The Sakura Gala's Commitment
It is the Sakura Gala’s commitment to raise funds to uphold the work of the JCCC’s Legacy Campaign, which supports the JCCC as a physical entity and, at the same time, seed the JCCC Foundation, created to provide on-going support to the promotion of Japanese culture and Japanese Canadian heritage.
To this end, the circular enso logo was adopted to reflect a sense of wholeness and permanence.
Yesterday. In honour of our past - to pay tribute to the history of the Nikkei community and their contributions to the building of our nation.
Today. In support of our present - to educate all Canadians on the importance of heritage, tolerance and cultural understanding. To create a space for Japanese Canadians and their descendants to congregate, thus acting as a 'living museum' and a focal point for the community.
Tomorrow. In ensuring our future - to bridge generations and cultures; to provide a connection for those with Nikkei roots; and to support the continuing evolution of the community.
Japanese Canadian Cultural Centre honours Bill Hatanaka and Vicky Sunohara.
Held at the Japanese Canadian Cultural Centre, the Sakura Gala is a highly anticipated event on the Toronto calendar featuring dinner, auctions, entertainment and the presentation of the prestigious Sakura Award.
Location: Japanese Canadian Cultural Centre