Why hosting the HK Culture DayIn Calgary?

The Calgary Hong Kong Culture Day is an event celebrating Hong Kong culture and promoting inclusiveness.Through various activities and performances, the outstanding Hong Kong community in Canada strives to create an unforgettable experience to the public. We also would like to take this opportunity to strengthen the bond among Hong Kong Canadians, and provide a platform for them to participate in cultural events in their first language and showcase their talents.

This year’s theme is “The Immigration Journey of Hong Kongers,” aiming to foster better understanding of Hong Kongers among other ethnic groups and promote inclusiveness. It also aims to let Hong Kongers know that they are not alone on their immigration journeys, and that we can support each other to actively integrate into local Canadian society to start a new life.

We sincerely hope that this event will bring Hong Kong Canadians together, promote cultural diversity within the local community, and establish meaningful connections with other ethnic communities. With your support, we wish it can become an annual grand event in Calgary.

Why Choosing this Period?

The last Monday of August each year is the Hong Kong Liberation Day. During WWII, over 2000 Canadian soldiers bravely fought and defended Hong Kong. Therefore, we believe that holding the Hong Kong Culture Day in Canada in this period can strengthen the connection between the Hong Kong community and the Canadian community, making the event even more meaningful.

Land Acknowledgement

We would like to take this opportunity to acknowledge Calgary Hong Kong Culture Day is held on the traditional ancestral lands of the Blackfoot Confederacy, including the Siksika, Kainai, Piikuni and the Blackfeet of Montana. These lands extend from the North Saskatchewan River down to the Yellowstone River in Montana, from the Rocky Mountains east into Saskatchewan. It is also the territory of Treaty 7 of Southern Alberta, including Siksika, Kainai, Piikani, Tsuu’tina, Iyerhe Nakoda (Wesley, Chiniki and Bearspaw bands), Metis Region 3 and all people who have chosen to make this place their home.

As newcomers, we respect all the cultures here, also value and proactively establish the interconnection with the land and people here.

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