2017 TAIWANfest - Kanpai, Japan!

The festive staple of toasting is ubiquitous and nearly every culture has its own variation on this gesture of goodwill. Whether it is the French “Santé”, German “Prost”, Scandinavian “Skål” or others, toasting and merrymaking go hand in hand.

But at that split second when the glasses clink, a solitary sound amidst the festivities, one moment is suspended in the air. It could be simple and it could be complex; it could be a tribute to the past or a dream for the future. It could be a hope, a desire, a wish shared by all who are present. It is a moment of inspiration.

Yet what are the influences that drive us to the toast? For what reason do we seek this unity, this inclusion in the collective? What is that something we strive for, so obviously bigger and better and grander than any one of us could achieve alone?

“Kanpai, Japan!” is an exploration of these influences, connecting the island nations of Japan and Taiwan, and again with Canada. Join us for a collective Kanpai!

Our Awesome Volunteer Leaders

Volunteer Coordinator - Peggy Lee

Volunteer Coordinator

Peggy Lee

Angela Lee

Annie Chen

Volunteer Leader 03 Charles Hu

Charles Hu

Volunteer Leader 04 Claudia Wu

Claudia Wu

Volunteer Leader 05 Deanna Liu

Deanna Liu

Volunteer Leader 06 Diane Chiang

Diane Chiang

Hoky Hsu

Volunteer Leader 08 Jay Cheng

Jay Chang

Volunteer Leader 09 John Chiang

John Chiang

Julianne Lin

Volunteer Leader 11 Kevin Chen

Kevin Chen

Volunteer Leader 12 Kris Shaw

Kris Shaw

Louisa Hsu

Volunteer Leader 14 Tim Wu

Tim Wu

Join the ACSEA volunteer family to spread the love, discover new experiences, and make lifelong friends!  We have volunteering opportunities for people with a variety of schedules, skills, and interests.

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