Japanese Garden Society AGM

Date: Thursday, February 18th, 2016
Time: 3:30 to 5:00pm
Location: SS Public Library Project Room

Guest Speaker: Brian Smallshaw: “The Dispossession of Japanese-Canadian Land on Saltspring”

We are having a guest speaker for this year’s AGM. Brian Smallshaw will share findings from his research into the uprooting of Japanese Canadians from Saltspring during World War Two. Based primarily on work carried out at the University of Victoria, Library and Archives Canada and in personal interviews, his talk will focus on the land that was taken from Japanese-Canadians and sold against their will, and provide insights into this unhappy chapter of the island’s history.

After the talk, we will have our annual general meeting.