Weekly Programs

COVID-19 Update

Many programs are on hiatus to help keep our community healthy and safe. At this time, drop-ins are not permitted. Please contact the instructor listed on a program's page for the latest information on their program, or email mcuesta[at]nikkeiplace.org.

New Programs

Taz Badminton

Dennis Tazumi English | 日本語 Fridays, 12:00pm – 2:30pm NNMCC Membership registration required. First trial session is free. Drop-in fee $6 ($5.71 + GST) For info & registration: 604.377.0955 or e-mail (Dennis […]

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Adult Badminton

Kingsley Fong English Wednesdays, 7-9:45pm NNMCC Membership registration required. First trial session is free. Drop-in fee $7 ($6.67 + GST) Please check in and pay with Coordinator in the Special Events […]

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Hawaiian Hula Dance フラ・ダンス

Yoshi Yamamoto | Wailele Wai Wai 山本芳照 、ワイレレワイワイメンバー English | 日本語 Beginner: NNMCC Membership registration required. First trial session is free. Drop-in fee $6 ($5.71 + GST) Adult/Senior: Annual fee […]

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そろばん Ikoma Abacus

Norie Ikoma 日本語・English Fridays, 5:30pm – 7:30pm Contact Instructor for registration Norie Ikoma at 604.926.1940 (Tel/Fax) 778.233.7999 nori@ikomaabacus.com www.ikomaabacus.com *Ongoing. You can join anytime throughout the year.

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Masaru Kiyota English | 日本語 Adults’ Class (13+) Tuesdays & Thursday, 7:00pm-9:00 pm Saturdays, 11:30am-1:30 pm Children’s Class (6-12) Tuesdays, 7:00 pm to 9:00 pm Saturdays, 11:30 am to 1:30 pm Registration: […]

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柔道 Judo

Ishikawa Judo Club English | 日本語 Children class (8-12): Wednesdays & Fridays, 6:30pm – 7:30pmAdult class (13+): Wednesdays & Fridays, 7:30pm – 9:00pm *Please confirm schedule with your instructor. Registration:604.298.7300 (Takao Izumi) […]

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Nikkei Karate

Chief Instructor: Mert Horita Assistant Instructor: Tony Han English Teen/Adult Class: Mondays & Thursdays, 8:00pm-9:30pm and Saturdays, 9:30am-11:00am Junior Class (6-12): Mondays & Thursdays, 7:00pm-8:00pm and Saturdays, 9:30am-11:00am Also, special tournament classes and […]

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Iaido is a series of solo forms practiced using a katana, which builds character through physical and mental self-discipline.

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Arts & Culture


Calligraphy (Shodo)

Satsuki Kai Japanese Dance (Nichibu)

Igo Club 

Kimono Dressing

Sushi Class 

Tea Ceremony Club (Urasenke)

Tea Ceremony Workshops (Omotesenke)


Abacus (Soroban) 

Mandarin Class


Sushi Class

Health & Fitness

Adult Badminton

Hula Dance

Jiriki Seitai 

Line Dance

Martial Gym

Hatha Yoga for All Levels with Kazuko 

Taz Badminton


Martial Arts


Ji Hong Tai Chi


Nikkei Karate


Seniors Programs

Senior Badminton 

Seniors Gateball  

Seniors Health Taiso and Massage 

Seniors Karaoke


Gladstone Japanese Language School

Kindergarten class (3 year olds)
Tuesdays, Thursdays & Fridays, 10am-12pm

Kindergarten Class (4 year olds)
Tuesdays, Thursdays & Fridays, 10am-12pm

Kindergarten Class (5 year olds)
Wednesdays & Fridays, 4pm-5:30pm
Saturdays, 2pm-3:30pm

Elementary school Class
Tuesday to Friday, 4pm-5:30pm
Saturdays, 9:20am-10:30pm, 10:40am-12:10pm

Junior High School Class
Wednesdays, 4-5:30pm
Saturdays, 10:40am-12:10pm, 12:20pm-1:50pm

High School Class
Saturdays, 12:20pm-1:50pm

Nikoniko Hiroba with Mother (2 year olds)
Tuesdays, Thursdays & Fridays, 12:15pm-1:15pm

The Japan Kanji Aptitude Testing (February & June)

Fundamental Japanese classes for English-speaking Children (3, 4, 5 year olds)
Fridays, 2-4pm

Fundamental Japanese Classes for English-speaking Children (Elementary School Children)
Wednesdays, 4pm-5:30pm
Fridays, 4-5:30pm, 5:40-7:10pm
Saturdays, 12:30-1:50pm

*For more information, please contact at 604.515.0980 or visit gladstonejlschool.blog79.fc2.com/


How to Register for Programs

Some programs at Nikkei Centre are run by the NNMCC and offer Membership discounts, while others are independently run by the program instructor.

1) For NNMCC run programs, you can register at the Nikkei Centre's front desk during regular operating hours.
2) For all other programs, please contact the instructor if his/her phone number is listed.

Program Fees:

  • Program fees required in full at time of registration.
  • All prices exclude 5% GST and 5% Facility Enhancement Fee*
    Effective May 1, patrons of NNMCC-operated programs have the option of purchasing a Membership to enjoy a 15% year-round discount on program fees, or paying a mandatory 5% Facility Enhancement Fee for each registered program.
  • Fees can be paid in person by cash, cheque, debit, VISA, or Mastercard, or by phone (604.777-7000) with a VISA or Mastercard.

*Members are exempt from 5% Facility Enhancement Fee. Please have your membership card ready at time of registration.

Cancellation Policy:

Refunds (minus 10% admin fee) available eight or more days prior to start of program. No refunds within seven days of program start.