- What's Up Asia? 2013 EditionFri, May 24, 2013
Friday May 11, 2012
Start: 5:30 pm
End: 10:00 pm
NO SAKURA PICNIC @ HIGH PARK!
Although we missed cherry blossom, QAY's one of the most popular event is still happening. Join us for an exciting, sexy, and yummy evening!
Date: Friday, May 11
Time: 5:30 - 10:00PM (Picnic 6:00 - 10:00PM)
Location: High Park Hillside Gardens (same as last year!)
Where to meet:
Meet us at 5:30pm at TTC High Park Station (High Park Avenue Exit)
What to bring:
Something (snack, juice, or food) to share & something to sit on. Also, wear something warm!
Where is the Hillside Gardens:
Please check the map here (http://www.highparktoronto.com/images/highpark_map.jpg). It’s by the water, and close to the “Maple Leaf”. If you are worried to be lost, make sure to meet us at 5:30pm at TTC High Park Station (High Park Avenue Exit).
What if it rains:
We will cancel/postpone the event if it’s still raining by 10am on Friday, May 11. Let’s hope we are going to have a warm and nice weather.
SAKURA PICNIC is QAY's annual potluck picnic party to celebrate spring with beautiful cherry blossoms (Sakura) at High Park. Let’s have a nice outdoor day with fun games, live music, and photo shooting. Bring your friends or partner, something to sit on and something to share with others.
This event is inspired by the tradition called Hanami in Japan. Hanami is the Japanese traditional custom of enjoying the beauty of flowers, "flower" in this case almost always meaning cherry blossoms (Sakura). In modern-day Japan, Hanami mostly consists of having an outdoor party beneath the cherry blossoms (Sakura) during daytime or at night.
Wanna know more? Contact Meza Email: firstname.lastname@example.org Call: 4169634300 ext. 229 Website: www.qay.ca
Wednesday May 16, 2012
Start: 5:30 pm
End: 9:00 pm
What's Up Asia?
Socialize + Share + Get Inspired
Hey Asia, how are you doing?
Queer Asian Youth (QAY) invites LGBTQ community members from Asia to update us what’s happening overseas for International Day Against Homophobia & Transphobia 2012. Join us for an evening of inspirational stories, delicious food, and awesome people.
Date: Wednesday, May 16th
Time: 5:30 - 9:00PM
Location: Glad Day Bookshop
Address: 598A Yonge Street, 3rd Floor
- Updates from awesome guests from LGBTQ Community in Asia
- Special performance by Yaya Yao and Chase Tam
- Anti-trans/homophobia Photo Shoot (Write your message and take picture with it!)
- Story sharing among QAYers
- Fun icebreakers
Duncan is a communication and media specialist. ACAS’s Media Coordinator from 2006-2009, he helped expanding ACAS profile in the local Asian communities. Duncan also creates curriculum for all of ACAS’s media training and presentation skills workshops. He’s trained staff, board directors and clients who have appeared on the local community News features. After he left ACAS, he spent most part of 2010 and 2011 in Hong Kong, helped set up training workshops with NGOs in Guangzhou, Shanghai and Hong Kong. Duncan is currently doing freelance works, and is exploring the possibilities in documentary filming.
Hanae was born and raised in Yokohama, Japan. Her first volunteer work in LGBTQ communities was with LGBTQ seniors in San Francisco while she studied Women's Studies as an international exchange student. After returning to Japan, she joined the organizing committee of the Tokyo International Lesbian & Gay Film Festival for two years. She also participated in other activities including organizing events at a LGBT community space in Tokyo, providing translation for LGBTQ community news blogs, marching in Tokyo Pride, and other related activities until she moved to Toronto in 2008 for graduate school.
Steven is a marketing professional specialized in media and entertainment industry. Born and raised in China, he was one of the first gay men to come out on the Internet in the mid-90s. After moving to Canada, he became a radio and TV host for Fairchild Media Vancouver, where he interviewed many gay & lesbian film directors including Stanley Kwan (Lan Yu) and Cui Zi'en (one of China's prominent indie gay film makers). From 2006 to early 2012, he was back in China working at Sony Music Entertainment and a Top 40 radio station in Shanghai and Beijing. Over there, he volunteered at an underground garage sale for HIV/AIDS patients, befriended one of China's first gay pageant finalists, attended various LGBT events and frequently confronted homophobic comments and behaviors. Steven is currently living in Toronto.
Wanna know more?
Call: 4169634300 ext. 229