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The Victoria Nikkei Cultural Society – Celebrating Japanese-Canadian Culture

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Announcing the VNCS Cultural Outreach Program!

VNCS Cultural Outreach Program

The mandate of the VNCS Cultural Outreach Program is to help promote the awareness of Japanese culture in the greater Victoria community. We strive to achieve the goal by providing the community with a variety of fun and educational Japanese cultural activities through hands-on workshops, lectures and presentations. Please contact us if you are interested in our service. After assessing your needs, we will be able to help you set up sessions you are looking for either by the VNCS directly or connecting you with suitable cultural groups that meet your expectations.

The attached is the application form for us to assess your interest and needs. Please fill it out in detail and send it to community@vncs.ca We will contact you as soon as possible!

Cheers from the Cultural Outreach Team!
Mieko Fedrau, Hitomi Harama,  and Tomoko Okada

VNCS-Cultural-Outreach-Program-Application-Form

The Right to Remain Film Screening

Public Screening:
A Right To Remain

Join filmmaker Greg Masuda for a screening of “A Right To Remain” followed by Q&A and discussion.

“The Right To Remain”, a CBC documentary, looks at the Downtown Eastside residents and the fight to save the community from development. Started as an idea five years ago, Greg Masuda accumulated over 300 hours of footage. He says “’The Right to Remain’ is a culmination of my entire career as a filmmaker. As a Japanese Canadian, I could not resist participating in the advocacy for the Downtown Eastside community as it looked down the barrel of the real estate industry in the second most expensive city in the world.”

Once known as “Japantown”, this area was home to thousands of Japanese Canadians before World War II.

Thursday, April 27, 2017
3:00-4:30 pm
Cinecenta
University of Victoria
Victoria BC

Free and open to the public

“The Legacy of Japanese Canadian Redress: A Reflection/An Assessment”

“The Legacy of Japanese Canadian Redress: A Reflection/An Assessment”

Wednesday, March 29, 2017
4:30 pm | David Strong Bld C116

With Roy Miki, GG award-winning poet and leader of redress movement.

Dr. Miki will offer an assessment of the legacy of redress including a comparative look at Japanese Canadian redress and the Indian Residential  Schools Settlement Agreement.
Free and open to the public

Don’t forget to renew your membership!

VNCS Membership Renewal

Please renew your VNCS membership for 2017.  The membership fee is still only $10 for an individual and $15 for a family.

It’s a small amount, but collectively it helps pay for the operation of the VNCS.

We were hoping to have the online membership payment facility available by now, but it is taking a bit longer so you will have to pay the old way by writing a cheque payable to VNCS and mailing it to:

Membership – Victoria Nikkei Cultural Society
4401 Tremblay Drive
Victoria BC, V8N 4W6
Canada

If you are new to the VNCS then please include a membership form which can be obtained at http://www.vncs.ca/resources/VNCS_Membership_Brochure.pdf.

Announcing the VNCS 2017 Board of Directors

At the VNCS Annual General Meeting on Sunday, February 5, 2017 the membership elected this year’s Board of Directors. Below is a list of the successful candidates.

2017 Executive

President: Tsugio Kurushima
Vice President: vacant
Treasurer: Ken Watai
Secretary: vacant

2017 Directors

Mieko Fedrau
Kyla Fitzgerald
Hitomi Harama
Debbie Ibaraki
Amy Kawano
Karen Kobayashi
Tomoko Okada
Yukari Peerless
Cristina Shore

For more information including board photos and biographies visit the Board of Directors page here: http://www.vncs.ca/wordpress/about-the-vncs/vncs-board-of-directors/

Workshops to learn Kimono and Japanese Culture

Workshops to learn Kimono and Japanese Culture in February, 2017.
Call 250-384-6542 to register at Cook Street Village Activity Center (380 Cook St #1)

着物と日本文化に関するワークショップのお知らせ。
2017年2月Cook Street Village Activity Centre (380 Cook St #1) にて

ご登録は250-384-6542 までお電話ください

In this global community, more people seem to enjoy Japanese influenced style, fashion and food on a daily basis. Even though going to Japanese restaurants or eating sushi seems to be common fair here in Canada, Japanese cultural matters are not very well known or understood yet. Through these kimono and Japanese culture workshops, we can learn traditional Japanese customs and basic Japanese social manners.

世界の様々な文化が混ざった 社会であるカナダでは、 日本の影響を受けたスタイルやファッションや食べ物はすでに多くの人々の日常的な暮らしに溶け込んでいます。日本食レストランへ行って寿司を食べるなどは誰もがしていることですが、日本文化が正しく理解されているか、は まだまだこれからのように思われます。日本の伝統文化やマナーは着物を着る文化と深く繋がっている という視点から、このワークショップは企画されました。日本の伝統的慣習や文化を考える機会を作ってみませんか?

The instructor/lecturer is Hitomi Harama, Kimono and Japanese culture specialist.

講師は 原馬仁美(はらまひとみ)

Two types of workshops are:

以下の2種類のワークショップがあります。

1) 6pm-7:30pm, February 9th (Thursday), 2017, at the cozy lounge with a fire place.
An informative talk session about history of kimono and the kimono related Japanese cultural matters, including PowerPoint presentation and some kimono demonstration.

2月9日(木曜日)6時〜7時半、CSVAC内の暖炉のあるラウンジにて、くつろぎながら、パワーポイントとデモンストレーションを交えた講義スタイルで歴史的な着物の変遷と着物にまつわる日本文化に関して学びます。

2) 10am-11:30am, February 17th and 24th (Friday), 2017
Two consecutive classes to learn how to wear traditional Japanese Kimono.
We will learn basics of wearing kimono together with protocols of kimono coordination. Students bring their own kimono to practice. For those who don’t own kimono but would like to take these classes, please contact “kimono@umesilk.com”—rental kimono may be available.

2月17日と24日(金曜日) 午前10時〜11時半
基本的な着物の着方と着物のコーディネートの仕方を学ぶ、2回続きのクラスです。
受講者は自身の着物で着付けを練習します。受講したいが着物がない場合は、“kimono@umesilk.com”までお問い合わせを。

The session fees are:
それぞれの受講料は:

1) $5 for CSVAC members & $7 for non-members
CSVAC CSVAC 会員は$5、一般は $7

2) $8 for CSVAC members & $10 for non-members ($16 & $20 for two consecutive classes)
CSVAC 会員は$8、一般は $10 (2回クラス分、$16 と$20)