Two major events have become so memorable as the Asian Heritage Society of Manitoba celebrated the month of May as the Asian Heritage, focusing on creative talents of the performances at the Rural Showcase held at Neubergthal Common Bar last May 19th; and the closing ceremony at the Candian Museum for Human Rights last May 29th.
At the Asian Heritage Rural Showcase at Neubergthal Common Barn, various Asian talents had presented their dances and songs with so much gusto, making the most performers to appreciate this year’s rural site. Neubergthal is a street village found in 1876 considered as a very historic site of the earliest Mennonites showing the architecture and cultural richness of the Mennonites who settled in Manitoba as early as 1974.
The closing ceremony presentation at the Canadian Museum for Human Rights culminated the month-long celebration of Asian arts and culture with the presence of Lieutenant Governor, the Honourable Janice A. Filmon; John Young, president and CEO of CMHR; MLA Andrew Smith, on behalf of the Honourable Cathy Cox, minister of sport, culture and heritage; Wab Kinew, leader of the Manitoba NDP. And Elder Peter Atkinson, from Anishinaabe of the Ojibwe Nation, Roseau River Reservee.
Other events took place to celebrate the Asian culture and heritage.