The annual VNCS Japanese Cultural Fair

Thank You 2022 Japanese Cultural Fair Sponsors and Volunteers!

A big thank you to all the sponsors and volunteers that made this year’s Japanese Cultural Fair a big success! お疲れ様でした!And to all you who made it out to the festival we hope you enjoyed it as much as we enjoyed putting it on!


 
An event like the VNCS Japanese Cultural Fair is only possible when many people work together. Here the VNCS would like to express a big thank you to our Sponsors/Donors. ARIGATOU!

We encourage all those who attended the fair to frequent our sponsors below.

 

Proudly Sponsored By:

         

PLATINUM Level Sponsors

Bell Media (CTV Vancouver Island, CFAX 1070, Virgin Radio 107.3)
Bento Sushi
Black Press Media (Monday Magazine, Victoria News)
Fudo Japanese Restaurant
Fujiya Japanese Foods
Robin Hood Inn & Suites
Sakura Sushi and Grocery
Township of Esquimalt


GOLD Level Sponsors

Campus Auto Group
Fairway Market
JagaSilk
Joyce Matzke
Julia M. Miller
La-Z-Boy Home Furnishings & Decor
Sushi Story


SILVER Level Sponsors

Art Gallery of Greater Victoria
Carlton Plaza Hotel, Best Western
Craig & Kana Mercer
Curtis Cross
Ené Raw Food and Sake Bar
Fish Hair Salon
Ghost Ramen
Gardens at Horticulture Centre of the Pacific (HCP)
JO Caragata
KODO Collection
Koto
Maureen Bird
Moden Boutique
Pedaler
Rose Oishi
ScanDesigns Furniture
SenZushi Japanese Restaurant
Silk Road Tea
Susan Ikeda
Sushi Rice Studios – Official Fair Photographer
Tomoko Okada
Victoria Shorin Ryu Karate Shinkokai


BRONZE Level Sponsors

10 Acres Farm & Restaurants
49 Below Craft Ice Cream
Ann-Lee Switzer
Ardmore Golf Course
Bao
Bon Sushi (Royal Oak)
Buckerfields
Butchart Gardens
Butterfly Gardens
Chocolats Favoris
Cozy Koji
Cry Baby Workroom
Dee Hoyano
Elizabeth Watanabe
Fresh Cup Roastery
Gayle Nye
Golden City
Hey Happy Coffee
Howl Brewing
Japanese Village Restaurant
Junko Hicks
Kuma Noodle
Level Ground Coffee & Tasting Room
Marnie Ainslie
Megumi Saunders
Melinda’s Biscotti
Milestones
Murchies
ONO Poke
Pacific Shiatsu
Panorama Recreation Centre
Pendray Tea House
Ramen Arashi
Rebecca Bernard
RockCoast Confections
Russell Nursery
Sandra Arts
Shaw Centre for the Salish Sea
Shizen Sushi
Side Street Studio
Sidney Museum
Sushi Time Express
Taste of Tokyo
Teri Burley
Vessel Liquor
YALLA – Middle Eastern Street Eats
 

With much thanks from the 2022 Japanese Cultural Fair Planning Team: Amy Kawano, Craig Mercer, Cristina Shore, Debbie Ibaraki, Jo Brooks, JO Caragata, Kana Mercer, Lorin Goshinmon, Maureen Bird, Natsuki Abe, Patti Kagawa, Rebecca Barnard, Susan Ikeda, Susan Kurushima, Tsugio Kurushima, and Yukari Peerless.

VNCS Manju Fundraiser – COMING SOON!

As you may know, we have decided not to hold the annual Japanese Cultural Fair this fall due to ongoing uncertainties with the Covid-19 Pandemic (Delta variant), but fear not! We are planning a Mochi Manju and Yaki Manju sale and fundraiser soon. Pre-order and pick up information will be coming soon to your inbox. You may not be able to experience the sights and sounds of the fair but you will be able to experience the taste and will be back in 2022 better than ever!

2021 Japanese Cultural Fair Survey

It is again time to plan for our annual Japanese Cultural Fair. Last year, due to the Covid-19 pandemic and community safety restrictions, we could not hold an in-person fair, but instead held an online cultural fair broadcast from the Belfry Theatre.

With the BC Restart Plan well underway we would like to gauge past and potential fair attendee’s interest in the VNCS pursuing an in-person fair or whether we should stay virtual for one more year, or even potentially postpone the fair till the Spring of 2022. YOUR VOICE IS IMPORTANT and we would love to hear from you to help us in our planning!

Please complete our short, anonymous  survey by Sunday, July 25. You can also send your feedback to info@vncs.ca. Arigatou!!!