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Peel spotlights achievements of Asian Canadians
By Peel District School Board | Published  05/4/2012 | Community News | Rating:
Peel District School Board
Peel District School Board press releases and other information.

The Peel District School Board is one of Canada's largest public school boards. It serves the 776 square kilometers (125,000) hectares) of Peel Region.  "Lifelong learning: striving to be the best." - Board's vision and mission.  Main Phone Number: 905-890-1099

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Peel - The Peel District School Board’s Spotlight on Asian Heritage events on May 7 and 8 will showcase the contributions of Asian Canadians to Canada’s rich past. Over 480 students and teachers from across Peel will gather at the HJA Brown Education Centre for Celebrasian, a keynote presentation by Out Of My Mind’s Milena Marques-Zachariah that will focus on Asian cultures, values, customs and traditions. Participants will also take part in various interactive workshops led by Just Ideas, Harmony Movement, the Council of Agencies Serving South Asians and the Chinese Canadian National Council Toronto Chapter to analyze and reflect on Asian Canadian history through a variety of learning experiences.

“As Canadians, we’re grateful for the contributions from various cultures who have made significant contributions to our country’s rich history,” says Tony Pontes, director of education. “Our schools will take part in numerous activities throughout the month to help celebrate the achievements and contributions of Asian Canadians.”

Students in grades 7 to 12 will attend the event on May 7 and students in grades 2 to 6 will attend the event on May 8. Both events run from 9 a.m. to 12 p.m.

Many Peel board schools will host Asian History Month celebrations in May. Beryl Ford Public School will host its 1st Annual Asian Heritage Month Assembly on May 10 where students will perform Asian-inspired dances consisting of Bhangra, Bollywood, belly dance, Latin, salsa, and hip-hop. On May 15, TL Kennedy Secondary School in Mississauga will hold a Sari workshop. Sunnyview Middle School in Brampton will hold a Cultural Dress Day on May 24 where students will be encouraged to wear cultural outfits.

The HJA Brown Education Centre is located at 5650 Hurontario St. in Mississauga. Beryl Ford Public School is currently holding at 12175 Bramalea Road in Caledon. TL Kennedy Secondary School is located at 3100 Hurontario Street in Mississauga. Sunny View Middle School is located at 30 Chapparal Drive in Brampton.

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