An Event is Born
KEN & IRENE NAGAO
Yet the event’s success would not be possible were it not for the voluntary efforts of many civic groups, non-profit organizations, and a host of dedicated individuals such as Ken Nagao and Tony Lum, who co-chaired the event for almost two decades. In fact, the Oregon Asian Celebration is one of the largest volunteer-driven events on the West Coast, attracting thousands of patrons each year. Building on the enduring success of the Oregon Asian Celebration, the organizers now envision the establishment of a cultural center that will serve as a hub to facilitate cross-cultural exchange. The center would offer educational programs, performances, community gatherings, and art shows. Like the Oregon Asian Celebration, born from the minds of a few people, so also can a cultural center become more than a vision. Your continued sup-port, attendance and donations will help make this cultural center become real and an integral part of the Lane County community.