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The Japanese Doll Festival

Japan has always been rich in traditional culture. People are blessed with a diverse cultural life and unique festivals found only in Japan. One such festivity is the Doll Festival. The Japanese don’t really...

Connecting The Past To The Present

Story: Phan Thanh Nhat Minh Photos: Hue Former Citadel Center for Heritage Preservation An ancient form of Vietnamese court music is enjoying a revival. Founded and affiliated with the first independent sovereign dynasties of Vietnam, elegant...

Proverb of the Month – Ăn Theo Thuở, Ở Theo Thời

English Literal: Eat according to the times, live according to the time period. English Equivalent: Other times, other manners. During a visual arts course in high school I was introduced to art history, the academic study...

A Sizzling Hot Celebration

By Lisa Gaspar The steel pan makes a beat, people in the crowd jump to the music, and multi-colour costumes are all over the streets in a parade theme. Vibes reminiscent of the tropics are...

Proverb of the Month – Trăm Nghe Không Bằng Một Thấy.

Literal translation: Listening with your ears does not compare to seeing with your eyes. English equivalent: A picture is worth a thousand words. This proverb advises people to not believe everything they hear unless they see...

Records of Our Evolution

Huu Vi Sculpture and carving have a long history in Vietnam. At the outset, sculptures were mainly carved from stone or made of ceramics. By the Dong Son era, around 2,500 years ago, copper casting...

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” ...