Mary Matsui born in Vancouver on September 8, 1928. She talks about parents history. They emigrated from Shiga Prefecture in the early 1900s and they came to help build the railroad. Her father would go on to work in hotels, including Lake Louise Hotel. After that, they started a dry cleaning business in Kitsilano in Vancouver, where Mary went to the Japanese Language School. When WWII started, Mary was in grade eight. Mary talks about the discrimination faced by her and her Japanese Canadian classmates, including being excluded from cadets. She continued to talk about Hastings Park and her friends sleeping in stalls on the Expedition grounds, remembering the smell and the 8pm curfew. Mary talks about items being confiscated including stories of Japanese Canadians burying their china and other valuables as opposed to giving them up. She didn't hear a lot of complaining by parents about the injustice of their situation during the war. Mary talks about getting identification cards and her sister getting ready to go to Japan before the war. They went to Toronto, ON instead of interior BC. They lived in an apartment close to College and University until her father bought a house on Collier Street. Mary talks about living in Toronto and going to Jarvis Collegiate. After graduating, Mary became the first Japanese Canadian to teach in Toronto.