In Honour Of Our Nikkei Fishermen And Their Legacy
Donation Challenge Campaign: May 1 – September 1, 2013
From the bustling docks of Steveston to remote inlets on the northern coast, Japanese Canadians made many unique contributions to commercial fishing in British Columbia, both pre- and post-war. With pride and perseverance, the Nikkei fishing community proved themselves as highly skilled and hard-working fishermen and cannery workers and built a new life as Canadian citizens.
Nikkei Fishermen Families’ Challenge
We are asking you to help us preserve the legacy of our Nikkei fishing pioneers. We are inviting all Nikkei Fishermen Families to make a monetary gift to help us protect and maintain the history of Japanese Canadians in the fishing industry. These funds will assist with the remaining Ryoshi exhibit costs, help plan other future exhibits, and ensure that archival materials and collections are preserved by the Nikkei Centre for future generations.
We hope that each Nikkei fisherman?s family will support our target of $500 per family. However, any amount you feel is appropriate will be greatly appreciated.
How to make your Nikkei Fisherman family donation:
Please fill in the donation form on the opposite page. Donations are to be directed to the Nikkei Place Foundation: 220-6688 Southoaks Crescent, Burnaby, BC, V5E 4M7 with a note “Nikkei Fishermen Families’ Challenge.”
You will receive a tax receipt(s) by specifying who the tax receipt(s) should be issued to and for what amount the receipt(s) should be made out to ? a tax receipt will be issued for each minimum $50 donation. All contributing members of each fisherman’s family will be listed in The Bulletin.
For those families reaching the target $500 for the Nikkei Fishermen Families? Challenge, we will have a dedication plaque honouring those Nikkei Fishermen whom families donated. Final date to donate to the Challenge will be September 1, 2013.
If you have any questions regarding the Nikkei Fishermen’s Families’ Challenge, please call:
Dan Nomura (604.220.8040)
Paul Kariya (778.316.9595)
Jim Tanaka (604.274.1684)
Ken Takahashi (604.275.9678)
Richard Nomura (604.946.9900)