British Columbia Legacy Sign Project Unveiling Schedule

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May 201811 Sep 201830

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

In commemoration of the 75th anniversary of the Internment, the Ministry of Transportation in partnership with the Japanese Canadian community and local governments and historical societies/museums will be unveiling signs for 5 Internment Site Clusters and 2 Roadcamps this year.   Minister Claire Trevena unveiled the first Legacy Sign at Tashme on Oct. 27, 2017 and will be unveiling the next sign at Lillooet for the self-supporting sites on Fri. May 11.   Please join us to commemorate our history and support our Fundraising Campaign to share our history with local governments, organizations, and schoolchildren.   
Next stop:   Lillooet self-supporting sites:   Fri. May 11  1:30 
Legacy sign will be unveiled together with the East Lillooet Stop of Interest Sign, the Japanese Canadian Internment Memorial Garden created by the District of Lillooet, and a stone memorial monument funded by our fundraising campaign.  Ceremony followed by a reception at Fort Berens Winery.   Most staying overnight.  Bus available.
Fri., June 15    9:30 am  Slocan Extension (Lemon Creek, Bayfarm Popoff, Slocan City) 
                        11:30 am  New Denver - followed by refreshments at Memorial Centre
                        2:00  pm  Kalso   - followed by reception at Langham Museum & Cultural                                                 Centre in combination with the Kaslo's 125th anniversary                                                           celebration

Sun. July 29   Greenwood - joint commemoration with Family Plaques unveiling at 
                         Greenwood Nikkei Legacy Park

Fri. Sept 7       Hope-Princeton Roadcamp jointly with opening of the Tashme Museum                                  Expansion

End Sept.        Revelstoke-Sicamous Roadcamp - TBA

We are renting a bus to go up to Lillooet, and we'd like to organize a bus to the Kootenays unveiling on Fri. June 15 in combination with hot spring visits in the area if there is enough interest.   If you're interested in the bus for the June 15 event, please contact  Linda Reid-Kawamoto, Nikkei National Museum Researcher & Archivist - lreid@nikkeiplace.org or myself, Laura Saimoto - lsaimoto4@gmail.com.    The Legacy Project Committee continues to move the execution phase forward for this Sign and Interactive Map Exhibit Project as our Legacy Education Projects this year.   We ask for your participation and support!   Sincerely, Laura Saimoto, Legacy Project Committee Chair

 

Masaji . Last modified Apr 22 2018 6:11 p.m.


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