Listening Room: The Filipino Community and Food Hub at Joyce-Collingwood 
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Listening Room: The Filipino Community and Food Hub at Joyce-Collingwood 

A rezoning proposal for 5163-5187 Joyce Street near the Joyce-Collingwood Skytrain station drew a lot of interest earlier in the year. Covered in the Tyee as Vancouver’s Filipino Heart, attention has been on the cluster of six small businesses, many Filipino-run and patronized, facing displacement. Listening Room: The Filipino Community and the food hub at … Continue reading

Interconnected Artist Spotlight: Esmie Gayo McLaren
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Interconnected Artist Spotlight: Esmie Gayo McLaren

Artist Statement For the Interconnected Project, I am presenting “Interplay With Nature”, a collection of oil and acrylic paintings showing my appreciation for my surroundings and noting ways of interacting positively with our environment. Of particular interest is “Symbiosis”, a mural about Norquay Learning Orchard where it is currently installed. I was honored to portray … Continue reading

Fiona Tinwei Lam: Vancouver’s Poet Laureate 2022-2024
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Fiona Tinwei Lam: Vancouver’s Poet Laureate 2022-2024

The Vancouver Asian Heritage Month Society would like to congratulate Fiona Tinwei Lam for being appointed Vancouver’s sixth Poet Laureate, 2022-2024. She has a deep and long-standing connection to the community including her support to VAHMS and participation in various panels and exhibitions during explorASIAN. Fiona Tinwei Lam is the author of Intimate Distances (finalist for the … Continue reading

Interconnected Artist Spotlight: Christine Wei
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Interconnected Artist Spotlight: Christine Wei

Artist Statement Illustration to me has always been the breath-of-fresh-air version of the reality we live in, or perhaps an imaginative world, where hearts are allowed to freely and truthfully converse with one another through unique visual expressions, without neither self-inflicted or societal-imposed constraints.   I often like to contextualize the subjects of my illustrations within … Continue reading

Neighbourhood Speaker Series: Japanese Canadians in Burnaby
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Neighbourhood Speaker Series: Japanese Canadians in Burnaby

This fall, join the Burnaby Village Museum for an interactive online sessions to learn about the history of Japanese Canadians in Burnaby. Celebrations of Life and Love: Ceramic Works of Thomas Kakinuma Tuesday, October 12, 7:00pm, 1.5 hours Online via Zoom: https://burnaby-ca.zoom.us/j/61158635276 Debra Sloan focuses on the life and work of UBC professor and Burnaby … Continue reading

‘A Quick Journey to Indonesia’
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‘A Quick Journey to Indonesia’

The Vancouver Asian Heritage Month Society is especially grateful to the Consulate General of the Republic of Indonesia in Vancouver for inviting VAHMS to its thematic cultural and creative economy promotional program named “A Quick Journey to Indonesia: Discover its Uniqueness.” The event showcased the rich and diverse culture of Indonesia, such as delicious cuisine, … Continue reading