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 missingchapters@asianheritagecalgary.com  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!


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 info@asianheritagecalgary.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: roxanne.pham@asianheritagecalgary.com

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 info@asianheritagecalgary.com 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 calgaryphil.com, 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

  • March 21, 2017

UPDATE: Celebrating Canada’s 150th Anniversary.

The name Missing Chapters speaks to the under-representation Asian Canadians’ contributions to the public Canadian history, public discourse and consciousness.

The project gives voice to individuals whose stories have not been heard broadly or reflected in the Canadian history and social fabric, and which we believe need to be shared with a larger audience. The goal is to 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.

AHF will launch the project during Asian Heritage Month in May 2017 at various venues such as the Jack Singer Concert Hall, Calgary Public Library branches, and the Genesis Centre.

Stories submitted by March 31 that are selected would be showcased in May for Asian Heritage Month.


Celebrating Canada’s 150th Anniversary!

  • January 5, 2017

Asian Heritage Foundation (Southern Alberta) is celebrating Canada’s 150th Anniversary! We are looking for 150 stories to share with Calgary through social media and through a printed exhibit to be displayed at various locations through the City during Asian Heritage Month, May 2017.

We want to showcase the significant contributions that Canadians of Asian heritage have given to Canada over the past 150 years. We are accepting submissions from a wide range of ages, professional backgrounds, and across all sectors. The contributions can be social, economic, or political. Your story may be selected to appear on social media and at Canada 150 and Asian Heritage Month events throughout 2017.

Themes or topics that will be included in the 150 stories exhibit will include:

  1. Asian-Canadian history stories: Include some historical photographs and stories, ideally from a personal perspective – family photos and stories, such as pictures from past Chinatown, early Japanese families, refugee stories, etc.
  2. History stories from our living elders – focusing on older people in the communities and their stories.
  3. Asian-Calgarian artists and their contributions to arts and culture in Canada
  4. Immigration stories – focusing on the richness and diversity of Canada’s immigrant population and celebrating Canada’s immigration policies
  5. Prominent Asian-Calgarians and their contributions to Canada, both past and present
  6. Inspirational community members and work they are doing in our city and country in 2017
  7. Youth – the future faces of Canadian society.

If you have a story to share or know someone’s story that should be shared, please download this form and send it to info@asianheritagecalgary.org.

Entries will be reviewed continuously beginning January – May 2017.

Calgary Arts Development helps groups find and list available spaces for rent

  • August 29, 2016

Please find below some information on Calgary Arts Development’s latest initiative, SpaceFinder Alberta. If your organization has rentable space (rehearsal halls, studios, stages, meeting rooms, boardrooms, gyms etc.) and you are interested in listing your space and its’ availability on our free to list, free to search site, then please contact me for details, or simply log onto the website and start listing your spaces!

This online marketplace links organizations with space to rent with those who need space.

Calgary Arts Development, in partnership with ArtsBuild Ontario, Fractured Atlas, Alberta Real Estate Foundation and Arts Habitat Edmonton, is bringing SpaceFinder Alberta to Calgary and Edmonton in June 2016.

SpaceFinder is a proven technology created and developed by Fractured Atlas, a US non-profit arts service organization. This online marketplace links organizations that have space to rent with those who need space. Our goal is to help organizations (community, volunteer, non-profit, etc.) and venues efficiently find suitable users for their under-used space through this online tool. SpaceFinder Alberta is free to list, free to search.

Are You Looking for Space? Calgary venues are now on SpaceFinder Alberta.

Head here to look for spaces.

Do You Have Space?
Venues throughout Alberta can now be listed on SpaceFinder Alberta.

Head here to begin to create listings for the your venue.

Need help? Questions?
Contact spaces@calgaryartsdevelopment.com for more information.

About SpaceFinder Alberta
Many groups in the creative, non-profit and small business communities need space for meeting, creating, rehearsing, presenting, collaborating, gathering or celebrating. They spend considerable resources trying to find suitable and affordable spaces.

On the flip side, venues spend significant resources trying to find the right renters for their spaces. These might include commercial renters to cross-subsidize non-profit rentals, or it might be renters who fit the venue’s mandate (e.g., youth and education).

SpaceFinder Alberta will strengthen the creative, non-profit and small business sectors with an online marketplace for hourly, daily, weekly and longer-term rentals. From the user’s standpoint, SpaceFinder Alberta will streamline the search for appropriate and affordable space. From the venue’s point of view, it will bring more awareness to the community about your facilities and less space will go under-used.

OMNI Television announces plans for new national multicultural channel

  • June 17, 2016

Multicultural TV for All Canadians

OMNI Television proposes new national channel, return of ethnic newscasts and more Canadian content

Approval of OMNI request for inclusion in basic TV packages would secure future of multicultural television with win-win solution

Toronto, June 14, 2016 – OMNI Television announced today that it has filed an application with the CRTC to operate a new national multilingual and multicultural channel called OMNI Regional, the first of its kind in Canada. The national channel would be comprised of four feeds: Pacific, Prairies, and East, which would mirror OMNI’s local stations in those regions, and ICI Quebec, made possible due to a strategic partnership with Montreal ethnic television station International Channel/Canal International (ICI) to serve French-language ethnic communities in the province of Quebec. If approved by the CRTC, OMNI Regional would have priority access to basic TV packages (pursuant to section 9(1)(h) of the Broadcasting Act). Today’s local OMNI stations in Toronto, Edmonton, Calgary, and Vancouver would continue to operate as free over-the-air channels, as would ICI’s local station in Montreal.

“We believe our application offers a win-win solution: Canadians get low-cost access to quality news and information programming in their language of comfort no matter where they live, and OMNI and its community and production partners get a stable revenue source that we can use to build a strong and relevant voice for ethnic audiences in Canada,” said Colette Watson, Vice President, Broadcast and TV Operations, Rogers.

As part of its proposal, OMNI Television is committing to bringing back four daily newscasts in Italian, Mandarin, Cantonese and Punjabi, making it the only national ethnic programming service in Canada to provide daily newscasts, seven days a week, in multiple languages.

“Our new current affairs programming is resonating with local viewers, but we’ve also heard from our community partners, Parliamentarians and the CRTC about the importance of news and information programming to our democracy. If approved, our proposal will allow us to produce both current affairs programming that is locally relevant and news programming that is national in scope,” added Watson.

OMNI Television’s proposal also includes the following:

  • A commitment to devote 80% of OMNI Regional’s schedule to ethnic programming – a 20% increase over current – and maintaining the requirement to devote 50% of the schedule to third-language programming;
  • A commitment to devote a minimum of 40% of OMNI Regional’s annual revenues to the production of Canadian programming;
  • A commitment to maintain local daily current affairs shows in Mandarin, Cantonese and Punjabi languages;
  • The creation of a national cultural affairs series produced in Alberta that is designed to showcase important cultural and social contributions from Canada’s ethnocultural communities;
  • A commitment to re-establish in-house production in all of the markets served by OMNI’s OTA stations; and
  • The creation of four regional feeds that comprise the national network will be specifically tailored to ethnic Canadians living in B.C., the Prairies, Eastern Canada and Quebec by including English and French-language ethnic programming as well as third-language programming produced by local independent producers that reside in those regions.

OMNI Television expects the CRTC to post its application for public comment shortly.

Social Media

Like OMNI Television Facebook.com/OMNITelevision
Follow OMNI Television @OMNITelevision

POSTPONEMENT of June 16 Community Meeting

  • June 13, 2016

Dear Friends –

The Board of the Asian Heritage Foundation has decided to POSTPONE our community forum originally scheduled for Thursday, June 16 at Fort Calgary.

This decision was made for the following reasons:
-we believe our first stage dialogue with individual community should be as broad as possible and we have 2-3 more dialogue / consultation sessions scheduled.

-we need additional time to work with a small team of people to synthesis and organize the very extensive and rich information and inputs we have gathered from our discussion with over 12 communities so that we can have a dynamic and efficient discussion when we bring everyone together in August.
(We are very excited to see so much common issues and themes emerging as well asinteresting and creative ideas for potential collaborations)

Meanwhile we are organizing information to share with you about invitations from the Filipino community and Japanese community for your participation and partnership in their upcoming events. And please let us know if you wish AHF to assist in promoting your events between Now to September 2016.

To reiterate – there will be NO MEETING on Thursday, June 16.

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