Calgary Korean Art Club Launches New Classes

Calgary Korean Art Club Launches New Classes

  • June 19, 2018

The Calgary Korean Art Club classes are now open to the public!

The Calgary Korean Art Club is introducing Korean traditional music and dance to you. Korean dance is quite different than contemporary dance. Korean traditional dance began with shamanistic early rituals five thousand years ago and now ranges from folk dance to newly created and adopted contemporary dance. One may feel free to experience its inner-centered and naturalistic technique of the breath starting from ones’ heart.

SamulNori’s music is based on the rhythms of traditional Korean folk percussion music. The name SamulNori literally means “the play of four things”. The four things refer to the four percussive instruments. Each instrument is associated with an element in nature.

Nanta is a type of music that is synchronizing beat and rhythm with low, mid, and high tones. Our performance is based upon drumming beats and rhythms coming from SamulNori.

Everybody is more than welcome to try a new cultural experience with the Korean Art Club. They have opened up their new classes, which can be described below:

  • Every class is from July 1 – September 30, 2018 for 3 months. Each class fee is $80.00.
  • Information & Registration: (587) 889-9725 or [email protected]
  • Registration Deadline: June 30, 2018
  • Venue: Korean Art Club (#106, 4202 17 Avenue SE)



May 27, 2018 – Connecting Asian Canadian Communities with Calgary’s Arts & Creative Sectors

  • June 7, 2018

Considering our unique position as the leading pan Asian organization in Calgary, the Asian Heritage Foundation has recently started working with the Calgary Arts Development Authority (CADA) to act as a bridge between Asian communities and the broad-based sectors and institutions. The partnership aim is to enhance the cross-cultural awareness and increase opportunities for collaboration between the Asian communities in Calgary and the larger arts & creative sectors.

On May 27, 2018 we hosted an educational session at cSPACE King Edward to share ideas about our current state of cross-cultural collaboration and opportunity-building between cultural community artists and performers, arts organizations/groups, organizers, and leaders of communities with members and representatives of the broad-based Calgary arts and creative sectors.

The program include presentations from the following speakers working within the arts and creative communities about their initiatives for encouraging diversity and equity into their work:

  • Patti Pon, President & CEO, Calgary Arts Development Authority (CADA)
  • Teresa Woo-Paw, Founder & Co-Chair, Asian Heritage Foundation
  • Jenna Rogers, Artistic Director, Chromatic Theatre
  • Anna Ko, President, Korean Art Club
  • Lemon Wang
  • JS Ryu, CEO, Indefinite Arts Centre

The second half of the program engaged the audience through interactive breakout sessions hosted by wonderful facilitators. The artists and individual community members share their experiences and exchange ideas with the each other, helping to increase understanding and awareness of issues within the cultural arts communities.


May 26, 2018 – Making Connections with the Blackfoot Crossing Historical Park on Siksika Nation

  • June 7, 2018

On May 26, 2018 we celebrated a momentous event, the first-ever connections between Calgary’s Asian communities and the Blackfoot Crossing Historical Park (BCHP) on Siksika Nation. The purpose was to engage our communities and learn about the experiences and history of the Blackfoot Nation, including sharing perspectives on Truth and Reconciliation.

Our day was filled with education, laughter, food, and cultural performances from both the Siksika Youth and some representation from our Asian communities. With over 70 community members attending, most coming on a Southland Transportation school bus, a lot of emotions were shared with each other.

See the full Star Calgary news article for more information:

May 4, 2018 – Diversity Matters: Systems Changers to Address Multiculturalism and Inclusion

  • June 7, 2018

On May 4, 2018 the Asian Heritage Foundation kicked off the beginning of Asian Heritage Month with a luncheon, partnering with the Federation of Asian Canadian Lawyers (Western Chapter) and the Action Chinese Canadians Together Foundation (ACCT).

The event hosted a speaker’s panel of industry leaders highlighting important systemic changes that have helped to increase multiculturalism, diversity, inclusion, and equity into the workplace and society. Speakers included:

  • Honorable Senator Yuen Pau Woo, Independent Senators Group
  • Elizabeth Aspinall, Practice Advisor and Equity Ombudsperson, Law Society of Alberta
  • Emiko Muraki, Director of Community Investment & Impact, Calgary Arts Development Authority
  • Anne-Marie Pham, Director of the Canadian Race Relations Foundation
  • George Chahal, Ward 5 Councillor, City of Calgary

The event was a great success, pulling in 280 of Calgary’s leaders, community advocates, and members of the Asian community. We had many table sponsors from our communities and ethnocultural organizations. We really couldn’t have done it without you!

The Asian Heritage Foundation would like to especially thank our sponsor, Der Barristers, as well as the 2018 Asian Heritage Month Planning Committee and 2018 Board of Directors for their volunteer hours and dedication towards AHF’s mission.

The Asian Heritage Foundation is Hiring!

  • May 31, 2018

The Asian Heritage Foundation is hiring 3 summer students for an exciting opportunity to work with our coordinator and Board of Directors to develop and execute communications and community outreach plans, as well as project and event planning for our upcoming events.

Position Titles (click link to see PDF):




These are full-time positions requiring 30 hours per week. These positions are funded by the Government of Canada under the Canada Summer Jobs Program.

To apply please email  with your resume and cover letter. Deadline is June 5, 2018.

Celebrate The Launch Of 2018 Asian Heritage Month

Celebrate the launch of 2018 Asian Heritage Month

  • April 23, 2018

In May 2002, The Government of Canada signed an official declaration to designate May as Asian Heritage Month. While Asian Heritage Month provides an opportunity to acknowledge the long and rich history of Asian Canadians, it also provides an opportunity for Canadians across the country to celebrate their contributions to the growth and prosperity of Canada. The work of the Asian Heritage Foundation (AHF) is two-fold: to foster awareness of the participation and contributions of Asian Canadians; and to raise awareness and address issues that impact Asian Canadians through advocacy, mainstreaming initiatives, policy, and education.

This year, the Asian Heritage Foundation is ramping up to celebrate all things diversity through engagement, events, community collaboration, and more. We proudly welcome our community members and partner organizations to our kick-off event luncheon, “Diversity Matters: systems changes to address Multiculturalism and Inclusion”. We are proud to be hosting a plethora of industry leaders to discuss what changes and impacts have been made in the name of diversity and inclusion. Let us celebrate our contributions with a discussion of positive change.

Calgary continues to show that it’s a fast-growing, multicultural and highly diverse city. In such dynamic times, we need to ask ourselves, “Are we diverse enough in gender, race, age, and other backgrounds?” Learn more about the leaders who are being purposeful in their conversations to implement institutional diversity and systemic approaches into higher education, government, companies, and non-profits in order to develop, execute, and assess best practices that aim to embed and infuse equity, diversity, and inclusion into the fabric and culture of both the workplace and society.


When: Friday, May 4, 2018 from 12:00 pm – 1:30 pm
Venue: The Regency Palace, 328 Centre Street S, Calgary, AB T2G 4X6

Lunch Menu*:

*Please let us know if you or anybody in your party has any allergies or dietary restrictions by emailing on [email protected]com by May 01, 2018.

Deep Fried Prawns in Salted Egg Yolk Sauce
Deep Fried Crispy Chicken
Pineapple Sweet & Sour Boneless Pork
Seasonal Vegetables in Supreme Broth
Shanghai Noodles
Preserved Vegetable Shredded Meat Fried Rice

For more information, please contact:

Roxanne Pham 
Community Outreach and Communications Coordinator
Asian Heritage Foundation
Direct: (403) 466-2560
Email: [email protected]

You can sign up through our Eventbrite or Facebook page.

The Asian Heritage Foundation Is Hiring!

The Asian Heritage Foundation is Hiring!

  • December 14, 2017

Position Title: Community Outreach and Communications Coordinator

This is a full-time position requiring 30 hours per week

Job Description and duties:

  • Regular liaising between organization and community partners, the press and the media
  • Coordinate AHF programs and projects, including but not limited to events, fundraisers, conferences and workshops
  • upholding the values and interests of the AHF and carrying out the organization’s strategic objectives
  • Management and creation of content for AHF emails, social media accounts, newsletters, advertisements and other promotional and communication materials; monitoring of online traffic
  • Development of marketing strategies, annual budget, demographics reports
  • Initiation and organization of monthly board meetings, which includes preparing venue, invitations, preparation of agenda and minutes and collection of reports from subcommittees all prior to meeting
  • Attendance and coverage (on social media platforms) of AHF and AHF partnered events
  • Supervision of volunteers
  • Other duties related to community outreach and communications

Desired Interpersonal Skills:

  • Ability to initiate communication and establish and maintain relationship with community groups and key stakeholders
  • Skill, patience and time for community outreach
  • Independence, proactivity and timeliness
  • Organizational and time management skills
  • Confident, well-mannered, considerate in communication
  • Culturally and interpersonally aware and sensitive
  • Innovativeness
  • Transparent

Desired Technical Skills

  • Adept at using popular social media platforms such as Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, etc.
  • Proficiency with Microsoft Office suite
  • Ability to explore and use networking and productivity tools to better the efficiency of Board activities and scheduling
  • Graphic design for marketing materials such as posters, ads, newsletters, etc.

Desired Experience

  • Community outreach and work experience with diverse communities
  • Communications background
  • Stakeholders relations background
  • Marketing background
  • Public Speaking experience
  • Event coordination experience

To apply please email with your resume and cover letter. Deadline is January 7.

Reception Tickets Are Sold Out

  • May 9, 2017

The free reception tickets are sold out, but there are still tickets to the CPO concert available. You can attend the reception with a CPO concert ticket.

You can purchase tickets for the concert at, use the promo code AHF17 for a 25% discount!

Jack Singer Concert Hall, 205 8th Avenue SE | 5-7:30 PM

Performances by: Arnold Choi, Annie Pham & the Midnight Taiko Kai Drummers, and the launch of Missing Chapters: Untold Stories of Asian Canadians in Calgary.

Celebrate the Launch of Asian Heritage Month on May 11th at the Jack Singer Concert Hall

  • April 23, 2017

5:00 PM – 6:15 PM Free Reception featuring Asian Artists and “Missing Chapters: Untold Stories of Asian Canadians in Calgary” Photo Exhibit. Catering provided by EthniCity by the Centre for Newcomers.


Midnight Taiko Kai a group of Taiko drummers based in Calgary who love to spread the art of Japanese drumming. Many of their songs have roots from the traditional Taiko groups on the northern island of Hokkaido, Japan, but their continued inspiration comes from the rich and diverse styles of Taiko ensembles from Japan and throughout the world.

Arnold Choi an award winning cellist has performed to great acclaim throughout North America, Europe and Asia. A Sylva Gelber grant award recipient and Canada Council Instrument Bank Competition winner, Arnold is a prizewinner at Korea’s Gyeongnam (Isang Yun) International Music Competition, and the Carlos Prieto International cello competition. Mr. Choi has also won the grand prize at the Pasadena Showcase Instrumental Competition, the Kingsville International String Competition, the Canadian National Music Festival, the Stepping Stone Competition, and the Montreal Symphony Orchestra Competition, among others.

Annie Pham a classical pianist and international Yamaha Certified Music Examiner and head teacher, who archived many music diplomas and certificates from Yamaha, Japan. She has achieved many awards and scholarships throughout her music education, including the Harvard Broadcasting Music Scholarship and the Ginny Paterson Music Bursary in Piano. Annie was blessed with perfect pitch, assisting her to excel in every musical genre. Although she is classically trained, Annie easily improvises and loves playing pop and modern music. She has performed on the national television in Vietnam and on many stages in Canada.

Click here to learn more about this event or purchase tickets!

Missing Chapters: Untold Stories Of Asian Canadians In Calgary” Photo Exhibit

Missing Chapters: Untold Stories of Asian Canadians in Calgary” Photo Exhibit

  • April 5, 2017

What are we looking for? We are looking for YOUR story!

This year we are launching “Missing Chapters: Untold Stories of Asian Canadians in Calgary”. This unique project stems from a thorough community consultation held in over 50 Asian communities in Calgary. Together, community members shared with us their desire to celebrate and share Canada’s 150th birthday in a meaningful way. Missing Chapters speaks to the under-representation Asian Canadians’ contributions to the public Canadian history, public discourse and consciousness. It will assemble a unique Pan-Asian collection of authentic and inspiring stories of participation and contribution, struggles, perseverance and resistance, identity and belonging, settlement and integration, social inclusion, community development and collaboration, as well as showcase the achievements of Asian Canadians in Calgary.

Missing Chapters can only succeed with the deep connections, influence and outreach capacity of our community partners and members. With the support of our funders and sponsors, the AHF is committed to assemble a strong team to support the work. The project will be shared widely through social and printed media, to be displayed at various locations throughout Calgary starting with Asian Heritage Month in May 2017.

Submissions are to be emailed  as soon as possible. Entries received by April 10 that are selected may be showcased during Asian Heritage Month in May 2017. Entries will be reviewed continuously until October 2017. We we look forward to hearing from the community!


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