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Pride Means Being Inclusive

By: Pauline Phoi Thi Ho Toronto’s annual Pride Parade is one of the largest pride celebrations in the world.  Every June, Pride Toronto brings out the best in the city’s summertime as the festival takes over Toronto,...
The official portrait of Her Excellency the Right Honourable Michaëlle Jean, taken at Rideau Hall in Ottawa. Madam Jean was a refugee from Haiti who became the 27th Governor General of Canada. She did not want to be alone in the portrait and often said people are her favorite landscape. According to Karen Bailey, the artist and creator of the painting, it is a portrait of a woman at work, who welcomes all Canadians and who believes in enabling them, individually and collectively, to share their story.

What does it mean to be Canadian?

As we come together to celebrate Canada’s 150th birthday, it is fitting that we take the time to reflect on what does it mean to be Canadian past and present. Not so long ago when...

What Makes Us Proud?

By: Christy Au-Yeung “O Canada! Our home and native land!” As Canadians, we share national values and beliefs despite our ethnically diverse population. The recent General Social Survey by Statistics Canada shows that almost 90...

Proverb of the Month – Có Thực Mới Vực Được Đạo.

Literal Translation:  Only when you have food can you attain your path in life. English Equivalent: “It's no use preaching to a hungry man” ...

MISS VIETNAM TORONTO

By Lisa Gaspar Sonya Le, who is 20 years old, currently holds the title of Miss Vietnam Toronto 2017. Many of Sonya’s values are deeply rooted in Vietnamese culture. Born in British Columbia and now...

Proverb: Chiều chiều ra đứng ngõ sau, Trông về quê mẹ, ruột đau...

Literal Translation: Late in the afternoon stand at the back gate, facing my mother’s country, my heart aches many times. English Equivalent: Home is where the heart is. This is Asian Heritage Month in Canada...
Quan Họ Eternal Melodies

Quan Họ Eternal Melodies

By Ngoc Si In the countryside there is a melody that originated thousands of years ago. It still mesmerizes us today. The Quan họ singing of Bac Ninh, is one of the signature folk cultural...
Nàng Persephone

Sand Park Keeps Legends Alive

By: Xuan Le The sand sculpture park at Phan Thiet City, Binh Thuan, is known as Forgotten Land and was opened to the public in late January. It’s the first sand park in Vietnam, displays...
Which rose has no thorns

Proverb of the Month – Hồng Nào Mà Chẳng Có Gai

Literal Translation: Which rose has no thorns English Equivalent: Every rose has its thorns The rose is a symbol with a rich and ancient history across cultures and religions. Few people realize that the rose possesses...
Giản Dị, Những Đám Cưới Thời Bao Cấp Của Giới Trẻ

Simple and Heartfelt

By: Nguyễn Thi Pictures by: Anhtuan85 Instead of choosing gorgeous wedding dresses and modern photography, many young couples have recently chosen to celebrate their wedding following the pre-Doi Moi (1986) style. Brides wear a simple,...