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OPENING EVENT

Welcome Address

by Mr. Justin Poy, Patron, Asian Heritage Month-CFACI

Featured talks by Chinese Canadian Legend Award Recipients

The photo exhibition will be on "Diversity - Fusion - Unity" with about 80 photographs by members of the Chinese Canadian Photographic Society of Toronto (CCPST), including special exhibits of photographs by Dr. Neville Poy, CCPST Honourary Advisor Mr Stephen Siu, CCPST President Mr Edwin Ho, and international award-winning photographer Mr Tam Kam Chiu.

Mr. Justin Poy, CFACI Honourary Patron

Topic: “The challenge of Canadian Asian Media in 2018”

Local Canadian ethnic media in Asian communities was thriving in the late 80’s and early 90’s. Why? Because these were some of the only ways that immigrants could keep in touch with news from home and stay in touch with their community. Local TV stations would broadcast older shows but still satisfied the masses, local movie houses would screen films that were launched a year ago back home, but many here hadn’t seen them yet. Then the internet happened, followed by social media and now streaming media. How has this affected local media businesses as they attempt to find relevance and provide value to local Canadian immigrants from Asia? Can print, local radio and TV and website survive? And if so, which ones have the advantage?

Mr. Stephen Siu, Honourary Advisor, Chinese Canadian Photographic Society of Toronto

Topic: "The Fusion of Cultures in Chinese Architecture"

A talk with slide show of pictures recently taken by Stephen Siu in Shanghai, Nanjing and Ningbo on architectural heritage and modern structures, and the history and stories behind. With China's booming economy and infrastructure programs, the migration to urban areas has increased. New architectural structures rise up over old neighbourhoods. The blend of heritage and contemporary architecture influenced by both eastern and western cultures is ever-present in these cities which have historically enjoyed the fusion of cultures. The speaker will also discuss the disappearing alleys (hutongs), once the lifeblood of Beijing, against the backdrop of the high-rise glamour of the modern capital city, with photographs provided by award-winning photographer Mr Tam Kam Chiu.

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Dr. Lien Chao & Philip Chan on “Canada 150 Unity in Diversity Workshops in Toronto Schools”

Co-Organizers: Asian Heritage Month—Canadian Foundation for Asian Culture (Central Ontario) Inc.; Chinese Canadian Photography Society of Toronto; WE Artists' Group; Social Services Network
Asian Heritage Month Festival is partially funded by the Government of Canada through the Department of Canadian Heritage and the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council

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