Henry Woo

Henry Woo

Henry Woo was born on the 18th of March 1929 in Lethbridge, Alberta and passed on the 24th of November 2014 in Edmonton. He served as a member of the Legislative Assembly of Alberta (MLA) for the Edmonton-Sherwood Park riding…

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Hari Family Farmers

Hari Family Farmers

The story of Harnam Singh Hari is one that is tied to the very history of Calgary. Hari’s journey from his homeland has an almost mythic quality. In 1903, Hari left India / Burma for the greener pastures of Canada.…

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George Ho Lem Sr.

George Ho Lem Sr.

George Ho Lem Sr. (1918-2005) was born in Calgary and became the first Chinese-Canadian to be elected as an alderman (1959) and as a Member of the Legislative Assembly of the province of Alberta (1971). (Milou, pp. 1) He was…

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Foreign Concept

Foreign Concept

Foreign Concept is the new “restaurant on the block” and it’s making waves. The restaurant focuses on alternative Asian cuisine and fusion. However, no restaurant is complete without the chefs that head them. For Foreign Concept, it is Duncan Ly…

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Balfour Der

Balfour Der

Balfour Der, along with his wife Lisa Burgis, is a part of Der Barristers, a Calgary based law team that specializes in criminal defense. Der has practiced criminal law for over 37 years with ten of those serving within the…

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Atsuko Tanaka

Atsuko Tanaka

Atsuko Tanaka is an Olympic ski jumper from Calgary. She competed in the 2014 Sochi Winter Olympics, while also winning gold in the 2005 & 2008 Continental Cup as well as silver in the 2006 Junior World Championships. (CanFund, pp.…

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Asian-Canadian Farmers

Asian-Canadian Farmers

Agricultural exports are a major part of Western Canada’s past and present. For example, “Crops account for about 85% of primary agricultural exports [in Alberta] and… Wheat is Alberta’s largest agricultural export commodity at $2.0 billion in 2012.” (Government of…

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Dr. Anmol Kapoor

Dr. Anmol Kapoor

Born in the city of Nabha, Punjab, India, Dr. Anmol Kapoor came from a lower middle class family. His mother was a clerk at a Government office, while his father owned a small chemist shop. He recalled, ‘My father was…

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Anila Lee Yuen

Anila Lee Yuen

Anila Lee Yuen has been a community engagement strategist engaging diverse communities in Alberta for over twenty-two years in various roles. She has a strong background in program development, educational initiatives, and career services. In Karachi, Pakistan Anila’s father was…

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