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A not-for-profit charitable organization operates the Nikka Yuko Japanese Garden. The Lethbridge and District Japanese Garden Board governs the Society and hosts an annual AGM. If you become a member, you can actively participate in our Society.
The Garden has excellent historical, horticultural, and cultural significance to Lethbridge and the surrounding district. It is essential to continue educating our guests on the diversity in Southern Alberta, and we do this through presentations, school tours, events, and festivals. Your donations to the Garden will help support staff and volunteers to organize programs and events and ensure our Garden’s future growth.
We enjoy incorporating art, music, and other artists’ talents to the Garden and Lethbridge. This includes supporting other non-profit organizations specializing in unique skills and talents, such as taiko drumming. This provides an opportunity for those who want to show their love for Canada and Japan in many ways. One of our Garden team members would be happy to help you develop a budget, plan, and shared vision for your participation in our city’s treasured Japanese Garden.
Please refer to our charitable organization information with the Community Foundations of Lethbridge and Southwestern Alberta. Let’s continue building our legacy for the next 50 years.
Donations receipts can be provided! Contacts us for more information.
Click the Community Foundations link to learn more about our charitable organization initiatives.
Winter Light Festival Sponsorships
Our most popular event of the year! The famous annual Winter Light Festival runs from December until the end of February. There were over 30,000 guests from all over Canada and the world in attendance in 2022/2023!
With your sponsorship, we can continue to enhance our programming and events. Help us continue to spread awareness of the Garden and its historic landscape. We continue to be inspired by the beauty of our diverse community and appreciate all support throughout each season!
Each sponsorship package includes your logo displayed on our social media, prints, website, Bunka Centre and inside the garden. For more benefits, view the sponsorship levels below.
With your donation of $1,000: you can sponsor one of these important Winter Light Festival features:
- The Friendship Bell
- Garden Bridges
As a thank you, you will also receive 10 exclusive opening night tickets, and 10 courtesy passes to enter the Winter Light Festival throughout the season.
With your donation of $2,500: you can sponsor one of these important Winter Light Festival features:
- Mugo Pine
- Island Maples
- Russian Olive
As a thank you, you will also receive 15 exclusive opening night tickets, and 20 courtesy passes to enter the Winter Light Festival throughout the season.
With your donation of $5,000: you can sponsor one of these important Winter Light Festival features:
- Mount Fuji
- Koi Pond
As a thank you, you will also receive 20 exclusive opening night tickets, and 50 courtesy passes to enter the Winter Light Festival throughout the season.
With your donation of $10,000: you can sponsor one of these important Winter Light Festival features:
- Haru (Spring)
- Natsu (Summer)
- Aki (Fall)
- Fuyu (Winter)
As a thank you, you will also receive 25 exclusive opening night tickets, and 100 courtesy passes to enter the Winter Light Festival throughout the season.
The Seasonal Sponsorship includes a Special Private Night for your employees, friends and family to enjoy. As well as a Special Garden Sign dedicated to your organization.