Events Organized by Ottawa Asian Heritage Month Society


Event Location Abbreviations

LAC: Library and Archives Canada (395 Wellington St.)
OPL: Ottawa Public Library (Main Branch) (120 Metcalfe St.)

Asian Heritage Month Official Launch
May 2, 2012 (Wednesday) 6:30 - 8:30 pm
Canadian War Museum
Barney Danson Theatre • Free Admission
Pre-registration required at
promotion@cic.gc.ca

Parliamentarians, government officials, community leaders and the general public are invited to celebrate the start of AHM. The evening includes welcoming remarks, cultural performances and a reception. Learn about AHM and network with guests.  Facebook event page
Hosted by Citizenship and Immigration Canada and the OAHMS.
 
 

 

Era 21 Networking Breakfast for Young Canadians
May 3, 2012 (Thursday) 7:00 am
Parliamentary Restaurant
Admission: INVITATION ONLY
Sponsored by RBC
Honorary Patron Senator Vivienne Poy hosts a breakfast panel for a diverse group of high school students to network with Parliamentarians and community leaders, and to learn about leadership and cultural fluency in Canada's multicultural reality.
A joint initiative of the OAHMS
and the J'Nikira Dinqinesh Education Centre 

  

Protective Equipment: Why Turtles Have It and Humans Need It
May 16, 2012 (Wednesday) 7:30 pm
Canadian Museum of Nature Theatre (240 McLeod St.) 

Free Admission (Registration required)
Turtles are the world’s oldest living reptiles and have evolved and developed a very strong protective shell.

Canadian Museum of Nature Paleontologist,
Dr. Xiao-Chun Wu, will show us how turtles got this way and how they are able to protect themselves from predators. The Neurotrauma Impact Science Laboratory (NISL) at the University of Ottawa is the world’s leading facility in testing helmets worn by many NHL players and replicating hits which players like Sidney Crosby have taken.

NISL Director Dr. Blaine Hoshizaki’s presentation will explain how helmets offer protection for hockey and other sports. After the presentations, members of the audience will be invited to ask questions. Don’t miss this rare opportunity to learn about the unique and important work of two Ottawa-area scientists.
Information &
Registration: 613-566-4791Facebook event
Presented by the CMN and OAHMS.
 

10th Gala Concert
Saturday, June 2,
2012  7:30pm
Grand Hall, Canadian Museum of Civilization
100 Laurier Street, Gatineau, Quebec

Tickets: $25 at 10th.gala.concert@gmail.com and Ottawa Festivals ($3 surcharge, 47 William St.) East Wind (802 Bank St./361 Richmond Rd.)

East meets west in a cultural fusion of the traditional and the contemporary. Performers include: Ron Korb, a Japanese-Canadian world renowned flautist, composer and international recording artist known as “Dragon Flute” in China, has played for Queen Elizabeth and in films by Oscar Award winner Ang Lee; violinist, Chris McKhool, accompanied by fellow members of JUNO Award Nominees Sultans of String, thrills audiences with a sonic tapestry of Spanish Flamenco, Arabic folk, Cuban rhythms, and French Gypsy jazz; Montreal’sHua Yun Artistique Troupe will perform the popular Chinese legend“The Monkey King with its comical facial expressionand movements, and also two dazzling Chinese folk dances; Maghan McPhee, soprano and 2nd prize winner at the new-music Eckhardt-Gramatte competition performs both popular Eastern and Western folksongs and aria; Ottawa Turkish Music Ensemble and Montreal Turkish Music Choir perform classical/folkloric Turkish musicconducted by award winning composer, Ismail H. Fencioglu; and Ottawa Tianyi Guzheng Studio perform exquisite pieces on multi-string Chinese zithers. A crowd favourite, the Indonesian Embassy will be back to present several unique Indonesian dances.  Facebook event
Presented by the Ottawa Asian Heritage Month Society.

 

 

EVENTS BY OTHER ORGANIZATIONS

Ottawa Police Service: AHM Banner Unfurling & Reception
May 1, 2012
(Tuesday) 4:00 – 5:30 pm  
Ottawa Police Headquarters (474 Elgin St.)
Free Admission

Join the Ottawa Police and community representatives as they unfurl a banner to mark the commencement of Asian Heritage Month 2012. Enjoy Asian cultural performances, welcome speeches and sample light refreshments as we celebrate Ottawa's diversity and positive police-community relations. Facebook event
Information: 613-236-1222, ext.5011 or CoburnZ@ottawapolice.ca
 

 

Japanese Sake: Facts and Fiction
May 3
, 2012 (Thursday) 7:00 – 8:45 pm  
OPL Auditorium • Free Admission

If you have a thirst for knowledge about “sake” come and attend this very informative and in-depth Powerpoint presentation. Learn about the origin and history of making sake and why it is an integral part of the deeply rooted traditions and customs that Japanese society has been respecting and observing for centuries. Presentation by Sam Toma, M. Arch and sake aficionado. 
Information: samtca@hotmail.com

 

Ayurveda: Ancient Indian Medicine In Modern Times
May 4
, 2012 (Friday) 7:30 - 9:00 pm
LAC Room 156 • Free Admission

“Ayurveda” is the science of life, promoting health and longevity in a very practical and natural way.  An individual’s body/mind type is determined by the relative dominance of three primordial mind/body principles, which can be in a state of balance or imbalance. Ayurveda seeks to keep people healthy by restoring balance. Participants will receive a body type evaluation, learn about diet, lifestyle, exercise and other techniques, and be given recipes for teas, oils, and seasonal herbal mixtures to improve their health. The workshop will be given by Vaidya Dr. Hemant Gupta, who has been treating patients, writing articles, and lecturing and teaching internationally for over 25 years. In 2008, he established the Shree Ma Ayurveda Institute in Ottawa www.divineayurveda.org
Information: indu.iam@gmail.com   
Presented by the Indo Canadian Community Center

 

An Evening With Sook-Yin Lee and Her Feature Film Debut
May 5
, 2012 (Saturday) 7:00 pm
LAC Auditorium
$12 for general public $8 for CFI members/seniors/students

Sook-Yin Lee, the Toronto-based actress, filmmaker, musician and popular CBC broadcaster will debut her feature film The Year Of The Carnivore, a romantic comedy about a grocery store detective. Also showing will be a selection of her short films and videos. After the screenings she will participate in a question and answer session with the audience. Presented by The Canadian Film Institute (CFI). For more information contact CFI Programmer Jerrett Zaroski (info@cfi-icf.ca) at 613-232-8769 or visit www.cfi-icf.ca



Ottawa Police Service: Vietnamese Heritage Flag Ceremony
May 7
, 2012 (Monday) 12:00 Noon
Ottawa Police Headquarters (474 Elgin St.)
Free Admission

Members of the Vietnamese community and the general public are invited to attend a ceremony to unfurl the Vietnamese Heritage Flag, adopted by members of the overseas Vietnamese community as a beacon of democracy and freedom in their homeland. Light lunch and refreshments will be provided.
Information: 613-236-1222, ext.5011 or CoburnZ@ottawapolice.ca
Presented by the Ottawa Police Service and Vietnamese Canadian Federation



Asian American Film Night
May 7
, 2012 (Monday) 7:30 pm
LAC Auditorium • Free Admission

The U.S. Embassy, Vietnamese Canadian Federation and OAHMS present two films tracing the history and immigration experience of Chinese and Vietnamese people in the United States.

The Chinese Story: Four leading Chinese-Americans are featured. Elaine L. Chao, who became the director of the Peace Corps, then Secretary of Labor and was the 1 st U.S. Asian-American woman appointed to cabinet. Others profiled include; professor of earth sciences Dr. C.S. Kiang, Chinese history professor Dr. Madeline Hsu and political campaigner/community activist Lani Wong. (26 min)

The Vietnamese Story: Five well-known Vietnamese Americans are profiled. Tony Lam, a California councilman was the first Vietnamese-American to be elected to U.S. political office. Others profiled include; U.S. DOJ attorney Viet D. Dinh, psychotherapist Xuyen Matsuda, popular singer Trish Trang and Linda Vo who writes about Asian-America women. (26 min)
Films followed by a light reception.
For information and registration please email cultural@state.gov


Four Seasons of Spring East Meets West: Classical and Contemporary Guitar Music
May 8
, 2012 (Tuesday) 8:00 pm
National Arts Centre Studio
$35 (NAC Box Office) or $41.75 (Online/Ticketmaster)

Dat Nguyen, acclaimed guitarist and singer from California, performs an exciting mix of classical and contemporary Western and Eastern music. This is a rare opportunity to discover a multi-talented musician. As an Amerasian child in Vietnam in the 70’s, blind since birth and orphaned at age five, Dat Nguyen discovered the beauty and healing power of music in these years of hardships. Since settling in the US in 1991, he has won several music awards, including the Disney Creative Challenge Award and the National Panasonic Young Solo Artist Competition. The evening will also showcase opening acts by local performers.
For more information: http://nac-cna.ca/en/variety/event/2369/ or cultural.affairs@vietfederation.ca.
Presented by the Vietnamese Canadian Federation and Vietnamese Canadian Centre

 


Ikebana Demonstration: Hidden Beauty of Flowers
May 2
, 2013 (Thursday) 7:00 - 8:00 pm
OPL Auditorium • Free Admission

A brief explanation of Ikebana history followed by a demonstration of Ikebana for different occasions from the basic style to modern arrangements. Come and see a unique and creative approach to Ikebana from an experienced Ikebana artist and teacher.
Information:
yumikotsuna@hotmail.com
Presented by Yumiko Tsunakawa of Sakura Studio

 

 

Miss Saigon, Les Miserables, Broadway Star, Leah Salonga
May 10, 11, 12  8:00 p.m.
National Arts Centre
Tickets from $21 at NAC Box Office


Broadway Star, Leah Salonga (Miss Saigon, Les Miserables), and others sing a stirring tribute to the musicals of Alain Boublil and composer, Claude Michel-Schonberg, with the NAC Orchestra under conductor Jack Everly, the Ewashko Singers, and Ottawa Festival Chorus.  Other Broadway singers joining Leah Salonga include Kathy Voytko, Marie Zamora, Terrence Mann and Eric Kunze.

Information provided by Embassy of the Philippines and National Arts Centre.




Adoption of Asian Children and Adoption by Asian Parents: The process and real life experiences
May 11
, 2012 (Friday) 7:30 pm
LAC Room 156 • Free Admission

The adoption of children born in Asia by Canadian parents has become increasingly common. This session will provide guidance about this distinct adoption process and explore the intercultural and inter-racial way of daily family life. There will be a seminar about the adoption process, costs, time frames, health and ages of the children, pre and post adoption services and support. It will be given by Cathy Murphy (The Children’s Bridge Adoption Agency). The audience will also hear from two families and one teen adoptee who have been part of this agency’s “Waiting Children’s Program China”. Roman Mukerjee will speak as a part-Asian parent who has adopted children of diverse backgrounds. He helped establish Ottawa’s first Canadian Mixed Race Marriage Social Forum, after retiring from the Federal Government where he helped draft Canada’s Multiculturalism Act.
Information and registration: Cathy.Murphy@childrensbridge.com or 613-226-2112 ext. 6 or www.childrensbridge.com


4th Annual Ottawa Asian Hockey Classic
May 11 - 13
, 2012 • Carleton University Ice House • Free for Spectators
Friday (6 –11 pm); Saturday (7:30 am–11 pm); Sunday (8 am-4 pm)

Tournament open to players of Asian descent and involves 14 teams (4 women's, 8 men's and 2 children's). The tournament includes a friendly and fun skills competition, with the fastest shot being measured by the Ottawa Police Service and their radar gun. Registration deadline is April 15.
Information and Registration: Naomi Katsumi at nfo@asianhockey.ca or www.asianhockey.ca


Van Gogh: The Asian Influence
Opening: May 12
, 2012 (Saturday) 2:00 pm (Ongoing all summer)
Ottawa Chinese Canadian Heritage Centre (397 Kent St.) • Free Admission

Come and hear a talk by artist and educator, SauLan Mo, about the Asian influence on Vincent van Gogh’s art work. There will also be a 2nd guest speaker, an art demonstration, a dramatic performance on the life of van Gogh and children’s activities.  Admission by donation. With the van Gogh exhibition appearing at the National Gallery, the Heritage Centre will be giving free classes for youth about van Gogh throughout the summer. See the event poster (PDF)
Information:
saulanartist@gmail.com
Registration: 
613-232-8403
Organized by Ottawa Chinese Canadian Heritage Centre

 

Open-door to Asia
May 13, 2012 from 11:00 am to 4:00 pm
Maison du citoyen, 25 Laurier, Gatineau (sector Hull)
- Free Admission

 

This event will not only showcase Asia's heritage, beauty and wisdom, but also features a special Mother's day celebration with various programs as follows: 

Musical Show: Chinese Dance; Rhythmic Gymnastics; Indian Dance; Chinese Magic; Nepali Dance; Russian Music; Philippine Singing; Thai Dance; Korean Traditional Percussions; Cambodian Dance; Chinese Lute (Pipa) and Piano; Philippine Dance; Chinese Singing; Afghanistan Singing and Music; Asian; Fusion Rock /Jazz Orchestra

Demonstrations: Korean style Tai-chi; Chinese Papercuts; Persian and Chinese Calligraphy; Chinese Painting; Indian Henna

  • Asian Food Kiosks and Tastings
  • Asian handicrafts
  • Special Asian Gift Lucky Draw throughout the festivity to celebrate Mother's Day

For more information, please visit www.gatineau.ca/diversite

ming.cco@sympatico.com
 


Cultures: Notes of a Social Symphony
May 14
, 2012 (Monday) 7:00 pm
LAC Auditorium • Free Admission

CNSS gathers people around a universal language, music! While enjoying different music, people will appreciate the value of ethnic variey in a society resembling the variety of tones and notes in a musical composition. Members of cultural groups, including Asian, will demonstrate their traditional instruments and music while enjoying and experiencing other cultures.
Information: cthf@cthf.ca
Presented by Canadian Turkish Heritage Foundation

 


Taiwan Movie Night at LAC
May 15
, 2012 (Tuesday) 6:00—10:00 pm
LAC Auditorium • Free Admission

6:00 pm: “Unknown Kinmen” This documentary takes viewers on an incredible journey to explore the unknown history of the island of Kinmen, or "Quemoy" as it is known to the West. Kinmen is literally The Golden Gate ("jin men") to the East and its known history goes back 6,000 years. See its unique culture and architecture through a multitude of cultural and historical sites and attractions. (45 min, English narration, Chinese subtitles)
7:00 pm: Feature film: “Our Island, Our Dreams” A romance-drama about three best friends - two young men and a young woman - growing up together in Kinmen and sharing their youthful and innocent dreams. However, the arrival of a soldier from Taiwan upsets the harmony when he pursues the young woman. ( 97 min, English subtitles)
Films followed by coffee and light refreshments.
Information: 613-231-5080 ext. 237 or press-secretary@rogers.com
Presented by the Taipei Economic and Cultural Office in Canada

 

First Generation Voices: Children of Asian Immigrants Share their Stories
May 16, 2012  (Wednesday) 6:00 pm
OPL Meeting Room  • Free admission

Come and hear two prominent members of the Asian Community talk about their experience as children of Asian Immigrants. The  Honourable Michael Chong,  M.P.  was first elected to Parliament in 2004.  As cabinet minister, Michael served as President of the Queen’s Privy Council, Minister of Intergovernmental Affairs and Minister for Sport. He was raised in a bi-racial family by a Chinese father and Dutch mother in a rural area near Fergus, Ontario. Sunny Uppal, M.P. grew up in an Indo-Canadian family in Markham, Ontario. He shares endearing stories of his family’s diversity, and how this is tied to Canadian values and his career goals.
Presented by Historica Dominion Institute. RSVP. Calina Ellwand, 1-866-701-1867 ext 239.

  

 

Film Night at the Shanghai: Queer China 'Comrade" China (Zhi Tong Zhi )
May 16
, 2012 (Wednesday) 8pm
Shanghai Restaurant (651 Somerset St.)
Free: Suggested donation $5 - $10

A comprehensive historical account of the queer movement in modern China. Queer China, 'Comrade' China documents the changes and developments in LGBT culture that have taken place in China over the last 80 years. Unlike any before, this film explores the historical milestones and ongoing advocacy efforts of the Chinese LGBT community.
Information and reservations: 613-233-4001
Presented by Shanghai Restaurant

 

Bamboo Groove- Jazz Night
May 18
, 2012 (Friday) 7:00 – 10:00 pm
Korean Palace Restaurant (610 Somerset St.W) • $10 Cover Charge

After a year of sold out shows, Ottawa’s first Asian Canadian jazz band returns to Asian Heritage Month with exciting new arrangements of standards and originals. Vocalist Peter Liu leads Bamboo Groove, featuring prominent musicians Peter Hum (piano), Adrian Cho (bass), Tim Shia (drums), and young rising star Daniel Ko (sax) as special guest.
Information and Reservations: 613-321-3911.
Presented by Korean Palace Restaurant
 


Vietnamese Cultural Day
May 19
, 2012 (Saturday) 10:30 am – 4:00 pm
Ottawa City Hall (Jean Piggott Hall)
Free Admission

Under the theme “Children of the Water Dragon and the Immortal Fairy” (Con Rong Chau Tien), a strong symbolism in Vietnamese culture, the program features entertainment with traditional and contemporary music, dances, martial arts demonstration, as well as exhibits of calligraphy and history, cooking workshops, food kiosks, games and crafts. Visitors are invited to taste the flavor, listen to the sounds and see the colors of Vietnam.
Information: cultural.affairs@vietfederation.ca
Presented by Vietnamese Canadian Federation, Vietnamese Canadian Centre and Vietnamese community organizations in Ottawa

 

Interactive Workshop: “Yoga “ Ancient Indian Wisdom and Yogic Science
May 21
, 2012 (Monday) 7:30—9:00 pm
LAC Room 156 • Free Admission

Two certified yoga instructors will be discussing how yoga is perceived and what it really is. They will highlight some basic yogic teachings and show how ancient yoga is actually a guide for life in the modern world. More than a series of stretching moves, yoga provides direction on how to create greater inner freedom and alignment. Jamine Ackert has studied Buddhist meditation, yoga philosophy and traditional yogas in India. She also lived at the Kripalu Center for Yoga and Health in Stockbridge, Mass. Kat Mills has studied and taught yoga in India and leads yoga workshop, retreats and classes internationally. She draws on two decades of instruction in adult education, communication, coaching and fitness. Jamine and Kat co-direct the Living Yoga Program classes at Makata Yoga.
Information: makataliving@gmail.com or 613-612-9642
Presented by the Indo Canadian Community Center


Off The Beaten Track: Asian Canadians in Creative Fields
May 22
, 2012 (Tuesday) 6:00 - 9:30 pm
LAC Auditorium • Free admission
6:00 – 8:00 pm: Reception, Entertainment, Fashion Show and Exhibits
8:00 – 9:30 pm: Panel Discussion

As an Asian Canadian, is a tougher or easier to be successful in a creative field? Fashion designer Andy The-Anh (Montreal), jazz singer Peter Liu (Ottawa), visual artist and independent curator Minh Nguyen (Ottawa), film-maker and social activist Paul Nguyen (Toronto) will share their experience and thoughts on these questions and more in an engaging discussion moderated by William Lau, artist, educator and distinguished cultural worker. Off the Beaten Track also features an art and fashion show with works by Minh Nguyen, Paul Nguyen and Andy The-Anh, as well as a performance by Peter Liu fronting the all-Asian jazz trio Bamboo Groove.
Information: cultural.affairs@vietfederation.ca
Presented by the Vietnamese Canadian Federation, Vietnamese Canadian Centre and the Vietnamese Student Associations of Ottawa and Carleton Universities



Seminar: China’s New Leadership
May 23
, 2012 (Wednesday) 7:30 pm
LAC Room 156 • Free for CCFS-O members, $5 for non-members

Professor Jeremy Paltiel of Carleton University will be speaking on the topic of new leadership coming in China. Details will be available on www.fccfa.ca/Ottawa/ and on www.facebook.com/ccfs.ottawa. Information:613-729-3660
Presented by Canada-China Friendship Society of Ottawa



Taiwan Movie Night at the OPL
May 24
, 2012 (Thursday) 6:00 – 8:30 pm
OPL Auditorium • Free Admission

6:00 pm: Documentary film Dance with the Sea. Taiwan’s famous oceanic literature writer, Syaman Rapongan, takes viewers to Orchid Island to see how the Tao people live harmoniously with nature. (Mandarin narration, English synopsis - 13 min)
6:30 pm: Feature film Fishing Luck. Behong lives a very simple life as a fisherman on Orchid Island until Zing, a beautiful, quiet girl from Taipei flies in on a business trip. They gradually fall in love, but Zing has to return to Taipei. As a new flying fish season begins, will Behong and Zing find the courage to follow their hearts? (Mandarin with English subtitles - 96 min) Films followed by coffee and light refreshments.
Information: 613-231-5080 ext. 237 or press-secretary@rogers.com
Presented by the Taipei Economic and Cultural Office in Canada



One War, Two Victories
Opens May 24
, 2012 (Thursday) Runs till January 6, 2013
Canadian War Museum (1 Vimy Place)

One War, Two Victories explores the experiences of Chinese Canadians who served in the Canadian military and volunteer services and in Allied war efforts during the Second World War. Though denied rights and subjected to widespread discrimination before the war, many Chinese Canadians volunteered for military service and related duties, helping to secure victory abroad and greater equality at home. The exhibition presents fascinating wartime stories of unforgettable men and women, and their remarkable contributions to Canada and to the Chinese Canadian community in war and in peace. The exhibit is organized by the Chinese Canadian Military Museum Society in partnership with the Canadian War Museum.  It was made possible in part through a grant from the Community Historical Recognition Program of Citizenship and Immigration Canada.
Information: (819)776-7000 http://www.warmuseum.ca/event/one-war-two-victories


Indonesian Night
May 25
, 2012 (Friday) 7:00 – 9:00 pm
LAC Auditorium • Admission $ 5 (in advance) $10 (at the door)

A reflection of an image of Indonesia represented by some traditional Indonesian dances, costumes and songs highlighting life and acceptance. The evening presentation will showcase young talent to promote friendship and harmony in Ottawa and a better future for our children. Portions of proceeds going to orphanages in Indonesia and Canada.
Information: 613-737-3288 or rettymk@live.ca   Facebook event page
Presented by the Indonesian Canadian Congress

 

Voyage Through India
May 28
, 2012 (Monday) 7:30 pm
LAC Room 156 • Free Admission

Come and enjoy a thirty minute presentation (video and still photos) that will take you on a wonderful journey to various parts of India. You will see temples, natural scenery, various cultural festivals and more. There will be a question and answer period after the presentation.
Information: 613-440-4991 or surinder_rayat@hotmail.com
Presented by Punjabi Heritage Foundation of Canada



Japanese Film: Haru Tono Tabi (Haru’s Journey)(2010)
May 30
, 2012 (Wednesday) 7:00 pm
LAC Auditorium • Free Admission

Haru's Journey provides an insider's look at Japanese culture through its themes of acceptance, endurance and familial commitment. It tells the story of elderly fisherman and his granddaughter, who live in a small fishing village in Hokkaido. It is also a road movie driven by family dynamics, as the two set out on a pilgrimage to live in Tokyo. (Japanese with English sub-titles -134 min). Reception to follow screening.
Presented by the OJCA and Japanese Embassy



Turkish Film: Allah’ın Sadık Kulu: Barla (Devoted Servant of God: Barla)
May 31
, 2012 (Thursday) 7:30 pm
OPL Auditorium • Free Admission

This animated feature film takes the audiences back to the years prolific Islamic scholar, Bediüzzaman Said Nursi, spent in Barla, a remote village located in the mountains of Isparta province where he wrote important sections of the Risale-i Nur -- a 14-volume commentary on the Quran. The movie recounts Nursi’s years in Barla through the eyes of a boy named Mustafa, the single fictional character in the movie. (Turkish with English subtitles - 108 min). Light Refreshments.
Information: ctif@ctif.ca
Presented by Canadian Turkish Islamic Foundation



 
Open House: Ottawa Chinese Community Service Centre (OCCSC)
June 3
, 2012 (Sunday) 1:00 – 5:00 pm
Free Admission • (381 Kent St.)

Learn about the services and programs of the OCCSC and meet their dedicated staff. Participate in a variety of cultural & recreational activities. Family fun includes bazaar, flea market, bake sale, face painting and more.
Information: 613-235-4875 ext 144 or doreen.ju@occsc.org or www.occsc.org



 

MONTH LONG ACTIVITIES

 

Brush Painting and Watercolour
Exhibition by Rowena Tolson
May 1 – 31 Daily • OPL 2nd Floor

Subjects of paintings include birds, flowers, scenery and wildlife. Rowena’s works capture the beauty of nature in the Ottawa area as well as classical oriental scenes of mountains
and villages.
Presented by the OPL and Rowena Tolson.

 

Cooking Demonstrations at Real Canadian Superstore
190 Richmond Rd. PC Cooking School
Registration required

Join Asian Chef Thuy Nguyen at her classes dedicated to the culinary delights of Asia.
Exotic Escape: “What's for Dinner”
May 2 (Korea)
May 9 (Vietnam)
May 16 (Japan)
May 23 (Thailand)
May 30 (China)
Noon – 1:00 pm ($10 and receive a $10 PC Gift Card rebate)

Taste of Japan:(Adults)
May 7: 6:30 – 8:30 pm ($40+HST)

Chinese Cuisine 6 - 11 yrs.
May 18: 6:30 – 8:30 pm. ($14+HST)
Information & Registration: Patricia Wilson, 613-722-5890, ext. 121 or pwilson@ngco.com

Chinatown REMIXED: A Celebration of Art
Opening: May 12 1:30—5:00 pm
Exhibits ongoing from May 12 to June 12
, 2012
Somerset St. West

Chinatown REMIXED presents: A Celebration of Art on Somerset Street West! This fourth annual community art exhibit is showing in non-traditional spaces such as restaurants, coffee shops, law offices, jewelry stores and hair salons in Ottawa's Chinatown. Mass vernissages and street festivities on Saturday May 12th from 1:30 - 5 pm.
Presented by: Chinatown Remixed Collective
Information:
www.ottawachinatown.ca or ottawa.chinatown.remixed@gmail.com

 

Event Location Abbreviations:
LAC: Library and Archives Canada (395 Wellington St.)
OPL: Ottawa Public Library (Main Branch) (120 Metcalfe St.)

 

 

Miss Saigon, Les Miserables,Broadway Star, Leah Salonga

May 10, 11, 12  8:00 p.m.

National Arts Centre

Tickets from $21 at NAC Box Office

Broadway Star, Leah Salonga (Miss Saigon, Les Miserables), and others sing a stirring tribute to the musicals of Alain Boublil and composer, Claude Michel-Schonberg, with the NAC Orchestra under conductor Jack Everly, the Ewashko Singers, and Ottawa Festival Chorus.  Other Broadway singers joining Leah Salonga include Kathy Voytko, Marie Zamora, Terrence Mann and Eric Kunze.

Information given by Embassy of the Philippines and National Arts Centre.