The Haney Nokai (Farmer's Association) building in 1940
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SJCTM - 11 - Strawberry Farming in the Fraser Valley
Strawberry farming the the lower mainland was an industry pioneered by Japanese Canadians in British Columbia. At one point, Japanese Canadians were responsible for as much as 83 percent of strawberry production in the province.
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Music by Aiko Saita
Yamaga, Yasutaro. Trans. W. T. Hashizume. History of Haney Nokai. North York, 2006.
Dore, Anne. From Harbour to Harvest: The Diverse Paths of Japanese-Canadians to Landownership, Farming, and the Making of Community in the Fraser Valley, 1904-1942. MA thesis. Simon Fraser University, 2004.