At the Annual General Meeting (AGM) held on Sunday, February 12, 2023 at the Esquimalt Recreation Centre the Board of Directors for 2023 was elected by acclimation.
The 2023 elected Board of Directors are:
- President – Tsugio Kurushima
- Vice President – Debbie Ibaraki
- Treasurer – Ken Watai
- Natsuke Abe
- Maureen Bird
- Yuuri Daiku
- Karen Geiger
- Reyna Goshinmon
- Amy Kawano
- Yukari Peerless
- Joyce Tobo
- Kimiko West
To find out more about our current directors visit the Board of Directors page here: https://www.vncs.ca/about-the-vncs/vncs-board-directors/.
Friday, February 10, 2023, 4:30-6:00 p.m. at UVic, CLE A127
Free and open to the public. No reservations.
Continue reading When Sake Goes Global – Feb. 10
2023 AGM Announcement
Please join us for an exciting time at the VNCS AGM. Hear about the amazing things the VNCS accomplished in 2022. Find out whether we are wealthy or poor. Have fun participating in the democratic election of the Board of Directors and the Officers. It will be an event you don’t want to miss.
Continue reading 2023 Annual General Meeting – Sunday, Feb 12
2023 MOCHI-TSUKI KAI
Presented by the Victoria Nikkei Cultural Society, the Japanese Friendship Society and the Victoria Japanese Heritage Language School Society
SUNDAY, JANUARY 15, 2023
Esquimalt Rec Centre
2:30 PM – 5:15 PM (The door opens at 2:00 PM)
Details: Mochi-pounding and tasting, Japanese calligraphy contest, Hanetsuki, Fukuwarai, performances by Uminari Taiko, Language School Soran Dancers and Choir and Furusato Dancers
MEMBER ONLY EVENT
Continue reading 2023 Mochi-Tsuki Shinnen Kai
At our inaugural Komorebi Zoom, Kunio Yamagishi the author of The Shadow Returns will join us and talk about his novel. As well, Mike Abe will give a brief historical tour of Japanese Canadians on Vancouver Island.
Continue reading Komorebi – Japanese Canadian Vancouver Island Book Club – Launching February 11, 2023
On Saturday October 29th, the Ucluelet & Area Historical Society is holding a round-table story-telling event, bringing together families of all three ethnic groups affected when the Japanese Canadians were removed from the coast, and particularly from the fishing village of Ucluelet where they made up one half the population, while First Nations plus White settlers were the other half.
Continue reading Remember – Recount – Reconcile
VNCS Members invited to complimentary one night only performance of
Empire of the Son
The Canadian College of Performing Arts (CCPA) is pleased to present Tetsuro Shigematsu’s Empire Of The Son on Thursday, September 22, 2022 for one night only at CCPA’s Performance Hall.
Continue reading CCPA hosts Tetsuro Shigematsu’s powerful display of emotion: Empire of The Son (Sep 22)
Dear VNCS members and friends:
VNCS is pleased to announce that the Adult Beginner & Intermediate IN-PERSON Japanese Courses will commence in September.
Continue reading VNCS Adult IN-PERSON Japanese Class 2022 (Begins Sep 19)
Volunteers needed for GEI:ART Symposium
The GEI:ART Japanese Canadian Artists Symposium organized by the National Association of Japanese Canadians (NAJC), in collaboration with UVic and funding from the Canada Council will see one hundred Japanese Canadian artists from across Canada gather in Victoria for a three day symposium at the newly restored Esquimalt Gorge Park Pavilion September 16-18, 2022.
We invite you to join our elite volunteer crew to showcase what a warm and welcoming Japanese Canadian community we have here in Victoria and to make them feel at home.
Continue reading Volunteers needed for GEI:ART Symposium (Sep 16-18)