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 Thursday, August 9th 2012 7:30pm – 8:30pm Esquimalt Gorge Park (off Tillicum Road just south of the Gorge Waterway) **NEW LOCATION** Cost: FREE (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 and the Victoria Peace Coalition . Council of Canadians – Victoria For more information call – Virginia at 778-443-3535 (Hiroshima, Japan August 6th 1945) (Nagasaki, Japan – August 9th 1945)
VIDEO Honorary degree ceremony for Japanese Canadian students of 1942
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
email@example.com . http://japanese-canadian-student-tribute.ubc.ca/the-ceremony.
VIDEO 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 Continue reading B.C. Government apologizes for interment of Japanese-Canadians in 1942
GATEWAY TO PROMISE: CANADA’S FIRST JAPANESE COMMUNITY
by Ann-Lee & Gordon Switzer
introduction by Midge Michiko Ayakawa April 2012 Continue reading GATEWAY TO PROMISE: CANADA’S FIRST JAPANESE COMMUNITY – Book Launch April 22nd
N O T I C E O F M O T I O N
Date: April 11, 2012
To: Mayor and Council From: Councillor Charlayne Thornton-Joe Department: Mayor / Manager’s Office Subject: Notice of Motion – Japanese Canadians
Continue reading Victoria City Council to recind motions regarding Japanese Canadians from 1942/1945