Multi Voices One Heart 2021

Last year due to COVID restrictions our annual trans-Pacific Cantonese opera project — Multi Voices Once Heart (MVOH) — went virtual and viral. Over two days during Asian Heritage Month, that marathon concert was live-streamed from a studio, reaching over 200,000 viewers globally!

Encouraged by the response from fans around the world, an even richer program – 25 songs by 13 professionals and 12 seasoned amateurs from both sides of the Pacific – was offered in front of a limited audience in a theatre in Hong Kong, from where it will be live-streamed to the world from May 22-23 (HK), 2021.

See media coverage about the event below:

Ancestors in our Attics by Catherine Clement

At the start of Asian Heritage Month, May 1 2021, community curator Catherine Clement explored how stories of migration have been rediscovered and brought back to life through objects found, yet forgotten, in our homes. Through her decade-long, ground-breaking work collecting the hidden photographs of Vancouver Chinatown’s first and most prolific photographer, Yucho Chow – to her current project locating surviving C.I. documents used to monitor, control and intimidate early Chinese in Canada – Catherine showed how each piece helps reveal a rich story.

The event featured remarks from The Honourable Dr. Vivienne Poy and was MC’ed by CBC’s Gloria Macarenko.

After a successful event, Gloria Macarenko had PCHC President Wendy Yip on “On the Coast with Gloria Macarenko” to discuss stories of Asian migration to Canada’s west coast.

Listen to the interview below:

LiterASIAN 2021: The Pender Guy Radio Collective, 1976-1981 – The Reunion Show

PCHC-MoM Society Executive Director Winnie L. Cheung moderated LiterASIAN 2021’s event: LiterASIAN 2021: The Pender Guy Radio Collective, 1976-1981 – The Reunion Show. This special event was covered by CBC News.

See media coverage about the event below:

Challenging Racist “British Columbia” : 150 Years and Counting

Co-hosted by the PCHC-MoM Society and CCPA-BC, the book launch of Challenging Racist “British Columbia”: 150 Years and Counting was held on March 21st, 2021. All seven authors – Nicholas XEMŦOLTW̱ Claxton, Denise Fong, Fran Morrison, Christine O’Bonsawin, Maryka Omatsu, John Price and Sharanjit Kaur Sandhra – and the illustrator John Endo Greenaway shared how they hope the illustrated resource will be used by educators and activists interested in doing anti-racist work. 

Global TVWatch PCHC Director Sharanjit Kaur Sandhra’s interview here.

Multi Voices One Heart 2020

Our annual trans-Pacific Cantonese opera project– Multi Voices One Heart (MVOH) — will go virtual this year to satisfy fans’ hunger for this well-loved heritage art.

Included as part of the 25th Festival Accès Asie (the oldest festival based in Montreal celebrating Asian Heritage Month in Canada), the MVOH Anti-COVID-19 Cantonese Opera Benefit Concert will be live-streamed from Hong Kong in four parts over two days (May 23 & 24, HK time).

See media coverage about the event below:

Banquet of Stories 2019

On November 2, 2019, the PCHC-MoM Society hosted A Banquet of Stories: Sharing Migration Stories Through Food at the Russian Hall in Vancouver. We were thrilled to be part of the 16th annual Heart of the City Festival. Our second round of this exciting event celebrated Strathcona’s multicultural past and present through storytelling and food. We were pleased to have the Hon. Anne Kang and Hon. George Chow in attendance.

See photos from the event here.

Banquet of Stories 2015

On September 26, 2015, the PCHC-MoM Society hosted A Banquet of Stories at the Sunset Community Centre in Vancouver. Various members of the media attended to cover and document the exciting event. For promotion and coverage as seen in the media, please see below.

  • For promotion in Sing Tao Daily, see here.
  • For coverage by Cecile Docto of Balitang America, see here.
  • For coverage by UBC Library in their UBC Library Friends newsletter, see here (page 7).
  • For coverage in the Philippine Canadian Inquirer, see here.

A Banquet of Stories was attended by all four candidates of the Vancouver South riding. Thanks so much to Conservative Party candidate Wai Young, Liberal Party Candidate and current MP and Minister of National Defence Harjit Sajjan, NDP Candidate Amandeep Nijjar, and Green Party candidate Elain Ng for showing support for our dream: