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Victoria Pride Parade 2016
The Victoria Pride Parade was held on July 10, 2016, moving from Government Street to MacDonald Park. Over 100 groups and floats--including local businesses and non-profits--helped celebrate the day.
Jul 10th, 2016
Shimmy and shake for Sawan Mela: The South Asian Family Association's 10th annual music festival
The South Asian Family Association hosted its 10th annual cross-cultural music festival, Sawan Mela, at the Plaza of Nations on August 17 and 18, 2012.
Aug 18th, 2012
Bhangra performers deliver electrifying show in Surrey
This year’s HSBC City of Bhangra Festival runs from May 31-June 10, 2012. As a volunteer, I went backstage for Celebrate the Harvest, a free outdoor event in Surrey, BC.
Jun 2nd, 2012
Canada's anti-Asian immigration policy revisited in SFU Library’s new Komagata Maru website
SFU recently hosted a symposium to discuss the Komagata Maru (1914) and celebrate the launch of a new website dedicated to documenting this infamous incident from Canada’s history.
Mar 25th, 2012
Robocall scandal protested as citizens demand inquiry at second rally: video
On March 11, 2012, protestors gathered at the Queen Elizabeth Theatre to rally for an independent inquiry into the robocalls allegedly used during last year's elections to confuse voters.
Mar 11th, 2012
Little Black Dress Soiree to benefit Battered Women’s Support Services
On March 3, 2012, StilettoFit and Help Change My City are co-hosting the LBD Soiree, an event to raise $1000 for Battered Women’s Support Services.
Feb 26th, 2012
Youth weigh cultural cuisine in light of demand for local, sustainable food
RangiChangi Roots hosted a workshop in December at the first HSBC-Evergreen Youth Action Series to discuss whether we can source local, organic food for ethnic dishes and support a sustainable diet.
Dec 18th, 2011
Community organizer Susan Faehndrich-Findlay connects with artists to tell South Hill’s stories online
Inside Stories is a website that profiling members of South Hill Vancouver. A two-part series explores how community organizers like Susan Faehndrich-Findlay and artists can trigger social change.
Oct 26th, 2011
Filmmaker Nettie Wild takes on Vancouver's immigrant experience through online storytelling
Inside Stories is an interactive multi-platform website profiling South Hill Vancouver’s local residents. A two-part series explores how artists and community organizers can collaborate together.
Oct 23rd, 2011
Simmi Dixit talks about empowering minorities through Me in Media
On September 13, a public dialogue will explore how to challenge stereotypes and create inclusion through media. Learn more from Simmi Dixit, the National Coordinator of Multimedia & Multiculturalism.
Sep 10th, 2011