President’s Report – October 2013

October 18, 2013 at 5:26 am

by Lindsay Tsuji


My name is Lindsay Tsuji and I am the new interim president of the Toronto Chapter.

At the Chapter board meeting on Sunday August 18th, Ken Noma tendered his resignation from his executive position and as a member of the Board. I have agreed to sit in the president’s chair until December 7th when we hold our chapter AGM. I’ve been recently involved with various projects targeting young JC’s in our community. Big thanks to Ken for all his hard work as president and for helping us through this transition. My thanks to you and members of the board for your continued dedication and support. Looking forward to working with you all!


Mural Project

The Chapter youth committee has been hard at work creating a large-scale mural at the site of a key Japanese-Canadian community hub in Toronto. The two-story mural will be painted on the side of Sanko, a Japanese-Canadian owned and operated grocery store. The project will be created by five talented JC artists, and will visually articulate what it means to be a Japanese Canadian. This project aims to give the community a physical presence in downtown Toronto. It is set to wrap up in early October.


Nikkei Manga

If you are looking for a stocking stuffer for your children or your grand-children, there is no better gift this Christmas than our first Nikkei manga. It tells the story of an Issei war hero, Yasuo Takashima. Books are being sold for $20 and include postage and handling. Please forward your order with a cheque written to: Hastings Park Foundation, 6 Wildwood Cresecent, Toronto Ontario, M4L 2K7


Chapter Annual General Meeting

Please mark Saturday December 7, 2013 at 1:30 p.m. in your calendars. This is now the new date of of our annual general meeting in the chapter office. Those interested in having their name placed forward for the Board must notify the Chapter office in writing. You may do so by contacting and we will send you a nomination sheet. Nominations must be signed by three Toronto NAJC members in good standing and must be received post marked no later than 30 days prior to the AGM. No nominations from the floor will be accepted.