6688 Southoaks Crescent
Burnaby, British Columbia

Japanese Canadian National Museum Speakers Series presents:

History of Haney Nokai
Book Launch

Tuesday, June 27, 2006
7:00 PM
Free Admission

National Nikkei Museum & Heritage Centre
6688 Southoaks Cres. (Kingsway & Sperling), Burnaby

In the years before the Second World War, a strong Japanese Canadian farming community established itself in the Fraser Valley. The farmers and their families worked together, forming co-operatives and similar organizations to better promote and distribute their produce.

One such organization was the Haney Nokai – the Haney Japanese Canadian farmers’ association. In a meeting just prior to the outbreak of the war in the Pacific, the Haney Nokai executive committed to writing a history of the Haney Nokai. Twenty years later, after surviving the hardships of internment and re-establishing their lives and livelihoods, the Haney Nokai executive fulfilled their promise and published the Japanese language Haney Nokai Shi (History of Haney Nokai) in 1963.

Join us to launch the English language version of the History of Haney Nokai, translated into English by William T. Hashizume. Mr. Hashizume will speak about the development of the publication, the English translation project, and the history of the Haney Nokai.

Admission is free. Light refreshments will be served. Information: 604-777-7000 ext. 111.

Official Website: http://www.jcnm.ca

Added by taikotea on June 20, 2006

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