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Hiroshima- Vancouver Peace Concert
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Hiroshima- Vancouver Peace Concert

Hiroshima- Vancouver Peace Concert Venue: Nikkei National Museum & Cultural Centre, 6688 Southoaks Crescent, Burnaby Date: August 9, 2016 Description: Please join us on Tuesday, August 9, from 7 pm to 8:30 pm for the Hiroshima – Vancouver Peace Concert at Nikkei National Museum and Cultural Centre 6688 Southoaks, Burnaby, BC, featuring special guests from Japan who will be … Continue reading

Breaking Barriers with Blood and Water: the Significance of a Diverse Screen to Canada’s Nation Building
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Breaking Barriers with Blood and Water: the Significance of a Diverse Screen to Canada’s Nation Building

Breaking Barriers with Blood and Water: The significance of a diverse screen to Canada’s nation building Venue Name: Djavad Mowafaghian World Art Centre SFU (G 2555) 149 West Hastings Street Vancouver Date: Saturday, 23 July 2016, 1:30pm   Description: Television drama is never just about entertainment. It is a reflection of our social fabric. It is a key influence on our views … Continue reading

Reclaiming History: Stories of Japanese – Double Bill by Director Kagan Goh
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Reclaiming History: Stories of Japanese – Double Bill by Director Kagan Goh

Reclaiming History: Stories of Japanese – Double Bill by Director Kagan Goh Venue: Performance Hall, Richmond Cultural Centre, 7700 Minoru Gate, 7700 Minoru Gate, Richmond, BC Date: Saturday June 25 th , 2:30pm – 4:30pm Description: The second event in our 2016 Media Cafe series is Reclaiming History: Stories of Japanese Canadian Internment, a double-bill presentation and discussion of 2 films by Director Kagan … Continue reading

Second Annual Multicultural Festival – TOGETHER
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Second Annual Multicultural Festival – TOGETHER

Second Annual Multicultural Festival – TOGETHER – Chinese, Korean, Japanese, South Asian and Polynesian Dances Venue: David Lam Hall, Chinese Cultural Centre of Greater Vancouver, 50 East Pender Street, B.C. Canada V6A 3V6 Date: May 28th, 2016 (Saturday) 3:00pm – 5:00pm Description: The Second Annual Multicultural Festival – TOGETHER is co-presented by Chinese Cultural Centre of Greater … Continue reading

Change of Date: Taiwanese Children’s Folk Games Festival
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Change of Date: Taiwanese Children’s Folk Games Festival

Please note that the Taiwanese Children’s Folk Games Festival’s date has been changed to May 28th (instead of 21st). Details Taiwanese Children’s Folk Game Festival (hosted by the Taiwanese Canadian Cultural Society in partnership with explorASIAN 2016) Free admission 11:00am-4:00pm Between 72nd and 73rd on Selkirk St, Vancouver Description: Traditional Taiwanese Children’s Folk Games, Kid’s Activities, Handmade … Continue reading

Ventriloquial Investigations
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Ventriloquial Investigations

Ventriloquial Investigations Venue: The Western Front, 303 E 8th Ave, Vancouver Date: May 21, 2016 Contact Email: 604 876 9343 on weekdays Description: Grotto: Ventriloquial Investigations is Michael O’Neill’s answer to the operatic works of Robert Ashley and the mysteries of Plato’s cave. A 40-minute musical theatre performance for speaker, ventriloquial puppet, Javanese gamelan and … Continue reading

GVJCCA Legacy of Redress Update
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GVJCCA Legacy of Redress Update

Update for the GVJCCA’s “Legacy of Redress” event on May 14th. Two speakers have been confirmed: Special guest speaker: Elder Larry Grant, who is of mixed Chinese and Musqueam ancestry, will share his story, and speak about historical injustice and reconciliation. Guest speaker: Carolyn Nakagawa, a fourth generation Japanese Canadian, will talk about what redress … Continue reading

Post-Production Workshop: Family History with a Smartphone
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Post-Production Workshop: Family History with a Smartphone

Family History with a Smartphone Part II: Post-Production Workshop   Saturday, May 14, 2016 from 1:00 PM – 4:30 PM UBC Asian Auditorium, 1871 West Mall Did you miss PCHC-MoM’s last workshop? Never fear! Our second workshop for “Family History with a Smartphone” is open to everyone! Feel free to register regardless of whether you attended our first workshop … Continue reading

Concert – Indian Classical Vocal Music
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Concert – Indian Classical Vocal Music

Event Title: Concert – Indian Classical Music Organization Host: Burnaby Public Library presents students of the Pandit Jasraj School of Music Foundation. Venue: McGill Branch, Burnaby Public Library, 4595 Albert St, Burnaby Date and Time: Sun May 15, 2-4 pm Contact: McGill Branch bpl@bpl.bc.ca Description: Celebrate Asian Heritage Month https://explorasian.org/ with a concert of Indian classical vocal music by … Continue reading

Two Additional Events with the GVJCCA at the Nikkei Centre
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Two Additional Events with the GVJCCA at the Nikkei Centre

In addition to the “Japanese Canadians and the Labour Movement” and the GVJCCA’s “Legacy of Redress Forum” printed in our festival program,the GVJCCA is offering the additional events below: Honouring Our People: Breaking the Silence Book Launch at Nikkei National Museum and Cultural Centre, 6688 Southoaks, Burnaby Saturday, June 4th, 2:00 pm On three days … Continue reading

A Last Stand for Lelu
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A Last Stand for Lelu

June 1st, A Last Stand for Lelu, HAPA Society and Hapa-palooza, (7:00-8:30pm) Description: A Last Stand for Lelufilm screening with hapa environmental activists and sustainability advocates panel featuring Tamo Campos, Toby Barazzuol and Kai Nagata. Venue: VPL Central Branch – Alice MacKay Room Inquiries: info@hapapalooza.com Continue reading

Event Change in Program
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Event Change in Program

Please note a change to this year’s explorASIAN 2016 Festival Program, regarding the event “UBC As a Place of Diverse Minds” opening May 1st. The updated details for this event are as below:  It’s About Time: A Retrospective of Asian Presence at UBC Date: May 3–31 Partners: Irving K Barber Learning Centre, Asian Canadian Asian Migration Studies … Continue reading

Recognition Gala Tickets
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Recognition Gala Tickets

Buy your tickets to explorASIAN‘s Recognition Gala 2016! Please support explorASIAN in our 20th Anniversary for our only fundraiser of the year. Honouring outstanding Japanese-Canadian leaders and offering delicious Japanese food, wine & beer cash bar, raffle & silent auction, and entertainment! Buy tickets online: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/20th-anniversary-explorasian-recognition-gala-tickets-25268259043 RAFFLE First prize of our raffle will be two round trip tickets … Continue reading

Following the Silk Routes and Beyond in Vancouver
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Following the Silk Routes and Beyond in Vancouver

Following the Silk Routes and Beyond 2016 Shaking Hands with our Neighbours   Following the Silk Routes and beyond is an interactive visual exhibition celebrating the past and present of exchange and multiculturalism and will be part of the Asian Heritage Month events taking place during the month of May in Vancouver. Societies connect, change, and adapt thanks to the … Continue reading

explorASIAN 2016 Official Festival Program
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explorASIAN 2016 Official Festival Program

explorASIAN‘s 2016 Festival Program is now available for viewing! Thanks to the Vancouver Courier for their excellent work. A Message from Our President, Ken McAteer: It is a pleasure once again to thank the Courier for this excellent production of our program for explorASIAN2016. We urge everyone to attend our Opening on April 16, 10:00 am at … Continue reading