Nikkei Fishermen of the BC Coast

September 15, 2012 – May 19, 2013
Open Tuesday to Sunday, 11am-5pm (closed Monday & statutory holidays)
Admission by donation.

From the bustling docks of Steveston to remote inlets on the northern Coast, Japanese Canadians have made unique contribution to fishing in BC both before and after the war. Their story is intertwined with the labour and political history of BC – before 1949, the province had some of the toughest racial exclusion laws in Canada. With pride and perseverance, the Nikkei community proved their skill as fishermen and cannery works, and built a new life as Canadian citizens.

Supported by: Nikkei Fishermen’s Reunion Project, the BC Arts Council, G&F Financial Group, Canadian Fishing Company, Gulf of Georgia Cannery


Saturday, September 15, 2012
Exhibit opening reception

Wednesday, September 19, 2012
Speakers Series
Dekasegi: Emigration to Canada from Meiji Japan.
By Dr. Audrey Kobayashi
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Saturday, September 29, 2012
Gallery Tour
Join us for a personalized tour of the Ryoshi: Nikkei Fishermen of the BC Coast exhibit. Culture Days is a coast-to-coast-to-coast celebration of the arts in Canada. culturedays.ca

Thursday, October 4, 2012
Speakers Series
Nikkei Fishermen on the BC Coast
By Masako & Stanley Fukawa
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Saturday, November 10, 2012
Film Screening
The Manzanar Fishing Club
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Thursday, February 7, 2013
7:00 pm
Speaker Series
T. Buck Suzuki Environmental Foundation
Continuing the legacy of Buck Suzuki in protecting BC salmon habitat
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Thursday, May 9, 2013
7:00 pm
Speaker Series: Helen Vandenberg
The History of the Establishment of the Japanese Hospital in Steveston
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Saturday, May 18, 2013
Steveston Walking Tour
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