VAHMS 25th Anniversary Recognition Awards Ceremony
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VAHMS 25th Anniversary Recognition Awards Ceremony

Every year, VAHMS honours three individuals, community organizations, or educational institutions representing Pan-Asian communities that have made significant contributions to VAHMS’ vision of fostering, promoting and celebrating the arts and cultural diversity that Asian-Canadian communities bring to Canadian society. This year, in honour of our 25th Anniversary, we are pleased to present a special evening … Continue reading

On the Move: National Asian Heritage Celebration May 29
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On the Move: National Asian Heritage Celebration May 29

During the 2nd National Asian Heritage Month Symposium, many participants expressed their desire to develop a national network of collaboration and exchange to strengthen unity between Asian artistic organizations and artists across Canada. Festival Accès Asie is responding to this call by launching On the Move: National Asian Heritage Celebration based on a collective program bringing together … Continue reading

Vancouver Ikebana Association 2021 Virtual Show
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Vancouver Ikebana Association 2021 Virtual Show

Have you checked out the Vancouver Ikebana Association’s 2021 Virtual Show yet? Every year the VIA annual Spring Show showcases their organization and introduces Vancouver to the art of flower arrangement. This year, despite the pandemic halting most (if not all) of their in-person activities, shows, and exhibitions, they still wanted to showcase their members’ … Continue reading

Multi Voices One Heart: May 22 & 23
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Multi Voices One Heart: May 22 & 23

Last year due to COVID restrictions the annual trans-Pacific Cantonese opera project — Multi Voices Once Heart (MVOH 萬千聲音眾志一心) — went virtual and viral. Over two days during Asian Heritage Month, that marathon concert was live-streamed from a studio, reaching over 200,000 viewers globally! Encouraged by the response from fans around the world, an even … Continue reading

Unity in Diversity: Alireza Ahmadian’s Legacy
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Unity in Diversity: Alireza Ahmadian’s Legacy

Alireza Ahmadian was an Iranian-Canadian socio-political activist, journalist, researcher and opinion leader working in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada. A close friend of VAHMS, Alireza organized events and discussions around the issues of democracy, immigration, anti-racism and empowerment for immigrant communities. Alireza’s dream was for all humans with diverse beliefs and interests to converse respectfully and … Continue reading