Nikkei Centre gets $5,000 from Metro Vancouver's cultural grants

The Nikkei National Museum and Cultural Centre has received a boost from Metro Vancouver.

Metro Vancouver just announced its 2018 cultural grants, and the Nikkei Centre was the lone Burnaby organization to qualify for funding. The centre receives $5,000 this year.

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A press release from Metro Vancouver notes that the grants help organizations research and produce new cultural programs, reach new audiences and cover staffing and administrative needs.

Grant recipients represent the “cultural mosaic” of the region, the release said.

The Nikkei Centre, at 6688 Southoaks Cres., is the hub of Japanese Canadian culture in the Lower Mainland, with ongoing exhibitions at the museum and a variety of programs and special events year-round aimed at all ages.

Check out www.nikkeiplace.org for all the details.

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