The Government of Canada proudly celebrates Asian Heritage Month

Media advisory

OTTAWA – The Honourable Kamal Khera, Minister of Diversity, Inclusion and Persons with Disabilities, will host the official Government of Canada celebration for Asian Heritage Month 2024 on Wednesday, May 8.

This year’s theme, “Preserving the Past, Embracing the Future: Amplifying Asian Canadian Legacy,” celebrates the rich heritage and contributions of people of Asian origin in Canada while also looking forward to the future with optimism and hopefulness.

The evening will feature performances and inspiring speeches, paying tribute to the achievements and outstanding contributions of Asian communities across Canada.

Please note that all details are subject to change. All times are local.

The details are as follows:


Wednesday, May 8, 2024


6:30 p.m. (doors open at 5:30 p.m.)

Journalists wishing to attend the event must be accredited members of the Press Gallery and must confirm their participation by submitting their full name and the name of their organization to by 2 p.m. on Wednesday, May 8. Information on how to attend will be provided afterward. Media who are not members of the Press Gallery may contact for temporary access. 


For more information (media only), please contact:

Alisson Lévesque
Director of Communications
Office of the Minister of Diversity, Inclusion and Persons with Disabilities

Media Relations
Canadian Heritage

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