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Invitation: the 9th Greater Van Asian Heritage Month and Mother’s Day Celebration 2023


Poster: 9th Greater Van Asian Heritage Month & Mother’s Day Celebration 2023
Poster: 9th Greater Van Asian Heritage Month & Mother’s Day Celebration 2023

May has been a time of celebration, commemoration and recognizing the long and rich history of Asian Canadians and their contributions to Canada.


Asian Heritage Month was officially recognized by the federal government in May 2002. Federal government’s official declaration acknowledges the presence in Canada for two centuries of people from East Asia, South Asia, West Asia, and Southeast Asia who immigrated here, bringing their rich cultural heritage and various ethnicities, languages and religious traditions.


Some migrants have faced discrimination, exploitation, and racism in some places. Asian descents have demonstrated resilience and have organized to combat discrimination and racism, and they have been contributing to build a more inclusive society.


Asian Canadians have contributed to every aspect of Canadian life, including the arts, science, sports, business, government, non-profit organizations and many more.


Our organization is extremely proud to have many members and volunteers of Asian heritage active on our floors and in our Locals across the communities, together with many other walks of life we are taking important steps toward building more equitable, healthier, stronger and better communities.


Let us celebrate the 9th Greater Van Asian Heritage Month together:

Time: May 14, 2023, Sunday, 5-8pm; admission starts at 5pm, event starts at 6pm sharp

Venue: Riverway Clubhouse

Address: 9001 Bill Fox Way, Burnaby, BC V5J 5J3


Admission: by Donation. In order to help people from all walks of life that wish to join us for this dinner, we specially adopt the form of free donation until all seats are fully booked. Donations can be made by INTERAC e-Transfer through WS Multicultural Services Society’s email info@wsisc.com. The cost of the dinner and small gifts for this event is about CAD $100 per person, except for the translation, editing, typesetting, design, printing and book publishing of the outstanding deeds of the award recipients (the book will be presented on October 8).


The selected individuals, community organizations, educational institutions, or businesses that representing Pan-Asian communities, that have made significant contributions to our vision, that they have been fostering, promoting and celebrating the arts and cultural diversity Asian-Canadian communities bring to Canadian society will receive an award.


May 14th is also Mother’s Day. To recognize outstanding mothers, to show how much we love and appreciate them on Mother’s Day and every day, we are also presenting some Outstanding Mothers Award at the event.


All the inspiring stories of the outstanding individuals, community organizations, educational institutions, businesses and outstanding mothers will be published in a book (in English and multiple languages). The book will be presented as a gift at the 9th Canada Multicultural Creative Festival 2023 & the 18th Giving Heart Community Feast 2023 in October, 2023.


Seats are limited for this event, reserve yours at your earliest convenience.


Reserve your seats, or nominate an individual, community organization, educational institution, a business, or a mother that deserves recognition, please log into WSIMS’ official website and submit:


For more information, email info@wsisc.com.


Poster in Chinese: 9th Greater Van Asian Heritage Month&Mother’s Day
Poster in Chinese: 9th Greater Van Asian Heritage Month&Mother’s Day

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By attending WSIMS events, you agree: Visual Record Release & Liability Waiver


I hereby give my consent to WS Immigrant and Multicultural Services Society and its employees to photograph (still and/or moving) while I am working, volunteering or participating in any of their events (in-person or virtual). I understand my name and photograph (still and/or moving) can be used for educational and public relations purposes, at the discretion of WS Immigrant and Multicultural Services Society and and its employees and/or sponsors. This consent includes, but is not limited to: - Permission to interview, film, photograph, or otherwise make a video reproduction of me and/or record my voice; - Permission to use my name; - Permission to use quotes from the above listed media; and - I also understand that physical movement or interactive activities may take place during virtual events. I understand to participate based on my own physical ability. I fully release WSIMS and its employees from all liability in connection with my participation.



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WS Immigrant and Multicultural Services Society (WSIMS) is an incorporated non-profit organization and a volunteer-based group. Over the decades it has been providing immigrant and refugee settlement services as well as intercultural services including free language and computer training, free support for seniors, women, children, youth, Indigenous people, people with disabilities, vulnerable people and other groups experiencing marginality. We also have been planning, organizing and hosting hundreds and thousands cross-cultural events, workshops, seminars, conferences, book launches, Discover World Culture series and more to create awareness, understanding and appreciation of multiculturalism, to build happier families, healthier communities and to foster intercultural harmony.


WS Immigrant and Multicultural Services Society (WSIMS) est une organisation à but non lucratif constituée en société et un groupe de bénévoles. Au fil des décennies, il a fourni des services d'établissement aux immigrants et aux réfugiés ainsi que des services interculturels, notamment une formation linguistique et informatique gratuite, un soutien gratuit aux personnes âgées, aux femmes, aux enfants, aux jeunes, aux Autochtones, aux personnes handicapées, aux personnes vulnérables et aux autres groupes en situation de marginalité. Nous avons également planifié, organisé et accueilli des centaines et des milliers d'événements interculturels, d'ateliers, de séminaires, de conférences, de lancements de livres, de séries Discover World Culture et plus encore pour créer une prise de conscience, une compréhension et une appréciation du multiculturalisme, pour construire des familles plus heureuses, des communautés plus saines et favoriser l'harmonie interculturelle.


文思移民与多元文化服务协会(WSIMS)作为正式注册的非营利组织和志愿者组织,始终以 “怀大爱、做小事” 为宗旨,秉承 “点燃激情、放飞梦想、感悟人生、分享美丽” 的理念,积极推动民族文化的传承、多元文化的融合及创新,激励人们实现各自的人生梦想。十多年来,一直提供力所能及的移民和难民安顿服务以及跨文化服务,包括免费语言和计算机培训、翻译服务、并为长者、妇女、儿童、青少年、土著人民、残疾人、弱势群体和其他处于边缘地位的群体提供公益服务;策划、组织和举办成百上千的跨文化活动、研讨会、鉴赏会、庆祝会、新书发布会、探索世界文化系列讲座等,以进一步提高对多元文化的认识、理解和欣赏,帮助建立更幸福的家庭、更健康的社区和进一步促进多元文化和谐发展。


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