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Asian Heritage Month Festival 2018
presented by
The Canadian Foundation for
Asian Culture (Central Ontario) Inc.


GREETINGS FROM HIS WORSHIP JOHN TORY, MAYOR, CITY OF TORONTO


Canadian Heritage | Celebrate Canada's Asian Heritage - Asian Heritage Month

May 1 to May 27, 2018

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1. May 9 - OPENING CEREMONY OF ASIAN HERITAGE MONTH FESTIVAL 2018
& 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 Dr. Neville Poy, Stephen Siu, Edwin Ho and Tam Kam Chiu
Featured Talks:
Mr. Justin Poy on “The Challenge of Canadian Asian Media in 2018”
Mr. Stephen Siu on "The Fusion of Cultures in Chinese Architecture"
Dr. Lien Chao & Philip Chan on “Canada 150 Unity in Diversity Workshops in Toronto Schools
FREE ADMISSION
Date: May 1 - May 10, 2018
Venue: Metro Hall Rotunda

Opening Ceremony on Wednesday May 9 at 7 pm
RECEPTION FOLLOWS - Sponsored by Mr. Justin Poy
Event Poster
Please register for the Opening Ceremony on Eventbrite: Click Here

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

Photographs by members of the Chinese Canadian Photographic Society of Toronto (CCPST)
Photographs by Dr. Neville Poy, OC, FRCS(C), FACS, Mr. Stephen Siu, Honourary Advisor, Chinese Canadian Photographic Society of Toronto
Photographs by Award-Winning Photographer Mr. Tam Kam Chiu, Honourary Advisor, Chinese Canadian Photographic Society of Toronto,


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

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.




The Honourable Dr. Vivienne Poy with Edwin Ho, Chair, Chinese Photographic Society of Toronto, Mr. Stephen Siu and Mr. Tam Kam Chiu, Past Chair and Advisors, Chinese Photographic Society of Toronto
Photo provided by Chinese Canadian Photographic Society of Toronto

OPENING CEREMONY
Welcome Address
by Mr. Justin Poy, Patron, Asian Heritage Month-CFACI
Greetings




Photo provided by Chinese Canadian Photographic Society of Toronto

Featured talks by Chinese Canadian Legend Award Recipients
Mr. Justin Poy on “Topic: “The Challenge of Canadian Asian Media in 2018”

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Photograph by Edwin Ho, Chair, Chinese Photographic Society of Toronto

Local Canadian ethnic media in Asian communities was thriving in the late 80’s and early 90’s. Why? Because these were some of the only ways that immigrants could keep in touch with news from home and stay in touch with their community. Local TV stations would broadcast older shows but still satisfied the masses, local movie houses would screen films that were launched a year ago back home, but many here hadn’t seen them yet. Then the internet happened, followed by social media and now streaming media. How has this affected local media businesses as they attempt to find relevance and provide value to local Canadian immigrants from Asia? Can print, local radio and TV and website survive? And if so, which ones have the advantage?

Mr. Stephen Siu on "The Fusion of Cultures in Chinese Architecture"
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Photograph by Edwin Ho, Chair, Chinese Photographic Society of Toronto


A talk with slide show of pictures recently taken by Stephen Siu in Shanghai, Nanjing and Ningbo on architectural heritage and modern structures, and the history and stories behind. With China's booming economy and infrastructure programs, the migration to urban areas has increased. New architectural structures rise up over old neighbourhoods. The blend of heritage and contemporary architecture influenced by both eastern and western cultures is ever-present in these cities which have historically enjoyed the fusion of cultures. The speaker will also discuss the disappearing alleys (hutongs), once the lifeblood of Beijing, against the backdrop of the high-rise glamour of the modern capital city, with photographs provided by award-winning photographer Mr Tam Kam Chiu.


Dr. Lien Chao & Philip Chan on “Canada 150 Unity in Diversity Workshops in Toronto Schools”




Photograph taken by Edwin Ho, Chinese Photographic Society of Toronto

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 City Hall Rotunda

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

FREE ADMISSION
Date: UNITY IN DIVERSITY | FUSION OF COMMUNITIES IN CANADA Tuesday May 8 to Saturday May 12, 2018
Venue: City Hall Rotunda

Event Poster

Description:
The photo exhibition will be on "Diversity - Fusion - Unity" with about 80 photographs by members of the Chinese Canadian Photographic Society of Toronto (CCPST), including special exhibits of photographs by Dr. Neville Poy, OC, FRCS(C), FACS, CCPST Honourary Advisor Mr Stephen Siu, CCPST President Mr Edwin Ho, and international award-winning photographer Mr Tam Kam Chiu.Award-winning photographer Tam Kam Chiu, Chinese Canadian Photographic Society of Toronto
Featured visual artists: Award-winning painter Sharon Cook, Jessica Deng , Irene Hung, Brian Lau, and introducing new artists: , Wendell Chen, Gyan Sandhu, Kulwant Singh
, Frank Chao

Curators Dr. Lien Chao and Mr. Tam Kam Chiu

Photographs provided by Mr. Tam Kam Chiu of Chinese Canadian Photographic Society of Toronto

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, and supported by Toronto Arts Council with funding from the City of Toronto

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3. May - Asian Heritage Month Art and Photo Exhibitions
at City Hall Library, Toronto Public Library

FREE ADMISSION

Featured Talk by Professor Chef Leo Chan
"The Art of Regional Chinese Cuisine in Toronto" with Tea Tasting
Date: Thursday May 24, 2018
Time: 12 pm - 2 pm
Venue: City Hall Library, Toronto Public Library, 100 Queen Street, Toronto
Please register on Eventbrite: Click Here

Professor Chef Leo Chan will talk about the history of Chinese restaurants in Toronto in the past 100+ years covering the changes. The audience will be transported back in time to share food memories that are so intricately linked with successive waves of Chinese immigration. He will explore the ever-growing Chinese food community, and show how they are linked to the rapid changes of Toronto and where the next generation of food lovers fit into the puzzle. Opening the doors to diverse regional Chinese cuisines, Professor Chef Chan will take the audience to experience the deep passion of food traditions through engaging stories. The event is complete with food demonstration on how to make Chinese dumplings before the talk, with hands-on opportunities for the audience. He will be joined by Chef Frederick Oh from George Brown College, and former team captain and coach of the award winning Trillium Chefs Canada. Chef Oh is originally from Singapore. He will be doing food and vegetable carving.

FEATURED TALK:
Among the great cuisines of the world, such as Indian, French and Italian, the regional cooking of China is one of the most interesting. In a country with diverse weather and natural resources, cooking has been shaped by a vast land that varies widely from region to region in terrain, people and history. Many parts of China are isolated from the rest of the country. The various styles of cooking are as different as the dialects.
What is regional cooking of China? The best way to grasp the classification of China's cuisine is to consider the land as divided into four major culinary regions: North - Shandong, Hebei, Manchuria and Mongolia
South - Guangdong, Fujian, Chaozhou and Hakka
East - Jiangsu, Zhejiang, Anhui and Taiwan
West - Sichuan, Hunan, Guizhou and Yunnan
Professor Chef Leo Chan will talk about the art and culture of regional Chinese cuisine. It is a celebration reflecting the diversity, unique cooking methods, ingredients, global culinary influences and the migration of people and food to the current Toronto restaurant scene.
It is a journey in search of our lotus roots, our culinary roots sprouting from rich, ancient traditions to the modern Chinese cuisine of a new generation.

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4. The Sixteenth Annual Asian Heritage Month Lecture and the Fourteenth Annual Asian Heritage Month Education Roundtable

FREE ADMISSION
“Global Sino-cultures in Contemporary Canadian Context”
Co-Organizers: Toronto Catholic District School Board; Asian Heritage Month—Canadian Foundation for Asian Culture (Central Ontario) Inc.; Chinese Canadian Photography Society of Toronto; WE Artists' Group; Cambridge Food and Wine Society; 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, and supported by Toronto Arts Council with funding from the City of Toronto

SCHOOL EVENTS:
Asian Heritage Month Lectures by Professor Chan Ka Nin (Music, University of Toronto) and Professor Chef Leo Chan at St. Mother Teresa Catholic Academy - Toronto Catholic District School Board
Date: May 10, 2018 For School Only
Title of Asian Heritage Month Lecture: "Do What You Love"
Description: Conversational, Dialogue, Questions and answers, between the two former classmates and old friends from St. Paul's College in Hong Kong. They will ask each other questions touching various subjects, which will be relevant and interesting to high school students. Their conversation/dialogue will cover different stages of personal lives and professional developments. The underlined theme is "Do What You Love" to encourage students at high-school age to follow their own interest and passion in personal life and career developments.
Power Point: Created by Dr. Freddie Fu, another successful classmate, from the same class of St. Paul's College in Hong Kong.

Asian Heritage Month Lecture by Professor Chef Leo Chan at Francis Libermann Catholic High School - Toronto Catholic District School Board
Date: May 15, 2018 For School Only

PUBLIC EVENT: Asian Heritage Month Talk. A “We Should Know Each Other” talk and conversation with Mark Sakamoto, author of his award winning work, Forgiveness, and Winner of 2018 Canada Reads contest.
Event sponsored by Japanese Canadians for Social Justice, St. David’s Anglican Church and St. Andrews Japanese Anglican Congregation.
Date: Wednesday May 16, 2018, 7:00 to 9:30
Venue: St. David’s Anglican Church and St. Andrews Japanese Anglican Congregation, 49 Donlands Ave. Toronto, ON, M4J 3N5 The church is directly opposite the Donlands subway station.

Descriptions:
Mark Sakamoto whose book Forgiveness won the Canada Reads competition is being celebrated by a talk and a party. Refreshments offered.
Facilitator: Joy Kogawa, CM, OBC

Registration and further information: jcknoweachother@gmail.com

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5. Sunday May 27 - Unity in Diversity: Fusion of Communities in Canada | Film Festival at Innis Town Hall, University of Toronto

Event Poster
Time: 1:30 pm to 5:40 pm
NEW START TIME 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 here
Asian Heritage Month--Canadian Foundation for Asian Culture (Central Ontario) Inc., Social Services Network in partnership with Reelworld Film Festival present:

ASIAN HERITAGE MONTH FILM FESTIVAL
CANADA 150 | Unity in Diversity: Fusion of Communities in Canada


Asian Heritage Month-Canadian Foundation for Asian Culture (Central Ontario) Inc.
in partnership with Reelworld Film Festival (www.reelworld.ca)
Programmed by Tonya Williams, Executive and Creative Director, Reelworld Film Festival


SHORT FILM FUSION
Canada 150|Unity in Diversity: Fusion of Communities in Canada
Short Films made by Students from Toronto Catholic District School Board and Toronto District School Board in Celebration of Canada 150

INTRODUCTION BY REELWORLD CHAIR OF THE BOARD MOE JIWAN

SHORT FILM SHOWCASE
Audience Q&A moderated by Reelworld Chair Moe Jiwan with filmmakers Simu Liu, Lulu Wei, Supinder Wraich and Farid Yazdani

1. Meeting Mommy| Director Tricia Lee
Zoe can only see her Mom once a year on her birthday. On the day that she turns six, Zoe has some hard questions for her father to answer.
Director: Tricia Lee- Director of award-winning films SILENT RETREAT (Best Canadian Feature -Toronto After Dark) and CLEAN BREAK (Best Drama Feature - Atlanta Horror Film Festival), Tricia has just completed her third feature BLOOD HUNTERS. http://www.reelworld.ca/meeting-mommy

2. Silver | Director Simu Liu

During the vampire outbreak, millions either lost their lives or were turned. The world erupted into chaos. Then, a ray of hope – scientists were able to synthesize a blood substitute without the addictive and maddening qualities of human blood. The synthetic blood was mass-produced and distributed amongst the vampire population. Thus, vampires and humans came to co-exist together.

3. A Bicycle Lesson | Director: Renuka Jeyapalan |Starring: Supinder Wraich

A dramatic short film focusing on the relationship between a 2nd generation daughter and her mother. When a young woman teaches her mother how to ride a bicycle she discovers a secret that has the potential to mend their fractured relationship.
Renuka Jeyapalan is a Toronto-based filmmaker and a graduate of the Canadian Film Centre’s Director’s Lab. Her short film Big Girl premiered at the 2005 Toronto International Film Festival and has screened at over thirty-five film festivals around the world. In 2010, Renuka was awarded the Kodak New Vision Mentorship Award by Women in Film and Television-Toronto and was mentored by director Catherine Hardwicke (Twilight, Thirteen). Renuka recently wrote and directed the short film Arranged for TMN, Movie Central, and the Harold Greenberg Fund and is currently developing her first feature film, How to go to a Wedding Alone with Gearshift Films.
Supinder Wraich is an actress and filmmaker born in Chandigarh, India and raised in Toronto, Canada. She is a graduate of the Canadian Film Centre’s Actor’s conservatory, holds a BA in Communications from Ottawa University and is also a Sheridan College, Advanced Film & Television program alumni. Wraich plays the lead in the CTV Emmy Award winning series “Guidestones,” for which she earned a Canadian Screen Award. She has also appeared in numerous film and television productions including: Hunter’s Moon, Textuality, CBC’s “The Border,” CTV’s “Degrassi: The Next Generation” and “Saving Hope,” CBC’s “Combat Hospital,” Global’s “Rookie Blue,” BBC’s “Copper,” Syfy’s “Haven,” CW’s “Backpackers,” Comedy's “The Beaverton,” Syfy's “Incorporated,” and FX's “The Strain.”

4. P6HUT | Web format, Supinder Wraich (director, writer), Matt Power (producer), Ontario, partner: Reelworld Film Festival
One of projects selected under the Telefilm Canada and the Talent Fund Talent Fund-supported Micro-Budget Production Program.
It’s the Hipster ‘Legally Blonde’ meets the Sopranos... P6HUT is a good girl gone bad story with a South Asian Female Anti-Hero at its center. Ashamed of her cultural heritage SURPREET DEOL aka ‘SURI’, a 27-year-old Indo-Canadian/ Instagram ‘It girl’, who has successfully separated herself from her roots is forced to return to Brampton/‘BrownTown’ after her father mysteriously disappears.
Uncovering his involvement as the head of a cross-border drug cartel Suri is forced to replace her father as the interim leader. In doing so, she begins embracing the culture she thought she escaped and her inner bad girl.

5. There's no place like this place, Anyplace | Filmmaker selected to participate in the Doc Accelerator Emerging Filmmaker lab. 2018 Doc Accelerator Fellows Supported by Netflix.
Director: Lulu Wei | Toronto, Ontario (https://www.hotdocs.ca/i/accelerator)

A filmmaker sets out to document the redevelopment of the historic Honest Ed’s block she calls home, as a way to pay homage to its cultural heritage, and to understand the problems of development and gentrification in Toronto—problems that end up hitting closer to home than expected.
This is a feature documentary about the redevelopment of the historic Honest Ed’s and Mirvish Village block. In
Toronto at the intersection of two main streets, Bloor and Bathurst, sits the iconic Toronto landmark Honest Ed’s. In 2013, Honest Ed’s and the surrounding buildings that comprise Mirvish Village were sold to be redeveloped into luxury rental towers.

6. Day Players| Up for Best Short at Canadian Comedy Awards, a Day Players is a short film created and produced by Farid Yazdani
Day Players is about six amateur actors taking the world’s most bizarre acting class together. Think Community meets Inside the Actor’s Studio. Day Players takes place in the modern day, real world. However, it’s showcased through an over produced hyper-reality. Juxtaposing the melodrama is a postmodern sensibility, which is supported by cutaway gags, flashbacks, and pop culture references.
Audience Q&A moderated by Reelworld Chair Moe Jiwan with filmmakers Simu Liu, Lulu Wei, Supinder Wraich and Farid Yazdani

FEATURE FILM: FINDING SAMUEL LOWE: FROM HARLEM TO CHINA
Introduction:

Moe Jiwan will introduce Keith Lowe who will introduce the Feature Film Finding Samuel Lowe
Moderated conversation
Q&A with Keith Lowe and Jeanette Kong moderated by Reelworld Chair of the Board Moe Jiwan

Feature Length Film: Finding Samuel Lowe: From Harlem to China
Director: Jeanette Kong
An Afro-Chinese-Jamaican Harlem family seeks their Chinese grandfather who was forever separated from their mother - his 3-year-old half-Chinese, half-Jamaican daughter - in 1920. Samuel Lowe returned to China in 1933 with a Chinese wife and 6 children. After a 91-year separation, his Black Chinese grandchildren journey to China where they find Samuel Lowe's 300 Chinese descendants and the entire clan in reunited. The film takes viewers to Harlem, Toronto, Martha's Vineyard, three cities in Jamaica and two cities in China to see these families of different races become One.

Jeanette Kong is a documentary filmmaker from Jamaica based in Toronto, Canada. She has more than 17 years of media experience in Canadian television formerly at TVO and as an independent producer and director.She specializes in short-form videos and documentaries including Finding Samuel Lowe: From Harlem to China, The Chiney Shop and Half: The Story of a Chinese-Jamaican Son.

Kong directed and produced Finding Samuel Lowe: From Harlem to China in 2012 for Jamaican-American media entrepreneur Paula Williams Madison. The feature-length documentary traces Madison’s search for her Chinese grandfather. It was shortlisted for Best Diaspora Documentary at the Africa Movie Academy Awards 2014 and has screened at the Reelworld Film Festival, Pan African Film Festival, the Trinidad and Tobago Film Festival, the UrbanWorld Film Festival, the San Diego Black Film Festival, the Honolulu African-American Film Festival, and the Garifuna Film Festival, among others. In 2015, the ReelWorld Film Festival selected Finding Samuel Lowe: From Harlem to China as its Opening Night Gala film. The film won both the ReelWorld Film Festival 2015's ReelChoice Audience Award and ReelWorld Film Festival 2015's Markham ReelChoice Audience Award.

In 2011, Kong taught Journalism in the Media Foundation Program at Humber College. She has a Master of Arts in Media Production from Ryerson University and a Bachelor of Journalism degree from Carleton University.


Closing remarks – Reelworld

Organizers: 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; Asian Institute at the Munk School of Global Affairrs, University of Toronto; 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. Asian Heritage Month Concert and Art Showcase of Asian Canadian Artists:

UNITY IN DIVERSITY: FUSION OF COMMUNITIES IN CANADA

FREE ADMISSION

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Event Poster

Keynote Address and Performance:
Professor Chan Ka Nin, composer of IRON ROAD
Date: Tuesday, May 22, 2018
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

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Master of ceremony: Vania Chan
OPENING ADDRESS: Mr. Justin Poy, Honorary Patron, Asian Heritage Month-CFACI

“GOLDEN FISH FROM THE MONKIEST KING” BY ALICE PING YEE HO | TEXT BY MARJORIE CHAN
Vania Chan, soprano| Teresa Suen-Campbell, harp| text by Majorie Chan
Alice Ping Yee Ho's New Opera with Canadian Children's Opera THE MONKIEST KING will open on May 26th. We are honoured to have a beautiful preview of this new opera. “JOURNEY TO THE WEST”
Chi-Ping Dance Group | Dancers of Chinese Collective Arts Association
The Chinese Legend Dance Drama "Journey to the West" depicts the Monk "Tang Sanzang" with his disciples: Monkey King, Pigsy and Sand travel through disasters, fight demons and overcome obstacles during their journey to the West. Finally, they are able to obtain the Buddist Scriptures.
Four parts of this short dance drama:
1. Flower Valley - baby monkeys and monkey King
2. Pigsy and Sand followed Tang as disciples to travel to the West.
3. Fight demons - In Spider Cave
4. Finale
CANASIAN FUSION—Theme Song of the Virtual Museum of Asian Canadian cultural Heritage (VMACCH) BY DAVID KEANE
Photographs by Tam Kam Chiu and Stephen Siu| Stephen Tam, flute| Teresa Suen-Campbell, harp| Alice Ho, piano| Chan Ka Nin, guitar
SHOWCASE OF WORKS FROM THE CANADA 150 PHOTOGRAPHY WORKSHOPS
Slideshow prepared by Philip Chan and Linda Lai.
“from line” by Daryl Jamieson
Stephen Tam, flute| Teresa Suen-Campbell, harp| Alice Ping Yee Ho, piano| Chan Ka Nin, guitar
“PAST AND PRESENT” by Chan Ka Nin| TEXT BY MARK BROWNELL
Mushtari Afroz, dancer| Aba Amuquandoh, theatre actor| Vania Chan, soprano| Stephen Tam, flute| Teresa Suen-Campbell, harp| Alice Ho, piano| Chan Ka Nin, guitar| text by Mark Brownell
TEN TEN DUO (Japanese music)
Kiyoshi Nagata, taiko | Aki Takahashi, shamisen, vocal
SHOWCASE OF WORKS FROM STORYTELLING AND FILM WORKSHOPS
Video “Halloween PSA” by “Samantha’s Group”
Poem by Erma Pandeling
“Haru no Umi” by Michio Miyagi, arranged by Josef Molnar
Teresa Suen-Campbell, harp | Stephen Tam, flute
Facilitators | Lien Chao, Arlene Chan

“"Emerged: যখন বসন্ত এলো"--A KATHAK BANDI Celebration of Spring” by Mushtari Afroz
Poster
CONCEPT, CHOREOGRAPHY & DANCE
Mushtari Afroz
MUSIC
Hindustani Vocal - Shirshendu Mukherjee
Tabla - Ahilan Kathirgamathamby
GRAPHIC DESIGN
Swathika Anandan
AUDIO/VIDEO
Dewan Karim & John Martin


RECEPTION FOLLOWS (sponsored by Mr. Justin Poy)


Co-organizers:
Asian Heritage Month—Canadian Foundation for Asian Culture (Central Ontario) Inc.; Faculty of Liberal Arts and Professional Studies, York University; Richard Charles Lee Canada Hong Kong Library; York Centre for Asian Research, York University; Asian Institute at the Munk School of Global Affairs, University of Toronto; 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,, and supported by Toronto Arts Council with funding from the City of Toronto

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

 

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8. 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, and supported by Toronto Arts Council with funding from the City of Toronto

 

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8. 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, and supported by Toronto Arts Council with funding from the City of Toronto

List of Supporters of Asian Heritage Month 2018


Asian Heritage Month supporters 2017

Canada 150 Activities showcasing the works from the school workshops are sponsored by Canadian Heritage Canada 150 Fund and York University Canada 150 Fund

Canadian Heritage Building Communities Through Arts and Heritage Program
Canadian Heritage Inter-Action: Multiculturalism Funding Program Canadian Heritage Canada 150 Program through York University
Toronto Arts Council with funding from the City of Toronto

Asian Institute at the Munk School of Global Affairs, University of Toronto
Cambridge Food and Wine Society
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
Moon Pointer Production Inc.
Reel Asian Film Festival
ReelWorld Film Festival
Richard Charles Lee Canada-Hong Kong Library
Steinway Piano Gallery, Toronto
Toronto Arts Council 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
York Region District School Board

 

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