Do you know your Japanese-Canadian history?
To a lot of people who weren’t alive during World War II, the war is something that happened “over there”. But even Canadians who stayed in North America experienced the war, and Japanese Canadians had a particularly brutal time of it.
For 8,000 Japanese Canadians, being held in Hastings Park in 1942 preceded them being interned in the B.C. Interior or sent to work camps further east. A total of 21,000 were interned. On April 26, four panels were unveiled
at Hastings Park describing what happened there.
Hastings Park walking tours
related to the internment are being offered on three upcoming Saturdays at 10 a.m. Powell Street walking tours
on three other Saturdays at 10 a.m. will explore the neighbourhood where the Japanese-Canadian community was centred prior to the war. (Cost for each tour is $10 per person plus tax.)