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Opening Ceremony

Time: 12:00 PM
When: Tue, May 5, 2015
Where: Chickadee Hall, Fredericton Public Library, 12 Carleton Street

Opening Ceremony & Exhibition


12:00 PM



Tue, May 5 2015



Chickadee Hall, Fredericton Public Library



Featuring Troupe Layalina (Montreal, QC)
with local Asian-Canadian Artist

Cultural Gala & Documentary

Time: 7:00 to 9:00 PM
When: Sat, May 23rd 2015

Fredericton Playhouse, 686 Queen Street


Taste a little of Asia's best
and learn how to prepare it.

Asian Food Workshops

Time:  3:00-4:00 PM (Demonstration)  
 4:00-5:00 PM (Food Sampling)
When: June 26th and 27th

MCAF Cultural Expressions Festival,

Officer Square

Message from AHSNB Chair Madhu Verma

From the arrival of the first Asian immigrants to Canada in the mid 19th century, Asian Canadians have provided significant contributions to the growth and prosperity of our nation. Since the official declaration of May as Asian Heritage Month by the Government of Canada in 2002, the Asian Heritage Society of New Brunswick has been working to promote public awareness of the many social, cultural, political, and economic contributions of Asian Canadians.

This year we celebrate our 12th year as an organization promoting awareness of the heritage and historical contributions of Asian Canadians. Celebrations are taking place not only in Fredericton but also in Saint John, Moncton and Miramichi. We have been so pleased to witness the growth of Asian Heritage Month events across New Brunswick and we give thanks to our sister chapters for all of their hard work and dedication to bringing this important initiative to communities across the province.

This year in Fredericton, we are presenting a series of Food Workshops throughout the month of May. These workshops feature the cuisines of China, India, the Philippines, Iraq, Japan and Korea. Participants will have the opportunity to not only taste some of Asia’s best and learn how to prepare Asian foods, they will learn about the role of particular foods in traditional Asian health and healing practices. Several other activities are taking place across New Brunswick and I encourage all of you to consult our program for more details.

Tonight, I hope you will enjoy our annual Asian Heritage Cultural Gala. Many of you come out each year for the vibrant and exciting performances of our local Asian artists and our non-local guest performers. This year we are doing something a little different: showcasing martial arts performers from Kim’s Taekwondo School in Montreal. I know it will be a fantastic evening and it has been our pleasure to work with all of the cultural associations, performers and volunteers who have worked so hard to make tonight special for all of you.

Asian Heritage Month events foster a spirit of acceptance, celebration, and an appreciation for the multicultural composition of Canada. The Asian Heritage Society hopes that together we can create a more welcoming and united society in which diversity is seen as our strength.



Madhu Verma

Chair, Asian Heritage Society of NB

Public Funders

Premier David Alward

Premier David Alward
As Premier of New Brunswick, it is my pleasure to recognize May as Asian Heritage Month in New Brunswick.
Many people of Asian descent have chosen, and continue to choose, to make New Brunswick their home. I want to acknowledge the contribution that members of the Asian community are making to our province socially, economically and culturally.


Mayor Michael G. O'Brien


We take great pride in our City being one of the world’s most intelligent communities, a leader in green technologies and a proud supporter of arts and culture.  We also take great pride in being a welcoming city to everyone who chooses to make Fredericton their home.