Brand at a Glance

Holding Heritage is geared towards encouraging 1.5(+) generation  Asian North Americans to learn more about their families, culture, heritage and how to more deeply connect with each.

Holding Heritage takes special focus on championing Chinese-Vietnamese Heritage - concentrating on refugee stories, family connections and bridging generational gaps. Striving to become a virtual Cultural Community Centre for Chinese-Vietnamese North Americans.

Brand Goals

Deepen Knowledge & Appreciation

Deepen knowledge and appreciation of the heritage created by the Chinese-Vietnamese who came to North America as refugees following the end of the Vietnam war in 1975. 

Preserve, Document & Share

Preserve, document and share these important stories and traditions for subsequent generations, and generations to come. Doing this in a way that is enjoyable and interactive!

Shed Light on Intergenerational Connection

Shed light on how deeply fulfilling, and healing intergenerational connection and understanding can be. Focusing on areas that will help advocate the importance of mental health, patience, and compassion.

Have Honest and Open Communication

Have honest and open conversations with other 1.5+ generation peers on the process, challenges and joys of finding identity and belonging.

Hi! I'm Hollie Ha (何巧兒)

I'm passionately invested in bridging the gap between my generation, and my elder’s generation in the pursuit of preserving my heritage, family stories and building healing and meaningful relationships. I want to ensure that future generations will be able to know, understand, and appreciate our important cultural roots.

I am a second gen Chinese Canadian. Both sides of my family are ethnically Chinese however, since my parents and their families were born and raised 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.