Asian Heritage Month of May in Manitoba begins with a theme:

Asian Heritage Month of May in Manitoba begins with a theme:

“TENacity” (tenacity means:courage, being tenacious,persistent in adhering and sustaining something valued; cohesive, tough)

The Asian Heritage celebration for the whole month of May starts with an opening program on May 5, Saturday, at 6 p.m. at the Indo-Canadian Cultural Centre, 479 St. Mary’s Road with a central theme: “TENacity”.
Founded in 2002, the Asian Heritage Society of Manitoba has faced and endured many challenges on how to maintain and sustain the passion and energy to promote the Asian’s controbitions in the Canadian mosaic.

Members had come and gone; and other officers and members continued to pursue the mission of the society, thanks to those dedicated and passionate officers and members, who until now, have been involved in the year to year celebration of Asian culture.

To promote, to maintain and sustain the promotion of the Asian cultures takes dedication and strong commitment. Years had passed so quickly and the Asian Heritage Society of Manitoba has gone so far to amazement of some people. And thus, this year’s team recognizes the courage, the cohesiveness of the remaining officers and members.

This year’s celebration includes the opening program with the promise of culinary and unique cultural experiences. On Thrusday, May 10, Asian Heritage Symposion will be held under the sponsorship of the Unviversity of Winnipeg and its Gobal College. It will be held at the University of Winnipeg. In the evening, Winnipeg Film Group will present film. Other activities include tree planting on May, 12 at 11 a.m. Saturday at Kildoanan Park; docu film showing at the Cinamathque, Poetrt and Workshop by Sally Ito, Tai Chi/Chikung Workshop, festival at the Forks on May 20, 21 from 1 p.m to 5 p.m and this includes cooking demo, (Hot Rod Cooking) entertainment, cultural display and hobby demos; Asian Canadian writer reading by Rabindranath Maharaj at McNally Robinson on May 23 at 7:30 p.m. and the closing ceremony will be A Drumming Festivals on June 9 at 7 p.m. with a $10 ticket fee at the Manitoba Theatre for Young People at the Forks.

Cultural exhibits are on display at the Millennium Library, Downtown and at Sir William Stephenson at Keewatin.

The City of Brandon has sponsored the 1st Asian Heritage celebration on May 27, at 1:30 p.m. to 4 p.m. at Brandon City Hall. Local performers from Brandon’s Asian Communities will show their talents.

Guest performers will be coming from Winnipeg under the auspices of the Asian Heritage Society of Manitoba.

For more information please contact Rod E. Cantiveros, immediate past president, 489-8894/ cell: 294-7964; Muni Mysore, past president and current treasurer, 895-7242; and Art Miki, founding member and current president, 488-8059