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Virtual Asian Heritage Month Festival 2021

presented by
The Canadian Foundation for Asian Culture (Central Ontario) Inc. in partnership with Toronto Public Library

Celebrating the 20th Anniversary of the Declaration of May as Asian Heritage Month by the Senate of Canada
A Motion proposed by The Honourable Dr. Vivienne Poy, the first Canadian of Asian descent to be appointed to the Senate of Canada

Senate signing of Asian Heritage Month Declaration
The Honourable Dr. Vivienne Poy signing Asian Heritage Month Declaration

Asian Heritage Month Declaration
Senate of Canada | Declaration of Asian Heritage Month, May 21, 2002. Click here to enlarge image. The Motion was passed in December 2001.


A Welcome Message from Mr. Justin Poy, Honourary Patron, Asian Heritage Month-Canadian Foundation for Asian Culture
Mr. Justin PoyMr. Poy at the Asian Heritage Month Reception held by the Minister of Canadian Heritage in Ottawa, 2019

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

Videos | "From Realism to Artistic Impression: A Virtual Group Photo Exhibition by the Chinese Canadian Photographic Society of Toronto Members for 2021 AHM Festival"

Sunday May 16, 2021 | 2 PM EDT

Welcome and Opening Remarks:
Mr. Justin Poy, Honourary Patron, Asian Heritage Month-CFACI

Presented by:
Chinese Canadian Photographic Society of Toronto, established in 1976, is a non profit organization with 130 current members. Our mission is to explore the art of photography as our expression to support multiculturalism. Our members participate in professional activities and events to make their contributions to society.

About this Group Exhibition:
The group exhibition showcases 54 members’ photos selected from various club competitions in the past 10 years. The virtual group exhibition is divided into 4 parts. Part 1-3, present photographic realism (wild life and street photography) and artistic impression (special artistic effect photography and night scene photography). Part 4 entitled Kensington Market , playing seamlessly as an engaging video, in fact, were photos contributed by a group of photographers. Digitally edited to infuse passion, rhythm and music into the still photos to transform Toronto’s old landmark location for immigrants into a lively colourful community for all in the 21st century.
The virtual presentation also includes photographers briefly sharing their creative vision and key techniques used in the award-winning photos. There will be two Q&A for the audience to participate.
©2021 belongs to individual artists


From Realism to Artistic Photography
Night Scene Photography

Wild Life Photography

Artistic Photography

Kensington Market
A Vibrant Community

Co-Organizers: Asian Heritage Month—Canadian Foundation for Asian Culture (Central Ontario) Inc.; Toronto Public Library; York Centre for Asian Research, York University; Asian Institute at the Munk School of Global Affairs and Public Policy, University of Toronto; York University; Richard Charles Lee Canada Hong Kong Library, University of Toronto; Chinese Canadian Photography Society of Toronto; WE Artists' Group; Social Services Network; Cambridge Food and Wine Society; Fête Chinoise
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. Asian Canadian Artists in Digital Age is funded by Canada Council for the Arts Digital Strategy Fund


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List of Supporters of Asian Heritage Month

Main Partner: Toronto Public Library

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
Canada Council for the Arts Digital Strategy Fund

Asian Institute at the Munk School of Global Affairs and Public Policy, 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
Fête Chinoise
Justin Poy Agency
Moon Pointer Production Inc.
Reel Asian Film Festival
ReelWorld Film Festival
Richard Charles Lee Canada-Hong Kong Library
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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