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Asian Heritage Month at Barbara Frum Library

May 1, 2014 | Loretta | Comments (0)

Want to learn more about the Chinese culture in Toronto? Have you always wondered what the history is behind your favourite Chinese dish? We'll be celebrating the month with a feature presentation by author Arlene Chan
 
Retired Toronto Public Librarian, Arlene Chan, launched her writing career in 1997 with The Spirit of the Dragon: The Story of Jean Lumb, a Proud Chinese Canadian.
 
Spirit of the Dragon
The amazing story of Arlene's mother
 
The book tells the amazing story of Arlene's mother who was the first Chinese Canadian to receive the Order of Canada, the highest civilian honour for her dedication and service to the nation. Following the publication of this book, Arlene continues to write avidly about the Chinese community in Canada, Chinese culture, and her passion for dragon boating:
 
The Chinese Commuity in Toronto  Awakening the Dragon  The Chinese in Toronto from 1878
                     Paddles Up!    The Moon Festival
Arlene currently serves as the President of the Jean Lumb Foundation & as an Appointee to the Ontario Medal for Young Volunteers Advisory Council, Ontario Ministry of Citizenship and Immigration.
 
Celebrate Asian Heritage Month at the Barbara Frum Library with special guest Arlene Chan:
 
History of Chinese Food in Toronto
Saturday, May 24th, 2014
2-4 pm
 
 
Asian Heritage Month
 
Arlene will take you through the history of Chinese-Canadians, Chinatowns, and Chinese food in Toronto. Drop by to see a live demonstration of Chinese dumpling-making and for a chance to practice making your very own dumplings! Please register in branch or at 416-395-5440. Hope to see you there!
 
 

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