2016 Recognition Gala


explorASIAN‘s 2016 Recognition Gala took place on Saturday, June 11th, 2016 at the Nikkei National Museum & Cultural Centre.

Approximately three hundred guests gathered to enjoy delicious Japanese food, watch Pan-Asian performances, win prizes at our Silent Auction and Raffle, connect with friends, and celebrate the Japanese-Canadian community! Grace Eiko Thomson, Tosh and Mary Kitagawa, and the Greater Vancouver Japanese Canadian Citizens’ Association were honoured at the Gala for their work as community builders.

Our heartfelt thanks go out to all of our hard-working Directors, Advisors, staff, volunteers, donors, and supporters for making this event a huge success.

Photo credit in the below compilation photographs goes to Allan Cho, Esmie Gayo McLaren, Esaine Mo Verney, and Eleanor Munk.