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Asian Heritage Month (AHM) 2020


May is Asian Heritage Month (AHM). Canadian Government Declared in 2002 “Asian Heritage Month offers all Canadians an opportunity to learn more about the history of Asian Canadians and to celebrate their contributions to the growth and prosperity of Canada”.

Supported by all level Governments in Canadian since 2012, the OCCA has been hosting AHM celebrations in the Central Okanagan in partnership with other local societies and institutes. In 2020, AHM Okanagan is expanded to Kamloops and Penticton.

For the Covid-19 pandemic prevention, most 2020 AHM activities are postponed to later of the year. However, the movie week will be enhanced and held online. We invite all to watch movies depicting life of Asian Canadians and immigrants which is free and meaningful way to pass time while quarantining at home. Details will be announced soon. Welcome all to recommend your favorite movies to share with us.

OCCA Kelowna is inviting you to a scheduled Zoom movies week.

Topic: OCCA AHM Movie Week. Please join us and enjoy.

Time: This is a recurring daily at time 06:45pm to 09:00pm from May 09, 2020  to May 15, 2020

Join Zoom Movies:

Meeting ID: 889 5621 9868
No password required

Movies Review

   1.      Kelowna - a Summer Paradise                       Canada

We all live in beautiful place Okanagan and how to travel Kelowna.

  1. Flowers & Fruits            China

Flowers and Fruits, an award-winning documentary, was created by artist Charles Chau and film director Franklin Lau. The documentary commemorates the history and contribution of early Chinese settlers in the Okanagan. It features personal stories from members of the local Chinese community and follows the creation of a mural that marks the site of Kelowna’s bygone Chinatown.

   3.    Ainori Love Wagon: Asian Journey  Japan

Seven men and women board a pink bus in search of true love; on a journey through Asia with strangers, their goal is to return to Japan as couples.

  1. Kim's Convenience                               Korea

Kim’s Convenience, an award-winning Canadian sitcom about Mr. and Mrs. Kim (also more often and affectionately called “Appa” and “Umma,” the Korean words for Dad and Mom, respectively) and their grown children, Jung (Simu Liu) and Janet (Andrea Bang) is back for its fourth season. Family sitcoms have long served as both a mirror to our own household insanity and a respite from the humdrum of our daily lives, which is why, especially during quarantine, they’ve become the familiarity we’ve craved, the comfort food of these uncertain times.

  1. Jindua                                                       India

In Calgary, a young Indian man attempts to gain citizenship by marrying a woman wanting to be a rock star while harboring feelings for the girl next door

  1. Four sisters and a wedding                 Philippine

Three sisters reunite to dissuade their younger brother from marrying his fiancée. As they interact, they face the feelings and issues they have kept buried for a long time.

  1. Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner                 China

Chef David Chang is joined by celebrity guests to explore the cuisine and culture of different cities around the world.