Sherri Kajiwara

Sherri Kajiwara is the Acting Executive Director of the National Nikkei Museum & Heritage Centre in Burnaby, Canada.  She is a fine-art professional, a 2006 graduate of Leadership Vancouver through the Vancouver Board and Trade and has a B.Comm from UBC.  Her skills in management, organization, marketing, and art producing have been honed through over a decade in the fine art gallery industry.

Sherri has been active on cultural and arts boards since university.  She is currently Past President of the Contemporary Art Society of Vancouver and was a juror for the Canada Council for the Arts in 2010. Sherri has been active in event management for non-profit societies and arts organizations including the AIDS Memorial, Art for Life, Arthur Erikson House & Garden Foundation, Arts Umbrella, Contemporary Art Society of Vancouver, Dr. Peter Centre, and the Museum of Vancouver. Sherri is Co-Director of an online arts communications group called Vantage Art Projects.

Updated December 2010

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Dr. David Suzuki, Keynote at NNMHC 10th Anniversary Gala

Dr. David Suzuki is famous for being a scientist, activist, and broadcaster, but did you know his middle name is Takayoshi? On September 25, 2010, as the keynote speaker at Reflect, the 10th Anniversary Gala of the National Nikkei Museum & Heritage Centre (NNMHC), Dr. David Takayoshi Suzuki captivated a sold-out audience at the exquisite Star Sapphire Ballroom in the Fairmont Pacific Rim in Downtown Vancouver, BC Canada.

Dr. Suzuki, 74, opened his presentation by introducing himself, very clearly enunciating his Japanese middle name, and declared himself to be one of the oldest sansei (3rd generation Japanese Canadian) at the event ...

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