09 May 2018 | 7:00 p.m.
Welcome Address by Mr. Justin Poy, Patron, Asian Heritage Month-CFACI
Featured talks by Chinese Canadian Legend Award Recipients
The Challenge of Canadian Asian Media in 2018 by Mr. Justin Poy
Local Canadian ethnic media in Asian communities was thriving in the late 80s and early 90s. Why? Because these were some of the only ways that immigrants could keep in touch with news from home and stay in touch with their community. Local television stations would broadcast older shows but still satisfied the masses, local movie houses would screen films that were launched a year ago back home, but many here hadn’t seen them yet. Then the internet happened, followed by social media and now streaming media. How has this affected local media businesses as they attempt to find relevance and provide value to local Canadian immigrants from Asia? Can print, local radio and TV and website survive? And if so, which ones have the advantage?
The Fusion of Cultures in Chinese Architecture by Mr. Stephen Siu
Watch the video of Mr. Stephen Siu’s talk | Part I, Part II, Part III, Part IV, Part V
A talk with slideshow of pictures recently taken by Stephen Siu in Shanghai, Nanjing and Ningbo on architectural heritage and modern structures, and the history and stories behind. With China’s booming economy and infrastructure programs, the migration to urban areas has increased. New architectural structures rise up over old neighbourhoods. The blend of heritage and contemporary architecture influenced by both eastern and western cultures is ever-present in these cities which have historically enjoyed the fusion of cultures. The speaker will also discuss the disappearing alleys (hutongs), once the lifeblood of Beijing, against the backdrop of the high-rise glamour of the modern capital city, with photographs provided by award-winning photographer Mr. Tam Kam Chiu.
Canada 150 Unity in Diversity Workshops in Toronto Schools by Dr. Lien Chao and Philip Chan
Photographs by Edwin Ho, Chinese Photographic Society of Toronto unless otherwise indicated.
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
Asian Heritage Month Festival is partially funded by the Government of Canada through the Department of Canadian Heritage and the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada.