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Jason Lee

Manager of Korean Village Restaurant, entrepreneur, Passages Canada speaker

Jason Lee is Chairman of the Korea Town BIA and manager of Korean Village Restaurant, his family’s business and a staple of Toronto’s Korea Town since the 1970s. He is a volunteer speaker with the Passages Canada storytelling program and the recent subject of one of their new videos telling the real-life immigration stories of Canadians through animation. He also leads Heritage Toronto’s Korea Town walking tours, and runs his own Uniform Distribution business.

Passages Canada is a national storytelling program of Historica Canada that invites newcomers and established Canadians to share their personal experiences of identity, heritage, and immigration with groups of all ages. More than 1,000 volunteers participate in this storytelling program that nurtures cross-cultural dialogue and strengthens our appreciation for one another in an open spirit that is genuinely Canadian. Passages Canada is generously funded by TD Bank Group and Citizenship and Immigration Canada.
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How I Finally Embraced Being Korean

If someone said to me 15 years ago that I would be talking publicly about my Korean cultural identity today, I'd have been the first person to say: "You must be kidding." Until recently, despite having been born in Korea, I would not have called myself a Korean-Canadian.
06/07/2015 09:18 EDT