Asian Heritage Month Calgary Community Kick-Off

Asian Heritage Month celebrates our rich history as Builders and Contributors to Canada. During the month of May we will feature community events. This showcase of history and talent is more important than ever considering the difficult year due to the pandemic, and racism and escalating attacks against Asian Canadians. The community collaboration this year is stronger than ever.

Join us at our virtual event, hosted by Paul Haavardsrud and Serena Mah, to officially kick off the month with this celebration on May 1st!

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Join us for engaging panel discussions on topics including:

  • Why Asian Heritage Month is more important than ever in 2021
  • The “Bamboo Ceiling”
  • Looking to the Future – Youth perspectives on anti-racism

We’ll also be featuring Chinese Martial arts, a film called Dragonmasters, highlights of community initiatives, calligraphy and more!

Paul Haavardsrud is the host of CBC Radio One’s the Cost of Living, which airs Sundays at noon. The show untangles how economic forces work to shape our lives in ways big, small, good, bad, obvious, and unseen.

Paul started his career in print with Dow Jones, before moving to the Financial Post, and the Calgary Herald. He took to the airwaves with CBC Radio in 2010. He has ghost written two Canadian non-fiction best sellers covering two of his favourite topics, economics and sports. At this exact moment, he’s conflicted about (maybe) hoping for the Toronto Raptors to miss the playoffs to get a higher draft pick.

Serena Mah is a former journalist at CBC and CTV news. She continues to share stories as a public relations and communications consultant. She is a public speaker and well known for her commitment to community and social advocacy.

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