VAHMS is now accepting submissions for explorASIAN 2017 Festival
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VAHMS is now accepting submissions for explorASIAN 2017 Festival

The Vancouver Asian Heritage Month Society (VAHMS) is now accepting submissions for promotion of events for the explorASIAN 2017 Festival. This festival recognises National Asian Heritage Month each May by building bridges between mainstream and Pan-Asian communities in the celebration of multiculturalism and diversity. This year, the explorASIAN Festival will place a special focus on … 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

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

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

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

explorASIAN 2016 Official Opening Ceremony Program
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explorASIAN 2016 Official Opening Ceremony Program

The Official Opening Ceremony of explorASIAN 2016 is taking place on Saturday, April 16th at 10:00am at the Djavad Mowafaghian World Art Centre at Simon Fraser University (149 West Hastings Street, Vancouver). To download the program, please see here: Program Opening Updated We hope you will come out to celebrate explorASIAN 2016! Many cultures, many languages, one festival! Continue reading

explorASIAN 2016 Recognition Gala
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explorASIAN 2016 Recognition Gala

explorASIAN‘s Recognition Gala 2016 is taking place on June 11th, 5:30pm at the Nikkei Museum and Cultural Centre, 6688 Southoaks Crescent, Burnaby, BC. Join us for an evening of culture! Following the Silk Routes and Beyond in Vancouver Display, Generation One Pan-Asian Artists, dinner, and entertainment. Please support explorASIAN‘s only fundraiser. To download the program for explorASIAN‘s … Continue reading

The Last Geisha
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The Last Geisha

May 3rd, The Last Geisha, Hosted by the UBC Learning Exchange (4:00pm) Description: Madame Minako. The story of the last geisha in Yoshiwara, Japan. Documentary film screening and discussion hosted by the UBC Learning Exchange. Location: Japanese Language School 487 Alexander St. Enquiries/info: learningexchange.ubc.ca/lastgeisha Continue reading

Serve the People: A Study and Discussion on the Legacy of the Revolutionary Asian Pacific American Movement
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Serve the People: A Study and Discussion on the Legacy of the Revolutionary Asian Pacific American Movement

May 3rd, Serve the People: A study and discussion on the legacy of the revolutionary Asian Pacific American movement — Chinatown Action Group   (6:00pm) –       Description: A generation of Asian American activists in the 1960s arose from working-class communities to transform US society. What can we learn from this history today? –       Location: … Continue reading

Magique: A Magic Spectacular
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Magique: A Magic Spectacular

  Magique—a Magic Spectacular runs April 21-23 at Metro Theatre Show blends illusion, comedy and more into Vegas-style show VANCOUVER—Two illusionists are coming together to create a Vegas-style magic stage show at the Metro Theatre from April 21-23. Oslen, a semi-finalist on Canada’s Got Talent, who has performed his act in front of sell-out crowds … Continue reading

VAHMS is Now Accepting Event Submissions for explorASIAN May 2016!
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VAHMS is Now Accepting Event Submissions for explorASIAN May 2016!

Our Submission Form is now live online, and the Vancouver Asian Heritage Month Society is officially accepting event submission for the explorASIAN May 2016 festival! Below are some helpful guidelines for the submission process. Submissions for explorASIAN 2016 Festival For events taking place during the month of May the submission form must be submitted before … Continue reading

Cedar and Bamboo Film Screening and Discussion at Chinese Cultural Centre
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Cedar and Bamboo Film Screening and Discussion at Chinese Cultural Centre

Cedar and Bamboo -Film Screening and Discussion 《雪松與竹子》-放映活動及討論會 Co-organized by Chinese Cultural Centre of Greater Vancouver and U.B.C. Learning Exchange. Film screening and discussion with Elder Larry Grant. Thursday May 28, 2015  5-7pm UBC Learning Exchange, 612 Main Street, Vancouver, B.C. V6T 1Z1 Language: English Seating is limited. Please RSVP.  Inquiries: 604.408.5164 (English) Cedar and Bamboo is a succinct … Continue reading