• SEIU-West Multicultural Mentorship Committee wants you to join them to celebrate Asian Heritage Month by celebrating with a weekly contest for the month of May!

Asian Heritage Month offers an opportunity to grow our awareness about the contributions of Canadians of Asian descent who, for over two centuries, have done so much to contribute to make Canada a country worth living in.

It is also a reminder for us to come together to fight Anti-Asian hate, racism and discrimination. 

For our third week's contest, tell us about an Asian tradition that you cherish and maintain for a chance to win a book by local author, Ponziano Aluma, who has gathered stories of newcomers' adventures of adapting to Canadian life. Send your entry to [email protected] by May 22nd, 2022.

Asian Heritage Month facts:

  • Asian Heritage Month has been celebrated since the 1990s.
  • In December of 2001, the Senate of Canada adopted a motion proposed by Senator Vivienne Poy to officially designate May as Asian Heritage Month in Canada.
  • In May of 2002, the Government of Canada signed an official declaration to announce May as Asian Heritage Month.

Stay tuned for more Asian Heritage Month facts and contests!

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