Winnipeg.


 

Funders

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Partners

Canadian Museum for Human Rights logo

University of Winnipeg logo

City of Winnipeg logo Winnipeg Public Library The Forks

CBC Radio One 89.3FM 990 AM is proud to support Asian Heritage Month. Tune in to Up to Speed throughout May as we celebrate Asian Heritage Month.

Sponsors

Filipino Journal, Korea Times, Mysore Medical Corporation,
Vickar Chevrolet Auto Group, Winnipeg Chinese Post