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 12th 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.
Last year, to commemorate Asian Heritage Month, Canada Post issued a series of 8 stamps celebrating Canadian Chinatown gateways, including one in Winnipeg.
In May 2013, MLA Dave Gaudreau recognised Asian Heritage Month in a speech to the Manitoba legislature. Photo (left to right): members of Asian Heritage Manitoba with MLA Dave Gaudreau, MLA Mohinder Saran, Hon. Flor Marcelino – Minister of Culture, Heritage & Tourism, Premier Greg Selinger, and MLA Ted Marcelino.
Government of Manitoba, Government of Canada, The Writers' Union of Canada, and The Canada Council for the Arts
The Forks, CBC Radio One 89.3FM 990 AM and the Winnipeg Public Library
Vickar Chevrolet Auto Group, JS Furniture, FCP Smart Builder,
Sarte Heating and Cooling, Lindenwoods Stylists, Korea Times,
Young's Trading, Lucky Supermarket, Randy Viray Financial Services, and Filipino Journal.