Weekly Programs

COVID-19 Update

After the centre's re-opening in June, programs are gradually re-starting according to the needs of their respective activities, instructors, and participants.

The following programs have resumed in-person meetings as of July 24, 2020:

Line dance

Chibi Taiko


Igo Club


Nikkei Karate

Vancouver Shomonkai Aikido

Seniors' gateball

Unfortunately, badminton groups are not accepting new members at this time. Please confirm in advance with the instructor for all other programs if you wish to join for the first time.

All other programs are monitoring the situation and planning for a return in the fall or later. We will try to keep this website updated, but before planning to attend a regular program, we recommend confirming with the program instructor if their contact information is listed, or if not, with cnakagawa[at]nikkeiplace.org.

New Programs


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.