Asian Heritage Month

May is Asian Heritage Month in Canada. The Government of Canada officially declared the month of May Asian Heritage Month in May 2002. Research into Oshawa’s early Asian history is ongoing, and we hope to add more to these stories from our community.

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Culture Chats @ Lunch

Chinese-Canadian History: An Oshawa Perspective

Since 2002, May has been declared Asian Heritage Month in Canada. The history of Asian immigration in Canada can be traced back to more than one hundred and fifty years ago when Chinese workers arrived in the west coast and joined the workers to build the Pacific Railway in the mid-nineteenth century. Asian Canadians not only physically helped to build Canada, but also culturally enriched its diversity, which has become an important characteristic of Canada. This talk will focus on the long, and at times difficult, history of Chinese immigration to Canada from the perspective of local families and their experiences.


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