Thank You for Coming to the
29th Oregon Asian Celebration
"Riding Into a New Era"
Saturday & Sunday • February 15 & 16, 2014
Lane County Events Center, Eugene, Oregon
Adults: $6/day, $10 both days • Children 12 & under are FREE
Thank you for bringing your family and friends this weekend to experience two full days of Asian cultural heritage at the Lane Events Center in Eugene. With colorful performances on three stages – the Main Stage, Martial Arts Stage, and the Atrium Stage; demonstrations of Asian crafts, martial arts, and Cooking; a fine Arts Exhibit, Asian heritage exhibit, children’s interactive performances and workshops; a marketplace of more than 70 vendors, an Asian Food Court featuring tempting treats by 22 food booths, a Community Network Room, and a Kumoricon Room for youth that includes crafts, video gaming, karaoke, and much more, there seemed to be something for everyone. To enjoy photos of this year's event, visit our Gallery or follow us on Facebook and Flickr. For more events, visit our sponsor site at AsianCouncil.org.
Thank you again for coming!
2014 Oregon Asian Celebration Steering Committee
Chairpersons David Tam & Ardyn Wolfe, Site Ken Nagao, Miriam Lasalita, Finance Marvy Schuman, Chau Nguyen, Nate Adamski, Host/Tickets Frances Kucera, Publicity/Sponsors Carrie Matsushita, Marvy Schuman, David Tam, Nia Wong, Ardyn Wolfe, Advertising Marvy Schuman, Carrie Matsushita
Main Stage Roger Yamaguchi, Ken Nagao, Nia Wong, Food Court Mike Takahashi, Tony Ngo, Tyler Woods, Marketplace Sing Lee, Crystal Zhuo, Art Exhibit Thaston Riklon, Crafts Kathy Hoy, Children’sRoom Shann Ormsbee, Jean Lee, Arun Toke, Misa Joo, Martial Arts Alan Best, Asian Heritage Stephen Williamson, Cooking Demos Maria Clark Warren, Jodi Willis, Maki Doolittle, Security David Tam, Volunteers Misa Joo, General Services David Tam, Guide Editor Marvy Schuman, Graphics Steven Mueller, Poster Marianne Walker, Illustration Imagination International, Website Lori Rarey, Community Room Matthew Yook, Eric Richardson, Misa Joo
Announcing the 2014
Asian Celebration Haiku Contest
Skipping Stones Magazine and the Asian Celebration
Invite Nature Haiku Entries by Feb. 7th, 2014
The Haikus should be ready for display in the Children’s Room. Use either 11 x 17 or 8.5 x 11 paper and include your own Nature Art to illustrate the Haiku. Selected entries will be displayed during the Asian Celebration on February 15 - 16. Entries will also be considered for publication in the summer 2014 issue of Skipping Stones. If your haiku is published, you'll receive a complementary copy of the issue.Haiku is a form of traditional poetry that comes from Japan.
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About Our Theme
The horse has been revered in many cultures and religions as a sacred animal. Mythology has even depicted it as a single-horned or winged creature. This powerful and beautiful animal has made possible travel and movement in all parts of the world. Horses have transported gods and men of all ranks throughout history and myth.
The horse symbolizes many things: power, speed, tenacity, intuition, strength, agility, persever-ance, purity, virility, fertility, travel, and money. In itself, it is a beautiful animal – majestic and wild, yet gentle when tamed. Many Asian businesses have a horse painting or statue to invite the energy of success and the ability to leap over obstacles with grace and ease.
This year’s theme, “Riding Into A New Era,” invokes the energy of powerful and successful change. The ability to move on from the past and aspire to see the future with excitement – leaping towards goals with the conviction, power, and agility of the horse – that is what we invite into our lives as we celebrate this wondrous creature and old friend to mankind.
Let us all ride into the new era of peace, happiness and success as we welcome yet another year – the Year of the Horse!