Posts Tagged "GVJCCA"

Celebrating the New Year with Traditional Japanese Food

Osechi Ryori (お節料理) are special Japanese food prepared for New Year’s Day. In the cover photo (New Year’s food at the Consul General’s party) and the photo below (one of the dishes at the Oikawa family’s New Year’s dinner) you…

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Stop Violence Against Women: Remember & Take Action on December 6 and every day

About 60 people who braved the cold for the 6th Annual December 6 Candlelight Vigil in Surrey for the National Day of Remembrance and Action on Violence Against Women. Every December 6, we remember 14 young women murdered because of…

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Racist Act of Internment Must Not Happen Again: Repeal C51

I had the opportunity to speak at the December 3, 2016 National Security Consultation in Vancouver. The Liberal government voted with the then Conservative government to pass C51 into law. This is wrong and they need to repeal it. I…

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Congratulations UBC Prez Santa Ono

I was honoured to be at the installation of Professor Santa J. Ono as 15th President and Vice-Chancellor of UBC. It was a wonderful ceremony which included special guest speakers, the Oath of Office, presented by Her Honour, The Honourable…

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Recognizing Diversity at the 2016 BC Multicultural Awards Dinner

I was honoured to accompany my friend Roger Kishi to the 2016 British Columbia Multicultural Awards Dinner. Roger was representing the Comox Valley Aboriginal Health Working Group who was nominated for an award. I saw some familiar faces including Dr….

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Remembering Japanese Canadians on Remembrance Day 2016

The bugle sounds with the familiar first notes of the Last Post. It pulls me deep into Remembrance Day and the two minutes of silence at the Japanese Canadian War Memorial in Stanley Park. I thought I learned history in…

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Welcome Dr. Ono: Selfie with UBC Prez

I blurted out, “we should do a selfie.” Dr. Ono said, “we should.” And that’s how I got my first selfie with the new UBC Prez, Dr. Santa Ono. He is @ubcprez on twitter. He is well-known for being a…

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Warrior Spirit is alive and well at NAJC

The 2016 National Association of Japanese Canadians (NAJC) AGM and Conference was held in Calgary, and it was a jam-packed weekend of great discussions, learning, connecting, food & fun, and planning our direction for the future. The elections were held…

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GVJCCA geppogramming at Nikkei Matsuri

One of my favourite task as Greater Vancouver Japanese Canadian Citizens’ Association (GVJCCA) president is meeting with people at events.
We had lots of people dropping by the GVJCCA table for Nikkei Matsuri. People were getting souvenir Geppogram [our version of Instagram] photos…

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Satisfied with a wild salmon dinner and musubi

First day of the GVJCCA wild salmon barbeque and community booth at Powell Street Festival. The community booth is in Oppenheimer Park and there was a constant stream of people checking out our booth, taking selfie instagram photos, and buying copies…

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