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LECTURE: The Campaign to Expel Japanese Canadians

Japanese Canadians arrive at an unknown location in the BC interior. (Leonard Frank/Alex Eastwood collection/Nikkei National Museum & Cultural Centre NNMCC 1994.69.4.29

As part of its Marion Cumming lecture Series, the Oak Bay Heritage Foundation is presenting Jordan Stanger-Ross, a University of Victoria history professor to present “The Campaign to Expel Japanese Canadians.”

In 1945, Canada sought to expel thousands of Japanese Canadians, who had been forcibly interned during World War II, to Japan, where most had never even visited. Stanger-Ross will discuss the origins of this campaign and the community response it met.

The lecture is Wednesday, Sept. 20 at 7 p.m. at Windsor Park Pavilion at 2451 Windsor Road in Oak Bay. There will be a Q&A and refreshments. Donations are appreciated.