Category: Commmunity

President’s Message

Hi everyone! It seems that we lose special people in our community each year. This past month, on December 8, our Nikkei community lost...

Community Kitchen

HAPPY NEW YEAR! My best wishes go out to all of you at the beginning of this New Year. May you be all blessed...

Limelight

The North American Association of Asian Professionals (“NAAAP”) – Vancouver Venture (www.naaap.bc.ca) hosted its first annual Spotlight on Leadership Celebration on October 25, 2007....

New Book Brings Fishermen Together

In the new book, Nikkei Fishermen on the BC coast: Their Biographies and Photographs, a “date deceased” incorrectly appeared in Fujio Frank Egami’s biography....

Letter to the Editor

I read in the December ’07 Bulletin that the redevelopment of Oppenheimer Park will commemorate the Japanese Canadian history of that park. It seems...

In His Own Words: Giorgio Magnanensi

Kiyooka represented and still embodies an idea of art making in which the main focus and value stay with the making, the process of making beautiful things; the perspective being on the process itself and not so much on the final object. When creative energy manifests itself as such a force, beyond disciplines and aesthetic definitions, that energy needs and wants to be taken care, to continue to inspire people so that we can feed our hopes that self expression as a sellable item will be eventually substituted by creative energy as an agent of change. Kiyooka was also aware of the power of sound, sound making as a social-dialogical process, an improvised collaboration among creative minds and souls: the value of difference as a patrimony to share.
Giorgio Magnanensi