Cleveland Chapter wins 2012 Chapter Excellence Award

OCA Cleveland Chapter recently was awarded the 2012 Chapter Excellence Award Local Community Involvement First Place during the 2012 OCA National Convention held in Las Vegas, Nevada.

OCA Cleveland Chapter has been a co-founder organization for the Cleveland Asian Festival and within three years, it has helped establishing Cleveland AsiaTown as the next vibrant community to watch for.

The Cleveland Asian Festival is an annual celebration of Asian American Heritage month in May the weekend before Memorial Weekend in Cleveland’s Asiatown neighborhood.

Cleveland Asian Festival’s Mission is to:

• Strengthening the identity of AsiaTown
• Educating and promoting Asian culture and traditions
• Celebrating Asian Pacific American Heritage Month

From 10,000 people on a day event in 2010 to the current 3rd year’s 2 events of 42,240 attendance, the Cleveland Asian Festival has won numerous community awards and is the fastest growing outdoor festival in Northeast Ohio.

2013 Cleveland Asian Festival is planned for May 18-19, 2013 from 11am to 7pm both days, for sponsorships, performing or vendor booth information forms will be available at the end of this year. Check out videos and pictures from previous years at

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