Friday, June 1, 2012
May Was Asian Heritage Month in Canada
The month of May recognized the long and rich history of Asian Canadians, and the incredible contribution to the history of Canada.
In December 2001, the Senate adopted a motion proposed by Senator Vivienne Poy (the former patron of the Ontario Genealogical Society) to officially designate May as Asian Heritage Month in Canada
In May 2002, the Government of Canada signed an official declaration to designate May as Asian Heritage Month.
If you wish to learn more about Asian Heritage Month in Canada, here are some of the websites -
Ottawa Asian Heritage Month Society Website http://www.asianheritagemonth.net/ They have an events page, profiles, and news.
Edmonton Asian Heritage Month www.asian.ca/heritagemonth/index.html They have an events page, and they give a short history Asian Heritage Month in Edmonton.
Calgary Asian Heritage Month http://asianheritagecalgary.ca/ They have an events calendar, and a photo gallery.
Winnipeg Asian Heritage Month http://www.asianheritagemanitoba.ca/ They have an events page,
and Asian-Canadian history on the website.
Asian Heritage Society of New Brunswick http://ahsnb.org/ They have a photo and video gallery onsite, and an events page.