“Albertans of Asian descent have a proud history that spans more than two centuries in our province. Over time, communities from every part of Asia have chosen to call Alberta home and have been welcomed by Albertans. Each year, thousands more newcomers join them in pursuit of better opportunities.

“Asians have vibrant and enduring cultures that I encourage everyone to explore.

“I wish all Albertans celebrating Asian Heritage Month a joyful time and thank them for their valuable contributions to Alberta’s economy, culture and society.”