If you missed the 2022 Japanese Cultural Fair at the new Esquimalt Gorge Park Pavilion you are in luck because the good folks (Sam Kirsch and team) at the Robin Hood Inn & Suites sponsored videographers Dale & Justin Baglo to come and film the fair and to compile this wonderful highlights reel. Enjoy!
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.
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.
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!
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 firstname.lastname@example.org. Arigatou!!!
Watch the Japanese Cultural Fair Virtual Edition right here on the VNCS website on Saturday, October 24th from 12:00pm to 3:00pm (Pacific Daylight Time). Below is the performance schedule line up. Please note that as this is a live broadcast event…times may not be exact.