Asian Heritage Month

Asian Heritage Month has been celebrated since the 1990s. In December 2001, the Senate of Canada adopted a motion proposed by Senator Vivienne Poy (Canada's first Chinese-Canadian senator) to officially designate May as Asian Heritage Month in Canada. In May 2002, the Government of Canada signed an official declaration to announce May as Asian Heritage Month.

2023 will be the first year that the Municipality has officially proclaimed as Asian Heritage Month. Proclaiming and celebrating Asian Heritage Month allows the Municipality to celebrate contributions from persons of Asian descent throughout the Kings Region and beyond.

For more information on the work of the Municipality of the County of Kings and events taking place throughout Asian Heritage Month, contact the Municipality's Diversity Specialists, Ahmed Aly at or Graysen Parker at