Tsunami Survivor Guest Lecture Aug 21 at MMBC

Quake survivor to give talk at the Maritime Museum of BC
1:00pm, Tuesday, August 21st

The Maritme Museum of BC will be hosting a Guest Lecture on August 21 at 1:00 pm from Ayako Sasaki, a survivor of the Tsunami that hit Japan in March of last year.

Ayako will detail her experiences of the Tsunami and Sendai Earthquake; how her home was destroyed, her time in a evacuation shelter and the impact of the disaster in her country.

Admission is by donation with half the proceeds going to the Red Cross. This presentation is in conjunction with the
museum’s Tsunami Debris Project (https://www.facebook.com/TsunamiDebrisProjectMaritimeMusBC).

For more information on the lecture or the debris project, call: 250-385-4222, ext. 102

2012 Hiroshima-Nagasaki Remembered (67th Anniversary)

2012 Hiroshima-Nagasaki Remembered
67th Anniversary

Thursday, August 9th 2012
7:30pm – 8:30pm
Esquimalt Gorge Park
(off Tillicum Road just south of the Gorge Waterway)
**NEW LOCATION**
Cost: FREE

Genbaku (Peace) Dome in Hiroshima, Japan
(Image of the Genshi Baku “Atomic Bomb” Dome in Hiroshima, Japan)

The annual lantern ceremony, marking the 67th anniversary of the atomic bombing of Japan will be held at Esquimalt Gorge Park (off Tillicum Road just south of the Gorge Waterway).

7:00pm – Lantern making starts
7:30pm – Words and Songs of Peace
8:00pm – Floating lanterns placed in the Gorge while lanterns with battery candles will be placed on the lawn

[International gaggles of Raging Grannies will be attending during their 25th Anniversary UnConvention activities.]

(Bring a blanket &/or chair to sit on and a battery candle if you wish. Floating lantern supplies will be provided.)

Sponsored by the The 25th Anniversary International Raging Grannies, Physicians for Global Survival, Victoria Nikkei Cultural Society, Victoria Peace Coalition and the Council of Canadians – Victoria.

For more information call – Virginia at 778-443-3535

Hiroshima, Japan August 6th 1945
(Hiroshima, Japan August 6th 1945)
Nagasaki, Japan - August 9th 1945
(Nagasaki, Japan – August 9th 1945)

Honorary degree ceremony for Japanese Canadian students of 1942

Honorary degree ceremony for Japanese Canadian students of 1942

UBC Honorary Degree Ceremony

A special ceremony will be held during UBC’s spring congregation to recognize and honour the Japanese Canadian students whose university experience was disrupted in 1942 when they were uprooted and exiled from the B.C. coast – a violation of their citizenship rights.

Honorary degrees will be conferred on the students who were unable to complete their education when they were sent to internment camps in 1942. Degrees will be re-conferred on the students who completed their studies but missed their graduation ceremony because of the internment.

Wednesday, May 30, 4 p.m.

Chan Centre for the Performing Arts
6265 Crescent Road, Vancouver
For a map, visit: http://www.maps.ubc.ca/?130

Members of the public are invited to attend the ceremony. Tickets are free of charge. If you are interested in attending the UBC Convocation for the 1942 JC students please e-mail request to eilisc@exchange.ubc.cahttp://japanese-canadian-student-tribute.ubc.ca/the-ceremony.

B.C. Government apologizes for interment of Japanese-Canadians in 1942

Transcript of the apology by the Government of BC for Japanese Canadian internment during World War II

Monday, May 7th, 2012
British Columbia Parliament Buildings
Honorable Naomi Yamamoto (Minister of Advanced Education)

Motions Without Notice

GOVERNMENT APOLOGY FOR JAPANESE CANADIAN INTERNMENT DURING WORLD WAR II
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