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Canada 150
Unity in Diversity: Fusion of Communities in Canada

presented by
York University
Toronto District School Board
Toronto Catholic District School Board
The Canadian Foundation for
Asian Culture (Central Ontario) Inc.


This project is funded by Canadian Heritage Canada 150 Fund, York University Canada 150 Fund, Social Sciences and Humanities Resesarch Council of Canada, and Faculty of Liberal Arts and Professional Studies, York University

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2017

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1. April 24, 2017 - LAUNCH | Canada 150 | Unity in Diversity: Fusion of Communities in Canada


Event Poster

Time: 9:30 am to 11:30 am
Venue: Followed by reception 11:30 pm – 12:30 pm
Curtis Lecture Hall L
125 Campus Walk
York University
(Building 26 at D5 on the map at http://maps.info.yorku.ca/files/2013/02/KEELE_Map_Colour.pdf)
FREE ADMISSION: Please register on Eventbrite here


PROGRAM
Officiating Guests:


WELCOME
Dr. Rhonda Lenton
President Designate and Vice-President Academic & Provost, York University
Dean Ananya Mukherjee-Reed
Dean, Faculty of Liberal Arts and Professional Studies, York University
Canadian Heritage Canada 150 Program
The Honourable Michael Levitt
Member of Parliament for York Centre
Justin Poy
Honorary Patron, Asian Heritage Month-CFACI
Director John Malloy
Director of Education, Toronto District School Board
Director Angela Gauthier
Director of Education, Toronto Catholic District School Board

LAUNCH OF CANADA 150 PROJECT

PLENARY ADDRESS
THE HONOURABLE DR. VIVIENNE POY
“Finding Your Heritage”



PERFORMANCES
Spoken word artists:
Patrick de Belen and Courtney Archer-Efimba
And Student Performances from:
Claude Watson School for the Arts, Toronto District School Board
Victoria Park Collegiate Institute, Toronto District School Board
Bishop Marrocco/Thomas Merton Catholic Secondary School and Regional Arts Centre, Toronto Catholic District School Board
St. Rose of Lima Catholic School, Toronto Catholic District School Board
Father Henry Carr Catholic Secondary School, Toronto Catholic District School Board



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2. April 30 - OPENING CEREMONY OF CANADA 150 | ASIAN HERITAGE MONTH FESTIVAL 2017
& "Canada 150 - Asian Heritage Month Art and Photo Exhibitions"
at Metro Hall Rotunda with presentations and workshops THEME: UNITY IN DIVERSITY: FUSION OF COMMUNITIES IN CANADA

FEATURED EXHIBITION:
"Diversity - Fusion - Unity" Photographs by members of the Chinese Canadian Photographic Society of Toronto (CCPST)
Photographs by Mr. Stephen Siu, Chair of Chinese Canadian Photographic Society of Toronto
Photographs by Award-Winning Photographer Mr. Tam Kam Chiu
FREE ADMISSION
Date: April 30 - May 3, 2017
Venue: Metro Hall Rotunda

Opening Ceremony on Sunday April 30 at 2 pm
RECEPTION FOLLOWS - Sponsored by Mr. Justin Poy
Event Poster
Please register for the Opening Ceremony on Eventbrite: here

Description:
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The Featured Exhibitions are -
"Diversity - Fusion - Unity" Photographs by members of the Chinese Canadian Photographic Society of Toronto (CCPST)
Photographs by Mr. Stephen Siu, Chair of Chinese Canadian Photographic Society of Toronto
Photographs by Award-Winning Photographer Mr. Tam Kam Chiu

This event will explore the fusion of two types of visual art: painting as an imaginative reproduction of reality, and photography as a realistic representation of life. In juxtaposing these two visual art forms, the innovative ways Asian artists manipulate the multicultural setting of Canada can be seen, such as applying oil painting techniques on Chinese themes, or using Chinese brush painting to show Canadian themes. How photography aspires to be a verisimilitude of life and an imaginative interpretation informed by Asian philosophy will also be shown. Dr. Lien Chao will work with the Artists Association, and the Chinese Canadian Photographic Society of Toronto will feature their members' works. During the festival weekend, the artists and photographers will be present to talk about Asian art media and demonstrate their techniques; these educational activities aim at helping the public to develop necessary knowledge and critical skills to appreciate Asian art.

OPENING CEREMONY
Welcome Address
by Mr. Justin Poy, Patron, Asian Heritage Month-CFACI Featured talks by Chinese Canadian Legend Award Recipients
Mr. Justin Poy on “the Evolution of Chinese Contemporary Art”
Justin Poy will talk about the evolution of Chinese Contemporary Art, accompanied by a slide presentation. He has been mounting art exhibits in Toronto and in parts of China featuring very famous pieces of contemporary art (all done by Chinese artists), many pieces of which are done by the military. On May 20th he will be having the first Canadian Asian Heritage Month at exhibition in China, a joint art show in collaboration with Canadian artists.

Mr. Stephen Siu on "Diversity - Fusion - Unity"
Mr Stephen Siu will talk about "Unity and Diversity". He will use photographs to depict the theme of Canada 150, showing slides from Chinese Canadian Photographic Society of Toronto members, including Mr Tam Kam Chiu, CCPST president Edwin Ho and some other members, apart from his own pictures.

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Co-Organizers: Asian Heritage Month—Canadian Foundation for Asian Culture (Central Ontario) Inc.; Chinese Canadian Photography Society of Toronto; WE Artists' Group; Social Services Network
Asian Heritage Month Festival is partially funded by the Government of Canada through the Department of Canadian Heritage and the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council

 

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2. Asian Heritage Month Art and Photo Exhibitions at Metro Hall Rotunda

Featured Exhibitions:
"Diversity - Fusion - Unity" Photographs by members of the Chinese Canadian Photographic Society of Toronto (CCPST)

FREE ADMISSION
CANADA 150| UNITY IN DIVERSITY | FUSION OF COMMUNITIES IN CANADA Sunday April 30 to Friday May 3, 2017
ASIAN HERITAGE MONTH FESTIVAL
Saturday May 4, 2017 to Monday May 6, 2017
Venue: Metro Hall Rotunda

Event Poster

Description

"Diversity - Fusion - Unity"
The Featured Exhibitions are-

Artworks from students from the Toronto Catholic District School Board on Diversity and Equity

Photographs by Stephen Siu, Chair of Chinese Canadian Photographic Society of Toronto, and Award-Winning Photographer Tam Kam Chiu, plus works by other renowned Asian Canadian Photographers and Visual Artists

WE Artists' Group: Henry Ho, Erik Chong, Sharon Cook, Jessica Deng, Irene Hung, Brian Lau, and introducing new artists: Guo Yue Dou, Wendell Chen, Gyan Sandhu, Kulwant Singh

Mr. Kirk Mark (Toronto Catholic District School Board), Professor Leslie Sanders (York University) explaining the Canada 150 Project on "Unity in Diversity: Fusion of Communities in Canada" to His Worship John Tory, Mayor, City of Toronto.(br>
This event will explore the fusion of two types of visual art: painting as an imaginative reproduction of reality, and photography as a realistic representation of life. In juxtaposing these two visual art forms, the innovative ways Asian artists manipulate the multicultural setting of Canada can be seen, such as applying oil painting techniques on Chinese themes, or using Chinese brush painting to show Canadian themes. How photography aspires to be a verisimilitude of life and an imaginative interpretation informed by Asian philosophy will also be shown. Dr. Lien Chao will work with the Artists Association, and the Chinese Canadian Photographic Society of Toronto will feature their members' works. During the festival weekend, the artists and photographers will be present to talk about Asian art media and demonstrate their techniques; these educational activities aim at helping the public to develop necessary knowledge and critical skills to appreciate Asian art.
Co-Organizers: Asian Heritage Month—Canadian Foundation for Asian Culture (Central Ontario) Inc.; Chinese Canadian Photography Society of Toronto; WE Artists' Group; Social Services Network
Asian Heritage Month Festival is partially funded by the Government of Canada through the Department of Canadian Heritage and the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council

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4. Canada 150-Asian Heritage Month Education Roundtable and Performances
Tamil Culture: Past, Present and Future

FREE ADMISSION

Please register by e-mail: ycar@yorku.ca
Date: May 25, 2017
Time: 11:30 am - 3 pm
Venue: ACW 109, York University, 4700 Keele Street
Map: Building 30 on the Map at http://maps.info.yorku.ca/files/2013/02/Colour-Map- pdf.pdf (Downsview Subway Station to the 196 Express: York University)

Event Poster
Registration: Click here

Description: Featured speakers:
Welcome
Dean Ananya Mukherjee-Reed, Dean, Faculty of Liberal Arts and Professional Studies, York University
Justin Poy (Honourary Patron, Asian Heritage Month-CFACI)

Presentations
Professor Rudhramoorthy Cheran (University of Windsor)
Harini Sivalingam (Graduate Program in Socio-Legal Studies)
Nedra Rodrigo (York Centre for Asian Research)
Saruka Pararajasingham (2016 N. Sivalingam Award Recipient in Tamil Studies)
Dance performances
Abhineyakshetra School
Anoshinie Muhundarajah

Slam poetry and spoken word
Renee Vettivelu
Kayal Vizhi

Organizers: York Centre for Asian Research, York University; Faculty of Liberal Arts and Professional Studies, York University; Asian Heritage Month--Canadian Foundation for Asian Culture (Central Ontario) Inc.; Toronto District School Board; York Region District School Board
Co-Organizers: Richard Charles Lee Canada Hong Kong Library, University of Toronto; Social Services Network
This project is funded in part by Canada 150 Funds from Government of Canada, York University and by the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada

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3. Sunday May 28 (tbc) - Canada 150 | Unity in Diversity: Fusion of Communities in Canada | Film Festival at Innis Town Hall, University of Toronto


Event Poster Time: 2pm to 6pm (tbd)
Venue: Innis Town Hall, University of Toronto, 2 Sussex Avenue, Toronto
Map at
http://www.utoronto.ca/townhall/contact.html
FREE ADMISSION: Please register on Eventbrite _______
Details and poster at: http://www.vmacch.ca/alpha/events/index.html
Asian Heritage Month--Canadian Foundation for Asian Culture (Central Ontario) Inc., Social Services Network in partnership with ReelWorld Film Festival present:

Asian Heritage Month--Canadian Foundation for Asian Culture (Central Ontario) Inc., Social Services Network in partnership with ReelWorld Film Festival
Co-Organizers: Asian Heritage Month—Canadian Foundation for Asian Culture (Central Ontario) Inc.; ReelWorld Film Festival; Richard Charles Lee Canada Hong Kong Library, University of Toronto; Social Services Network; Bata Shoe Museum
Asian Heritage Month Festival is partially funded by the Government of Canada through the Department of Canadian Heritage and the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council

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4. Asian Heritage Month Authors Readings + Concert Performance
of Asian Canadian Artists:

"ASIAN FESTIVALS"

FREE ADMISSION

Please register on Eventbrite: here http://www.eventbrite.ca/e/asian-heritage-month-gala-concert-performance-of-asian-canadian-artists-2016-tickets-25140044550

Event Poster

Keynote Address and Performance:
Professor Chan Ka Nin, composer of IRON ROAD, on ""
Date: Wednesday, May 31, 2017
Time: 7 PM PLEASE BE SEATED BY 6:45 PM
Venue: Innis Town Hall, University of Toronto, 2 Sussex Avenue, Toronto
Map at http://www.utoronto.ca/townhall/contact.html
RECEPTION FOLLOWS - Sponsored by Mr. Justin Poy


OPENING ADDRESS: Mr. Justin Poy, Honorary Patron, Asian Heritage Month-CFACI

Indian Dance 1 - - - - -Mushtari Afroz
Joy Kogawa + Song
“A Drop of Water” by Lien Chao + music from Amin Honarmand
Rob Fothergill (Play) + dance
Tribute to Jean Lumb - - - - - -Arlene Chan
Interpretation of John Cage’s 4’ 33” - - - -Patria Rivera (Reading & piano)
Indian Dance 2 - - - - -Mushtari Afroz (Indian dance, reading of an Indian poem in the original language, and 3 Indian musicians)
RECEPTION FOLLOWS (sponsored by Mr. Justin Poy)


Co-organizers:
Asian Heritage Month—Canadian Foundation for Asian Culture (Central Ontario) Inc., Bata Shoe Museum; Faculty of Liberal Arts and Professional Studies, York University; Canadian Studies Program, University College, University of Toronto; Asian Institute, Munk School of Global Affairs, University of Toronto, Richard Charles Lee Canada Hong Kong Library, Social Services Network
Asian Heritage Month Festival is partially funded by the Government of Canada through the Departments of Canadian Heritage and the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council

Acknowledgements:
Mr. Justin Poy for sponsoring the Reception
Steinway Piano sponsored by Steinway Piano Gallery, Toronto

 

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5. UNITY IN DIVERSITY: FUSION OF COMMUNITIES IN CANADA Art and Photo Exhibitions
at City Hall Rotunda with presentations and workshops

FEATURED EXHIBITION:
Photographs by Mr. Stephen Siu, Chair of Chinese Canadian Photographic Society of Toronto
Photographs by Award-Winning Photographer Mr. Tam Kam Chiu
FREE ADMISSION
Date: June 12 - June 17, 2017
Venue: City Hall Rotunda

6. Artists Workshop at Toronto District School Board

Co-Organizers: Asian Heritage Month—Canadian Foundation for Asian Culture (Central Ontario) Inc.; Chinese Canadian Photography Society of Toronto; WE Artists' Group; Social Services Network
Asian Heritage Month Festival is partially funded by the Government of Canada through the Department of Canadian Heritage and the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council

 

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6. Artists Workshop at Toronto Catholic District School Board


Co-Organizers: Asian Heritage Month-Canadian Foundation for Asian Culture (Central Ontario) Inc.; Chinese Canadian Photography Society of Toronto; WE Artists' Group; Social Services Network
Asian Heritage Month Festival is partially funded by the Government of Canada through the Department of Canadian Heritage and the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council

Sponsors for Canada 150 Activities

Canadian Heritage Canada 150 Fund
York University Canada 150 Fund

List of Supporters of
Canada 150 | Unity in Diversity: Fusion of Communities in Canada
and Asian Heritage Month 2017


Asian Heritage Month supporters 2016

Canada 150 Activities are sponsored by Canadian Heritage Canada 150 Fund, York University Canada 150 Fund and the Faculty of Liberal Arts and Professional Studies, York University

Asian Heritage Month 2017 Sponsors and Supporters

Canadian Heritage Building Communities Through Arts and Heritage Program
Bata Shoe Museum
Canadian Foundation for Asian Culture
Cheng Yu Tung East Asian Library, University of Toronto
Chi Ping Dance Group
Chinese Canadian Photographic Association of Toronto
Chinese Collective Arts Association
City of Toronto
Faculty of Liberal Arts and Professional Studies, York University
Justin Poy Agency
literASIAN Moon Pointer Production Inc.
Reel Asian Film Festival
ReelWorld Film Festival
Richard Charles Lee Canada-Hong Kong Library
Steinway Piano Gallery, Toronto
Social Services Network
tiger princess Productions
Toronto Catholic District School Board
Toronto District School Board
Toronto Public Library
WE Artists Association
York Centre for Asian Research, York University
York Centre for Education and Community, York University

 

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