Calgary Japanese Community Association jointly with Kotobuki Kai AND Calgary Buddhist Temple
HONOURING OUR PAST – REMEMBERING OUR ROOTS.
This two-part project will encompass a family history sharing component, and a commemorative exhibition and gathering of Nikkei Survivors and guests.
In the late spring of 2022, we will organize a family storytelling exhibition including posters with photos and text that capture some of that history. There may be some that only wish to relate one or two events or remembrances from their past. In addition to these posters, we will also show video interviews of survivors, who in their own words, may recount their lives in the internment camps or their early days in Alberta. These interviews will become valuable historical records to be passed on to future generations. We are hopeful that some will allow us to share them with the broader community.
The second part of the project will take place later in the fall. A location has been selected to allow us to display the many internment posters we already have in our possession, the family story posters, and a few of the special videos described earlier. We will build the event around an exhibition and luncheon. A short program will be planned during which we will show the Bitter Sweet Trail video that details the bus tour of southern Alberta in 2019.