In Canada, many Asians have begun to celebrate their heritage during the month of May since 1979.
In December 2001, the Senate adopted a motion proposed by Senator Vivienne Poy to officially designate May as Asian Heritage Month in Canada. In May 2001, the government of Canada signed an official declaration to designate May as Asian Heritage Month.
In the United States, Asian Pacific American Heritage Month is celebrated nationwide during the month of May to honour the cultures, traditions, and achievements of Asian Pacific Islanders in the United States.
With the Taipei Economic and Cultural Office in Vancouver, the Comox Valley Multicultural Society will host a lovely dance performance, From afar-Splendour of Taiwan.
Eighteen dancers of the National Taiwan University of Arts will celebrate with us, including the Asian Heritage month, Canada 150 and part of celebration of Asian Taiwanese Heritage Week.
Join with us on Friday, June 2.
The show starts at 7 p.m. at the Florence Filberg Centre in Courtenay.
Da-Guan Dance Theatre from the dance department of National Taiwan University of Arts and Formosa Melody Music Centre will celebrate with us during their North America touring performance.
Taiwan is a small island country — a little bigger than Vancouver Island. The population in Taiwan is around 23 million, including Taiwanese, people from Mainland China and foreign workers. Most are from Southeast Asia.
Tickets are available at Bop City Records in Courtenay, Blue Heron Books in Comox and the Laughing Oyster Book Shop in Courtenay.
Call Jin at (250)792-0738 for more information.