One of the best elements of Vancouver is its multicultural makeup of all different colours. Of course, Asians make up a significant population of Greater Vancouver. A way you can celebrate our city’s diversity is to participate in the 15th Annual explorASIAN Festival which will run May 1st to 31st including 9 signature events in addition to various partnered programs. Many of them are free and open to the public! The first signature event is Beat the Street: Asian Drum Festival + Remix which takes place on May 1 at CBC Vancouver. This public half-day event will launch the 15th explorASIAN festival, featuring percussionists from different heritages demonstrating richness in diversity and harmony in unity. The event will premiere a theme song for the occasion, composed and conducted by renowned musician Vince Mai.
To honour Asian heritage in an interactive way, the Vancouver Asian Heritage Month Society will be doing a series of gift certificate contests to various restaurants in the city! Here’s your chance to win a $50 gift certificate to Hapa Izakaya.
To enter simply tweet the following:
- I entered to a $50 @hapaizakaya gift certificate from @explorASIAN, @AmieNguyen & @VancityBuzz http://bit.ly/fdwFM0 RT to Enter!
Contest ends April 20, 2011
About Hapa Izakaya: Lea and Justin Ault introduced the izakaya concept in Vancouver in 2003. A sexy room combined with well-priced portions of Japanese tapas, beer and premium sake, Hapa Izakaya took the city by storm, winning numerous accolades in the past few years. They recently opened Hapa Umi, offering Japanese-inspired dishes, with a large selection of Ocean Wise sustainable sashimi and sushi favourites.