Exhibit: Ryoshi - Nikkei Fishermen of the BC Coast

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Exhibition

Sep 201215 May 201319

Nikkei Centre
6688 Southoaks Crescent
Burnaby, British Columbia, V5E 4M7
Canada


Exhibit opening reception: Saturday, September 15, 2:00-5:00pm, everyone welcome!

From the bustling docks of Steveston to remote inlets on the northern Coast, Japanese Canadians have made unique contribution to fishing in BC both before and after the war. Their story is intertwined with the labour and political history of BC – before 1949, the province had some of the toughest racial exclusion laws in Canada. With pride and perseverance, the Nikkei community proved their skill as fishermen and cannery works, and built a new life as Canadian citizens.

Sponsored by the Nikkei Fishermen’s Committee, the BC Arts Council, and G&F Financial.

 

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