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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 23: Sarmad Almoullem & Photo Tech Fotosource – Newcomer Entrepreneur Series with the Campbell River People’s Project Magazine & IWC

Sarmad Almoullem is a Syrian artist and photographer – and current owner of Campbell River’s camera goods store Phototech Fotosource! We talk with Sarmad about his immigration story to Canada from Syria, his passion for photography and art, culture and community, and more! Sarmad’s story is also featured in Campbell River’s People Project Magazine – so be...

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Ep 23: Sarmad Almoullem & Photo Tech Fotosource - Newcomer Entrepreneur Series with the Campbell River People's Project Magazine & IWC
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Ep 22: Taj Singh & Pita Pit Campbell River – Newcomer Entrepreneur Series with the Campbell River People’s Project Magazine & IWC

Taj Singh is the owner of Campbell River’s first ever Pita Pit! Taj immigrated from India, and has a wealth of experience and drive that is incredibly inspiring! Listen to us chat about his education and career journey, cultural upbringing, family, and more! Taj’s story is also featured in Campbell River’s People Project Magazine – so...

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Holding Heritage Cultural Co.
Holding Heritage Cultural Co.
Ep 22: Taj Singh & Pita Pit Campbell River - Newcomer Entrepreneur Series with the Campbell River People's Project Magazine & IWC
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Ep 21: Rica Briones & Ivan Ragonot & JRV Filipino Asian Store – Newcomer Entrepreneur Series with the Campbell River Mirror & IWC

Make sure to check out the full Filipino Snack Tasting Video! We made a trip to the JRV Filipino Asian Store to pick up some of their most popular items to give them a try.  😋 —This episode is produced in collaboration with the Immigrant Welcome Centre’s Welcoming Communities Coalition and the Campbell River Mirror Newspaper – which are both...

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Holding Heritage Cultural Co.
Ep 21: Rica Briones & Ivan Ragonot & JRV Filipino Asian Store - Newcomer Entrepreneur Series with the Campbell River Mirror & IWC
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Ep 20: A Chosen Brotherhood with Kenny Tran (Building Heritage)

Meet my uncle Kenny and join us in a chat about heritage, finding belonging and guidance, and passing along the things we learn and value to the next generation. Also hear the heartwarming story of how my dad and him became best friends, and brothers! As always, head over to holdingheritage.com to check out the episode show...

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Holding Heritage Cultural Co.
Ep 20: A Chosen Brotherhood with Kenny Tran (Building Heritage)
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Ep 19: 婆婆 po4 po4 & the Police – Raided, Arrested & Pregnant (Exploring Roots)

In May of 1978, the North and South Vietnamese đồng currencies were unified. This episode features a story from my  婆婆 po4 po4 (maternal grandmother) about one particular memory and experience she had during this time in Hanoi. Her home was raided, searched and most of her belongings taken away. Tune in to hear the...

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Ep 19: 婆婆 po4 po4 & the Police - Raided, Arrested & Pregnant (Exploring Roots)
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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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Holding Heritage Cultural Co.
Ep 18: A Letter From Ly Van Huy - Journey to Freedom Day 2022
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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!