9th Annual Nikkei Classic Golf Tournament

On Friday, May 30th, the 9th Annual Nikkei Classic Golf Tournament will raise funds in support of programs and activities taking place at Nikkei Centre. 2014_NCGT-logoOn this day over 144 friends of the Japanese Canadian & Immigrant Community will join together to enjoy a round of golf and a banquet dinner at Riverway Golf Course in Burnaby, BC. Please join us on this fun-filled day in support of a strong and vibrant community at Nikkei Place. Be a part in helping us reach our goal to raise $30,000 to support the following programs and activities at Nikkei Place: Archives and Collections: Thousands of items have been donated to the Japanese Canadian National Museum and are kept in our archive and collections division. All Canadians can enjoy artifacts that help preserve Japanese Canadian heritage. These help bridge the gap between past and future generations and help honour the efforts of our parents and grandparents. Preservation of Japanese Canadian heritage is important for future generations of Japanese Canadians wanting to know more about their past. Educational Programs: Each year over 2,000 students and teachers from BC's public school system come to the Nikkei Centre for a curriculum-based educational tour that educates them about the unique Japanese experience in Canada. Learning about other cultures and about social justice issues helps our future generations become stronger and more tolerant Canadians. Cultural Programs: Nikkei Centre features several Japan-related programs such as Japanese Language Instruction, Martial Arts, Flower Arranging, Brush Stroke Painting, and more. These programs are critical for helping Japanese immigrants preserve their culture and Canadians interested in learning about Japanese culture. For more information on these programs and research, visit us online at centre.nikkeiplace.org Caring for Our Seniors - Iki Iki Seniors Program: Iki Iki is a day program that addresses an unspoken and hidden need to help seniors with dementia connect to their community and receive its social support. For seniors who may feel isolated, marginalized, stigmatized or discouraged from participating in regular community activities. Iki Iki is designed to improve quality of life for seniors with dementia so they are less isolated and feel engaged and involved in their community. The way it works is unique and powerful: healthcare workers are partnered with a senior and together they join regular seniors programming. This not only allows our seniors to stay connected with their community but it also provides training for instructors and other participants in how to care for seniors. For more information on senior's care, visit us online at seniors.nikkeiplace.org Continue reading

Golf Tournament 2011

6th Annual Nikkei Classic Golf Tournament Greenacres Golf & Country Club 5040 No. 6 Road, Richmond 604.273.1121 1st tee time or shotgun start (TBD) $130 / per person includes golf, dinner, and participation gift Call 604.777.7000 to register or call Ken Yada at 604.876.1949 Net proceeds will go to fund programs of the National Nikkei Museum & Heritage Centre and to the Japan Earthquake Fund On Sunday, June 26, the 6th Annual Nikkei Classic Golf Tournament will take place to raise funds in support of programs and activities taking place at Nikkei Centre. On this day over 100 Japanese Canadians, Japanese Immigrants, and their friends will join together to enjoy a round of golf and banquet dinner at Greenacres Golf & Country Club in Richmond, BC. There will be prizes, a silent auction, and each guest will receive a gift. Net proceeds will be donated to the Nikkei Centre. Tournament organizer, Ken Yada, and his group of volunteers have raised over $55,000 over the last five years. This year we hope to raise an additional $15,000.  Funds raised will support the following types of activities: Educational Programs: Each year over 2,000 students and teachers from BC’s public school system come to the Nikkei Centre for a curriculum-based educational tour that educates them about the unique Japanese experience in Canada. Learning about other cultures and about social justice issues helps our future generations become stronger and more tolerant Canadians. Archives and Collections: Thousands of items have been donated to the Japanese Canadian National Museum and are kept in our archive and collections division. All Canadians can enjoy artifacts that help preserve Japanese Canadian Heritage. These help bridge the gap between past and future generations and help honour the efforts of our parents and grandparents. Preservation of Japanese Canadian Heritage is important for future generations of Japanese Canadians wanting to know more about their past. Cultural Programming: Nikkei Centre features several Japan related programs such as Japanese Language Instruction, Martial Arts, Flower Arranging, Brush Stroke Painting, and more. These programs are critical for helping Japanese immigrants preserve their culture and Canadians interested in learning about Japanese culture. Support programs and activities and join us at the 6th Annual Nikkei Classic Golf Tournament!   Tournament Committee Ken & Dorothy Yada Henry Wakabayashi Leslie Wada Josh Coward Tommy Li Sherri Kajiwara Joey Oikawa Fred Yada Naoto Horita Simon Gee