FACL AGM – Tuesday May 6, 2014


 We are now accepting nominations for the 2014-2015 FACL Board of Directors!

 Our next AGM is scheduled for Tuesday May 6, 2014, 6:00 pm ET, at 20 Toronto Street, Salon 1 (Ontario Bar Association).
This is open to members, as well as other persons who may be interested in joining FACL.  Friends and colleagues are welcome to attend.  It will be a great opportunity to re-connect and learn about what FACL has done in the past year and our plans going forward.
At the AGM we will elect at least 12 Directors—10 Full Member Directors and 2 Student Member Directors. Directors serve two-year terms; In order to run for a position or to vote, membership dues must be fully paid at the time of the elections.
SUBMIT YOUR NOMINATION BY e-mailing your name, contact information, and a brief statement (250 words or less) to facl.ontario@gmail.com  no later than 5:00 PM on Tuesday April 29, 2014.

Asian Heritage Month Award Gala – May 4, 2014

The Canadian Multicultural Council Asians in Ontario presents the Asian Heritage Month Award Gala on Sunday May 4, 2014.

The Gala is an evening of exciting multicultural experience to celebrate our 2014 “Outstanding Asian Canadian Award” in “Honouring the Pioneers” of our communities.

FACL is pleased to congratulate Frank Moritsugu, father of FACL member, Nina Moritsugu for being one of the recipients of the Outstanding Asian Canadian Award in 2014.

Frank Moritsugu, age 91, is a journalist, former editor-in-chief and publisher of the Nikkei Voice, and an anti-racism activist who speaks frequently to schools, the media and community organizations about the internment of Japanese Canadians during the Second World War.  Please click HERE to read an article describing Frank Moritsugu’s experience during the Japanese-Canadian internment.

Date: Sunday May 4, 2014
Reception: 6:00 pm
Dinner: 7:00

Location: Premiere Ballroom & Convention Centre
(9019 Leslie Street, Richmond Hill, Ontario)

Tickets: $100 Corporate; $60 Regular

Dress Code: Festive Ethnic Attire or Business Attire

To view the Gala Flyer, please click here: AHM Gala Flyer 14v3

Synopsis of the Event and the Award:

CMC (Canadian Multicultural Council)-Asians in Ontario was formed in April 1998  to bring Asian Organizations together.

Today we have organizations from 21 Asian Countries. To celebrate Asian Heritage in the Month of May we decided to honour outstanding Asian Canadians in our Community.

Over the past ten years we have selected individuals who have made significant contribution in the Japanese Canadian Community.   Past award recipients include David Suzuki and Raymond Moriyama.