On May 21st 2002, the Parliament of Canada declared May as Asian Heritage Month in recognition and acknowledgement of the long and rich history of Asian-Canadians. The Canadian Government also recognizes the contributions of Canadians of Asian descent who have helped to improve the quality of life and build Canada, the best and most multicultural country in the world.
To celebrate Asian Heritage Month in Richmond, WS Immigrant and Multicultural Services Society, World Poetry and Richmond Public Library will organize Celebrate Asian Heritage Month - Appreciation of Asian Poetry and Music event. Thirty selected poets and artists from local communities have joined forces to present a series of poem recitation and cultural performances. Any Asian language is encouraged for this event. If you read a poem in an Asian language, a brief English translation will be provided to help you to understand. Your ethnic costumes are encouraged to wear to this event.
Time: May 29th, 2017 @1-4pm
Place: Richmond Public Library, Brighouse Branch, Kwok-Chu Living Room
100-7700 Minoru Gate, Richmond
(free admission, poems recitation, cultural performances and finger food reception)
Organizers: WS Immigrant and Multicultural Services Society
Richmond Public Library
Sponsor: PriceSmart Foods Richmond, Chinahouse Seafood Restaurant
Celebrate an afternoon Asian Style! With Asian Cultural performances for all tastes, our aim is to share the beauty of Asian Culture, Heritage and Friendship during “Asian Heritage Month”. Everyone is invited. Please come and experience the diversity of our Asian Cultures!
Sincere thanks to PriceSmart Foods Richmond and Chinahouse Seafood Restaurant for donating the most delicious food for this event.