AHM - Asian Heritage Month Festival
The Virtual Museum of Asian Canadian Cultural Heritage (VMACCH) is an online forum for showcasing the many aspects of Asian Canadian culture and heritage. This is the first phase of the Virtual Museum of Asian Canadian Cultural Heritage (VMACCH). The Call for Submissions is continuous. Please send your contributions to firstname.lastname@example.org
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- Accès Asie
- Ahluwalia, Kiran
- Kiran Ambwani Photography
- Asian Business Network Association
- Association for Canadians of Pakistani Origin
- Bahl, Shelly
- Bilz Music
- CanAsian Dance Festival
- Carlos Bulosan Theatre
- Chan, Arlene
- Chan, Harvey
- Chan, Marjorie
- Chau, Osric
- Chuang, Ying-Yueh
- Culture Philippines of Toronto
- D'Costa, Dr. Jasmine
- Desi Wear
- Dioso, Rod
- fu-GEN Asian Canadian Theatre Company
- Fujiwara Dance Inventions
- Stephen Gill
- Goulding, Dr. Jay
- Giri Kedaton
- Hong Luck Kung Fu Club
- Huynh, David
- Ito, Sally
- Jeng Yi
- Kandasamy, Nanda (Geevan)
- Karilagan Dance Society
- Karnad-Jani, Rashmee
- Kienlen, Alexis
- Kitchlu, Jaya
- Kwong, Honourable Norman
- Lai, Dr. David Chuenyan
- Lam, Fiona Tinwei
- Little Empire
- Lodhia, Hasheel
- Ma, Peng
- Meminger, Neesha
- Molavi, Fereshteh
- MUKTA Advertising
- Ohi, Ruth
- Patnaik. Devraj
- Parameswaran, Uma
- Fathom Film Group
- Raza, Raheel
- The Richard Charles Lee Canada-Hong-Kong Library
- Rivera, Patria
- Samuel, Julian
- Sampradaya Dance Creations
- Sathya Sai School of Canada
- Sen, Mitra
- Sethi, Rahul
- Shahrokhi, Shamsi
- Shigematsu, Tetsuro
- Shin, Minna Re
- Six Weeks of Iranian Art
- Sung, Doris Ha-Lin
- Tissa Films
- TSAR Publications
- Wallace B. and Madeline H. Chung Collection at the UBC Library
- Watada, Terry
- Yamamoto, Noriko
- Wong, Amy
- Yee, Kam-Sein
- Yoshikawa, Christine Mari
Contact name: Khosro Berahmandi
Profile: Accès Asie's mandate is: To dismantle stereotypes and "cultural barriers"; To encourage dialogue creating interdisciplinary, intergenerational and intercultural solidarity's, which further the level of appreciation and understanding of Asian arts, culture and history; and to facilitate the expression of the diversity and exchange of the cultural richness thereof to the mainstream of Canadian society.
Accès Asie's artistic objectives are to present works by artists of Asian origin and/or works that is based on Asia.
Le mandat d'Accès Asie : promouvoir une plus grande tolérance culturelle et une meilleure compréhension interculturelle; encourager un dialogue dans le but de créer une solidarité intergénérationnelle, interdisciplinaire et interculturelle qui portera plus loin le niveau de compréhension et d'appréciation de la culture, de l'histoire et de l'art asiatique; et faciliter l'expression de la diversité et l'échange des richesses culturelles et ainsi contribuer à un plus grand épanouissement de toute la société québécoise.
Objectifs artistiques d'Accès Asie : Présenter des artistes d'origine asiatique et/ou des uvres inspirées de l'Asie.
Contact: Ian Menzies
Profile: Kiran Ahluwalia is a singer and composer of contemporary Indian music.
Contact: Kiran Ambwani
Business Network Association
Profile: Asian Business Network Association is an organization that provides business networking opportunities and promotes harmonious community relations through supporting charitable organization and recognizing role models in the Chinese community.
for Canadians of Pakistani Origin
Contact: Yasmine Khan
Web www.saimakhan.com; www.pakcultures.com
Profile: The aims and objectives of the ACPO are to showcase the heritage and culture of Pakistan at multicultural festivals and promote the South Asian youth in the fields of arts, music and literature.
Profile: Visual and media artist
Contact Name: Vishal Urva
Web: www.bilzmusic.com; www.theblizandkashif.com
Profile: Established in 1998, Bilz Music strives to make a positive impact in North America to produce World Pop music fused with urban music, with the mainstream market being its target audience. Bilz Music is managed by a professional, experienced and dedicated team of individuals with varying background in music, entertainment and marketing culture. Furthermore, it is involved in sending a universal message of peace and respect for all races and ethnicities for future generations around the world.
Bilz Music has exhibited its ability to cater to both a South Asian and mainstream target market. Having such a diverse mix allows its partners and affiliates to successfully lead out advertising campaigns and increase their opportunity outreach both audiences using one source. In addition, its widespread target market facilitates communication of your company's marketing message and strategically connects your organization's brand on a national and international level. These innovative approaches will help satisfy your company's marketing objectives, resulting in a more feasible investment.
Contact: Adina Herling, General Manager
Contact: Nadine Villasin
Profile: Arlene Chan, a retired librarian, has authored three children's books. "Awakening the Dragon: the Dragon Boat Festival", published by Tundra Books in 2002, launched her passion for dragon boating. Her two earlier books are "The Spirit of the Dragon: The Story of Jean Lumb, a Proud Chinese Canadian", selected as a Choice Book by the Canadian Children's Book Centre, and "The Moon Festival: A Chinese Mid-Autumn Festival", shortlisted for the Silver Birch Award. Her next book on dragon boat racing in Canada, co-edited with Susan Humphries, will be published in 2009 by Dundurn Press.
Arlene is currently serving as the President of the Jean Lumb Foundation and is an Appointee to the Ontario Medal for Young Volunteers Advisory Council, Ontario Ministry of Citizenship and Immigration.
Profile: Theatre artist, writer, performer, director
Contact: Kate Forrester, Andrew Ooi, Joel Morrish
Profile: I am an actor. Currently working on Roland Emmerich's latest feature film, "Farewell Atlantis"/"2012" in a supporting role. I have studied many kinds of martial arts, specializing in Wushu, hand forms, swords, and long weapons. I am also currently on the Canadian National Wushu Team (2007-2009).
Profile: Sculptural ceramics and installation
Philippines of Toronto
Profile: I am a writer and actor.
Contact: Manny Brar
Phone: 905.844.1291 ext. 3043
Asian Canadian Theatre Company
Contact: Nina Lee Aquino
Profile: Fu-Gen is a charitable theatre company dedicated to the development of professional Asian-Canadian theatre artists through the production of new and established works.
Contact: Adina Herling, general manger
Profile: Writer - creative and critical, particularly a poet
Phone: 416.736.2100 ext. 22883
Profile: Chinese philosophy, hermeneutics, phenomenology
Contact: Nino Gabrielli
Phone: 514.343.6111 ext. 5522
Web: www.girikedaton.com ; www.myspace.com/girikedaton
Profile: Gamelan balinais gong kebyar
Balinese gong kebyar gamelan
Luck Kung Fu Club
Profile: Traditional Chinese Kung Fu and Lion dance.
Profile: David Huynh is a Vietnamese Canadian actor.
Contact: Charles Hong
Profile: Korean Drumming
Contact: Elmina Cochingco
Phone: 780.484.8787 or 780.709.2830
Profile: To promote and live the Filipino culture and heritage, provide information and facts about the organization and the Philippines; to teach the Filipino-Canadian and non Filipino-Canadian youth the Filipino dances, songs and culture so that they may be knowledgeable, and for the Filipino Canadian youth to be proud of their ancestry.
Profile: Literature- prose and poetry
Profile: Poet, fiction writer, journalist
Profile: Jaya Kitchlu is a renowned signer and radio/television broadcaster who has been in the Indo-Canadian entertainment industry for over 30 years. Jaya has performed in India, Canada, the United States and beyond.
Profile: Lieutenant Governor of Alberta. The Lieutenant Governor serves as Her Majesty the Queen's representative in Alberta.
Dr. David Chuenyan
Profile: Research interests include: urban geography, Chinatowns, overseas Chinese, China
Contact: Lien Chao
Profile: Painting (Chinese brush painting and oil painting); Sculpture (bronze and stone)
Contact: Tushar Unadkat
Profile: Odissi dance, one of the seven Indian classical styles from the Indian state of Orissa.
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Web: www.uwinnipeg.ca/~parmswrn <http://www.uwinnipeg.ca/~parmswrn>
Contact: Ann Shin
Profile: Writer of fiction and poetry, film director and television production.
Profile: Promoting interfaith and intercultural diversity through events, speaking and writing.
Richard Charles Lee Canada-Hong-Kong Library
Contact: Jack Leong
Profile: The Richard Charles Lee Canada-Hong Kong Library has been named in honour of Richard Charles Lee, one of the foremost Hong Kong businessmen and philanthropists of his day. The facility features a unique research collection of Canada- Hong Kong studies, quiet study space, and seminar areas. It provides resources and space to accommodate the continuous growth of research interests in Hong Kong, and its relation to Canada and other regions in the world.
Contact: Jasmine Sawant, General Manager
Profile: Leading Canadian bharatanatyam dance company founded by Lata Pada; performing classical and contemporary choreography nationally and internationally.
Profile: Completed masters and post masters of Science degrees in Industrial Engineering, worked with top corporations both in the United States and Canada in various responsible positions and author of a book on tea technology.
Sai School of Canada
Contact: Seema Poddar
Profile: Inaugurated on 2 September 2000, the Sathya Sai School is a private elementary school which provides students with an education that balances both academic excellence and character development. It is open to all students regardless of socio-economic status, ethnic origin or religion. Tuition is free. The founder of the school is Sri Sathya Sai Baba, whose philosophy of education has inspired the founding of schools in Africa, Asia, Europe, Australia, South America and North America. His education philosophy is based on the view that a balanced education given importance not only or academic success but also to the development of character. His educational program, called Education in Human Values (EHV), aims at developing each child's highest potential through the inculcation of values common to all civilizations: Truth, Right Conduct, Peace, Love and Non-Violence. The Human Values program has achieved impressive results in nurturing academically excellent, socially responsible, ethically mature and well-rounded students.
Web: www.peacetreeday.com; www.sandalwoodproductions.com
Profile: Teacher, and director/producer of films and initiatives related to peace and diversity.
Profile: Tetsuro Shigematsu is a writer, director, filmmaker, radio and television broadcaster, actor and comedian who has worked extensively in film, radio, theatre and television.
Tetsuro Shigematsu est un écrivain, réalisateur, cinéaste, à la radio et la télévision, acteur et humoriste qui a beaucoup travaillé dans le cinéma, la radio, le théâtre et la télévision.
Profile: Classical music/piano; Musique classique/piano
Weeks of Iranian Art
Contact: Pooyan Tabatabaei
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Web: www.sixweeks.ca; www.pnvp.com/artshow
Profile: StorySave is a project of Storytellers of Canada/ Conteurs du Canada whose mandate is to record some of the unique voices of Canadian storytellers.
Profile: Visual Arts
Contact: Cheuk Kwan
Contact: Nurjehan Aziz
Profile: TSAR Publications is devoted to publishing and promoting "new" Canadian writing. We consider for publication writers of any origin whose work in some way is inspired by the diversity of our world (especially Canada) and the interaction and sharing of culture.
B. and Madeline H. Chung Collection at the UBC Library
Contact: Sarah Romkey
Profile: The University of British Columbia Library stands out as a leading, research-intensive institution. It is the second-largest research library in Canada and a high-ranking member of the Association of Research Libraries (ARL). UBC Library has more than 20 branches and divisions, including on-and-off-campus locations, The Irving K. Barber Learning Centre - a magnificent facility for teaching and learning - and UBC Okanogan Library. Our collections are large and diverse, and include 5.5 million volumes, 5.2 million microforms, more than 823,000 maps, audio, video and graphic material and nearly 65,000 serial subscriptions.
The Wallace B. and Madeline H. Chung Collection is housed in the UBC Library's Rare Books and Special Collection branch. Donated by the Chung family in 1999, it is a priceless collection of books, documents, and artifacts related to early British Columbia history, the immigration and settlement experience, and the Canadian Pacific Railway. An exhibition of outstanding items from the collection is open to the public Monday through Friday 9-5 year round and on Saturdays from 12-5 from September through April.
Contact: Gerry Kumagai or Noriko Yamamoto
Phone: 416.538.0749 or 416.458.9298
Web: www.noriko.ca <http://www.noriko.ca> and www.momogallery.ca
Profile: Mime, clown, silent storyteller
Profile: Poetry, short fiction, Canadian cultural studies, Asian feminist experience