Now Announcing the 2014 Asian Celebration Dates
Oregon Asian Celebration
February 15 & 16, 2014
Saturday & Sunday
Lane Events Center, Eugene
Weekend passes will be available.
Asian Celebration Canned
Food Drive: Donate 4 Cans
= 1 FREE Admission
This year the Asian Celebration is partnered with the Relief Nursery to help those in need and support our community by fighting hunger.
The Relief Nursery is a non-profit child abuse and neglect prevention agency, proven to strengthen high-risk families and keep young children safe. Nationally recognized, the Relief Nursery stops the cycle of child abuse and neglect with its blend of therapeutic early childhood services and comprehensive family support, including alcohol and drug recovery support services.
How We Choose The Theme
The poster for 2013 depicted Patañjali, an Indian saint who, over 2000 years ago, compiled the Yoga Sutras, an important collection of aphorisms on the practice of yoga. His image was chosen because his vision and philosophy are similar to this year’s theme, “Choose the Path of Awareness” Patañjali wrote: “Your true nature is peace, joy, love, and happiness; your innate nature is free. Every action you take is consciously or unconsciously an expression of that divine nature. When your experience becomes a free expression of your innate nature, your life will become full of bliss, you will become the embodiment of peace, joy, love, knowledge, grace, and freedom.” 2013 was also the year of the snake, the sixth sign of the Chinese Zodiac. It is the most enigmatic, intuitive, introspective, refined and collected of the signs. Ancient Chinese wisdom says a snake in the house is a good omen because it means that your family will not starve. The snake is appropriate because of its awareness, sense of family, and keen sense of the environment. With “Choose the Path of Awareness” we encouraged young people to explore and understand that what we do today will impact many in the future. This is still true. We thank Marianne Walker of Imagination Internation for our poster illustration.
The 2013 Steering Committee
Chair - David Tam, Site - Ken Nagao, Miriam Lasalita, Finance - Yen-Chu Huberd,
Melissa Nolledo, Hosts/Tickets - Frances Kucera
Publicity/Sponsors - Carrie Matsushita, David Tam, Melissa Nolledo, Anselmo Villanueva, Advertising - David Tam, Melissa Nolledo, Entertainment - Roger Yamaguchi, Marvy Schuman, Ken Nagao, Food Court - Mike Takahashi, Marketplace Sing Lee, Art Show - Melissa Nolledo, Erick Hoffmanm Crafts - Susan Ogawa, Youth Room - Misa Joo, Martial Arts - Alan Best, Asian Heritage - Stephen Williamson
Cooking Demos - David Tam, Security - Frances Kucera, General Services - David Tam, Graphic Production - Steven Mueller, Poster Illustration - Marianne Walker, Imagination International, Website - Lori Rarey — Visit us on Facebook