Remembrance Day 2017

At the Japanese Canadian War Memorial in Stanley Park

 November 11, 2017

Ceremony begins at 10:40 am

Remembrance Day Poster 2017 Digital 72dpi

In 1916, over 220 Japanese Canadian volunteers finally enlisted in Alberta, when British Columbia blocked their opportunity to serve.  With courage, bravery, and leadership, some served with the Fighting Tenth Battalion, and made a significant impact in the taking of Vimy Ridge in 1917. 
 
Some of these soldiers who acquired land as returning veterans, had it taken away and were declared enemy aliens in the Second World War.  And in spite of being declared enemy aliens, the Nisei or second generation stepped up when called towards the end of the war to serve as translators, interpreters and interrogators in South East Asia.