Canada’s cultural diversity strengthens the country socially, politically and economically.
Ottawa (30 April 2009) - May is Asian Heritage Month. The occasion acknowledges the long and rich history of Asian Canadians and their contributions to Canada. It also provides an opportunity for Canadians across the country to reflect on and celebrate the contributions of Asian Canadians to the growth and prosperity of Canada.
The National Union of Public and General Employees (NUPGE) has prepared a poster to draw attention to the celebration. The poster is available to all who wish to make use of it. It may be downloaded from the NUPGE web site or, to order, contact NUPGE at email@example.com.
NUPGE believes that Canada’s cultural diversity strengthens the country socially, politically and economically. Asian Heritage Month is an ideal occasion for all to celebrate the beauty and wisdom of various Asian cultures.
Asian Heritage Month has been celebrated in the United States since 1979. Over the past decade, many Asians in Canada have begun to celebrate their heritage during the month of May. In December 2001, Senator Vivienne Poy introduced a motion in the Senate of Canada to designate May as Asian Heritage Month. The government of Canada officially recognized May as the Asian Heritage Month in May 2002.
The National Union of Public and General Employees (NUPGE) is one of Canada's largest labour organizations with over 340,000 members. Our mission is to improve the lives of working families and to build a stronger Canada by ensuring our common wealth is used for the common good. NUPGE
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