2015 VNCS Annual General Meeting


Victoria Nikkei Cultural Society
2015 Annual General Meeting

Sunday, February 1, 2015
Esquimalt Rec Centre, 527 Fraser Street.
(Senior’s Room which is just to the left of the main entrance)
10:00AM – 1:00PM
(Memberships can be created/renewed at the AGM)

10:00 – 11:30 – Annual General Meeting (Reports, Election of Board etc)
11:30 – 12:00 – Lunch Break – BYOB (Bring Your Own Bento)
12:00 – 13:00 – Presentation of the film “Kiri’s Piano” with director France Benoit in attendance.

Support your society and attend the VNCS AGM on Sunday, February 1, 2015 at the Esquimalt Rec Centre. Proceedings begin at 10 am with various reports recapping the past year. This will be followed by nominations and election of the new board.

NOTE: In addition this year, there are proposed amendments to the Constitution By-Laws for review, discussion and approval. Members should have received the constitution packages via Canada Post within the last two weeks.

If you are interested in sitting on the VNCS board, you are welcome to join us. Be part of the board, it’s a great way to get to know more about the Japanese community here in Victoria. Collectively our 10 member board has close to 100 years of service since 1993, ranging from tenures of 2 to 20 years.

Kiri’s Piano with France Benoit

After the AGM portion, we will be showing the film, Kiri’s Piano.

This is the British Columbia (private) premiere of France Benoit’s heart wrenching short film, Kiri’s Piano.

Inspired by Canadian folk singer James Keelaghan’s 1988 song of the same name, the film chronicles one woman’s sacrifice in the face of rampant prejudice tearing her Japanese Canadian family apart. Kiri’s once joyful piano music turns bitter when forced relocation and internment take away her husband, her home, and her family’s simple fishing life along the BC coast.


The VNCS will provide refreshments and appetizers during the AGM and the film, so come, relax and enjoy a great film.