CBC Vancouver celebrates Asian Heritage Month

The month of May is Asian Heritage Month. This month is an opportunity to acknowledge and celebrate the rich history of Asian Canadians and their contributions to our country. CBC AHM.JPGVancouver has numerous festivities lined up all month to so be sure to tune in.

Starting with The Early Edition on CBC Radio One, host Rick Cluff and his team will be doing a special live show on May 28 at the Abbotsford Recreation Centre from 5:30 - 8:30 am. Abbotsford currently has the highest percentage of South Asians in any metropolitan area in Canada, so we'll be taking a look at a the stories that have shaped the community and the issues they face today. Singer, songwriter and Abbotsford native Adaline will be doing a live musical performance and sharing how she's come a long way to become one of Vancouver's top indie performers.

Everyone that attends will also have a rare opportunity to ask questions and engage with civic leaders, including:
-Bob Rich, chief of the Abbotsford Police Department
-Dave Loewen, deputy mayor of Abbotsford
-Randy Hawes, MLA for Abbotsford-Mission

The Early Edition will also be doing a feature on the Thai community where we look beyond just the many restaurants and understand how this small Asian community survives and thrives in the midst of the more dominant Asian cultures in the city.

In the afternoon, On The Coast with host Stephen Quinn will be featuring a special parenting column that explores the changing face of Canadian families. Every Tuesday, listen to how mixed race couples are tackling identity with their kids, how parenting has prompted some Asian Canadians to connect with their roots, and what it really means to raise children in a modern, multi-cultural city like Vancouver. Stay tuned for more from CBC Radio One during Asian Heritage Month.

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