We are happy to announce that the Lethbridge & District Japanese Garden Society received a grant for $10,000.00 This monies will go towards supporting and documenting our special Canada 150 Celebration and Nikka Yuko 50th Anniversary. The two day event will be on July 14th and 15th.
Charles McCleary our President was present to receive this wonderful plaque. Tad Mitsui and Rick Williams attended the event as board members.
Both days will be have a special Asian Market Place located in the Horseshoe pit area just West of the Visitor Centre.
During the two days, Dr. Darren Aoki and his team will be conducting oral history research about the past in Southern Alberta. Keep an eye on our website for more details to come.
Itinerary for July 14th is as follows
9:00 am live feed of the dignitaries taking private tour of Nikka Yuko Japanese Garden. (Garden Closed)
10:00 am Ceremony Start. -Drumming from University Global Drumming and Lethbridge Community Taiko.
Oh Canada/Japanese Anthem and Native Blessing
Recognition of Nikka Yuko Japanese Garden Municipal Historical Designation
11:00 am Buddhist Temple of Southern Alberta Bon Odori Dance to "A Wonderful Canada"
Music by Kirara Kato-Masters of whistling performance.
Lunch and demonstrations. (Garden Opened until 1:45 pm)
2:00 pm Recognition of University of Lethbridge 50th Anniversary, Lion's International 100th Anniversary, Lethbridge Sports recognition and much more.
Garden opened from 3:30 PM to 5:30 PM
Banquet 6 pm -Tickets can be purchased at Nikka Yuko. Includes Concert $150.00/person
Amanda Marshall Concert -Concert only Tickets can be purchased through the ENMAX Centre-$50.00 +fees
8 to 10 am Lethbridge Bull's Pancake Breakfast
10 am to 3 pm Asian Sport and Craft Demonstrations
6 pm to 9 pm Buddhist Temple of Southern Alberta Bon Odori Celebration