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Asian Heritage Month: May 1 – 31, 2014

Asian Heritage Month: May 1 – 31, 2014

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Asian Heritage Month is held in May every year. It is a month long celebration that puts into focus the long and rich history of Asian Canadians, and celebrates their various contributions to the Canadian Society economically, socially, culturally, and politically. Significantly, Asian countries comprise one of the largest sources of immigration to Canada.

Asian Heritage Month has been celebrated in the United States since 1979. In December 2001, the Senate adopted a motion proposed by Senator Vivienne Poy to officially designate May as the Asian Heritage Month in Canada. The official declaration was signed May 2002 in recognition of Asian Canadians with the Heritage from East Asia, Southern Asia, Western, and Southeast Asia.

OPSEU joins in celebrating the Asian Heritage Month with our brothers and sisters of Asian Heritage.

We celebrate the many achievements and contributions of Asian Heritage as we all enrich the cultural diversity and fabric of Canada.

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