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Asian Heritage Month Festival 2018
presented by
The Canadian Foundation for
Asian Culture (Central Ontario) Inc.


GREETINGS FROM HIS WORSHIP JOHN TORY, MAYOR, CITY OF TORONTO


Canadian Heritage | Celebrate Canada's Asian Heritage - Asian Heritage Month

May 1 to May 27, 2018

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1. May 9 - OPENING CEREMONY OF ASIAN HERITAGE MONTH FESTIVAL 2018
& Asian Heritage Month Art and Photo Exhibitions
at Metro Hall Rotunda with presentations and workshops
THEME: UNITY IN DIVERSITY: FUSION OF COMMUNITIES IN CANADA

FEATURED EXHIBITION:
"Diversity - Fusion - Unity" Photographs by members of the Chinese Canadian Photographic Society of Toronto (CCPST)
Photographs by Dr. Neville Poy, Stephen Siu, Edwin Ho and Tam Kam Chiu
Featured Talks:
Mr. Justin Poy on “The Challenge of Canadian Asian Media in 2018”
Mr. Stephen Siu on "The Fusion of Cultures in Chinese Architecture"
Dr. Lien Chao & Philip Chan on “Canada 150 Unity in Diversity Workshops in Toronto Schools
FREE ADMISSION
Date: May 1 - May 10, 2018
Venue: Metro Hall Rotunda

Opening Ceremony on Wednesday May 9 at 7 pm
RECEPTION FOLLOWS - Sponsored by Mr. Justin Poy
Event Poster
Please register for the Opening Ceremony on Eventbrite: Click Here

Description:
The Featured Exhibitions are -
"Diversity - Fusion - Unity"

Photographs by members of the Chinese Canadian Photographic Society of Toronto (CCPST)
Photographs by Mr. Stephen Siu, Honourary Advisor, Chinese Canadian Photographic Society of Toronto
Photographs by Award-Winning Photographer Mr. Tam Kam ChiuHonourary Advisor, Chinese Canadian Photographic Society of Toronto,


Visual Art by WE Artists' Group: Henry Ho, Erik Chong, Sharon Cook, Jessica Deng , Irene Hung, Brian Lau, and introducing new artists: , Wendell Chen, Gyan Sandhu, Kulwant Singh

This event will explore the fusion of two types of visual art: painting as an imaginative reproduction of reality, and photography as a realistic representation of life. In juxtaposing these two visual art forms, the innovative ways Asian artists manipulate the multicultural setting of Canada can be seen, such as applying oil painting techniques on Chinese themes, or using Chinese brush painting to show Canadian themes. How photography aspires to be a verisimilitude of life and an imaginative interpretation informed by Asian philosophy will also be shown. Dr. Lien Chao will work with the Artists Association, and the Chinese Canadian Photographic Society of Toronto will feature their members' works. During the festival weekend, the artists and photographers will be present to talk about Asian art media and demonstrate their techniques; these educational activities aim at helping the public to develop necessary knowledge and critical skills to appreciate Asian art.

OPENING CEREMONY
Welcome Address
by Mr. Justin Poy, Patron, Asian Heritage Month-CFACI
Greetings

Featured talks by Chinese Canadian Legend Award Recipients
Mr. Justin Poy on “Topic: “The Challenge of Canadian Asian Media in 2018”
Local Canadian ethnic media in Asian communities was thriving in the late 80’s and early 90’s. Why? Because these were some of the only ways that immigrants could keep in touch with news from home and stay in touch with their community. Local TV stations would broadcast older shows but still satisfied the masses, local movie houses would screen films that were launched a year ago back home, but many here hadn’t seen them yet. Then the internet happened, followed by social media and now streaming media. How has this affected local media businesses as they attempt to find relevance and provide value to local Canadian immigrants from Asia? Can print, local radio and TV and website survive? And if so, which ones have the advantage?

Mr. Stephen Siu on "The Fusion of Cultures in Chinese Architecture"
A talk with slide show of pictures recently taken by Stephen Siu in Shanghai, Nanjing and Ningbo on architectural heritage and modern structures, and the history and stories behind. With China's booming economy and infrastructure programs, the migration to urban areas has increased. New architectural structures rise up over old neighbourhoods. The blend of heritage and contemporary architecture influenced by both eastern and western cultures is ever-present in these cities which have historically enjoyed the fusion of cultures. The speaker will also discuss the disappearing alleys (hutongs), once the lifeblood of Beijing, against the backdrop of the high-rise glamour of the modern capital city, with photographs provided by award-winning photographer Mr Tam Kam Chiu.

Co-Organizers: Asian Heritage Month—Canadian Foundation for Asian Culture (Central Ontario) Inc.; Chinese Canadian Photography Society of Toronto; WE Artists' Group; Social Services Network
Asian Heritage Month Festival is partially funded by the Government of Canada through the Department of Canadian Heritage and the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council

 

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2. Asian Heritage Month Art and Photo Exhibitions at City Hall Rotunda

Featured Exhibitions:
"Diversity - Fusion - Unity" Photographs by members of the Chinese Canadian Photographic Society of Toronto (CCPST)

FREE ADMISSION
Date: UNITY IN DIVERSITY | FUSION OF COMMUNITIES IN CANADA Tuesday May 8 to Saturday May 12, 2018
Venue: City Hall Rotunda

Event Poster

Description:
The photo exhibition will be on "Diversity - Fusion - Unity" with about 80 photographs by members of the Chinese Canadian Photographic Society of Toronto (CCPST), including special exhibits of photographs by Dr. Neville Poy, CCPST Honourary Advisor Mr Stephen Siu, CCPST President Mr Edwin Ho, and international award-winning photographer Mr Tam Kam Chiu.Award-winning photographer Tam Kam Chiu, Chinese Canadian Photographic Society of Toronto
Featured visual artists: Award-winning painter Sharon Cook, Jessica Deng , Irene Hung, Brian Lau, and introducing new artists: , Wendell Chen, Gyan Sandhu, Kulwant Singh
, Frank Chao

Curators Dr. Lien Chao and Mr. Tam Kam Chiu

Photographs provided by Mr. Tam Kam Chiu of Chinese Canadian Photographic Society of Toronto

This event will explore the fusion of two types of visual art: painting as an imaginative reproduction of reality, and photography as a realistic representation of life. In juxtaposing these two visual art forms, the innovative ways Asian artists manipulate the multicultural setting of Canada can be seen, such as applying oil painting techniques on Chinese themes, or using Chinese brush painting to show Canadian themes. How photography aspires to be a verisimilitude of life and an imaginative interpretation informed by Asian philosophy will also be shown. Dr. Lien Chao will work with the Artists Association, and the Chinese Canadian Photographic Society of Toronto will feature their members' works. During the festival weekend, the artists and photographers will be present to talk about Asian art media and demonstrate their techniques; these educational activities aim at helping the public to develop necessary knowledge and critical skills to appreciate Asian art.
Co-Organizers: Asian Heritage Month—Canadian Foundation for Asian Culture (Central Ontario) Inc.; Chinese Canadian Photography Society of Toronto; WE Artists' Group; Social Services Network
Asian Heritage Month Festival is partially funded by the Government of Canada through the Department of Canadian Heritage and the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council

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3. May - Asian Heritage Month Art and Photo Exhibitions
at City Hall Library, Toronto Public Library

FREE ADMISSION

Featured Talk by Professor Chef Leo Chan
"A Culinary Journey Through Chinatown" with Demo of making Chinese dumplings and food and vegetable carvings
Date: Thursday May 24, 2018
Time: 12 pm - 2 pm
Venue: City Hall Library, Toronto Public Library, 100 Queen Street, Toronto
Please register on Eventbrite: Click Here

Professor Chef Leo Chan will talk about the history of Chinese restaurants in Toronto in the past 100+ years covering the changes. The audience will be transported back in time to share food memories that are so intricately linked with successive waves of Chinese immigration. He will explore the ever-growing Chinese food community, and show how they are linked to the rapid changes of Toronto and where the next generation of food lovers fit into the puzzle. Opening the doors to diverse regional Chinese cuisines, Professor Chef Chan will take the audience to experience the deep passion of food traditions through engaging stories. The event is complete with food demonstration on how to make Chinese dumplings before the talk, with hands-on opportunities for the audience. He will be joined by Chef Frederick Oh from George Brown College, and former team captain and coach of the award winning Trillium Chefs Canada. Chef Oh is originally from Singapore. He will be doing food and vegetable carving.

FEATURED TALK:
Among the great cuisines of the world, such as Indian, French and Italian, the regional cooking of China is one of the most interesting. In a country with diverse weather and natural resources, cooking has been shaped by a vast land that varies widely from region to region in terrain, people and history. Many parts of China are isolated from the rest of the country. The various styles of cooking are as different as the dialects.
What is regional cooking of China? The best way to grasp the classification of China's cuisine is to consider the land as divided into four major culinary regions: North - Shandong, Hebei, Manchuria and Mongolia
South - Guangdong, Fujian, Chaozhou and Hakka
East - Jiangsu, Zhejiang, Anhui and Taiwan
West - Sichuan, Hunan, Guizhou and Yunnan
Professor Chef Leo Chan will talk about the art and culture of regional Chinese cuisine. It is a celebration reflecting the diversity, unique cooking methods, ingredients, global culinary influences and the migration of people and food to the current Toronto restaurant scene.
It is a journey in search of our lotus roots, our culinary roots sprouting from rich, ancient traditions to the modern Chinese cuisine of a new generation.

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4. “Global Sino-cultures in Contemporary Canadian Context”
The Sixteenth Annual Asian Heritage Month Lecture and the Fourteenth Annual Asian Heritage Month Education Roundtable

FREE ADMISSION

Please register by e-mail: ycar@yorku.ca
Date: POSTPONED
Time: 10:30 am - 1:30 pm
Venue: _______, York University, 4700 Keele Street
Map: Building _____ on the Map at http://maps.info.yorku.ca/files/2013/02/Colour-Map- pdf.pdf (Downsview Subway Station to the 196 Express: York University)

Event Poster
Registration: Click here____

Description:
Organizers: York Centre for Asian Research, York University; Faculty of Liberal Arts and Professional Studies, York University; Asian Heritage Month--Canadian Foundation for Asian Culture (Central Ontario) Inc.; Toronto District School Board; York Region District School Board
Co-Organizers: Richard Charles Lee Canada Hong Kong Library, University of Toronto; Social Services Network
This project is funded in part by Canada 150 Funds from Government of Canada, York University and by the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada

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5. Sunday May 27 - Unity in Diversity: Fusion of Communities in Canada | Film Festival at Innis Town Hall, University of Toronto

Event Poster
Time: 2:30 pm to 6 pm
Venue: Innis Town Hall, University of Toronto, 2 Sussex Avenue, Toronto
Map at http://www.utoronto.ca/townhall/contact.html
FREE ADMISSION: Please register on Eventbrite _____
Details and poster at: http://www.vmacch.ca/alpha/events/index.html
Asian Heritage Month--Canadian Foundation for Asian Culture (Central Ontario) Inc., Social Services Network in partnership with Reelworld Film Festival present:

PROGRAMME
I Panel Discussion with filmmakers:
Feature Length Film:

Organizers: Asian Heritage Month--Canadian Foundation for Asian Culture (Central Ontario) Inc., Social Services Network in partnership with Reelworld Film Festival
Co-Organizers: Asian Heritage Month—Canadian Foundation for Asian Culture (Central Ontario) Inc.; ReelWorld Film Festival; Richard Charles Lee Canada Hong Kong Library, University of Toronto; Social Services Network; Bata Shoe Museum
Asian Heritage Month Festival is partially funded by the Government of Canada through the Department of Canadian Heritage and the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council

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6. Asian Heritage Month Concert and Art Showcase of Asian Canadian Artists:

UNITY IN DIVERSITY: FUSION OF COMMUNITIES IN CANADA

FREE ADMISSION

Please register on Eventbrite: Click Here

Event Poster

Keynote Address and Performance:
Professor Chan Ka Nin, composer of IRON ROAD, on ""
Date: Tuesday, May 22, 2018
Time: 7 PM PLEASE BE SEATED BY 6:45 PM
Venue: Innis Town Hall, University of Toronto, 2 Sussex Avenue, Toronto
Map at http://www.utoronto.ca/townhall/contact.html
RECEPTION FOLLOWS - Sponsored by Mr. Justin Poy

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OPENING ADDRESS: Mr. Justin Poy, Honorary Patron, Asian Heritage Month-CFACI

OPENING ADDRESS: Mr. Justin Poy, Honorary Patron, Asian Heritage Month--CFACI
PRESENTATION | “UNITY IN DIVERSITY: FUSION OF COMMUNITIES IN CANADA”
by Professor Chan Ka Nin (composer)
SHOWCASE OF WORKS FROM THE CANADA 150 PHOTOGRAPHY WORKSHOPS
Stephen Tam, flute| Teresa Suen-Campbell, harp| Alice Ho, piano| Chan Ka Nin, guitar. Slideshow prepared by Philip Chan and Linda Lai.
CANASIAN FUSION—THEME SONG OF THE VIRTUAL MUSEUM OF ASIAN CANADIAN CULTURAL HERITAGE (VMACCH) BY DAVID KEANE
Photographs by Tam Kam Chiu and Stephen Siu
“PAST AND PRESENT” BY CHAN KA NIN
Mushtari Afroz, dancer| Vania Chan, soprano| Stephen Tam, flute| Teresa Suen-Campbell, harp| Alice Ho, piano| Chan Ka Nin, guitar
TEN TEN DUO (JAPANESE MUSIC)
Kiyoshi Nagata, taiko | Aki Takahashi, shamisen, vocal
SHOWCASE OF WORKS FROM STORY TELLING AND FILM WORKSHOPS
Lien Chao and Arlene Chan
“INDIAN DANCE” BY MUSHTARI AFROZ
Mushtari Afroz, dancer| and others
“FROM LINE” BY DARYL JAMIESON
Stephen Tam, flute| Teresa Suen-Campbell, harp| Alice Ho, piano| Chan Ka Nin, guitar
“GOLDEN FISH FROM THE MONKIEST KING” BY ALICE HO
Vania Chan, soprano| Teresa Suen-Campbell, harp
“JOURNEY TO THE WEST”
Chi‐Ping Dance Group | Dancers of Chinese Collective Arts Association


RECEPTION FOLLOWS (sponsored by Mr. Justin Poy)


Co-organizers:
Asian Heritage Month—Canadian Foundation for Asian Culture (Central Ontario) Inc.; Faculty of Liberal Arts and Professional Studies, York University: Richard Charles Lee Canada Hong Kong Library, Social Services Network
Asian Heritage Month Festival is partially funded by the Government of Canada through the Department of Canadian Heritage and the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council

Acknowledgements:
Mr. Justin Poy for sponsoring the Reception
Steinway Piano sponsored by Steinway Piano Gallery, Toronto

 

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8. Artists Workshop at Toronto Catholic District School Board

Co-Organizers: Asian Heritage Month—Canadian Foundation for Asian Culture (Central Ontario) Inc.; Chinese Canadian Photography Society of Toronto; WE Artists' Group; Social Services Network
Asian Heritage Month Festival is partially funded by the Government of Canada through the Department of Canadian Heritage and the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council

 

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8. Artists Workshop at Toronto District School Board


Co-Organizers: Asian Heritage Month-Canadian Foundation for Asian Culture (Central Ontario) Inc.; Chinese Canadian Photography Society of Toronto; WE Artists' Group; Social Services Network
Asian Heritage Month Festival is partially funded by the Government of Canada through the Department of Canadian Heritage and the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council

List of Supporters of Asian Heritage Month 2017


Asian Heritage Month supporters 2017

Canada 150 Activities showcasing the works from the school workshops are sponsored by Canadian Heritage Canada 150 Fund and York University Canada 150 Fund

Canadian Heritage Building Communities Through Arts and Heritage Program
Canadian Heritage Canada 150 Program through York University
Cambridge Food and Wine Society
Canadian Foundation for Asian Culture
Cheng Yu Tung East Asian Library, University of Toronto
Chi Ping Dance Group
Chinese Canadian Photographic Association of Toronto
Chinese Collective Arts Association
City of Toronto
Faculty of Liberal Arts and Professional Studies, York University
Justin Poy Agency
Moon Pointer Production Inc.
Reel Asian Film Festival
ReelWorld Film Festival
Richard Charles Lee Canada-Hong Kong Library
Steinway Piano Gallery, Toronto
Toronto Catholic District School Board
Toronto District School Board
Toronto Public Library
WE Artists Association
York Centre for Asian Research, York University
York Centre for Education and Community, York University
York Region District School Board

 

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