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Asian Heritage Month Festival 2017
presented by
The Canadian Foundation for
Asian Culture (Central Ontario) Inc.

Notes: Links and Event Posters are still under construction.

May 4 to May 31, 2017

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presented by CFACI.

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1. April 30 - OPENING CEREMONY OF CANADA 150 | ASIAN HERITAGE MONTH FESTIVAL 2017
& "Canada 150 - Asian Heritage Month Art and Photo Exhibitions"
at Metro Hall Rotunda with presentations and workshops THEME: UNITY IN DIVERSITY: FUSION OF COMMUNITIES IN CANADA

FEATURED EXHIBITION:
"Diversity - Fusion - Unity" Photographs by members of the Chinese Canadian Photographic Society of Toronto (CCPST)
Photographs by Mr. Stephen Siu, Chair of Chinese Canadian Photographic Society of Toronto
Photographs by Award-Winning Photographer Mr. Tam Kam Chiu
FREE ADMISSION
Date: April 30 - May 3, 2017
Venue: Metro Hall Rotunda

Opening Ceremony on Sunday April 30 at 2 pm
RECEPTION FOLLOWS - Sponsored by Mr. Justin Poy
Event Poster
Please register for the Opening Ceremony on Eventbrite: Link to be provided

Description:
The Featured Exhibitions are -
"Diversity - Fusion - Unity" Photographs by members of the Chinese Canadian Photographic Society of Toronto (CCPST)
Photographs by Mr. Stephen Siu, Chair of Chinese Canadian Photographic Society of Toronto
Photographs by Award-Winning Photographer Mr. Tam Kam Chiu

This event will explore the fusion of two types of visual art: painting as an imaginative reproduction of reality, and photography as a realistic representation of life. In juxtaposing these two visual art forms, the innovative ways Asian artists manipulate the multicultural setting of Canada can be seen, such as applying oil painting techniques on Chinese themes, or using Chinese brush painting to show Canadian themes. How photography aspires to be a verisimilitude of life and an imaginative interpretation informed by Asian philosophy will also be shown. Dr. Lien Chao will work with the Artists Association, and the Chinese Canadian Photographic Society of Toronto will feature their members' works. During the festival weekend, the artists and photographers will be present to talk about Asian art media and demonstrate their techniques; these educational activities aim at helping the public to develop necessary knowledge and critical skills to appreciate Asian art.

OPENING CEREMONY
Welcome Address
by Mr. Justin Poy, Patron, Asian Heritage Month-CFACI Featured talks by Chinese Canadian Legend Award Recipients
Mr. Justin Poy on “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.

Mr. Stephen Siu on "Diversity - Fusion - Unity"
Mr 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 Mr Tam Kam Chiu, CCPST president Edwin Ho and some other members, apart from his own pictures.

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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 Department of Canadian Heritage and the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council

 

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2. Asian Heritage Month Art and Photo Exhibitions at Metro Hall Rotunda

Featured Exhibitions:
"Diversity - Fusion - Unity" Photographs by members of the Chinese Canadian Photographic Society of Toronto (CCPST)

FREE ADMISSION
Date: CANADA 150| UNITY IN DIVERSITY | FUSION OF COMMUNITIES IN CANADA Sunday April 30 to Friday May 3, 2017
ASIAN HERITAGE MONTH FESTIVAL
Saturday May 4, 2017 to Monday May 6, 2017
Venue: Metro Hall Rotunda

Event Poster

Description:
The Featured Exhibitions are-
"Diversity - Fusion - Unity" Photographs by members of the Chinese Canadian Photographic society of Toronto (CCPST), including pictures from CCPST Chair Mr Stephen Siu, and master photographer Mr Tam Kam Chiu.

This event will explore the fusion of two types of visual art: painting as an imaginative reproduction of reality, and photography as a realistic representation of life. In juxtaposing these two visual art forms, the innovative ways Asian artists manipulate the multicultural setting of Canada can be seen, such as applying oil painting techniques on Chinese themes, or using Chinese brush painting to show Canadian themes. How photography aspires to be a verisimilitude of life and an imaginative interpretation informed by Asian philosophy will also be shown. Dr. Lien Chao will work with the Artists Association, and the Chinese Canadian Photographic Society of Toronto will feature their members' works. During the festival weekend, the artists and photographers will be present to talk about Asian art media and demonstrate their techniques; these educational activities aim at helping the public to develop necessary knowledge and critical skills to appreciate Asian art.
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 Department of Canadian Heritage and the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council

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3. May ____ to May _____ - Asian Heritage Month Art and Photo Exhibitions
at City Hall Library, Toronto Public Library

FREE ADMISSION

Featured Talk by Professor Chef Leo Chan
"A Culinary Journey Through Chinatown" with Demo of making Chinese dumplings
Date: May 11, 2017
Time: 12 pm - 2 pm
Venue: City Hall Library, Toronto Public Library, 100 Queen Street, Toronto
Professor Chef Leo Chan will talk about the history of Chinese restaurants in Toronto in the past 100+ years covering the changes. The audience will be transported back in time to share food memories that are so intricately linked with successive waves of Chinese immigration. He will explore the ever-growing Chinese food community, and show how they are linked to the rapid changes of Toronto and where the next generation of food lovers fit into the puzzle. Opening the doors to diverse regional Chinese cuisines, Professor Chef Chan will take the audience to experience the deep passion of food traditions through engaging stories. The event is complete with food demonstration on how to make Chinese dumplings before the talk, with hands-on opportunities for the audience. He will be joined by Chef Frederick Oh from George Brown College, and former team captain and coach of the award winning Trillium Chefs Canada. Chef Oh is originally from Singapore. He will be doing food and vegetable carving.

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4. Asian Heritage Month Education Roundtable
at Vari Hall A, York University

FREE ADMISSION

Please register by e-mail: ycar@yorku.ca
Date: May ____, 2017
Time:
Venue: York University, 4700 Keele Street
Map: Building 30 on the Map at http://maps.info.yorku.ca/files/2013/02/Colour-Map- pdf.pdf (Downsview Subway Station to the 196 Express: York University)

Event Poster

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5. Sunday May 28 (tbc) - Canada 150 | Unity in Diversity: Fusion of Communities in Canada | Film Festival at Innis Town Hall, University of Toronto


Event Poster Time: 2pm to 6pm (tbd)
Venue: Innis Town Hall, University of Toronto, 2 Sussex Avenue, Toronto
Map at
http://www.utoronto.ca/townhall/contact.html
FREE ADMISSION: Please register on Eventbrite _______
Details and poster at: http://www.vmacch.ca/alpha/events/index.html
Asian Heritage Month--Canadian Foundation for Asian Culture (Central Ontario) Inc., Social Services Network in partnership with ReelWorld Film Festival present:

Asian Heritage Month--Canadian Foundation for Asian Culture (Central Ontario) Inc., Social Services Network in partnership with ReelWorld Film Festival
Co-Organizers: Asian Heritage Month—Canadian Foundation for Asian Culture (Central Ontario) Inc.; ReelWorld Film Festival; Richard Charles Lee Canada Hong Kong Library, University of Toronto; Social Services Network; Bata Shoe Museum
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

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6. Asian Heritage Month Authors Readings + Concert Performance
of Asian Canadian Artists:

"ASIAN FESTIVALS"

FREE ADMISSION

Please register on Eventbrite: Link to be provided http://www.eventbrite.ca/e/asian-heritage-month-gala-concert-performance-of-asian-canadian-artists-2016-tickets-25140044550

Event Poster

Keynote Address and Performance:
Professor Chan Ka Nin, composer of IRON ROAD, on ""
Date: Wednesday, May 31, 2017
Time: 7 PM PLEASE BE SEATED BY 6:45 PM
Venue: Innis Town Hall, University of Toronto, 2 Sussex Avenue, Toronto
Map at http://www.utoronto.ca/townhall/contact.html
RECEPTION FOLLOWS - Sponsored by Mr. Justin Poy


OPENING ADDRESS: Mr. Justin Poy, Honorary Patron, Asian Heritage Month-CFACI

Indian Dance 1 - - - - -Mushtari Afroz
Joy Kogawa + Song
“A Drop of Water” by Lien Chao + music from Amin Honarmand
Rob Fothergill (Play) + dance
Tribute to Jean Lumb - - - - - -Arlene Chan
Interpretation of John Cage’s 4’ 33” - - - -Patria Rivera (Reading & piano)
Indian Dance 2 - - - - -Mushtari Afroz (Indian dance, reading of an Indian poem in the original language, and 3 Indian musicians)
RECEPTION FOLLOWS (sponsored by Mr. Justin Poy)


Co-organizers:
Asian Heritage Month—Canadian Foundation for Asian Culture (Central Ontario) Inc., Bata Shoe Museum; Faculty of Liberal Arts and Professional Studies, York University; Canadian Studies Program, University College, University of Toronto; Asian Institute, Munk School of Global Affairs, University of Toronto, Richard Charles Lee Canada Hong Kong Library, 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

Acknowledgements:
Mr. Justin Poy for sponsoring the Reception
Steinway Piano sponsored by Steinway Piano Gallery, Toronto

 

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7. UNITY IN DIVERSITY: FUSION OF COMMUNITIES IN CANADA Art and Photo Exhibitions
at City Hall Rotunda with presentations and workshops

FEATURED EXHIBITION:
Photographs by Mr. Stephen Siu, Chair of Chinese Canadian Photographic Society of Toronto
Photographs by Award-Winning Photographer Mr. Tam Kam Chiu
FREE ADMISSION
Date: June 12 - June 17, 2017
Venue: City Hall Rotunda

8. Artists Workshop at School Board

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 Department of Canadian Heritage and the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council

 

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8. Artists Workshop at School Board


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 Department of Canadian Heritage and the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council

List of Supporters of Asian Heritage Month 2017


Asian Heritage Month supporters 2016

Canada 150 Activities showcasing the works from the school workshops are sponsored by Canadian Heritage Canada 150 Fund

Canadian Heritage Building Communities Through Arts and Heritage Program
Bata Shoe Museum
Canadian Foundation for Asian Culture
Cheng Yu Tung East Asian Library, University of Toronto
Chi Ping Dance Group
Chinese Canadian Photographic Association of Toronto
Chinese Collective Arts Association
City of Toronto
Faculty of Liberal Arts and Professional Studies, York University
Justin Poy Agency
literASIAN Moon Pointer Production Inc.
Reel Asian Film Festival
ReelWorld Film Festival
Richard Charles Lee Canada-Hong Kong Library
Steinway Piano Gallery, Toronto
Social Services Network
tiger princess Productions
Toronto Catholic District School Board
Toronto District School Board
Toronto Public Library
WE Artists Association
York Centre for Asian Research, York University
York Centre for Education and Community, York University

 

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