Inspirational People

Why 2023 is Significant for Canadians and My Family

100 – 2023 marks 100 years since the end of the head tax on Chinese immigrants to Canada. The head tax was implemented in 1885, immediately after the completion of the Canadian Pacific Railroad. Between 1881-1884, 15,000 Chinese men were recruited to build the railroad. They were offered only half the daily wages of their […]

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Advice for Successful Marriages/Partnerships

Welcome to the final installment of the responses to my informal survey about long and successful marriage/relationships. These responses were collected over the summer and fall of 2022, after being inspired by an invitation to a 70th wedding anniversary celebration and our own 40th.   I am so grateful for those to took the time

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with Joy Kogawa

With Joy Kogawa at Historic Joy Kogawa House!

Joy Kogawa’s novel Obasan, about a Japanese Canadian woman’s childhood experiences in a Canadian internment camp during WW II was an eye-opener. While I had previously heard about the round-up of all Japanese from the west coast and their exile to remote British Columbia towns and prairie farms, the novel brought home not only the

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inspiration from artists

Find Inspiration from Artists

If you want inspiration to ignite your own creativity, whether it be dance, choreography, playing an instrument, musical composition, singing, sculpture, painting, drawing, videography, photography, acting, fabric arts, or writing, the digital photo album below, of 130 Asian-Canadian artists might be the right source.   You will be introduced to artists from around the country,

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