Art Exhibit: Illuminating Our Ancestors by Don Kwan | Friday, May 25 | Free

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Sneak a peek into what I’ve been working on for the past few months/years. Tonight at Shanghai. This interactive installation is called “illuminating our ancestors” it is an old discarded Chinese chandelier I repurposed. Fire, incense and smoke are often used to honour our ancestors in ceremony. In this piece, I hope to achieve a similar sense of ceremony using the chandelier light, sourced images of my family and technology to honour our ancestors. #myartprocess #artottawa #chinatownottawa #donkwanart #canadianart #illuminatingart @ Shanghai Restaurant

Friday, May 25, 2018

FREE

 

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Day of Pink GALA Reception & Awards | Wed. Apr. 11 @ 5:30 pm | Lansdowne Park | FREE

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Please join the Canadian Centre for Gender and Sexual Diversity on Wednesday, April 11th, 2018, to celebrate the Day of Pink Gala in Ottawa.

RSVP: ccgsd-ccdgs.org/pink

Location: Horticulture Building (1525 Princess Patricia Way, Ottawa, ON K1S 5J3)
Time: 5:30-9pm

The Gala is a fabulous event featuring a reception and an award ceremony. At the award ceremony, we will give Awards to leaders from across Canada who have gone above and beyond in the fight against bullying and discrimination.

This year’s event is proud to pay tribute to divers queer & trans folks featuring performances from a special curated group of local artists and performers.

The gala is a FREE EVENT. Our goal with the Gala is not to raise money, but to build community and celebrate the success of CCGSD over the past year. There will be hors d’oeuvres provided free of charge, and beverages will be available through a cash bar. We will also have a raffle and silent auction to help raise funds for the gala. Our VIPink guests will be provided free beverages throughout the night, priority seating during the award ceremony, and will have their name added to the VIPink exclusive raffle.

The CCGSD is always focused on our work in schools. As such, we are proud to announce that this event is a zero-budget event, with any profits made funneled directly into our programming across Canada.

We acknowledge that this event is being held on the traditional territories of the Algonquin peoples.

This event is fully accessible and bilingual.

Recommended dress code: Fabulous pink

For more information and to RSVP visit

http://ccgsd-ccdgs.org/pink/

Chinese Canadian Restaurant Night 🕑 November 8 | 6 – 9PM | $12 |Reservations

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The  More Than Just Food Series tackles the history, creation + sociopolitical meanings behind those yummy, home-cooked meals from your childhood, to the first Chinese Canadian restaurants + today’s current food scene.

We’ll analyse the ties between identity + food, its place in Western society + more.

• Chinese Canadian Restaurant Night •
🕑 November 8 | 6 – 9PM | Shanghai Restaurant | $12
Dinner + a Documentary! 🎬 We’ll start the night off with a Chinese Canadian dinner at Shanghai Restaurant, one of the first restaurants in Ottawa’s Chinatown. We’ll follow it with a 1hr screening of The Search for General Tso + a discussion following the night about the social + historical ties to Chinese Canadian identity.

• Cooking Workshop • 饺子 / 餃子 jiǎo zi / gaau2 zi2 • $15
🕑 December 9 | 10AM – 1PM | T&T Supermarket | 224 Hunt Club Rd.
Victoria Song will lead a dumpling workshop with her family’s dumpling recipe! ✨ Join us for a hands-on tutorial + figure out the trick to dumpling folding! You’ll get to eat what you make afterwards + join us in a discussion about food, identity + reconnecting to our roots.

ADVANCED REGISTRATION! Please register + save your space by filling out the online form. There are limited spaces + we will need to purchase ingredients + reserve appropriate spaces! https://goo.gl/XM5eDd

WORKSHOPS are open to Chinese Canadians of all ages! Kids, Students, Adults + Seniors alike. 👵 We’ll also be taking photos at the events, so please let us know either via message or at the event if you would prefer not to have your photo taken 🙂

HOSTED BY https://www.facebook.com/chinesecanadianco/

CELEBRATING ASIAN HERITAGE MONTH

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Celebrating Asian Heritage Month – CITYWIDE Events

Throughout the month come and hear inspiring speakers, see entertaining films and slide presentations, participate in delectable cooking demonstrations, watch a hockey tournament, play at an Asian board games night and more. Best of all, most AHM events are free!

Note these events at the Main Branch of the Ottawa Public Library. 

May 3Personal Journeys (Speakers include a young woman who fled the taliban)

May 10 (Tuesday) 7 pm

Film Screening: Everything Will Be

A NFB film about the history and changing face of Vancouver’s Chinatown

May 24 (Tuesday) 7 pm

Film Screening: Operation Oblivion

The fascinating story about a group of Chinese-Canadian civilians trained by the British Secret Service (MI6) to fight behind enemy lines during World War II.

Plus the May 11 Asian Board Games night is at The Loft

PLEASE VISIT  www.asianheritagemonth.net for a Calendar of Events