President’s Report – August 2013

October 18, 2013 at 4:06 am

25th Redress Anniversary Banquet – September 21st
Be sure to call our Chapter office to reserve your banquet tickets: 416-516-1375 or contact us by email at: Art Miki is our keynote speaker and we are hopeful that a high profile Cabinet Minister will be able to bring greetings from the Government of Canada. We hope to recognize our Nikkei Veterans and Canada’s First People at this event. I am also pleased to announce that the MC for this evening will be the well known actor Denis Akiyama.

Gillnet boat Nishga Girl to be reinstalled in the New Canadian Museum of History

As I have reported in my national President’s Report for this issue, the NAJC and the Nishga First Nations have persuaded the officials of the Canadian Museum of Civilization to rescind their decision. I wish to thank all those who contacted the Museum and the Government of Canada to express their concern – your voices have been heard!

Roy Ito’s Stories of My People

The scanning of the late Roy Ito’s book, Stories of My People has now been completed thanks to the efforts of Yosh Inouye. We hope to make the CD copies available in August and we are investigating the process in which customers can purchase hard copies directly from a printer.

Release of Nikkei Manga-gatari 

Readers are encouraged to purchase their own copies of the historic Nikkei manga. The all-inclusive price of $20.00 should entice you to purchase several copies as gifts for birthdays or Christmas. Orders should be sent to: Hasting Park Foundation, 6 Wildwood Crescent, Toronto ON, M4L 2K7. Please make cheques out to: Hastings Park Foundation.

Chapter AGM

Please mark Saturday, November 16, 2013 in your calendar as we will be holding our annual general meeting at 1:30 pm in the Chapter office. Those interested in having their name placed forward for the Board must notify the Chapter office in writing. You must be a member of the Chapter in good standing as well as your second and both must have paid all dues 45 days prior to the AGM. No nominations from the floor will be accepted.

Linda Ohama’s Tohoku Quilt

I am pleased to announce that the massive Tohoku Quilt will be on display at the JCCC this winter. Please stay tuned for further information in the Bulletin. We hope to update you on the current situation in Tohoku.