It’s Asian Heritage Month in Canada. In the U.S., it’s called Asia Pacific Heritage Month.
From my quick research (aka the Internet), I discovered that there is not a lot of information and media coverage on this celebration, especially in Canada. Or at least where I live.
In Manitoba, the Asian Heritage Society of Manitoba has a list of activities and events to commemorate this month. So does Vancouver, Ottawa, Calgary, and Toronto. But, despite these events and activities, they’re not enough.
They’re not enough because there’s not a lot of buzz and talk about it. Some Filipinos that I know have no idea that it’s their month. And it’s sad because it should be celebrated to recognize Asians in Canada. The more people talk about it, the more people are more open-minded with the Asian culture. That there is more to us Asians.
ISAtv released an episode from their series “Level: Asian” about Asian Pacific American Heritage Month. In the video, hosts Fung Brothers asks UCLA students what they know about Asian Pacific American Heritage Month. Watch the video below to hear their responses.