All Nikkei Centre Events at 6688 Southoaks Crescent, Burnaby, BC
phone: 604.777.7000 ¦ email@example.com ¦ www.nikkeiplace.org
First Friday of each month, 7:30pm
Harry Aoki’s First Friday Forum
Tonari Gumi, 511 East Broadway
Enjoy an evening of music, discussion, friendship. Refreshments served. Admission is free although donations accepted to support the Aoki Legacy Fund, established through the Friends of Harry Aoki in partnership with St. Johns College, UBC.
to January 22, 2012
Chronicles of Form and Place:
Works on Paper by Takao Tanabe
Burnaby Art Gallery
Takao Tanabe has been an important figure in Canadian painting for over 60 years. Born in British Columbia in 1926, Tanabe studied in Europe, the United States and Japan. Following a decade as head of the art program and artist-in-residence at the Banff Centre, he returned to British Columbia in 1980 where he currently lives and works. This will be a retrospective exhibition of Tanabe’s work and will feature drawings and watercolours by the artist from 1945 to the present day. The intent of the exhibition is to chronicle the artist’s career through his drawing practice – often the starting point for paintings. The exhibition will examine, critically, how the artist has changed, adapted and/or reflected upon his subjects and the use of media to render a sense of “place” within his artwork.
to February 12, 2012
by Ishiuchi Miyako
This powerful exhibition features 48 photographs by Ishiuchi Miyako of clothing and accessories left behind by victims of the 1945 atomic bomb at Hiroshima. Ishiuchi’s colour photographs represent her own deeply personal, intimate encounters with everyday objects that, unlike the people to whom they once belonged, continue to exist in the present. Testaments to a profound trauma, they also illuminate the beauty, diversity, and complexity of individual lives in ways immediately accessible to contemporary audiences.
Saturday, January 14
Doors: 5pm, Dinner: 6pm
2012 Nikkei Community New Year’s Party (Shinnen-kai)
Tickets: Adult: $40 ($45 after Jan 6), 12 & Under: $15
For tickets and/or further info: 604.777.7000 (NNM&HC) or e-mail to NikkeiGodoShinnenkai@me.com
Entertainment: Yuaikai Ryukyu Taiko
Changing Tides – A Collective Photo Exhibit of Tohoku
Exhibit: January 14 – March 11
Silent Auction: Jan. 14 – Feb. 18
Silent Auction closing event: February 18, 6-9pm
Come witness this collection of photos from Tohoku, which celebrates the spirit and beauty of this part of Japan and commemorates the disasters of March 2011 and the ongoing rebuilding efforts.This photo exhibit features a silent auction and auction items and photos will be on display for bidding. Proceeds will be donated to Peace Boat and Living Dreams to support their ongoing work in the affected areas of Tohoku. Brought to you by the Japan Exchange and Teaching Program Alumni Association of BC (JETAABC) in cooperation with Peace Boat International.
GVJCCA Keirokai 2012
Saturday, January 21, 12pm – 3pm
The Greater Vancouver Japanese Canadian Citizens’ Association will host their annual 2012 Keiro-kai at Nikkei Centre, for seniors 70 years plus. Please register at Tonari Gumi, phone 604.687.2172. Volunteers please phone Shag Ando 604.922.9226 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
February 2, 7pm & March 1, 7pm
Film screenings to commemorate the 70th year since internment.
Please check website for details.
Saturday, February 18, 5pm – 9pm
UBCRC Nightmarket: All You Can Eat Fun Taiwan
Tickets: $16 for club members/ groups of 10, $20 for non-members.
Info and Ticket Purchase: Yuting Hsu at 778.320.3685, Simon Tseng at 778.898.9789 or visit www.ubcrc.ca
Join us and spend the night savoring authentic Taiwanese food and play traditional games at our annual Reality Club All You Can Eat Nightmarket! Some of the food items we offer are exclusively found in Taiwanese nightmarket, and if you miss them this time you have to wait another year!
Tickets come with two free game vouchers for you to play while enjoying the food!
Group of 10 or more receives the $16 club member price even without club membership.
Rain gear and weather appropriate clothing are advised.
Saturday, February 25 & Sunday, February 26
Kotatsu – A Japanese Cultural Festival and Anime Convention
For more information, please visit irlevents.com
Get out of the cold and into Kotatsu this February! This event combines a showcase of Japanese festival events with the celebration of Japanese media and the culture around it! Come taste great food, play festival games, shop for Japanese wares, watch cultural demonstrations, listen to live music, and celebrate Japanese culture.
This event is produced by IRL Events. For more information, please visit http://irlevents.com
Saturday March 17, 2-4pm
Greater Vancouver Japanese Canadian Citizens’ Association AGM
GVJCCA office at Nikkei Centre. This year’s Agenda will consist of many important issues including the 511 Broadway location plus the need to add additional Directors who are willing and interested in helping the community in all areas of community development, social justice, human rights, Japanese immigration and Nikkei community relations. Please come and attend. If you would like more information please contact the GVJCCA office at 604.777.5222 or email us at email@example.com .