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7 Potatoes Society Funding report

The Central Vancouver Island Japanese Canadian Cultural Society (aka 7 Potatoes) received a Community Renewal grant. The grant helped us to purchase equipment, supplies, and signage for our events, supported facility rentals and honoraria for paid entertainment to support our six events in the year. The new supplies have enabled us to have better signageContinue reading

Kayla Isomura: packing for unknown journeys

I was very curious how others would respond. I applied for the National Association of Japanese Canadians’ (NAJC) Young Leaders Fund to help support the idea, and while I was waiting to hear back about the grant, I began mentioning the idea to folks.

Remembering the 1942 Japanese Canadian UBC Students

It is the 5th anniversary of the Honorary Degree Ceremony for the 1942 Japanese Canadian UBC students who were expelled in 1942. It’s also the 75th anniversary of the internment of Japanese Canadians. UBC hosted a Day of Learning where we remembered the students, discussed how we may learn and never repeat the injustice. Also,Continue reading

2017 Ayukawa Commemorative Lecture

The Legacy of Japanese Canadian Redress: A Reflection/An Assessment. Presented by Dr. Roy Miki, Professor Emeritus (English) of Simon Fraser University.

2017 – The Year in Review

2017 was a big year.  The NAJC continued to support an Endowment Fund with 12 approved projects (Culture Development – 11;  SEAD – 1) of approximately $31,000.  The  CD Fund helped commemorate 75 years of internment with events in Toronto, Winnipeg, Vancouver, and Victoria.

Together at Omatsuri Festival 2017

“O Matsuri EH!” by Ted Wada Together, we have completed another very successful Japanese Festival, Omatsuri-2017. The August weather was perfect, the crowd was enthusiastic, the entertainment was exciting, the food was delicious and well managed, the cultural demonstrations were interesting, the market was full of people, and the kids’ corner was popular all day. I’ve heardContinue reading

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