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Health & Wellness Fund for Survivors

June 3, 2021  |  Nikkei Internment Memorial Centre  |  Comments Off on Health & Wellness Fund for Survivors

The Province of BC has provided Nikkei Seniors Health Care and Housing Society with $2 million to develop and deliver health and wellness programs for Japanese Canadians who were directly impacted by the BC Government actions from 1942 to April 1, 1949. The fund intends to involve community based participation to ensure the fund meets priority needs. For this reason, outreach in local communities to find organizations, small groups, and individuals is needed. This information will also help when the application process is ready in order to reach as many people as possible. If you or your local organization want information or to provide information, please visit jcwellness.org.

EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITIES

March 10, 2021  |  Nikkei Internment Memorial Centre, Public Notices  |  Comments Off on EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITIES

The Village of New Denver is now accepting applications for the following:

Nikkei Internment Memorial Centre

The Village of New Denver is now accepting applications for Museum Attendants, Museum Assistants and Collections Assistants to work at the Nikkei Internment Memorial Centre National Historic Site.

Student positions: Open to individuals between 15-30 years of age.  Wage $15.20/hour.

Non-student positions: Flexible hours available from May to September.   Wage $17.48/hour.

Please note: Student positions are grant dependent.

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Village of New Denver Public Works

The Village of New Denver is accepting applications for an Equipment Operator, Temporary Labourers and Summer Student Groundskeepers in the Public Works department for the 2021 season.

Equipment Operator position:  Wage $26.54/hour.

Temporary Labourers positions:  Wage $20.79/hour.

Student Groundskeepers positions:   Wage $15.20/hour.

Please note: Student positions are grant dependent.

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Centennial Campground

The Village of New Denver is currently accepting applications for a Campground Attendant for the 2021 season (May – September).

For more information regarding any of these opportunities, please contact the Village Office.  Positions will remain posted until filled.  All applicants are thanked for their interest – only those selected for an interview will be contacted.

EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITIES AT NIMC

February 12, 2021  |  Nikkei Internment Memorial Centre, Public Notices  |  Comments Off on EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITIES AT NIMC

Do you have an interest in history and/or working in the heritage or tourism sector? Do you enjoy meeting a variety of people?

The Village of New Denver is now accepting applications for Museum Assistants & Collections Assistants to work at the Nikkei Internment Memorial Centre (NIMC), a National Historic site. The NIMC is seeking both student and non-student positions are available starting in May.

Student positions: Open to individuals between 15-30 years of age; 35 hours per week. Wage: $15.20/hour.

Non-student positions: Flexible hours available from May to September; Wage: $17.00/hour.

If interested, please submit a resume and cover letter to:

Village of New Denver, Attention: Catherine Allaway, CAO

Mail: P.O. Box 40, New Denver, B.C., V0G 1S0

Email: office@newdenver.ca

Positions will remain posted until filled.  For more information, please contact the Village Office. All applicants are thanked for their interest – only those selected for an interview will be contacted.

KYOWAKAI BOOK & CALENDARS FOR SALE

December 18, 2020  |  News, Nikkei Internment Memorial Centre, Public Notices  |  Comments Off on KYOWAKAI BOOK & CALENDARS FOR SALE

The Village of New Denver has just released a new historical book titled Kyowakai: Memory and Healing in New Denver written by local author Anne Champagne and designed by John Endo Greenaway. The book tells the story of Japanese Canadian internment in New Denver, the creation of the Nikkei Internment Memorial Centre (NIMC) by the Kyowakai Society, and the healing it inspired. The books can be purchased at the Village Office and at the NIMC in 2021. NIMC 2021 wall calendars are also still available for purchase. Both books and calendars are $20 each plus applicable tax and would make wonderful gifts for the holiday season! Proceeds from both will go towards the NIMC.  Thanks for your support!

Kyowakai Book Published

December 4, 2020  |  News, Nikkei Internment Memorial Centre, Press Release, Public Notices  |  Comments Off on Kyowakai Book Published

Dec. 7/2020 – The Village of New Denver has just released a new historical book titled Kyowakai: Memory and Healing in New DenverNikkei Internment Memorial Centre, written by local author Anne Champagne and designed by John Endo Greenaway. The book tells the story of Japanese Canadian internment in New Denver, the creation of the Nikkei Internment Memorial Centre (NIMC) by the Kyowakai Society, and the healing it inspired. The 80-page, soft-covered book features colour as well as black-and-white photographs, including images from the NIMC collection, Nikkei National Museum, Library and Archives Canada and various private collections. Read more.

Former Kyowakai Society Member Tsuneko Kokubo

 

NIMC CALENDARS – For Sale

October 7, 2020  |  Nikkei Internment Memorial Centre, Public Notices  |  Comments Off on NIMC CALENDARS – For Sale

">The Nikkei Internment Memorial Centre 2021 calendars are available to purchase at the Village Office or email nikkei@newdenver.ca. These 11″ x 17″ Calendars showcase beautifully-detailed photographs of selected archives and are $20 each, plus tax. Proceeds go towards the NIMC operations and future projects. Thank you for your support.

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.