The Greater Vancouver Japanese Canadian Citizens’ Association (GVJCCA) is a non-profit organization that builds communities, and advocates for social justice primarily for people in Canada of Japanese heritage, and their families. The GVJCCA is the publisher of The Bulletin/Geppo, a journal of Japanese Canadian community, history & culture.
It's not too late to join the fun and prizes. The 3rd annual GVJCCA Japanese Canadian Community Bowl-a-thon will take place on Sunday, February 19 at Rev’s Burnaby Bowling Centre, 5502 Lougheed Highway. It’s the same location as last year and participants found the location very convenient next to the Holdom Skytrain station and plenty of free parking. You will receive a parking pass when you check in at noon. Rev’s also has full food and bar service so you can grab some lunch and drinks while having some fun with your team. Cost covers two hours of bowling and shoe rental: $30 per individual and $180 for a team, maximum of 6. Prizes will be awarded at 3 p.m. We will also be selling raffle tickets for even more prizes like a night in a luxury hotel, restaurant gift cards, and speciality food baskets. Register at check-in at noon
The bowl-a-thon is a fundraiser, but it’s also an opportunity for members of the Japanese Canadian community and their families to come together and have some fun. We are raising funds to keep producing the high quality, monthly Bulletin magazine for the community. You can also help by collecting pledges for the GVJCCA or one of the other Japanese Canadian community groups who are participating in this community bowl-a-thon. We will have prizes for bowlers who collect the top pledges and also for the bowlers with the top scores. Links to the registration, pledge, and sponsorship forms are on this website, to the left and below the bowl-a-thon graphic on this page.
New date for the Greater Vancouver Japanese Canadian Citizens’ Association Annual General Meeting: Sunday, March 12, 2017 @ 2pm
Tsubaki Room at Nikkei Centre, 6688 Southoaks Crescent, Burnaby BC
If you would like an opportunity to connect with our vibrant community, preserve and share our Japanese Canadian history, and advocate for social justice, join us for this annual review of the activities of the GVJCCA, and learn about our plans for the year.
GVJCCA Job Posting for Administrative Assistant
Greater Vancouver Japanese Canadian Citizens’ Association is seeking part-time administrative assistance for 5 hours per week. Application deadline: April 5, 2017 Administrative Assistant Location: GVJCCA Office is #249 – 6688 Southoaks Crescent, Burnaby, second floor of the Nikkei National Museum and Cultural Centre Position Purpose: The goal of the Administrative Assistant is Read more →
JCCA Keirokai – January 21, 2017
JCCA Keirokai is our annual celebration to respect our elders. “Kei” is Japanese for honour or respect and “ro” refers to elders, and this annual event is our way to pay tribute to the seniors in our community. Saturday, January 21, 2017 – 1 to 4 p.m. Nikkei Centre, 6688 Read more →
NAJC Statement – U.S. Election and Racist Acts in Canada
The National Association of Japanese Canadians (NAJC) and Japanese Canadians join with Japanese Americans and allies who are denouncing the racist acts and rhetoric following the US election. The election of Donald Trump appears to have emboldened many to speak and act on their belief that differences in race, ethnicity, Read more →
Publishing monthly since 1958, The Bulletin/Geppo is a bilingual English/Japanese journal of Japanese Canadian community, history & culture. EXPLORE
The GVJCCA Human Rights Committee works with and supports the Japanese Canadian community, other human rights groups, and ethno-cultural organizations to promote human rights, and combat racism and discrimination, locally and internationally. EXPLORE
This bilingual Japanese/English Human Rights Guide is an online resource for those with questions surrounding rights and freedoms in Canada. EXPLORE