Asian Heritage Month 2021

Welcome to Edmonton’s Asian Heritage Month 2021 featuring "I didn't know that!" - Chinatown Stories.

This is the theme for our selection of virtual offerings of interesting events and people that we want to spotlight during Asian Heritage Month. They are told by Chinese Edmontonians from their experience or research. The objective is to build knowledge of our local Chinese community’s history and heritage on events that most people really don’t know about.

Unsung in the City of Champions: The Story of Martial Arts in Edmonton

May 16, 2021 | 3:00 - 4:00 PM MST

Edmonton was once touted with the moniker “City of Champions”, but that was about the city’s hockey and football teams that won Stanley Cups and Grey Cups. In Chinatown, and little known beyond the Chinese community, the Edmonton martial arts organizations have champions who competed worldwide and brought back numerous high honours. Want to hear their stories?

Goodwill Ambassadors: Edmonton China Dolls

May 23, 2021 | 3:00 - 4:00 PM MST

Back in the 1960s the Edmonton China Dolls could be spotted at Chinese community events. These young women were there as goodwill ambassadors for Chinatown. Curious to find out more?

Knitting for a Good Cause: Chinese Women’s Club

May 30, 2021 | 3:00 - 4:00 PM MST

During World War II, the Chinese Women’s Club of the United Church of Canada in Edmonton knitted many clothing articles for the “Bundles for Britain” campaign, which was founded in 1940 by an American living in New York City, Natalie Latham, in the aid of British servicemen and citizens. Who were these Chinese women?


Thank you to our sponsors, event organizers, interviewees, and YOU for participating!

Partnering Organizations:

Chinese Benevolent Association

Chinese Graduates Association of Alberta

Fort Saskatchewan Multicultural Association

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Our Sponsors:

Edmonton Heritage Council

Edmonton City As Museum Project

Special thanks to:

  • Canadian Ging Wu Kung Fu Martial Arts Association
  • Jing Ying Martial Arts
  • Hong De Cultural & Athletic Association (Canada)
  • Edmonton Hung Mon Athletic Club
  • 5 Elements Drums and Lion Dance Crew
  • Shang De Tai Chi Praying Mantis Martial Arts Association
  • Gravity And Grace Tai Chi and Bagua
  • Wellness Sport Club (Tai Chi)
  • Ji Hong Wushu & Tai Chi College
  • Chiu Lau Kung Fu College

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