NNMCC Christmas Members Social

On the morning of Saturday, December 14th, Nikkei Place Foundation (NPF) hosted the first Nikkei National Museum & Cultural Centre (NNMCC) Member’s Christmas Social.

Over 120 people attended this free NNMCC Member’s event that included seniors from New Sakura-so and Nikkei Home, Nikkei National Museum & Cultural Centre (NNMCC) members, Gladstone Language School parents and children, volunteers and staff members.

After opening remarks from NPF Executive Director, Josh Coward, and NNMCC Executive Director, Roger Lemire, festivities began with refreshment and activities and the gingerbread house competition started.

The Gingerbread House Competition had over 20 children participating and the winner was Brian Asin. Special mention also goes to six other kids who participated: Kazuya Fukusaku, Lina Fukusaku, Mikane Matsumoto, Tomori Matsumoto

and Akari Kasagawa.

Other crafts were also available such as making Christmas cards and writing letters to Santa, all run by volunteers.

At 11:15 AM, guests were entertained by the Vancouver Japanese Gospel Church who sang Christmas Carols. Junko Mayede, NPF Executive Assistant and event organizer received many positive comments from guests: “I look forward to it again next year!,” “I was able to spend time with very warm feeling” and “To be honest, I was quite surprised as I did not expect it to be so extravagant!”

We were all very pleased to hear these comments because our goal was to create an event for our loyal participants that helped convey the feeling of Christmas to the special group of people who we have visiting Nikkei Place on a daily basis! Thank you all again for your support!









イベント後半の11時15分からは、バンクーバー日系人福音教会の皆様によるクリスマスキャロルで参加者は大いにクリスマス気分を楽しみました。 NPF事務局長補佐で今回のイベントの幹事マエデ淳子のもとには、「来年、また楽しみにしています!」、「とっても暖かい気持ちになる時間を過ごせました。」また、「正直、どんなものかな・・と思ったけど、来てびっくり! こんなに豪華だとは思っていませんでした。」など沢山の嬉しい感想が寄せられました。



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