May 09

Asian Heritage Month at the Surrey Museum!

On stage, literally, Surrey Museum’s “kamishibai” storytelling, 2012

I enjoyed taking part in Asian Heritage Day at the Surrey Museum last weekend.  What a day it was!  This colourful event celebrated Surrey’s diverse Asian cultures with crafts, games, music and dance as well as martial arts demonstrations, some on-site ear acupuncture, and of course yours truly talking about bi-lingual books to an interested eager audience.  I sold my first book to a local MP who dropped in and the Dojo Sensei bought several for his students; it was a busy day with lots of visitors.  The entertainment was first-class.

JoyTV was on site to interview all the vendors and it should be aired “soon”.  Go to www.joytv10.ca to check the schedule if you’re interested in watching.

Thanks to Sandra Borger, Public Program Specialist extraordinaire, for putting together an exciting month:  May 11th will feature Museum staff telling traditional tales from China, India, and the Philippines followed by a craft based on that week’s story.  May 17th I’ll be storytelling Kamishibai-style in the Museum Theatre.  Winding up the month on May 25th, Nichola Ogiwara of the Nikkei National Museum will discuss the history and survival of Japanese-Canadians who were ordered confined to different internment sites during World War II.



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