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Sakura Gala  |  Charity Golf Tournament + Fundraiser  |  Nikkei Matsuri  |  Community Awards Dinner

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November 2016

WWI Vetran Zennosuke Inouye Re-enactment

November 5, 2016 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Nikkei Centre, 6688 Southoaks Crescent
Burnaby, BC V5E4M7 Canada
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FREE

Join us for a special performance of moments from the life of Nikkei First World War veteran. 50 minute performance followed by talkback session with actor Kevin Takahide Lee** & Writer/Director Yvette Dudley-Neuman**. Presented by the City of Surrey, Heritage Services.

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Remembrance Day

November 11, 2016 @ 10:40 am
Japanese Canadian War Memorial Vancouver, BC Canada + Google Map

This centenary year, we are acknowledging the courage, bravery, and leadership of these men, some who served with the Fighting Tenth Battalion, and made a significant impact in the taking of Vimy Ridge.

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Craft & Bake Fair

November 12, 2016 @ 11:00 am - November 13, 2016 @ 5:00 pm
Nikkei Centre, 6688 Southoaks Crescent
Burnaby, BC V5E4M7 Canada
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$2

Celebrate the holidays with a Japanese flair! Nikkei Centre Craft & Bake Fair is a popular annual event that attracts over 1000 visitors who are looking for gifts for the holiday season or explore delicious treats made by local artisans.

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Japan & Taiwan Film Festival

November 19, 2016 @ 1:00 pm
Nikkei Centre, 6688 Southoaks Crescent
Burnaby, BC V5E4M7 Canada
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On Saturday November 19th, 2016, come to Nikkei Centre and experience the Japan & Taiwan Film Festival!
We will have a great line-up of 3 movies screening throughout the day, and pop-up food booths offering awesome Japanese and Taiwanese treats!

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Hiroshima: Memoirs of a Survivor

November 26, 2016 @ 2:00 pm
Nikkei Centre, 6688 Southoaks Crescent
Burnaby, BC V5E4M7 Canada
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FREE

Join us for a talk with author Sachi Komura Rummel about her story of survival and renewal.

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November Sunday Family Corner – ‘Nobori’ Flag Making

November 27, 2016 @ 12:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Nikkei Centre, 6688 Southoaks Crescent
Burnaby, BC V5E4M7 Canada
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FREE

Free drop-in program for families, where we introduce a special craft to create that's inspired by our gallery exhibits and seasonal Japanese events. We provide Japanese traditional toys to play with as well as teach origami.

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January 2017

Documenting Nikkei Histories

January 15 @ 1:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Nikkei Centre, 6688 Southoaks Crescent
Burnaby, BC V5E4M7 Canada
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FREE

In this event, filmmakers from Canada and the United States will come together to engage in discussion on documentation of Nikkei (the Japanese diaspora) histories. The discussion will be centered around the history of the internment of Japanese Canadians and Japanese Americans, as well as explore the following themes: Film as a medium of historical storytelling; Cinematic genres; Filmmaking as community engagement; Inter-generational & inter-community relations; and Implications for contemporary racism and xenophobia.

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New Year Tea Gathering

January 21 @ 11:00 am - 2:00 pm
Nikkei Centre, 6688 Southoaks Crescent
Burnaby, BC V5E4M7 Canada
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$10 - $12

Welcome in the New Year with a celebratory New Year tea gathering. Experience the Japanese tea ceremony in our tatami room. 4 timeslots available: 11am, 12pm, 1pm, 2pm.

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March 2017

Celebrate Spring 2017

March 11 @ 11:00 am - 4:00 pm
Nikkei Centre, 6688 Southoaks Crescent
Burnaby, BC V5E4M7 Canada
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FREE

  Celebrate Spring 2017 As we anticipate the arrival of a new season after a challenging winter, Nikkei Centre is pleased to present Celebrate Spring. We invite everyone to join us for our multi-cultural festival that allows families, young and old, to come together for the renewed energy that this special time of year brings. This year, we have partnered with the Turkish Cultural Society to bring you inspiring and diverse cultural performances, programming, vendors, and food offerings. Remember to…

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Mixed Match – Film Screening

March 26 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Nikkei Centre, 6688 Southoaks Crescent
Burnaby, BC V5E4M7 Canada
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Mixed Match - Film Screening Admission: suggested donation $5 Director Jeff Chiba Stearns in attendance View the Trailer Running time 96 minutes Mixed Match is an important human story told from the perspective of mixed race blood cancer patients who are forced to reflect on their multiracial identities and complex genetics as they struggle with a seemingly impossible search to find bone marrow donors, all while exploring what role race plays in medicine. With the multiracial community becoming one of…

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