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May 5, 2006
Todmorden Mills Heritage Museum celebrates Asian Heritage Month with Chinese opera presentations - May 6 at 2 p.m.
In celebration of Asian Heritage Month, Todmorden Mills Heritage Museum and Arts Centre, in cooperation with the critically-acclaimed Little Pear Garden Collective, proudly presents a special presentation of Chinese opera performances this Saturday, May 6 at 2 p.m.

Entitled “Hundred Opera Flowers Pavilion: A Glimpse of Diverse Styles of Chinese Operas,” the presentation will showcase three different regional styles of Chinese opera: Beijing, Kun and Cantonese. Admission is free.

The Little Pear Garden Collective was founded by William Lau in 1994 as a national not-for-profit cultural organization. It has been established as a leader in the development and promotion of Chinese performing arts in Canada through the professional presentation of Canadian artists and their work, both locally and nationally. The Collective produces and performs high caliber concert performances, lectures, make-up demonstrations, costume exhibitions and choreographic workshops. For more information please visit their website at For further details view the electronic poster created by The Little Pear Garden Collective.

Visit and scroll down to the Todmorden Mills Heritage Museum listing. Click on the link to the bi-lingual, downloadable pdf.

Admission is free, but space is limited. Please call Todmorden Mills Heritage Museum at 416-396-2819 to reserve seating.

Todmorden Mills Heritage Museum and Arts Centre is operated by City of Toronto Culture. The Mills, vital to Toronto’s development more than a century ago, provided lumber, flour, paper, whiskey and beer. Explore this scenic Don River Valley location with its historic homes, Brewery Gallery, Papermill Gallery and Theatre, the relocated Don train station, as well as a 9.2 hectare wildflower preserve. It is located at 67 Pottery Road, west of Broadview Avenue and east of the Bayview Extension.

This event is part of Live With Culture, a 16-month celebration of Toronto's extraordinary arts and cultural communities. Visit, the ultimate guide to Toronto's culture scene.

Press Contact:
Ann McDougall - Todmorden Mills Heritage Centre - 416-396-2819



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