This is the third year that Halifax joins other cities in Canada and the United States in celebrating Asian Heritage Month. In sharing our heritage and culture with Nova Scotians we hope to promote better understanding and appreciation of the Asian Canadian community.
Theatre Auditorium, Saint Mary's University
McNally Building, 923 Robie Street
The Asian Canadian community in the Halifax Regional Municipality will host the official opening to celebrate Asian Heritage Month. Deputy Mayor Robert Harvey will read the proclamation proclaiming May 2002 as Asian Heritage Month.
Several Asian organizations will present cultural performances. Displays will feature Asian artifacts.
Metropolitan Immigrant Settlement Association (MISA)
2131 Gottingen Street, Halifax, NS
Intended to promote relaxation and restore energy, Instructor: Yu Mei Chen, Individual Match Supervisor, Host Program, YMCA.
Windsor Foundation Lecture Theatre
Art Gallery of Nova Scotia
1723 Hollis Street, Gallery North, Halifax, NS
Using examples of silk, jade, ivory, porcelain
Lecturer: Dr. Marie Elwood
Dr. Elwood is the former Chief Curator of History, Nova Scotia Museum (1973-93). 1995-2002 Lecturer, Ns College of Art and Design, Department of Art History.
Chinese Shinjiang Province children's folk dance
Korean cooking, Korean Association of Nova Scotia
Japanese Origami demonstration
Chinese Lion Dance
Library displays of Asian artifacts and/or library holdings throughout the month of May.
Spring Garden Road Memorial PUblic Library
5381 Spring Garden Road, Halifax, NS.
Patrick Power Library, Saint Mary's University
923 Robie Street, Halifax, NS.
Book Group Selection
The Bonesetter's Daughter by Amy Tan
Call 490-5700 for required advance registration.
Space is limited.
Films by Celebrated Japanese director Akira Kurosawa.
The films will be introduced by Saint Mary's University Anthropology professor Harold McGee,
who will also lead a discussion following the films.
Rashomon (1950, 88 minutes)
Ikiru (1952, 143 minutes)
Multimidea presentation with tips on your trip and how to plan it.
Special Events at the Spring Garden Road Memorial Public Library
Japanese paper folding presented by the Youth Services Department
Two performances at 9:45 am and 10:30 am
The Golden Slipper
In the Cinderella tradition, a rags to riches story set in Vietnam