Hide Hyodo Shimizu
At 18 years of age, Hide Hyodo Shimizu was the first Japanese Canadian teacher to teach in British Columbia’s public school system. She was part of the delegation sent to Ottawa in 1936 to campaign for voting rights for Japanese Canadians, along with Samuel Hayakawa, Edward Banno and Minoru Kobayashi. She was responsible for organizing schools in the internment camps in British Columbia and later moved to Ontario to attend art college.
Produced and Hosted by Raymond Nakamura and Scott Owens
Music by Aiko Saita
Moritsugu, Frank and the Ghost Town Teachers Historical Society. Teaching in Canadian Exile. Toronto, 2001.
Hide Shimizu (nee Hyodo) and Sam Nagino Interviews. Canadian Centennial Project fonds. Nikkei National Museum. Ontario, 1976.