explorASIAN 2019

April 27, 2019

explorAsian 2019 Asian Heritage Month

May 1 - 31

A monthlong series of events celebrating Asian Heritage Month in May – launches Saturday, April 27 with a ceremony at SFU’s Djavad Mowafaghian World Art Centre. Guests at the opening ceremony will include Wade Grant of the Musqueam Indian Band, Minister of State for Trade George Chow, Vancouver City Councillor Rebecca Bligh, and MP Hedy Fry. Balinese gamelan and Thai dance performances are featured in the programme.

This year’s explorASIAN focus is pan-Asian arts and culture, in recognition of the unique roles that many different cultures played and continue to play in our country and communities. Event highlights include a guided cross-cultural walking tour of Vancouver’s downtown eastside neighbourhoods that will explore the contributions of early immigrants who settled in Hogan's Alley, Jewish Strathcona, Japantown (now  Powell Street) and Chinatown. The tours, to be held every Sunday in May, celebrate Canada’s Asian Heritage Month and Jewish Heritage Month, which both fall in May.

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Opening Ceremony

  • Date
    Saturday, April 27, 2019
  • Time
    10:00 - 12:00 pm
  • Place
    Djavad Mowafaghian World Art Centre
    Simon Fraser University
    149 West Hastings Street


  • David Lam Centre
  • SFU Vancouver
  • Department of Humanities