Celebrating the New Kenko Wellness Lounge

On Thursday, July 5th, we held a small gathering to celebrate the opening of the new Kenko Wellness Lounge and the completed renovation of 5 suites in Robert Nimi Nikkei Home. We graciously honoured the generous donation of Jane Nimi, and her late husband Robert Nimi, that made all this possible with the unveiling of a […]

A successful golf fundraiser benefiting seniors with dementia!

On Friday, May 25th, 2018 at Burnaby’s Riverway Golf Course, we hosted our 13th Annual NPF Charity Golf Tournament + Fundraiser benefiting Nikkei Seniors Health Care & Housing Society! Thanks to our many supporters, we had our best year yet — and were able to sell out for the 3rd consecutive year! We raised $70,000 […]

Join our team! Temporary part-time Events Assistant opening

Nikkei Place Foundation is looking for candidates to join our team as a temporary part-time Events Assistant as we gear up for our Charity Golf Tournament on Friday, May 25th, 2018!  Employment from May 2018 – June 1, 2018. Under the direction of the Development Officer of the Nikkei Place Foundation, the Events Assistant is […]

Celebrating Inspiring People at the 2018 Thomas Shoyama Sakura Gala

Nikkei Place Foundation proudly held our Thomas Shoyama Sakura Gala spring fundraiser on Sunday, March 11th, at Tojo’s restaurant. Proceeds raised support the Foundation in planning for the future of the Nikkei community in building a strong and vibrant community for all. The Gala was hosted by Global News BC’s Jennifer Palma, and began with […]

Nimi Nikkei Home completing construction soon!

Nimi Nikkei Home’s capital plan is almost complete, and expected to open in March/April! In 2017, Nikkei Seniors Health Care and Housing Society moved forward on their Nimi Nikkei Home’s capital plan to renovate 5 of its 59 units for ‘enhanced’ living for seniors who require a little more extra help with mobilizing and having […]

It’s a new year, and we’re looking ahead

Happy New Year! From Naomi Ostwald Kawamura, Executive Director A few weeks ago, I had the opportunity to travel to Copenhagen, Denmark and participate in a conference to present some of my work surrounding the Nikkei community. During my stay, I made time to visit the Danish Jewish Museum – a small museum in a […]

One of Canada’s most celebrated authors, Joy Kogawa, to receive the Thomas Shoyama Lifetime Achievement Award at Charitable Gala in Vancouver

Burnaby, BC – Nikkei Place Foundation is proud to announce celebrated author Joy Kogawa will be honoured with the 2018 Thomas Shoyama Lifetime Achievement Award at their spring fundraiser, the Thomas Shoyama Sakura Gala, on Sunday, March 11th, 2018 at Tojo’s. The most rewarding part of this event is that it will support the Foundation and it’s Future Nikkei initiatives […]