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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The Sikh Community In Calgary

The Sikh Community in Calgary

Sikhism is a religion founded by Guru Nanak, who was born in 1469. Sikhs believe in one God, and that different faiths are a reflection of the belief in the same God. They live by three major principles: Nam Japna (keeping…

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The Korean Community In Calgary

The Korean Community in Calgary

The first wave of immigrants from Korean arrived to Calgary in the 1960’s. One of the earliest immigrants was the late Dr. Chang Young Kim, Professor of Physics at the University of Calgary. Dr. Kim and his family provided help for…

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The Hindu Community In Calgary

The Hindu Community in Calgary

Canada has long prided itself on being a cultural mosaic: a country comprised of several different parts that make up the bigger picture of who we are as Canadians. Without any one part of this mosaic, something would be missing and…

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The Chinese Community In Calgary

The Chinese Community in Calgary

Calgary’s Chinese community has been a part of Calgary life since soon after our city began. Calgarians have been reveling in Chinese New Year celebrations, savouring the flavours of Chinese cooking, and relishing the exotic sights and sounds of Chinatown for…

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Ashid Bahl

Ashid Bahl

Most children would never part with their beloved toys. But Ashid Bahl wasn’t like most children. At the age of just 11, he gave away his lunch and toys to disadvantaged children in his school in Kenya. That giving nature never…

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The Sri Lankan Community In Calgary

The Sri Lankan Community In Calgary

The Sri Lankan community is one of Canada’s fastest growing ethnic groups. Notably, the population “…has been one of the top ten sources of immigration to this country [Canada] in the late 1990’s and in the past few years.” (Jedwab,…

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