In Canada, many Asians have begun to celebrate their heritage during the month of May since 1979. In December 2001, the Senate adopted a motion proposed by Senator Vivienne Poy to officially designate May as Asian Heritage Month in Canada. In May 2001, the Government of Canada signed an official declaration to designate May as Asian Heritage Month. While in United States, Asian Pacific American Heritage Month is celebrated nationwide during the month of May to honour the cultures, traditions, and achievements of Asian Pacific Islanders in the United States.

The Comox Valley Multicultural Society will host a lovely dance performance “From afar-Splendor of Taiwan”. Eighteen dancers of the National Taiwan University of Arts will celebrate with us include the Asian Heritage month, Canada 150 and part of celebration of Asian Taiwanese Heritage Week. All are welcome to join with us on Friday June 2nd, at the Florence Filberg Centre, the show will start at 7 pm.  Audiences will experience various traditional dances: temple festival dance, Hah-Ka dance, Taiwan First Nation dance, Martial-Art dance, and others.  Don’t miss this beautiful and colourful performance.

Da-Guan Dance Theatre from the Dance Department of National Taiwan University of Arts and Formosa Melody Music Centre will celebrate with us during their North America touring performance across fourteen cities including: Chicago, Indianapolis, Denver, Los Angles, San Francisco, Portland, Seattle, Edmonton, Vancouver and Courtenay. Yes, Comox Valley is one of their stops on the map.  The troupe has performed in Singapore, Japan, Hong Kong, Japan, Africa, USA…, this is how dancers to share the cultures and talents with world and link to universe.

Taiwan is a small island country, just a little bigger than the Vancouver Island.  The population in Taiwan is around 23 millions, including Taiwanese, people from Mainland China, and foreign workers (most are from South East Asia).

Tickets are available at Bop City Record in Courtenay, Blue Heron Books in Comox and Laughing Oyster Books Shop in Courtenay; or call Jin (250)792-0738 for more information.

Comox Valley Multicultural Society