May is Asian Heritage Month

By Shirley Torres Xie Xie ( see see) – Mandarin,  Gamsahabnida ( gam-samnda) – Korean , Domo  arigatou ( doh-mo-ah-ree-gah-toh – Japanese, Camanba (gahm-un-ban)- Vietnamese, Dhanyabad ( dhan-naii-bat) Nepali, these are only a few of the numerous ways of saying Thank you in Asia. In  Filipino, we say Salamat. In …

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Canadian Multiculturalism Day

By: Shirley Torres Diversity, unity, solidarity, mosaic, community, society, harmony, togetherness, equality: These are only some of the many words that are parallel to multiculturalism. Multiculturalism is a blend of different languages, religion, race, colour, custom and tradition. Multiculturalism is the world. Canada is a world within the world. It …

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National Aboriginal Day

National Aboriginal Day is on June 21. You are invited! Contributed by Ruby Langan, Genevieve Babineau and Sandra Ahenakew We are three Aboriginal peoples in Canada – the First Nations, Inuit and Métis. We each have our own distinct heritage, language, cultural practices and spiritual beliefs. National Aboriginal Day is …

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