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Japanese Canadian Historic Sites in BC: Journeys of Home

August 5, 2020  |  Nikkei Internment Memorial Centre, Press Release  |  Comments Off on Japanese Canadian Historic Sites in BC: Journeys of Home

Destination BC has released the Feature Story, “Japanese Canadian Historic Sites: Journeys of Home” on their consumer trip-planning website: https://www.hellobc.com/stories/japanese-canadian-historic-sites-in-bc-journeys-of-home/. This article tells the story of Japanese Canadians from the family story of a third generation Japanese Canadian, Laura Saimoto, whose family together with 22,000 Japanese Canadians, were interned from 1942-49 in Internment Camps in the interior of BC. It outlines easily accessible travel routes and describes where to discover and experience Japanese Canadian Historic sites throughout our beautiful province.

When the Second World War broke out, Japanese Canadians were considered a ‘security threat’ and interned in camps beyond a 100 mile zone from the west coast, stripped of their civil rights and dispossessed of all they owned – their houses, cars, boats, properties and businesses. This summer, with racial tensions rising all over the world, travel our backyard as an outdoor classroom to experience where this history happened and ways racism can so profoundly change the course of a community’s history. At the same time, be inspired by how, with amazing strength and resilience, the community rose above adversity to create a ‘sense of home’ for their children.
Japanese Canadian Historic Sites from all parts.

Japanese Canadian Historic Sites from all parts of BC invite you to visit and learn Japanese Canadian history as an integral part of British Columbia’s history this summer.

EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITIES

March 17, 2020  |  News, Nikkei Internment Memorial Centre, Public Notices  |  Comments Off on EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITIES

Nikkei Internment Memorial Centre (NIMC)

Do you like history and meeting new people? The Village of New Denver is accepting applications for seasonal positions (Museum Assistants and Collections Assistant) at the Nikkei Internment Memorial Centre. There are both student and non-student positions to be filled and details are available from the Village Office or on our website. The deadline for applications is April 1, 2020.

PUBLIC WORKS

The Village of New Denver is accepting applications for Temporary Labourer and Temporary Equipment Operator/Maintenance Worker positions in the Public Works department.  Interested individuals should contact the Village Office or check the Village’s website for details – applications will be accepted until 4:00 p.m. on March 24, 2020.

CENTENNIAL CAMPGROUND

The Village of New Denver is currently accepting applications for a Campground Attendant for the 2020 season (May – September).  Please apply before 4:00 p.m. on March 19, 2020 in order to be considered for this position.  Please contact the Village Office for more information about this offer.

Film Project Seeks Local Input

January 29, 2020  |  Nikkei Internment Memorial Centre, Public Notices  |  Comments Off on Film Project Seeks Local Input

An independent film company from Toronto is currently working on a documentary project about a gentleman named Dr. Stuart Cooper Robinson, who was a physician in New Denver from 1948-1955 as a medical service provider for the locals and also Japanese Canadians who have stayed in New Denver after WWII.

The filmmakers are currently at the research stage and seeking local input. Please see poster below. If you have any information, please contact Eiko K. Brown.

BC REDRESS COMMUNITY CONSULTATION

July 15, 2019  |  Coming Events, Nikkei Internment Memorial Centre, Public Notices  |  Comments Off on BC REDRESS COMMUNITY CONSULTATION

New Denver and area residents have an opportunity to participate in the BC Redress Community Consultation Meeting on July 24, 2019, 3:00 to 5:30 pm at the Knox Hall, 521 6th Avenue, New Denver. The National Association for Japanese Canadians will conduct a series of community consultation meetings across BC to provide community members a voice in offering recommendations for redress and legacy initiatives to the Government of British Columbia. To register, go to: https://najcnewdenver.eventbrite.ca.

OBON CEREMONY

July 15, 2019  |  Coming Events, Nikkei Internment Memorial Centre, Public Notices  |  Comments Off on OBON CEREMONY

The annual Obon ceremony will take place on Sunday, July 28th, 2019 at 2:00 pm at the Nikkei Internment Memorial Centre, 306 Josephine Street, New Denver.

NIMC Garden Spring Clean Up

April 25, 2019  |  Coming Events, Community Events, News, Nikkei Internment Memorial Centre, Public Notices  |  Comments Off on NIMC Garden Spring Clean Up

The Nikkei Internment Memorial Garden Spring Clean Up

Every year, the NIMC hosts a garden clean-up meant to help clean up the Heiwa Teien (Peace Garden) before the site opens for the season.

Community members are invited to join us from 10 a.m. – 2 p.m. on Sunday, April 28th as we get the Nikkei Internment Memorial Centre gardens and grounds ready for the 2019 season.  Bring your work gloves, pails and weeding tools – refreshments and prizes will be provided.

 

 

2018 Obon Ceremony

July 16, 2018  |  Community Events, Council Business, News, Nikkei Internment Memorial Centre  |  Comments Off on 2018 Obon Ceremony

The annual Obon ceremony will take place on Sunday, July 22nd, 2018 at 2:00pm at the Nikkei Internment Memorial Centre.

NIMC Spring Garden Clean-Up Party

April 20, 2018  |  Community Events, News, Nikkei Internment Memorial Centre, Public Notices  |  Comments Off on NIMC Spring Garden Clean-Up Party

Community members are invited to join us from 10 a.m. – 2 p.m. on Sunday, April 29th as we get the Nikkei Internment Memorial Centre gardens and grounds ready for the 2018 season.  Bring your work gloves, pails and weeding tools – refreshments and door prizes will be provided.

 

Nikkei Centre – 2018 Summer Job Openings

March 1, 2018  |  News, Nikkei Internment Memorial Centre, Public Notices  |  Comments Off on Nikkei Centre – 2018 Summer Job Openings

NIMC EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITIES

The Nikkei Internment Memorial Centre is hiring for the 2018 season.  There are grant dependent student positions available, as well as non-student positions to be filled. Interested individuals can contact the Village Office for more information.

The deadline for applications is April 1, 2018. 

 

2017 Obon Ceremony

July 20, 2017  |  Coming Events, Community Events, News, Nikkei Internment Memorial Centre  |  Comments Off on 2017 Obon Ceremony

Nikkei Internment Memorial Centre – Obon Ceremony

The Obon ceremony is to be held on Sunday, July 23rd, 2017 at 2:00pm in the Kyowakai Hall at the Nikkei Internment Memorial Centre – 306 Josephine Street.

The Kyowakai Hall will have its exhibits moved to accommodate the ceremony therefore the Centre will be open by donation.  The general public are welcome to attend the ceremony.  It is requested that those attending stay for the duration of the ceremony to prevent unnecessary disturbances to the other attendees.