The National Executive Board of the NAJC is pleased to announce the following recipients of the Endowment Fund for the Spring 2009 term:
Sports, Education, Arts Development (SEAD)
Alison Reiko Loader ( Quebec) requested assistance to study at a two week workshop in Animation Studies in July, 2009 in Oregon.
Keiko Marumo (Edmonton) requested assistance to enhance her training in kendo to prepare for the International Kendo Tournament in Brazil.
Zen Nakamura (Montreal) requested assistance to hold an exhibit in the Gendai Gallery in the Toronto JCCC regarding a house building project of a Japanese Canadian family.
Cultural Development (CD)
Ayame-Kai Dance Group (Toronto) requested assistance for the group’s 25th Anniversary Concert to be held in November, 2009.
Brendan Uegama (Delta) requested assistance to make a film “Henry’s Glasses”.
Calgary Japanese Community Association (Calgary) requested assistance for the cost of information gathering for a History Preservation Project .
Powell Street Festival (Vancouver) received assistance with professional artist’s fees for the 33rd Annual Powell Street festival.
Yayoi Theatre Movement Society (Vancouver) requested assistance for a multi-media dance performance, “Identity”, based on the life of Roy Kiyooka.