The Vietnamese Community In Calgary

The Vietnamese Community in Calgary

Calgary’s Vietnamese community is relatively new to the city but has grown deep roots in a very short time. The community is another cultural jewel in the city’s crown of ethnic diversity. “Little Saigon” is the hub of the Vietnamese community.…

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Wilson Wong

Wilson Wong

Wilson Wong moved to Canada from Hong Kong when he was a young boy. Unlike many young immigrants, his parents were not able to join him on the journey to Canada. Instead, Wong and his brother were raised by relatives in…

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SAD Ltd.

SAD Ltd.

What exactly does it mean to be Asian-Canadian? It’s not an easy question to answer. In fact, there are probably as many opinions on it as there are Asian-Canadians in all of Canada. Curious about how people might answer that query,…

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Marichu Antonio And Cesar Cala

Marichu Antonio and Cesar Cala

Marichu and Cesar share an enduring belief that people, whatever their circumstances, have the power to make an extraordinary difference in their lives and in the lives of others. In the Philippines they were involved in advocacies for human rights, democratic…

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Ben Hsu

Ben Hsu

Taiwanese-Canadian Ben Hsu comes from a family of entrepreneurs. Hsu and his parents immigrated to the United States in 1986, then settled in Calgary in the mid 1990s. Both parents started and ran successful businesses while Ben was growing up, and…

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The Japanese Community In Calgary

The Japanese Community in Calgary

The first known Japanese to settle in Canada was Manzo Nagano in 1877, although there were reports of Japanese fishermen shipwrecked along the coast of British Columbia prior to this date. Waves of immigrants followed, young men in particular seeking adventure,…

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Kemo Inamasu

Kemo Inamasu

In the early 1900s, Kumataro (Kemo) Inamasu immigrated to Canada from Japan as a single, adventurous young man. When he was just a teenager and prior to his settling in Calgary, he spent time in Europe, and even ventured to the…

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The Filipino Community In Calgary

The Filipino community in Calgary

The Filipino community in Calgary is diverse and dynamic, mirroring the homeland itself, an archipelago of several thousand islands in the Pacific, unified by history and struggle. Although Tagalog is predominant, Filipinos in Calgary speak dozens of languages. More than fifty…

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The Calgary Vietnamese Youth Association

The Calgary Vietnamese Youth Association

The Calgary Vietnamese Youth Association (CVYA) was established in 2002 by Duyen Nguyen, Anne-Marie Pham, and Antoine Nguyen, three young first-generation Canadians whose vision was to provide opportunities for youth to be their best in their personal, professional and community lives.…

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