Asian Heritage Month
Asian Heritage Month is an opportunity to recognize and explore the accomplishments, artistry, traditions, and culture of those Canadians of Asian heritage who, throughout our history, have done so much to make Canada, and especially British Columbia, what it is today. This month is a reminder for all Canadians to come together to combat anti-Asian racism and discrimination in all its forms.
Complete some activities in our Explore Asian Heritage Contest to learn more about this part of the world, to recognize and explore the accomplishments, artistry, traditions, and culture of those Canadians of Asian heritage, and celebrate their contributions to make Canada, and especially British Columbia, what it is today.
Monday | May 1 - Wednesday | June 7
Try these subject headings, electronic resources, or check with reference staff for more materials:
Find over 100 albums that can be found in Naxos Music Library’s Chinese Music Collection.
Check out the Own Voices: Asian Lives reading list from NoveList, our online resource for reading recommendations. These books explore books from Asian authors sharing their lives and experiences. You can also use NoveList to seek out fiction written by Asian authors, or featuring Asian characters, learn what search terms to use [PDF]. Note: NoveList includes books that may not be available in the library’s collection.
Kanopy Streaming Films has put together a collection of films and documentaries for Asian Pacific American Heritage Month.