Things to do
Looking for something to do? Check out the 2014 Asian Heritage Month activities planned for May. Attend a reading or writing workshop, watch a program of new short films and take in performances by dancers and musicians. Our annual Festival at the Forks is one of the highlights.
- OPENING CEREMONY
Sunday, May 4, 2014
Location to be determined
- READING WITH DENISE CHONG
Tuesday, May 6, 2014
McNally Robinson, Grant Park Shopping Centre
(in the Travel alcove)
Reading & Signing Lives of the Family: Stories of Fate and Circumstance (Random House of Canada).
“A masterful storyteller at the peak of her writing career, Vancouver-born Denise Chong has written a worthy historical follow-up to her bestselling 1994 family memoir, The Concubine’s Children. Lives of the Family features evocative tales of Chinese immigrants in Ottawa in the middle of the 20th century. By detailing their experiences alongside the challenges and outright horrors endured by family members in China, Chong seamlessly conveys an enormous amount of historical information in compelling narrative tales. Bravo.” Georgia Strait, Vancouver (Our critics’ favourite books of 2013).
Denise Chong is the author of the family memoir The Concubine's Children; The Girl in the Picture, a story of the napalm girl from the Vietnam War; and Egg on Mao, a portrayal of human rights in China. She lives with her family in Ottawa.
- DENISE CHONG: Reading/ Workshop “Family Stories”
Wednesday, May 7, 2014
Manitoba Japanese Canadian Cultural Centre
180 McPhillips Street
Fee: $5 (To register, contact Art Miki at 204-488-8059 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Denise Chong’s books of non-fiction are as much personal tales as social history. In researching our family stories, human nature is to hone in on the unknown or untold, and to peel back layers of family secrets. In this workshop, Denise discusses the writer's task of turning knowing into telling and the power and flaws of memory. She also raises issues of privacy and respect in bringing such stories to the page.
- ASIAN HERITAGE HIGH SCHOOL SYMPOSIUM
Thursday, May 8, 2014
9:30 am - 3:15 pm
University of Winnipeg
Students from Winnipeg high schools are invited to participate in discussions and workshops.
- WINNIPEG SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA presents the:
Pilita Corrales Special
Thursday, May 15, 2014
Centennial Concert Hall, 555 Main Street
VIP: $150, Rows 1-9 and the Loge
Special: $75, Rows 10-17
General: $49, Rows 18-25 and First Balcony Rows 1 to 6
General: $39, Rows 26-33 and Second Balcony
Julie Javier: 204-787-2733 or email@example.com
Art Miki: 204-488-8059 or firstname.lastname@example.org
ASIAN CANADIAN FESTIVAL AT THE FORKS
Sunday, May 18, 2014, 1:00 pm to 6:00 pm
Monday, May 19, 2014, 1:00 to 6:00 pm
The Forks, under the canopy (tentative)
Cultural performances and displays are held under the canopy on both days. Cultural demonstrations are introduced in the Forks Market.
- CLOSING ASIAN SHOWCASE
Saturday, May 31, 2014 at 8:00 pm
West End Cultural Centre, 586 Ellice Avenue
OTHER EVENTS: Dates and Locations to be determined
- ASIAN FILM FESTIVAL
- BRANDON ASIAN CANADIAN FESTIVAL