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Deepening Understanding & Appreciation of Chinese-Vietnamese Heritage in North America.

Focusing on Chinese-Vietnamese refugee stories, family relationships, and bridging generational gaps.

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Ep 18: A Letter From Ly Van Huy – Journey to Freedom Day 2022

Today, April 30th 2022 marks 2 special occasions – Journey to Freedom Day here in Canada, and Holding Heritage’s 1 year anniversary! To learn more about Journey to Freedom Day, hop back over to Episode 3! In today’s episode, I share a couple parts of a really special memento, which is a handmade scrapbook that was...

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Ep 17: Thanushi Eagalle & Wild Bee Florals – Newcomer Entrepreneur Series with the Comox Valley Record & IWC

Today’s episode is the final one in this round of our Newcomer Entrepreneur Series and I am so excited to have the honor of featuring Thanushi Eagalle – Thanu for short – she is the owner of Wild Bee Florals in the Comox Valley. Head over to wildbeeflorals.com to check out Thanu’s beautiful website and everything they have to...

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Ep 16: Juan Calero & HJ Landscaping – Newcomer Entrepreneur Series with the Comox Valley Record & IWC

Today we sit down with Juan Calero – owner of HJ Landscaping in the Comox Valley. Juan was born and raised in Nicaragua and left the country during his mid twenties – around the historically significant Nicaraguan Revolution.  We explore Juan’s immigration experiences and entrepreneur journey.You can also read the online article for Juan’s story here. This...

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Ep 16: Juan Calero & HJ Landscaping - Newcomer Entrepreneur Series with the Comox Valley Record & IWC
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Ep 15: Tania Ly – Gold Phoenix Asian Foods – Newcomer Entrepreneur Series with the Comox Valley Record & IWC

Today we sit down with Tania Ly – owner of Gold Phoenix Asian Foods in the Comox Valley. Gold Phoenix Asian Foods focuses on offering the Comox Valley authentic Cantonese and Vietnamese cooking classes as well as small batch dim sum orders via their online store! We explore Tania’s entrepreneur journey, experiences, challenges and successes.You can also read...

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Ep 15: Tania Ly - Gold Phoenix Asian Foods - Newcomer Entrepreneur Series with the Comox Valley Record & IWC
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Ep 14: Linh Nguyen & Pearly Nails – Newcomer Entrepreneur Series with the Comox Valley Record & IWC

Today we sit down with Linh Nguyen – owner of Pearly Nails and Spa in the Comox Valley.Linh was born and raised in Vietnam and immigrated to Canada 7 years ago. Within the short amount of time, she worked hard to open her own salon at the age of 23! We explore her newcomer entrepreneur journey, experiences,...

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Ep 14: Linh Nguyen & Pearly Nails - Newcomer Entrepreneur Series with the Comox Valley Record & IWC
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Ep 13: The Year of the Tiger | 新年快樂 | Chúc Mừng Năm Mới

Happy Lunar New Year!   |    新年快樂!    |    Chúc Mừng Năm Mới! In today’s episode, I’ll be going over some of the many common New Year greetings and wishes in both Cantonese and Vietnamese to help wish you, your family and loved ones all the best for the year of the tiger...

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I am a second generation Chinese Canadian who is on the journey of learning and connecting more deeply with my heritage and family.

I was born and raised in Canada - while both of my parents were born and raised in Vietnam. Both sides of my family are ethnically Chinese however, since my parents and their families grew up in Vietnam, they resonate with both Chinese and Vietnamese customs. In the late 1970’s, our families became one of hundreds of thousands fleeing Vietnam as refugee boat people.

My goal is to hopefully share and encourage the documentation, and participation in these important stories, conversations and connections that work to heal and strengthen our families. 

This is a life-long journey, and I hope you will join me!