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Celebrate Asian Heritage Month

To commemorate Asian Heritage Month, CBC is sharing profiles of Asian-Canadians to highlight those who are making meaningful contributions in the community.

Throughout May, CBC is highlighting the heritage and contributions of Asian-Canadians

To commemorate Asian Heritage Month, CBC is sharing profiles of Asian-Canadians every week to highlight those who are making meaningful contributions in the community.  (CBC)

May is Asian Heritage Month, a time to acknowledge and celebrate the rich history of Asian-Canadians and their contributions to our country. 

To commemorate the occasion, CBC is sharing profiles of amazing Asian-Canadians every week to highlight those who are making meaningful contributions in the community. 

Nathon Kong

Nathon Kong (Karene-Isabelle Jean-Baptiste)

Montrealer Nathon Kong is an entrepreneur and fashion designer. He has been invited to speak on world stages like TEDx, and was recognized for his talent at the Musée des beaux-arts de Montréal alongside world-renowned designer Thierry Mugler in 2019.

Read more about Nathon and his thoughts on what it means to be Asian-Canadian in 2021 here.

For more Asian Heritage Month content, visit CBC Gem for a collection of series, documentaries and films that honour the culturally diverse and rich heritage of Asian-Canadians and follow the hashtag #ProudlyAsianCanadian on social media for more inspiring profiles. 

Interviews on CBC Listen

Daybreak

Let's Go

Radio Noon

All in a Weekend

Virtual events to attend

  • Dragonmasters: A Cultural Odyssey: The untold story of the Chinese dragon and its roots and history in China and North America | Screening May 2 onwards

  • Let's Talk Webinar: A panel discussion about how anti-Asian racism has manifested in our systems, how resilient the Asian community has been and how we can find ways to resolve anti-Asian racism hosted by Act2EndRacism Network | May 20, 2021 @ 1 p.m. 

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