Media Advisory - The Japanese Canadian Cultural Centre's Second Annual Sakura
Ball Honours Raymond Moriyama

TORONTO, April 7 /CNW/ - On Saturday, April 10, world renowned Canadian architect, Raymond Moriyama will be honoured with the prestigious Sakura Award by the Japanese Canadian Cultural Centre (JCCC). The annual Award is presented to an individual who has made exceptional contributions to the promotion and exchange of Japanese culture and enhancing awareness of Nikkei heritage within Canada and abroad.

Raymond Moriyama applied his extraordinary vision and understanding to projects including the original Centre, Ontario Science Centre, Science North, Toronto Reference Library, Bata Shoe Museum, Canadian Embassy in Tokyo and the Canadian War Museum in Ottawa.

In the midst of its fundraising campaign, the JCCC believes that sharing Japanese culture and heritage through partnership is a reflection of a global culture of sharing.

The evening includes a presentation of the Official 1988 Redress Letter of Apology from Archives Canada by the Government of Canada to the Japanese Canadian people by the Honourable Bev Oda, and remarks by Sakura Ball Honourary Chair and Chairman and CEO TD Waterhouse, William Hatanaka.

    When:     April 10, 2010, 6:00 pm

    Where:    Japanese Canadian Cultural Centre, 6 Garamond Court.


    6:40 PM:  Presentation - Honourable Bev Oda Minister of International
              Cooperation, Government of Canada
    7:30PM:   Remarks - Raymond Moriyama

SOURCE Japanese Canadian Cultural Centre

For further information: For further information: Laura Ashley, (416) 779-4390

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