The World Poetry Café welcomed Lorene Oikawa, who called in on May 12th 1:10 PM CFRO, 100.5 FM, speaking about Asian Heritage Month and the Japanese events featured in this special month. Hosts: Ariadne Sawyer and Neall Ryon , engineer Victor Schwartzman. In studio guest, artist Oparin Ortiz , special e-poem by David Beaton. A great discussion of upcoming events, racism and the need for unity.
Lorene Oikawa is the President of the Greater Vancouver Japanese Canadian Citizens’ Association and on the National Council of the National Association of Japanese Canadians. Board Director with West Coast Environmental Law and the Canadian Labour International Film Festival. Assistant District Supervisor with the BC Provincial Government.Executive Vice President for over 9 years with the BCGEU including a position on the BC Federation of Labour Executive Council, and as a Trustee on the Public Service Pension Board.
Special upcoming events:
GVJCCA explorASIAN highlights for Asian Heritage Month including the Recognition Gala are here: http://www.gvjcca.org/2016/04/04/jcca-takes-part-in-explorasian-during-asian-heritage-month/
Honouring Our People book launch: http://www.gvjcca.org/2016/04/15/362/
Come to the ExplorASIAN Gala and the only fundraiser of the year! A celebration of the Japanese Canadian community with music, dance and a special Japanese Dinner. Raffle, Silent Auction and more! $70 per person, June 11, 5:30 pm, Nikkei Place, 6688 South oaks Cres, Burnaby. 604-526-4729.