Thank You Eugene & Springfield and Beyond!
Thank you to all of the Eugene & Springfield residents— and those who traveled from afar — who helped make this community event a wonderful success. Thank you also to KVAL for the wonderful news coverage of the Asian Celebration.
Oregon Asian Celebration
February 16 & 17, 2013
Saturday, 10 AM - 7 PM & Sunday, 10 AM - 6 PM
Lane Events Center, Eugene
Adults - $6/day, $10 both days • Children 12 & under are FREE
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.
About Our Theme
Our poster this year depicts 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.” Also, we are entering 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 are encouraging young people to explore and understand that what we do today will impact many in the future. We thank Marianne Walker of Imagination Internation for our poster illustration.
Meet The 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