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April 2021

Virtual Screening – Center Stage (2019)

April 16 @ 8:00 am - May 14 @ 5:00 pm

International superstar Maggie Cheung (In the Mood for Love) embodies tragic screen siren Ruan Lingyu, known as the “Greta Garbo of China,” in this unconventional biopic by Hong Kong New Wave master Stanley Kwan (Rouge). Praised for her moving and emotive onscreen presence, Ruan’s private life, which was frequent fodder for the vicious Shanghai tabloids, began to mirror the melodramas which brought her fame, culminating in her suicide at age 24. Kwan and Cheung paint a kaleidoscopic yet intimate portrait…

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May 2021

2021 Asian Heritage Month Events Across Canada

May 1 @ 8:00 am - May 31 @ 9:00 pm

Government of Canada British Columbia Vancouver Alberta Edmonton Calgary Edmonton Public Library Saskatchewan Regina Manitoba Ontario GTA Toronto Public Library The Canadian Foundation for Asian Culture Canadian Race Relations Foundation Ottawa Quebec New Brunswick Saint John Nova Scotia Halifax Public Library

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Self-Defense Workshop

May 8 @ 1:00 am - 2:00 pm

FREE introductory self-defence session led by Shang De Tai Chi Praying Mantis Martial Arts Association this Saturday, May 8, 1-2pm! The session will cover: basic self-defence, basic hand strikes and kicks, and street awareness. Register here: https://forms.gle/t2rPnQoTgU1atg5r8 If the participant is under the age of 18 years, instead of filling this google form, please email info@shangdemantis.com and ask for the class waiver and return with parent/guardian signature.

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Unsung in the City of Champions: The Story of Martial Arts and Lion Dance in Edmonton

May 16 @ 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Edmonton was once touted with the moniker “City of Champions”, but that was about the city’s hockey and football teams that won Stanley Cups and Grey Cups. In Chinatown, and little known beyond the Chinese community, the Edmonton martial arts organizations have champions who competed worldwide and brought back numerous high honours. Want to hear their stories? These webinars are presented by the Chinese Benevolent Association and sponsored by Edmonton Heritage Council and Edmonton City as Museum Project (ECAMP). Partnering organizations are the Chinese…

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Asian Heritage Month: Writing With Nisha Patel

May 22 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm

Nisha Patel is an award-winning queer poet & artist. She is the City of Edmonton’s Poet Laureate, and the 2019 Canadian Individual Slam Champion. She currently works as the 2021 Regional Writer in Residence. She is a recipient of the Edmonton Artists’ Trust Fund Award and the University of Alberta Alumni Award of Excellence. Her debut collection COCONUT is available now at Glass Bookshop. You can find her at nishapatel.ca Register at no cost.

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Goodwill Ambassadors: Edmonton China Dolls

May 23 @ 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Back in the 1960s the Edmonton China Dolls could be spotted at Chinese community events. These young women were there as goodwill ambassadors for Chinatown. Curious to find out more? These webinars are presented by the Chinese Benevolent Association and sponsored by Edmonton Heritage Council and Edmonton City as Museum Project (ECAMP). Partnering organizations are the Chinese Graduates Association of Alberta and Fort Saskatchewan Multicultural Association (Asian cultural performance). Event via Zoom and free. Registration on Eventbrite.

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ECAMPing Trip: Aspects of Edmonton’s Asian History

May 28 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm

Hosted by ECAMP Curator, Christina Hardie, this online event celebrates Asian Heritage Month and the contributions of Canadians of Asian origin to the history of this place. Guest speakers include Shreela Chakrabartty, Soni Dasmohapatra and the Aiya Collective with members Lan Chan-Marples and Grace Law. Register for this FREE online event via Eventbrite. This is the first event of a new ECAMP program series called “ECAMPing Trips,” monthly online experiences for heritage lovers. ECAMPing Trips allows people to discover their city as…

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Knitting for a Good Cause: Chinese Women’s Club

May 30 @ 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm

During World War II, the Chinese Women’s Club of the United Church of Canada in Edmonton knitted many clothing articles for the “Bundles for Britain” campaign, which was founded in 1940 by an American living in New York City, Natalie Latham, in the aid of British servicemen and citizens. Who were these Chinese women? Event via Zoom and free. Register at Eventbrite

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May 2022

Merchant Mobility: Chinese Merchants in Western Canada

May 23, 2022 @ 10:00 am - August 26, 2022 @ 5:00 pm
Bruce Peel Special Collections Library, Lower Level, Rutherford South,
University of Alberta
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