Asian Heritage Month 2023 - ExplorAsian Cultural Bus Tours

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Asian Heritage Month 2023 - ExplorAsian Cultural Bus Tours

Hop on our tour bus with us & enjoy a day of ExplorAsian YYC with us!

By Asian Heritage Foundation

When and where

Date and time

Mon, May 29, 2023 10:30 AM - 4:30 PM MDT


Ismaili Community Centre And Jamatkhana - Calgary Westwinds 4669 Westwinds Drive Northeast Calgary, AB T3J 4L2 Canada

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10:30 AM - 10:45 AM

May 28 ExplorAsian Cultural Bus Tour Schedule

Arrive at the Ismaili Community Centre and Jamatkhana (4669 Westwinds Drive NE) to park your vehicle for that day in the designated areas. Your tour guide will greet you at the entrance of the Ismail...

10:45 AM - 11:00 AM

Welcome and Introductions

Bus Tour guides will give a brief overview of the day's itinerary, what to expect during the tour, tour guidelines, house keeping, etc. and introduce the facility tour guide.

11:00 AM - 12:00 AM (+1 day)

Tour of the Ismaili Community Centre and Jamatkhana

F.O.C.U.S. on Seniors

Tour this stunning facility to understand how the Islam faith is reflected in the architectural elements . Enjoy a chai tea & refreshments, henna body art & tile art activity.

12:00 PM - 12:45 PM

Box lunch & Afghan cultural performance

Immigrant Learning Moms Society (ILM Society)

A delicious box lunch of Afghan food will be provided inclusive of a drink. Enjoy a cultural performance in traditional wear of the Afghan community.

12:45 PM - 1:15 PM

Board the bus and drive to the next tour location

During the commute - trivia activity & prizes, introduction to the next location

1:15 PM - 3:45 PM

Tour of Calgary's Chinatown

Chinatown LEOs

Chinatown Block Party

Maharlika Divas Dancers

Chinese Elderly Citizens' Association

Drive through Chinatown's historic blocks, Tour of the Calgary Chinese Cultural Centre & Museum, walking tour through Sien Lok Park, snack break & Filipino performance, Chinatown block party performa...

3:45 PM - 4:15 PM

Board the bus and return to the starting point

During the commute - trivia activity & prizes, participant survey, distribute host partner marketing materials/resources.

About this event

The Asian Heritage Foundation (AHF) is hosting the ExplorAsian Cultural Bus Tours for Asian Heritage Month 2023. These Bus Tours are one of numerous activities offered by AHF member organisations throughout the month of May to celebrate Asian Heritage in Calgary.

Join us for a day long interactive bus tour for Calgarians to explore, experience and engage with Calgary’s many Asian cultures! The Tour is your opportunity to gain a behind-the-scenes look at the rich customs & traditions of diverse Asian communities.

Participants will explore two culturally significant areas and experience the cultural practices, food, performances and more of up to 5 different Asian Canadian communities per tour. Each Tour stop will include an approximately 1-1.5 hour tour presentation at each location to provide greater depth, history and understanding of each host’s culture.

Your registration fee includes the bus ride to all tour locations, activities and performances at each tour stop, refreshments, a box lunch as well as snacks for the day. Bus Tour Registration closes on May 24 or until the tour sells out, whichever comes first.

Presented by the Asian Heritage Foundation in collaboration with Asian community partners. Many thanks to the City of Calgary for their generous sponsorship of the tour buses.

About the organizer

As the largest pan-Asian organization in Alberta, the Asian Heritage Foundation supports and develops community through two key objectives:

  • Fostering awareness of the participation and contributions of Asian Canadians
  • Raising awareness and addressing issues that impact Asian Canadians through advocacy, mainstreaming initiatives, policy, and education

Throughout the month of May, Calgarians join with cities across the country – Ottawa, Montreal, Toronto, Vancouver, Winnipeg, and more – to reflect on and celebrate the diversity and prosperity of our city and our country. AHF will continue to promote unity and cooperation among Asian Canadian communities, as well as between the broader citizenry of Calgary, to develop relationships that will lead and drive future initiatives.