30 April 2017 | 2:00 p.m.
The theme for 2017 activities is Unity in Diversity: Fusion of Communities in Canada
Justin Poy, Patron, Asian Heritage Month-CFACI
His Worship John Tory, Mayor, City of Toronto
Councillor Chin Lee, Ward 41 Scarborough – Rouge River, City of Toronto
Councillor Godwin Chan, Ward 6, Town of Richmond Hill
Councillor Sandra Yeung Racco, Ward 4, City of Vaughan
Mr. Kirk Mark, Senior Coordinator, Community Relations Department, Toronto Catholic District School Board
Professor Leslie Sanders, University Professor, York University
Photos provided by Tam Kam Chiu, Chinese Canadian Photographic Society of Toronto
Featured talks by Chinese Canadian Legend Award Recipients
The Evolution of Chinese Contemporary Art
Justin Poy will talk about the evolution of Chinese Contemporary Art, accompanied by a slide presentation. He has been mounting art exhibits in Toronto and in parts of China featuring very famous pieces of contemporary art (all done by Chinese artists), many pieces of which are done by the military. On May 20th he will be having the first Canadian Asian Heritage Month at exhibition in China, a joint art show in collaboration with Canadian artists.
Diversity – Fusion – Unity
Stephen Siu will talk about “Unity and Diversity.” He will use photographs to depict the theme of Canada 150, showing slides from Chinese Canadian Photographic Society of Toronto members, including Tam Kam Chiu, its president Edwin Ho, and some other members, apart from his own pictures.
Reception to follow, sponsored by Justin Poy
Photographs provided by Mr. Tam Kam Chiu, Chinese Canadian Photographic Society of Toronto
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