- Registration – 9:30 am (Coffee/Tea)
- AGM – 9:45 am – 11:30 am (Reports, New Business, Election of Officers)
- Break and Refreshments – 11:30 am – 11:45 am
- Guest Speaker – 11:45 am – 12:45 pm
MEMBERS ONLY EVENT
(Memberships can be created/renewed at the AGM or online)
Please plan to attend our Society’s Annual General Meeting which will be held on Sunday, February 24, 2019 at the Gordon Head Recreation Centre, Multi-purpose Room, 9:45 AM to 12:45 PM. Following the AGM our special guest speaker will be Ken Watai, VNCS Board Member and sake importer.
Ken Watai, President of BC Sake Association, Board member and Treasurer of the VNCS
The Story of Sake
Ken’s presentation will cover the history of sake, the sake making process, the types of sake. He will show a video of the sake making process.
Ken Watai has been a long time VNCS Board member and our Treasurer since 2010. After retirement over 20 years ago, he became an international marketing consultant for various mineral commodities for Canadian mining companies. From year 2000, he started his importing business of sake. He is the representative of 5 sake breweries and is responsible for providing sake to the Western Canada.
2019 MOCHI-TSUKI KAI and POTLUCK DINNER
Presented by the Victoria Nikkei Cultural Society, the Japanese Friendship Society and the Victoria Japanese Heritage Language School Society
Sunday, January 20, 2019
Esquimalt Rec Centre
2:30 p.m. – 6:00 p.m.
MEMBERS ONLY EVENT
Please join us for a potluck dinner, entertainment and interactive participation which includes mochi-pounding and traditional games to celebrate this New Year.
As this is a popular community event for all ages, there are a few guidelines that will be in place:
- Attendees must be Active Members of the Host Organizations
- Admission with a Main Course Dish to share: Please bring sufficient food to feed your family plus 2 (two) other people.
- As well, please LABEL your serving dish and utensils with your name and your food item with an ingredient list.
Drinks and Dessert will be provided for guests.
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!
Proudly Sponsored By:
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!
PLATINUM Level Sponsors
Campus Auto Group (Acura, Honda, Infiniti, Nissan)
CFAX 1070 (Exclusive Radio Sponsor)
CTV Vancouver Island
Fudo Japanese Restaurant
Fujiya Japanese Foods
Jim Pattison Auto Group (Toyota, Lexus, Subaru)
Kool FM (Exclusive Radio Sponsor)
Township of Esquimalt
GOLD Level Sponsors
Sushi Rice Studios
SILVER Level Sponsors
Art Gallery of Greater Victoria
Blenkinsop Valley Golf Centre
Carlton Plaza Hotel, Best Western Plus
Heart and Hands Health Collective
Jack & Elizabeth Watanabe
Jean Murata & Ken
Joyce Matzke (Kimono Closet)
Joyce’s Kimono Closet
Kodo, The Way of Fragrance
Obara & Company Chartered Accountants
Royal BC Museum
Silk Road Tea
Vancouver Island Bonsai Club
Yoshi Sushi Japanese Restaurant
BRONZE Level Sponsors
Bon Sushi (Royal Oak)
Buckerfield’s Feeds & Pet Supplies (Saanich Store)
Gardens at HCP
Golden City Restaurant
J&J Wonton Noodle House
Japanese Village Restaurant
Koto Japanese Restaurant
Kuma Noodle Japan
Milestones Grill & Bar
Picnic (coffee shop)
Sen Zushi Japanese Restaurant
Shirley & Bruce Gorle
Shizen Sushi Japanese Restaurant
Sushi Plus Restaurant
Sushi Time Express
Taste of Tokyo
The Pedaler Cycling Tour
The Roost Farm Centre
Umi Nami Farms
Wildwood Outdoor Living Centre (Cannor Nursery)
It is with heavy hearts the VNCS has learned that Dick Nakamura passed away on October 8th, 2018. Dick was a prominent leader in the Nikkei community not only in the greater Victoria area but also throughout Vancouver Island. During the 1980’s he worked tirelessly to mobilize the Japanese-Canadians on Vancouver Island in the fight for redress. It was because of Dick’s vision and hard work that the Victoria Nikkei Cultural Society was established and got off the ground. We are forever indebted to Dick. He will be sorely missed and certainly not forgotten.
Dick’s full obituary which was published in the Times Colonist on Oct 16, 2018 can be seen here: https://m.legacy.com/obituaries/timescolonist/obituary.aspx?n=&pid=190485391&referrer=0&preview=True
A Celebration of Dick’s life will be held:
Sunday, October 28th, 2018
1:30 pm – 3:30 pm
Beach House Restaurant
5109 Cordova Bay Road, Victoria BC.
Dick’s family has requested that in lieu of flowers or koden, please consider supporting the Victoria Nikkei Cultural Society, the Victoria-Morioka Friendship Society, the Nikkei National Museum or the Broadmead Care Society.
The Victoria Nikkei Cultural Society
The 19th Annual (2018)
Japanese Cultural Fair
Saturday, October 27th
Esquimalt Recreation Centre
10:00AM TO 4:00PM
Savour – delicious sushi, bento boxes and sweet manju desserts.
Experience – ikebana, tea ceremony, traditional Japanese dance
Learn – Japanese cooking, woodblock printing, Japanese cinema,
and Victoria`s Nitobe Garden (All new this year).
For indepth details visit the fair page here: https://vncs.ca/2018-japanese-cultural-fair/!