Come join us at Broadmead Village Shopping Centre on Saturday, July 28, 2:30 to 4:30 PM for Japan Fest. Enjoy an afternoon of taiko featuring Uminari Taiko , bon odori by Furusato Dancers and some delicious Japanese cuisine from FUDO Japanese Restaurant. FUDO will be offering a special $6 snack menu for this occasion and 50% of the proceeds will go to the VNCS. Hope to see you there!
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.