Opening Ceremony of Asian Heritage Month Festival 2016

Friday, 13 May 2023 | 7:00 p.m.

Event Poster

Theme: Canada’s multiculturalism and peace

Welcome Address
Mr. Justin Poy, Patron, Asian Heritage Month-CFACI

Featured talks by Chinese Canadian Legend Award Recipients

Millennials and Diversity
Mr. Justin Poy

Millennials in Canada make up roughly 37% of our workforce. Defined as those between the ages of 13 to 34, they are far more diverse than previous groups before them such as GenX, Baby Boomers and earlier. We have all heard the stereotypes—that they’re lazy, entitled and narcissistic. But does any of this ring true with Millennials from Asian Canadian communities?

Watch the video of Millennials and Diversity

Dr. Neville Poy Collection
Mr. Justin Poy (on behalf of Dr. Neville Poy)
Dr. Neville Poy’s collection reflects the diversity and range of colours from around the world. His son, Justin Poy, will speak about Dr. Poy’s philosophy of capturing culture, landscapes and mood through an artistic lens.

Talk by Mr. Stephen Siu
Mr. Stephen Siu will talk about how Chinese philosophical thinking is employed in photography to meet with the challenges in a new country and to achieve the peace of mind. When he talks about the philosophical thinking, he’ll cite some poems as examples as well.

Watch the video of Mr. Stephen Siu’s presentation | Part I, Part II

Featured Performance
Our Land of Canada: Diversity and Peace is a poetic, conceptual, installation art/performance on the stage involving multi-media devices of video, sound, music, poetry, art, Tai Chi, meditation and potential audience participation.
Written and produced by Moon Pointer Productions Inc.; performed by: painter/calligrapher/Taichi brushwork artist Henry Ho , poet Lien Chao, meditative artist Ashley Poy, and painter/musician Brian Lau.

Watch the video of Our Land of Canada: Diversity and Peace

Co-Organizers: Asian Heritage Month—Canadian Foundation for Asian Culture (Central Ontario) Inc.; Chinese Canadian Photography Society of Toronto; WE Artists’ Group; ORBIS; Social Services Network

Asian Heritage Month Festival is partially funded by the Government of Canada through the Departments of Canadian Heritage, Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada and the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council

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