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CELEBRATING 20 YEARS OF ASIAN HERITAGE MONTH IN VICTORIA’S CHINATOWN

Celebrating Asian Heritage Month has never been more important. After two years of a pandemic that spurred anti-Asian racism to record levels, it’s time to come together and demonstrate the resilience and resistance of Asian peoples in British Columbia.

 

The Victoria Chinatown Museum Society (VCMS) and Pacific Opera Victoria (POV) are collaborating on a special event in Victoria’s Chinatown to mark the 20th anniversary of Asian Heritage Month in Canada. In recognition of this year’s theme of “Continuing a Legacy of Greatness” and contributions that Chinese Canadians have and continue to make to the rich cultural tapestry of this country, a free event will be held on Sunday, May 29th, from 1:00-4:30PDT in Victoria’s historic Chinatown.

Many performances and activities will be showcased to engage participants of all ages,
including:
– A new exhibit of the Quon Family contributions to Victoria society displayed in the temporary CCM site located in Fan Tan Alley
– The professional achievements of two Chinese Canadian POV artists, John Chen and Michael Fan
– The beauty and grace of traditional martial arts and lion dancing as demonstrated by the Wong Sheung Kung Fu Club
– The timeless grace of traditional Chinese dance as performed by the Victoria Chinese Culture Club Dancers, directed by Dr. Hua Lin
– The cultural richness of Victoria’s Chinatown, the oldest of its kind in Canada

 

Please contact Grace Wong Sneddon, Vice-Chair of the VCMS (gwongsne@gmail.com) for additional information.

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