My friend Janet Lumb heads up Accès Asie, Montréal’s festival of Asian arts and culture held during May of each year. They just celebrated their 15th year, making them Canada’s oldest and longest-running Asian Heritage Month (AHM) festival. This weekend they’re hosting the first ever Asian Heritage Month Symposium, inviting people and organizations from across the country to meet, share knowledge, and coordinate strategies. Thanks to a travel grant from the Canada Council for the Arts‘ Equity Office, I am on a train heading east to represent Reel Asian at the symposium. Yes, I look like a dork. (That’s not the Council’s fault though.) It’ll be fun to see all our Montréal friends and contacts, and invite them to this year’s Reel Asian.