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 second week's contest, tell us about an unforgettable experience in Asia (either as your origin or an experience when you visited Asia) 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 15th, 2022.

Asian Heritage Month facts:

  • Our Asian immigrants have brought a rich cultural heritage representing many languages, ethnicities and religious traditions. 
  • The people from these diverse, vibrant and growing community have contributed to every aspect of life in Canada - from the arts and science to sports, business and government. 
  • There are approximately 2,300 indigenous languages spoken in Asia.
  • Some of the major religions of Asia are: Hinduism (25.3%), Islam(24.3%), Buddhism(11.9%), Folk Religions(9%), and Christian(7.1%). 21.2% are unaffiliated and 1.3% are other.

Stay tuned for more Asian Heritage Month facts and contests!

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