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.
Granted: $1,500.

Keiko Marumo (Edmonton) requested assistance to enhance her training in kendo to prepare for the International Kendo Tournament in Brazil.
Granted: $1000.

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.
Granted: $1000.

Cultural Development (CD)

Ayame-Kai Dance Group (Toronto) requested assistance for the group’s 25th Anniversary Concert to be held in November, 2009.
Granted: $3000.

Brendan Uegama (Delta) requested assistance to make a film “Henry’s Glasses”.
Granted: $3000.

Calgary Japanese Community Association (Calgary) requested assistance for the cost of information gathering for a History Preservation Project .
Granted: $2000.

Powell Street Festival (Vancouver) received assistance with professional artist’s fees for the 33rd Annual Powell Street festival.
Granted: $3000.

Yayoi Theatre Movement Society (Vancouver) requested assistance for a multi-media dance performance, “Identity”, based on the life of Roy Kiyooka.
Granted: $1500.

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