VNCS Summer Social Tanabata (Star) Festival Family Picnic Esquimalt Gorge Park Saturday July 7th 11am – 2pm
This event is open to all VNCS members and their friends. This event is less structured to allow folks to get to know each other better.
Please bring your own bento (lunch) to Esquimalt Gorge Park at 11:00am. The park has large picnic tables, lots of parking and full restroom facilities at the Gorge Waterway Nature House.
Make a wish to celebrate Tanabata
We’re pleased to provide tanzaku (coloured paper for writing wishes), origami paper for decorations and small bamboo for hanging the tanzaku that each family will be able to take home with them. Tanabata (Star Festival) – http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tanabata
Cherry Blossom Festival at Art Gallery of Greater Victoria (AGGV)
This year’s Sakura: Cherry Blossom Festival will be hosted at AGGV as part of their Family Sunday. Date: Sunday, March 18 Time: 1:00-4:00 PM Location: Art Gallery of Greater Victoria (1040 Moss Street) Admission by donation
All ages, everyone welcome! Join us for an afternoon of art making, performance and poetry!
A collaboration with the Art Gallery of Greater Victoria, Victoria Nikkei Cultural Society, City of Victoria and Haiku Arbutus. With support from Silk Road Tea, Jaga Silk and Ume Silk. Admission by donation for this special Family Sunday.
VOLUNTEERS NEEDED: Please contact Yukari Peerless at firstname.lastname@example.org if you can help at the Cherry Blossom Festival. Many hands make light work! We thank you in advance.
Victoria Nikkei Cultural Society 2018 Annual General Meeting
Sunday, February 4th, 2018 Esquimalt Rec Centre, 527 Fraser Street. (Craigflower Room which is just to the right of the rear entrance…also known as the dance studio.) Registration – 9:30 am AGM – 9:45 am – 11:45 am Guest Speaker – 11:45 am – 12:45 pm MEMBERS ONLY EVENT (Memberships can be created/renewed at the AGM)
Guest Speaker – Susanne Tabata on Japanese Canadian Artists Directory.
Presented by the Victoria Nikkei Cultural Society, the Japanese Friendship Society and the Victoria Japanese Heritage Language School Society Sunday, January 21, 2018 Esquimalt Rec Centre 3:00PM – 6:30PM MEMBERS ONLY EVENT
Please join us for a potluck dinner, entertainment and interactive participation including mochi-pounding and traditional games to celebrate this New Year.
Volunteer Help Needed – the old adage “many hands make light work” is best demonstrated at an event like this celebration day and we are looking for assistance from all groups with: Set-up, Kitchen Crew, Greeter, Mochi or 50/50 Sales, Food Table Monitors, Games and Take-down.
In 1942, over 8,000 Canadians were detained in barns at Hastings Park —the effects, and the memories haunt us to this day. JAPANESE PROBLEM is a title derived from the nomenclature of WWII, but containing in it the understanding that the citizens affected at the time were neither Japanese–they were overwhelmingly legal residents/citizens of Canada, nor problematic–with zero verifiable connections to activities against Canada.
JAPANESE PROBLEM invites an audience into a stall, which residents have turned into a temporary home and place of wonder, as they are filled with the uncertainty of their next destination. The piece exists in the contemporary moment simultaneously, where evidence of Hastings Parks’s former tenants has been erased, where survivors are uncertain if they want their names included in a memorial; and where refugees to North America are being treated in a fashion that is terrifyingly familiar.
The event will take place at the Art Gallery of Greater Victoria on Sunday, December 3, 2017 in the Spencer Mansion.
There will be 3 programs to choose from: Program 1 2:00-3:20 pm (registration 1:45 pm) Program 2 3:30-4:50 pm (registration 3:15 pm) Program 3 6:00-7:20 pm (registration 5:45 pm)
The program will begin with registration in the Art Gallery of Greater Victoria lobby, with pre-performance Japanese refreshments and light snacks in the Kearly room and Mansion foyer. There will be a short presentation on the latest research by Landscapes of Injustice. The performance begins about 15 minutes into the program in the Spencer Room, at which point latecomers will not be able to enter so please ensure you arrive to register prior to the start of the program time.
Seats for the program is $30 per person. Seating is limited. Please indicate your first and second choice of times.