2005 Calendar of Events, Page 1
2005 Calendar of Events, Page 1
2005 Calendar of Events, Page 2
2005 Calendar of Events, Page 2

Dance Theatre ON

When: April 27. 7:30 pm
Where: Centrepointe Theatre. 101 Centrepointe Dr.  
Contact: (613) 580-2700. 1-866-752-5231

a Korean Contemporary Dance Company.  Performances use a unique blend of movements inspired by classical ballet, modern dance and the Zen movement.  Tickets are free.

Embassy of the Republic of Korea /Centrepointe Theatre/ OAHMS


Era 21 Networking Breakfast for Young Canadians.

When: May 5, 7:30am to 9:00am

Where: Parliamentary Restaurant, Parliament Hill.
Admission: By invitation only. 

Hosted by Honorary Patron Senator Poy, with a welcome by the Minister of Multiculturalism, Raymond Chan, this event will bring together a diverse group of high school students with Parliamentarians and leading community members to take part in a seminar on self-motivation, networking, leadership and cultural fluency in Canada's multicultural heritage. About 100 young Canadians in Grades 11 and 12 will attend, with those of Asian, African and First Nations heritage, inviting a peer who is not of their own ethno-cultural community, to attend this inclusive Asian Heritage Month event.

OAHMS / J’Nikira Dinqinesh Education Centre, Ottawa

Video screening: Mr & Mrs Iyer

When: May 5, 6:00pm to 9:00pm
Where: Ottawa Main Library, 120 Metcalfe Street.

This profound film explores compassion and intricately juxtaposed emotions set amidst tension among religious communities in India. Reception and movie discussion.

MILAN (Network of young professionals of South Asian descent in Ottawa)/ Ottawa Main Library / OAHMS

Video screening: Canadian Steel, Chinese Grit (in Mandarin)

When: May 7, 1:30pm to 4:00pm
Where: Ottawa Main Library, 120 Metcalfe Street

A powerful film about the heroic efforts of thousands of Chinese railway workers in completing the transcontinental railway between Calgary and Vancouver.  

Chinese Canadian National Council (CCNC) / Ottawa Main Library / OAHMS

Taste of Asia Festival Launch-Press Conference: Performances & Reception.
When: May 11, 4:30pm to 7:00pm
Where: Parliament Hill, Room 200 West Block.

A culinary and cultural event to launch the 3rd annual Festival in Markham. By invitation or advance reservation.  For reservation call (613) 841-7517. 

APMC / Federation of Chinese Canadians of Markham / OAHMS

Film screening: Song of the Exile
When: May 12, 7:00pm
Where: Auditorium, Library and Archives Canada (LAC), 395 Wellington Street.

A documentary film on Chinese restaurants in Israel, South Africa and Turkey. Admission: $10. Sponsor ticket $30, RSVP by May 6, call (613) 261-0493.   Meet the film producer/director, Mr. Cheuk Kwan. All proceeds for the Glebe Centre for seniors. 


Gala Concert

When:  May 14, 7:30pm to 9:30pm
Where: Christ Church Cathedral, 420 Sparks St.
Admission: $15 (adult), $10 (under 12).  
Ticket Sales: Cathedral Arts box office
or www.cathedralarts.com/ticketform.htm. The share of proceeds of Ottawa Asian Heritage Month Society will be donated to the Tsunami Reconstruction Fund.
Enjoy an evening of Asian Canadian professional and community artists! This artistic event will feature Zhi Xu, a Montreal violinist accompanied by his pupils ranging from 5 to 18 years old, the Himig Pilipino Choral Ensemble, an Indonesian Kolintang Group (consisting of traditional Indonesian musicians) and D. Kai Ma, an Ottawa-based countertenor. The Gala Concert also features a performance by the Ota-wa Taiko Japanese drummers, a Korean Samul-Nori, Yadong Guan (an internationally recognized Chinese Pipa player) and a classical Indian musical ensemble. Finally, as a participant at the Gala Concert, you will surely be transported to the various regions of Asia through the folkdances showcased this evening: India, Cambodia, Nepal and Korea. Come and travel with us!
MC: Anna-Karina Tabunar (CJOH-TV Senior News Reporter)

OAHMS / Cathedral Arts


Video screening: Eid-ul-Fitr and Eid-ul-Adha, Muslim Festival celebrations

When: May 16, 6:00pm to 9:00pm
Ottawa Main Library.

These videos portray Eid-ul-Fitr, celebrated at the end of the month of fasting, "Ramadan", held at Queen's Park in Toronto and Eid-ul-Adha, celebrated after "Hajj" the pilgrimage to Mecca, at Parliament Hill in Ottawa.

APMC / Ottawa Main Library / OAHMS


An evening with several Ottawa-based Canadian writers of Asian origin

May 17, 6:00pm to 9:00pm
Where: Ottawa Main Library, 120 Metcalfe

Listen to Asoka Weerasinghe, Cyril Dabydeen, Bing He, Raywat Deonandan, Dr. Shakir Sheikh and other writers read passages from their novels, essays and poems.

APMC/MILAN/Ottawa Main Library /OAHMS


Video screening: No Distance Between Us  

When: May 19, 6:00pm to 9:00pm
Where: Ottawa Main Library, 120 Metcalfe

An educational film to make Muslims and Islam better understood and to foster tolerance and harmony in a culturally diverse society.

Art exhibition: Embassy of Iran. Reception will follow.

Embassy of Iran/ APMC / Ottawa Main Library / OAHMS

Asian Etiquette Workshop

Saturday, May 21. 1:00pm - 4:00pm
Cascade Lounge, Canadian Museum of Civilization (CMC).
Admission: Museum entrance fee

Discover rituals associated with business etiquettes and social customs in Asia.


Kathak - Context & Continuity

May 24, 7:30pm
Canadian Museum of Civilization
Free, call 819-776-7000

Ottawa-based choreographer and dancer Anjali Patil collaborates with India's leading dance scholar Dr. Sunil Kothari to present a multimedia performance on the evolution of the Kathak dance during India's socio-political transformations.


Film Screening: Please Teach Me English (English subtitles)

May 25, 7:00pm
Where: Alumni Auditorium, University of Ottawa.

A film about love and learning languages.

Korean Culture & Information Service

Video Screening: A Glimpse of India and Bollywood

When: Thursday, May 26. 6:00pm - 9:00pm
Where: Ottawa Main Library, 120 Metcalfe

Refreshments provided by Ishina.

High Commission of India / Indian Community   / Ottawa Main Library / OAHMS

Writing Competition Award Night - Broken English Theatre

May 30. 7:00pm

Where: Auditorium, LAC.

Multicultural stories and poems from first generation Canadians (adults and teens) in the National Capital Region. 2005 Theme: Baggage, a reflection on the perception of life in Canada.

Broken English Theatre / Community Foundation of Ottawa / LAC

What's Cooking? Asian Cuisines

Time:  Noon - 1:00pm
Where: The Real Canadian Superstore (RCS) -Westboro. 190 Richmond Road. 
Admission: Free, advance registration required, call 1(800) 296-2332 or contact RCS customer service desk.


     Indonesian - Tuesday, May 3
     Indian - Tuesday, May 10
     Indonesian - Tuesday, May 17
     Chinese Malaysian - Tuesday, May 24
     Indian - Tuesday, May 31

Ottawa Asian Heritage Month Society (OAHMS) / RCS


Canadian Tulip Festival: Asian Cultures. Dance, Music, Artifacts, Costumes.

Where: International Friendship Village, Major's Hill Park

Bangladesh, Iran, and Pakistan: Friday, May 20. 10:00am - 3:00pm
India: Friday, May 20. 3:00pm - 8:00pm
Korea: Saturday, May 21. 10:00am - 8:00pm
Indonesia: Sunday, May 22. 10:00am - 8:00pm
Nepal: Monday, May 23. 10:00am - 8:00pm

Association of Progressive Muslims of Canada (APMC) / High Commission of Bangladesh / High Commission of India / Embassy of Indonesia /Indian Community/ Korean Community/ Nepalese Canadian Association/ OAHMS