Celebration for the Day of

“Peace in the Pacific”

(the 55th anniversary of  the end of World War II in Asia)

 

 

Tuesday, August 15, 2000, 11:00 a.m. - 12 noon

Alma VanDusen  Room, LL Floor

Vancouver Public Library (Central Branch)

 

 

Organizer: B.C. Association for Learning & Preserving the History of WW II in Asia (ALPHA)

Tel & Fax: (604) 439-7738

Email:  bcalpha@alpha-canada.org

Website: http://www.alpha-canada.org

 

 

Program

 

·                    “O Canada”

·                    Tribute of Silence

·                    Address by the Honourable Ujjal Dosanjh, Premier of British Columbia

·                    Presentation of the Proclamation Document by the Honourable Ujjal Dosanjh

·                    Remarks by Marius van Dijk van Nooten, Survivor of Child Slave Labour during the Second World War in Asia

·                    Address by the Honourable Sue Hammell, Minister of Multiculturalism and Immigration

·                    Address by Tatsuo Kage, Human Rights Committee of Japanese Canadian Citizens Association of Greater Vancouver

·                    Remarks by Thekla Lit, President of B.C. Association for Learning & Preserving the History of WW II in Asia (ALPHA)

·                    Lighting the “Candles of Hope for Peace” by the Honourable Jenny Kwan, Minister of Community Development, Cooperatives & Volunteers together with representatives of veterans and ethnic organizations

 

Songs of Peace by:

Tap Roots Band

Youth choir led by Amy Stephen

 

 

Participating Organizations at the

Candle Lighting Ceremony

 

 

·                    Mr. Park Chow, Army, Navy and Air Force Veterans in Canada, Pacific Unit 280

·                    Ms. Emily Davies, Burma Star Association

·                    Mr. Don MacPherson, Canadian Hong Kong Veterans Association of B.C.

·                    Mr. Victor Eric Wong, Chinese Veterans Association in Victoria

·                    Mr. Howe Lee, Chinese Military Museum

·                    Mr. Alfonso Escobar, Philippines War Veterans & Servicemen Society of B.C.

·                    Mrs. Sylviana Klootwijk, August 15, 1945 Foundation

·                    Mr. Mark Weintraub, Canadian Jewish Congress

·                    Ms. Judy Hanazawa, Japanese Canadian Citizens Association, Human Rights Committee

·                    Ms. Jeannie Pak, Korean Women's Association of Western Canada

·                    Mr. Lama Mugabo, Rwanda Association of B.C.

·                    Mr. Iwan Suwandi, Vancouver Forum Against Human Rights Violation in Indonesia

·                    Mr. Mason Loh, B.C. Association for Learning & Preserving the History of WW II in Asia

 

Acknowledgements:

·                    Tap Roots Band for their music performance

·                    A group of Canadian and international students participating in  cultural exchange program of Bodwell College  for their performance of songs of peace under the guidance of  Amy Stephen

·                    A group of Canadian and international students participating in the same  program for their creation of the mural, “Peace in the Pacific” under the guidance of  Kathlryn Mussallem

 

Honourable Ujjal Dosanjh, Premier of British Columbia (3rd from right);
Honourable Sue Hammell, Minister of Multiculturalism and Immigration (4th from right); 
Honourable Jenny Kwan, Minister of Community Development, Cooperatives and Volunteers (2nd from right) and Representatives of Participating Organizations