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The Victoria Nikkei Cultural Society – Celebrating Japanese-Canadian Culture

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Support Japan 2011 – Thank You ALL!

Support Japan 2011 LogoOn March 11, 2011 a devastating earthquake and tsunami hit the east coast of Japan.  The Support Japan 2011 Gambare Nippon Group was formed by the Japanese community in Victoria. We want to send a HUGE THANK YOU TO THE COMMUNITY OF VICTORIA for supporting our four fund raising events and showing your support with the purchase of the Support Japan 2011 t-shirt. Through your generosity, the Support Japan 2011 group raised over $100,000 for the Canadian and Japanese Red Cross Association emergency relief efforts including over 9,000 t-shirts sold. Thank you Victoria and Vancouver Island! Domo arigato gozaimashita.

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Thank you to the companies and individuals who donated goods and services for our events:

Anonymous, 5th Ave. Trading, A la Mode, Annette Quan- Manulife Securities, Arbutus Ridge Golf Club, Aura Restaurant at Laurel Point Inn, Ballet Victoria, Barb Northwood, Barbara Cameron, BC Coastal Grilling Planks, BC Egg Marketing Board, Belfry Theatre, Bergamot Aroma Spa, Best Western Westerly Hotel Courtenay, Blenkinsop Valley Golf Driving Range, Boulangerie Fol Epi, The Butchart Gardens, Capital Iron, Carolyn Cessar, Cascadia Liquor, Catherine Greenwood, Chalkboard Tutoring, Chateau Victoria Hotel and Suites, Clear Skin Victoria, Connie Dunwoody, Marlon & Ryan Narciso, Craig Mercer, Curves Sidney, Daidoco Café, Design District Studio, Dino Castillo, Ebizo Japanese Restaurant, Emiko Nakagawa, The Fairmont Empress Hotel, Esquimalt Recreation, Esquimalt Trading Ltd., Etsuko Costin, Five Star Charters, Fonbo’s Chinese Restaurant, Fujiya Japanese Foods, Futaba Japanese Restaurant, Future Friends Bed & Breakfast, Gala Fabrics, Golden City Restaurant, Harbour Towers Hotel and Suites,Harumi Ota Pottery, Helga Hendricks, Hillside Boston Pizza, Hotel Grand Pacific, Il Terazzo Restaurant, Inn at Laurel Point, Isadora Clothing, Jackson Grills, Jack Watanabe, James Ibaraki, Jamie’s Whaling Station, Kaishin Health Practice, Keiko Kawano, Kent Laforme, Kissako Green Tea Café, Koto Japanese Restaurant, Kuma Noodle Japan, Kumiko Kozono, Kuniko Furuhata, Lesley Wynne Pechter, Lifestyles Market, Linny D. Vine, London Drugs, Lucy Mei Lee, Mako Yamamoto, Mark Switzer, Victoria Marriott Hotel, Martha McGachie, Meade Design Group, Megumi Peterson, Melody Cornell, Michele Butot, Michiko Warkentyne, Mika Turnbull, Miho Lindley, Miss Rosie Bitts, Moksana Yoga Centre, Mount Doug Market, National Geographic IMAX Theatre, Oak Bay Bicycles, Westshore, Oak Bay Bistro Restaurant, Oak Bay Pharmasave, Pearl Bright, Pederson’s, Perfect 1 Hour Optical-Goldstream, Perfect 1 Hour Optical-Sooke, Phoenix Acupuncture, Pita Pit, Prima Strada Pizza, Rachelle Chinnery Porcelain, Rainbow Dreams, Rena Rogers, Robert Lovett Photography, Roche Cove Llamas Oceanfront, Rocky Mountain Soap Company, Roger Kawano, Royal BC Museum, Sacred Circle Yoga,Sandi Cakes, Satoko Ogura, Sea Cider Farm and Ciderhouse, Sen Zushi, Sherry Kirkvold, Shigenori Murata, Shima Sushi, Silicon Solutions, Silk Road Aromatherapy and Tea Co., Soul Arch Yoga, Spinnakers Brewpub, Springtide Charters, Starbucks Hillside, Starbucks Saanich Centre, StoneSoup Inn, Success Biz Coach, Sushi Plus, Sustainably Lush,Taro Chiba, Terry and Satsuki Kato-Behro, Theatre Skam, The Papery, Thrifty Foods-James Bay, Thrifty Foods-Fairfield, Tony Ibaraki, Traditional Oriental Health Centre, Truffles Catering, Victoria Chinese Lioness Club, Village’s Pizza, Vitality Treatment Centre, Westcoast Brew Shop, Westjet, Wild Play, Yellow Point Vacations, Yi Xi Zhang, Yoko West

Michelle Paget and Rem Kirby, Hillside Shopping Centre
Vicky Low, Golden City Chinese Restaurant
Principal Dupain and Madame Briant, Ecole Victor Brodeur
Mary Wise, University Heights Mall
Rev. Alan and Megumi Saunders, First Metropolitan United Church
Mega Screen Productions
Times Colonist
Victoria’s Media Community

Support Japan 2011 Gambare Nippon Volunteers and Performers

Izumi A. Kento A. Michael A. Namiko A. Natsuki A. Harjinder A.
Ram A. Reiko A. Keiko A. Makiko A. Ingrid A. Sandra A.
Mayuko A. Masami B. David B. Fiona B. Ikuko B. Noel B.
Rowan B. Yuka B. Ayaka B. Ewan B. Maureen B. Magdalena B.
Marc B. Midori B. Mika B. Miles B. Kuniko B. Joelle B.
Chantal B. Joanne B. Alan B. Uta B. Kaia B. Keito B.
Maki B. Tamaki C. Barb C. Brian C. Genny C. Russ C.
Duncan C. Makiko C. Mio C. Yoshi C. Tomoko C. Dino C.
Ralph C. Ewan C. Maiki C. Niina C. Masaya C. Amber C.
Brian C. Sandy C. Geoff C. Rumi C. India C. Melody C.
Alder C. Hiroko C. Jacob D. Keiran D. Patti D. Taj D.
James D. Brandon D. Satomi E. Gina E. Akira E. Danny E.
Eric E. Naomi E. Rina E. Chie E. Rahma E. Tony E.
Eriko F. Mickey F. Naomi F. Nolan F. Kumiko F. Akiko F.
David F. Eriko F. Domenico F. Daniella F. Naomi F. Kiyomi F.
Tom F. JD G. Lynn G. Takako G. Catherine G. Hiroko G.
Thomas G. Emma H. Keiko H. Mami H. Hitomi H. Kathy H.
Koji H. Masami H. Yuki H. Frances H. Jonas H. Masako H.
Troy H. Katie H. Kinya H. Junko H. Yuka H. Aimi H.
Cecilia H. Kyung H. Debbie I. Tony I. Kazuyo I. Maki I.
Yoko I. Izumi I. Norimi I. Yuta I. Hanna I. Rei I.
Junko I. Noriko I. Yoichi I. Eri I. Cat J. Haruko K.
Ken K. Patti K. Alisa K. Akemi K. Sayuri K. Satsuki K.
Amy K. Scott K. Aiko K. Hazuki K. Yasu K. Yuko K.
Mikai K. Sanae K. Kumiko K. Bradley K. Susan K. Tsugio K.
Emi L. Linda L. Amanda L. Amy L. Jayson L. Jessie L.
Kaelynn L. Miho L. Kim L. Dana L. Kyoko L. Yuki L.
Robert L. Sayaka M. Akinori M. DaveM. Kodi M. Reiko M.
Tijah M. Yuta M. Yusuke M. Miyuki M. Christine M. Craig M.
Kana M. Miyoko M. Kazuko M. Mai M. Yuko M. Yukari M.
Naomi M. Moe N. Miyoko N. Takaaki N. Emiko N. Yuji N.
Hiroki N. Lisa N. Mikako N. Simon N. Annika N. Samantha N.
Yoko N. Aki N. Hiroko N. Hiroko N. Reika N. Miyu N.
Gayle N. Lorraine N. Paul N. Masae O. Satoko O. Mitsuko O.
Asami O. Rose O. Airi O. Alisa O. Dennis O. Tomoko O.
Harumi O. Kai O. Sonia O. Luna P. Keiko P. Yuki P.
Sayaka P. Yuri P. Cody P. Claire P. Fisnik P. Junko P.
Mona P. Siew Keen Q. Alcvin R. Simone R. Naoko R. Samantha R.
Lana R. Tomoko R. Linda R. Michiko S. Erisa S. Ren S.
Ryoko S. Teruyo S. Yuma S. Riho S. Mina S. Noreen S.
Yoko S. Deborah S. Harumi S. Cristina S. Samuel S. Elyssia S.
Michael S. Chantel S. Kumi S. Matt S. Max S. Nana S.
Angie S. Beth S. Chris S. Mayu S. Sachiko S. Aiko S.
Reika S. Renee T. Sus T. Yasuko T. Mami T. Noriko T.
Tsuyoshi T. Nami T. Sola T. Yoko T. Shizuko T. Hitomi T.
Aiko T. Charlotte T. Kai T. Koshi T. Masae T. Nevin T.
Yumi T. Melanie T. Reiko T. Akina U. Mitsuko U. Takehiro U.
Tomomi V. Kim W. Michiko W. Jack W. Valerie W. Noriko W.
Jake West Yoko West Kazumi Y. Lily Y. Lyndon Y. Mariko Y.
Yixi Zhang Meriko Z. Kimiko Z. Steve Z. Yoshiko C. Holly
Yuko Eien H. Dean F. Kuniko F.

Performers

Alcvin Ramos
Amber and Brian Chou
Eien Hunter Ishikawa
Furusato Dancers
Japanese School Children’s Choir- Rina El-Nahas
Japanese School Soran Dancers- Harumi Shimada
Kaia and Keito Bryce
Kuniko Furuhata
Masako Hockey
Mayor Dean Fortin
Mike and Natsuki Abe
Rina and Danny El-Nahas
Ryan and Marlon Narciso and Connie Dunwoody
Satomi Edwards
Uminari Taiko

T-Shirt Distributors

Companies and individuals
Bill and Rita McCreadie
Bon Sushi
Capital Iron
Cheryl Mason (Banzai Japan)
Coast Guard Canada
David & Kumiko Woodward (Nanaimo)
Dodd’s Furniture
Fujiya Japanese Foods
Happy Diapers
Henry Shimizu
Hillside Shopping Centre
Inn at Laurel Point
Inter-Cultural Association
Jackie Dogue
Kahoru Noonan (Ontario)
Keiko Limshue (Nanaimo)
Kyoko Koizumi
Laura Uppal Jazzercise
Lifestyles Markets
Maki Ikemura (Cowichan Tsunami Relief)
Mami Takahashi
Market (on Yates and on Millstream)
Mega Screen Productions
Ministry of Jobs, Tourism and Innovation
Ministry of Social Development
Mirabai Concert
Mizuho Ogasawara (Campbell River)
Monk Office
Nicholas Randall
Passion for Compassion (Parksville)
Perfect 1hour Optical
Port Hardy Twinning Society
Rocky Mountain Soap Co.
Ruth Abe (Ontario)
Saanich Lions Club
Save On Foods Memorial Centre
Scotia Bank
Scott Wallace (Ontario)
Sen Zushi
Shar-Kare Feeds Ltd. (Parksville)
Silk Road Aromatherapy and Tea Company
Strathcona Hotel
Sushi Kobo (Sam Ogawa Campbell River)
Times Colonist
Tourism BC
Victoria West Community Association
Westjet
Yuka Takamura (Campbell River)
Yukari Peerless (Hope Love Japan)
Yumi Thompson (Karate Exhibition)

Schools
Bayside Middle School
Campus View School
Cloverdale Traditional School
Dwight International School
Ecole Victor Brodeur School
Gordon Head Middle School
Keating Elementary School
Lighthouse Student Centre
Oaklands School
Pacific Christian School
Sir James Douglas School
St. Andrew’s High School
Strawberry Vale School
Tamagawa Gakuen
University of Victoria International Students
Willows School

 

Thank you to the boards, members and planning committees from the Support Japan 2011 Gambare Nippon group

  • Japanese Friendship Society
  • Victoria Japanese Heritage Language School Society
  • Victoria Morioka Friendship Society
  • Victoria Nikkei Cultural Society