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Open House – Lipont Place
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Open House – Lipont Place

Lipont Place is a recently-opened commercial art space located in downtown Richmond.  Located in a former automobile showroom across from the Aberdeen Canada Line Station,  it is being converted into a combination of  professional art exhibition spaces, artist studios, office space, a café and a bar. Lipont Place is currently holding Open Houses for potential clients. … Continue reading

Celebrate Asian Heritage  Arts and Culture
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Celebrate Asian Heritage Arts and Culture

Diversity represents one of Canada’s greatest strengths, and we strive to ensure that all Canadians have the opportunity to reach their full potential and participate in Canada’s civic life. Over the last two centuries, immigrants have journeyed to Canada from East Asia, Southern Asia, Western and Southeast Asia, bringing our society a rich cultural heritage … Continue reading

VAHMS’ Fall 2016 Newsletter is Out!
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VAHMS’ Fall 2016 Newsletter is Out!

VAHMS’ Fall 2016 Newsletter is Out! If you did not receive the newsletter in your inbox, click here to find out more about: explorASIAN 2017’s Featured Community, the Mixed Asian Heritage or “Hapa” community, the Opening Ceremony and Recognition Gala for explorASIAN 2017, VAHMS’ Annual General Meeting, Special Projects, New Partners, Discounts for VAHMS Members, and … Continue reading

explorASIAN Recap of VAFF
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explorASIAN Recap of VAFF

The explorASIAN team had a fabulous time at the Vancouver Asian Film Festival’s 20th Anniversary festival. As we also recently celebrated our twentieth anniversary it was wonderful to support them and to join them in celebrating the work of Asian filmmakers in Canada around the world. We were especially pleased to attend Mixed Match, a documentary feature by … Continue reading

Exhibition: BATIK Expression of Identities
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Exhibition: BATIK Expression of Identities

Exhibition: BATIK Expression of Identities Opening reception: Sunday October 30th, 2016 12:00pm Exhibition dates: October 30th – December 9, 2016 Tuesday – Sunday 10am – 4:30pm Closed on Mondays and Canadian Statutory Holidays Admission by donation. Venue: Chinese Cultural Centre Museum 555 Columbia Street, Vancouver, B.C. V6A 4H5 Canada (604) 658-8880 Description: The Canadian Society for … Continue reading

Living Library with Asian-Canadian Twist!
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Living Library with Asian-Canadian Twist!

Date: Thursday, November 3rd, 2016 Time: 6:00pm-7:30pm Location: UBC Asian Centre, 1871 West Mall Admission: Free, but please register at Eventbrite. Hosts: UBC Asian Library and PCHC-MoM Society   Description: LIVING LIBRARY A Living Library Program makes people—rather than books—available for checkout. In the Asian Library context, such a program would provide a space for distinguished individuals who have Asia-related experiences … Continue reading

VAHMS Partners to Present “Tyrus” at VAFF
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VAHMS Partners to Present “Tyrus” at VAFF

We are pleased to announce that VAHMS and explorASIAN will be a partner for the screening of Tyrus by Director Pamela Tom on Saturday November 5th, 2016 from 4:30pm-7:15pm at Cineplex Odeon International Village Cinemas Vancouver. Tyrus features the most legendary Asian American artist you’ve (probably) never heard of: the film celebrates the life and art of 105-year old L.A.-based artist Tyrus Wong, … Continue reading

Chinese Restaurant Series: Free Screening + Q&A with Award-Winning Filmmakers
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Chinese Restaurant Series: Free Screening + Q&A with Award-Winning Filmmakers

In partnership with the Asian Canadian Writers’ Workshop (ACWW), PCHC is screening a selection of dynamic episodes of the ground-breaking Chinese Restaurant series by award-winning filmmaking duo: producer/director Cheuk Kwan and cinematographer Kwoi Gin. The screenings will take place on two separate days, and Q&A panels with the filmmakers with follow the presentations. Registration is required on Eventbrite for … Continue reading

You are invited to attend 2016 TaiwanFest 2016
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You are invited to attend 2016 TaiwanFest 2016

The Asian-Canadian Special Events Association (ACSEA) and Tzu Chi Foundation, Canada put together again another performance of the ever popular Taiwan Festival to be held in Downtown. Vancouver during this year’s Labor Day Long Weekend (Sept. 3rd ~ September 5th, 2016). After presenting TaiwanFest in Downtown Vancouver for 26 years, ACSEA is thinking to re-position … Continue reading

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

In Search of Inspiration – 39th Solo Exhibition of James Tan
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In Search of Inspiration – 39th Solo Exhibition of James Tan

In Search of Inspiration – 39th Solo Exhibition of James Tan Venue: Chinese Cultural Centre of Greater Vancouver Museum, 555 Columbia Street Vancouver B.C Canada V6A 4H5 Time: From July 23rd to August 14th. 2016; Tuesday – Sunday: 10am – 5:00pm. Admission by donation. Opening Reception: Saturday July 23rd, 2016 2:00pm; Exhibition Dates: July 23 – August 14, 2016. Tuesday … 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

Two Poetry Events ft. Cheonhak Kwon
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Two Poetry Events ft. Cheonhak Kwon

Two poetry events featuring Cheonhak Kwon: Communication and Healing Through Poetry Date: Saturday, July 9th Time: 10:15am Venue: Alma VanDeusen and Peter Kaye Rooms, Lower Level, Central Library, 350 West Georgia St. Korean Canadian poet talks about literature in the age of capitalism, and her exhibition at Port Moody Centre. 2. Love is the Pain of Feverish Flowers … 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

explorASIAN 2016 Recognition Gala Photos
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explorASIAN 2016 Recognition Gala Photos

Our explorASIAN 2016 Recognition Gala was extremely successful! Approximately three hundred guests gathered to enjoy delicious Japanese food, watch Pan-Asian performances, win prizes at our Silent Auction and Raffle, connect with friends, and celebrate the Japanese-Canadian community! Our heartfelt thanks go out to all of our hard-working Directors, Advisors, staff, volunteers, donors, and supporters for making this event … Continue reading