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Asian Heritage Month Opening Ceremony

1) Asian Heritage Month Opening Event

Friday, 13 May 2016 | 7pm | City Hall Rotunda, 100 Queen Street West | Toronto

Admission is free. Please register on Eventbrite http://www.eventbrite.com/e/ asian-heritage-month-opening- ceremony-tickets-25127518083

The event includes:

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

Live Creation of Artwork Celebrating Multiculturalism

Featured talks by Chinese Canadian Legend Award Recipients
“Millennials and Diversity”
Millennials in Canada make up roughly 37% of our workforce. Defined as those between the ages of 13 to 34, they are far more diverse than previous groups before them such as GenX, Baby Boomers and earlier. We have all heard the stereotypes — that they’re lazy, entitled and narcissistic. But does any of this ring true with Millennials from Asian Canadian communities?
-- Presented by Justin Poy

Dr. Neville Poy’s collection reflects the diversity and range of colours from around the world. His son, Justin Poy, will speak about Dr. Poy’s philosophy of capturing culture, landscapes and mood through an artistic lens.
-- Presented by Justin Poy on behalf of Dr. Neville Poy

Mr Stephen Siu will talk about how Chinese philosophical thinking is employed in photography to meet with the challenges in a new country and to achieve the peace of mind. When he talks about the philosophical thinking, he'll cite some poems as examples as well.

Featured Performance - “Our Land of Canada: Diversity and Peace”
By Moon Pointer Production:  Ashley Poy, Henry Ho, Lien Chao and other visual and performing artists
A multi-media production involving video, sound, life music, poetry, installation art, Taichi, meditation and audience participation.

Reception to follow

The City Hall Rotunda is located at 100 Queen Street West.
Transit: Bus (#6), Street Car (#501), Subway (Queen Street Station or Osgoode Station)
Parking: City Hall Parking Garage (http://www.toronto.ca/311/ knowledgebase/74/101000045574. html)

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2) Art and Photo Exhibition
The art and photo exhibition organized for Asian Heritage Month can be visited at both City Hall and Metro Hall.  

City Hall Rotunda
Dates: Friday, May 13, 2016 to Thursday, May 19, 2016

Metro Hall Rotunda
Dates: Saturday, May 21, 2016 to Thursday, May 26, 2016

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These events are co-organized by Asian Heritage Month—Canadian Foundation for Asian Culture (Central Ontario) Inc.; Justin Poy Agency; Chinese Canadian Photography Society of Toronto; WE Artists’ Group; Toronto Public Library; York University; and Social Services Network. The 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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