2012 VNCS AGM

Victoria Nikkei Cultural Society Annual General Meeting

Sunday, February 5th, 2012
10:00am to 1:30pm
Esquimalt Recreation Centre, Victoria BC.
VNCS Logo

Support your society and attend the VNCS AGM on Sunday, February 5, 2011 at the Esquimalt Rec Centre. Proceedings begin at 10 am followed by a short lunch break at 11:30 am. From 12:00—13:30 pm we will have a special presentation.

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 – 12:45  – Presentation and Q &A by Patti Kagawa on her book “From Sea to Shining Sea”

From Sea to Shining SeaFrom Sea to Shining Sea — One woman’s cycle trip across Canada from Mile 0 in British Columbia to Mile 0 in Newfoundland.  Join Patti as she describes the joys and tribulations of her three month cycling trip across Canada at age 52.

Patti is a forester working for the provincial government, wife and mother of 2 university students. She plays underwater hockey and currently cycles about 15 km to and from work each day.

From Sea to Shining Sea is available through Amazon.ca here: http://www.amazon.ca/Sea-Shining-Patti-Kagawa/dp/0986936707

2011 Hiroshima-Nagasaki Remembered

2011 Hiroshima-Nagasaki Remembered

Tuesday, August 9th 2011
7:30pm – 8:30pm
Craigflower Park / Kosapsom at Admiral’s Road and Gorge Road
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 66th anniversary of the atomic bombing of Japan will be held at Craigflower Park / Kosapsom at Admiral’s Road and Gorge Road, West Saanich. Bring a blanket and/or chair to sit on.

Lantern making starts at 7:30pm, with words and songs of peace at 8:00pm, followed by floating the lanterns in the Gorge. Latterns with battery candles may be placed on the lawn.

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

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

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

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

Victoria Stands With Japan

Dear Friends,

A group of concerned graduate students at UVic’s Department of Pacific & Asian Studies has organized a fundraising evening of music, dance and film in support of children left orphaned in Japan by the twin disasters of March 11. This event, titled ‘Victoria Stands With Japan’, is open to all and will be held this Saturday, April 16 from 6:00PM to 9:15PM at the Gordon F. MacFarlane Lecture Theatre (Harry Hickman Building #105). The Harry Hickman Building can be located using this map: http://www.uvic.ca/buildings/hhb.html Continue reading Victoria Stands With Japan