CHOJUKAI PROJECT 2022.
We will break our project into 2 Phases.
Phase 1 – Saturday, June 4, 2022
Phase 1 will be an 65th Anniversary Event of the founding of our Chojukai in 1956 and the 80th Anniversary of the Internment and to honour and recognize Japanese Canadian Survivors. We were intending to have the 65th Anniversary event this year, but with the ongoing COVID-19 restrictions and shortage of Funds we were unable to organize the event for this year, and if funding is received, we plan to have this event in 2022, along with the 80th Anniversary of the Internment. We will attempt to make sure that all survivors, even the non-active members, will be able to attend this event, including arranging for transportation for those with mobility issues. The Event will be a social event including dinner, entertainment, playing Bingo, door prize draws.
Phase 2 – September 25-28, 2022
We plan to have a Chojukai Fall Tour to the Interior BC, and the tour will be a “Reunion” revisit to sites we toured in 2004 with our Chojukai group (39 would have been classed as Survivors), in which we visited The Nikkei Memorial Internment Centre in New Denver, toured Sandon, the site of former internment camp, and in Kaslo, visited the Langham Cultural Centre Museum, containing artifacts of internees, tour of the restored Stern Wheeler, the “Moyie”, which was used to transport evacuees from Nelson to internment camps along the Kootenay Lake. We have many members of our Chojukai wanting to have a “Reunion“ Tour of 2004, along with many current Survivors who were unable to participate in the original Tour.