Sep 11

2016 National Association of Japanese Canadians Conference

September 8 - 11, 2016 - Sheraton Suites Calgary Eau Claire

The National Association of Japanese Canadians' 2016 Annual Conference brings together people from all across the country to network and discuss contemporary issues that face our communities.

Activities include:

Honoring Our Ancestry and Heritage: Researching Genealogy - The Japanese Canadian Perspective; Creating Nikkei Stories - Workshop on Digital Storytelling

Human Rights - Have We Learned from Our History: Recent events and incidents around the world pose the question:  Have we made any progress over the past 50 years? UN Declaration of Human Rights and Truth and Reconciliation; Community and Diversity - A Discussion about Our Role and Response to Current Challenges

Asian Canadian Business Network Reinvented: Building Commitment to Achieve High Performance; Pan-Asian Panel - Overcoming Challenges to Achieve Success

Japanese Canadian Young Leaders Conference: Prioritizing dialogue and empowering young peole through workshops, heritage tours, panels and inter-generational discussions

100th Anniversary of Japanese Canadian Volunteers in World War One: Descendants of Japanese Canadian soldiers who enlisted in the First World War; Kaye Kishibe - Author of "Battlefield at Last"; Tour of the Calgary Military Museum

Interested participants of all cultures are welcome!

To register, go to

Sep 3

Fiesta Filipino 2016

Come join the largest Filipino Festival in Calgary and Alberta.  The event takes place at Olympic Plaza in downtown Calgary from 12noon to 11pm on Friday, September 2 and 9am to 9pm on Saturday, September 3.  Experience food, music, dance and so much more of the Filipino Culture.

For more information, check out the website at

6:00 pm18:00

YYC for Fort McMurray

  • Commonwealth Centre

Canada has always drawn strength from its diversity and at 6pm on August 13, 2016, at the Commonwealth Centre, groups from a variety of very Canadian backgrounds will come together to put on a fundraising gala.  A portion of every ticket sold will go towards support for Fort McMurray recovery efforts through the Red Cross.  From Juno award winner Oscar Lopez to First Nations performers to the Young Canadians to many different cultural groups - it will be a night to remember!  The evening includes dinner & dance, multicultural performances, a silent auction and more.

All Calgarians are invited to purchase tickets and come support this wonderful cause.

More information can be found on the event facebook page or you can contact Patrick at [email protected] / 403-816-1898

Tickets are $68 per person can be purchased online at

The 10th Annual K-Pop Festival
5:00 pm17:00

The 10th Annual K-Pop Festival

  • Leacock Theatre, Mount Royal University

The Calgary Korean Women's Association presents the 10th annual K-Pop Festival on Sunday, June 26, 2016 at the Leacock Theatre, Mount Royal University, starting at 5pm.  The deadline for application to perform is June 11th.  For more information, contact [email protected] or [email protected], 403-861-8231

6:30 pm18:30

ImaginASIAN 2015 Cultural Gala

  • Regency Palace Restaurant

Tickets - $50

As a wrap-up to the ImaginASIAN Festival celebrating Asian Heritage Month in Calgary, the AHF will present a Cultural Night & Recognition Banquet. The evening will celebrate Asian culture in Calgary through a sumptuous 10 course Chinese banquet, the chance to appreciate various cultural performances such as musical numbers, dances and songs, and the celebration and the recognition of contributions by prominent Asian-Calgarians in the fields of the arts, social services, charities and the business sector.

12:00 pm12:00

ImaginASIAN 2015 Cultural Festival

  • Calgary Chinese Cultural Centre

Free Admission!

Join us for a fun family day at the Chinese Cultural Centre in celebration of Asian Heritage Month in Canada. This event will include Arts, Crafts, Interactive Activities, Entertainment, Food and Informative Displays that showcase the vast array of Asian Cultures that form a part of our lives in Calgary and Canada today. Travel many of the countries that make up geographic Asian, all in one afternoon.

12:00 pm12:00

ImaginASIAN 2015 Kick Off

  • Chinook Centre

Free Admission!

Celebrate the start of Asian Heritage Month in Calgary and get a taste of all ImaginASIAN 2015 has to offer. Join us in the Bay Court area at Chinook Centre for a line-up of free Asian entertainment, featuring Martial Arts displays, traditional and contemporary Asian dance and Midnight Taiko, Calgary’s celebrated Japanese Taiko Drummers. This event commemorates the beginning of Asian Heritage Month in Canada.