Being faraway from homeland is no excuse for Indonesian diaspora in Vancouver and its surrounding area to keep their traditional routine intact by maintaining network among Indonesian to exchange news, discussions on updates related to Indonesia and life in Canada.
Around 60 attendants of Vancouver public with high enthusiasm witnessed the Annual Spring Gamelan Concert held at World Arts Centre, School for the Contemporary Arts, Simon Fraser University (SFU), on April 3rd, 2017 , at 19.00. The cold and windy evening that blanketed Vancouver`s downtown area did not discourage these devoted audiences that were mostly local Vancouver residents to witness the concert titled “Celebration of Fun with Gamelan”`.
No less than 150 audiences gathered at Lipont Art Center, Richmond, British Columbia (BC), on March 25th, 2017. They were on site to attend “Lansia Oral History Project-Kick Off Celebration” launched by Canada Indonesia Diaspora Society (CIDS). The event displayed videos, photographs and narratives that told stories of Indonesian migrants that arrived in Canada since 1950`s.
On March 23rd, 2017, Indonesian Consulate in Vancouver, delivered exposition of Javenese and Balinese classical dances at Performing Arts, Department of Asian Studies – University of British Columbia (UBC). Located at UBC Asian Centre Auditorium, the dancers from the Consulate performed Gambyong Pareanom and Legong Condong Dances.
Indonesian furniture and home decor products mainly originating from teakwood and roots have sparked interests from the visitors who attended Alberta Gift Fair (AGF) 2017, held from February 26-march 1st, 2017 at Edmonton Expo Center, Alberta. Several similar products from other countries in the event also present had yet to meet the originality and unique that of Indonesians.
Presenting Unique Way of Enjoying Meal, Indonesian Restaurant Earned A Well-Deserved Spot Among Consumers in Vancouver
Forget table manners, forget your fork and spoon!, bare hands and mallet are the tools of choice”, those are the concepts adopted by Albert Wijaya, the owner and founder of The Holy Crab Canada. After the wave of success in opening the business in Jakarta and Bali, Holy Crab had expanded its line of business in Vancouver, the first of its branch outside Indonesia.