Tonari Gumi’s 40th and the JCCA’s 60th Anniversary Dinner
When: June 8, 2013 at 6:00 p.m.
Where: Pink Pearl Chinese Restaurant, 1132 East Hastings Street, Vancouver
Keynote Speaker: Joy Kogawa, author of Obasan
The Early Years: Visual History by Tamio Wakayama
Tonari Gumi or the Japanese Community Volunteers Association was founded in 1973 by Jun Hamada and others to serve the needs of the frail and elderly first generation Japanese Canadians in the downtown eastside. Tonari Gumi is a true grassroots organization, harnessing the energy of its volunteers to assist both elders and newcomers to overcome the barriers of poverty and social isolation. The Greater Vancouver JCCA was created in 1953 with a mandate to educate the Canadian public about the history and cultural heritage of Japanese Canadians and the preservation of these values; protecting and promoting the rights and freedoms of all individuals without any discriminatory practices; and to develop and maintain a communication network with multicultural societies in Canada and internationally.
Now, Tonari Gumi and the JCCA are creating an expanded senior’s drop-in and community outreach centre at 42 West 8th Avenue in Vancouver to provide programs and services to even more individuals in need. Please join us in celebrating this amazing milestone within our community. To purchase tickets online, please click here.
Tickets: $60/person or $550/table of 10 (tax donation receipt of $25 for each adult ticket). Those requiring a donation receipt will need to provide the names and addresses of all the receipt recipients.
$40/child (12 to 3 years of age); free for children under 3.