A day at the Nikkei – Ryoshi moves to the Cannery

model cannery
Jim and Kim are working out how to move the Cannery model.

The Cannery staff have been hard at work over the past couple of days disassembling the Ryoshi exhibit at the Nikkei Centre in Burnaby.  The team of staff and volunteers have taken down panels, boxed artifacts, taken apart flooring, deconstructed exhibit features, and packed it ALL into trucks. Over two days we’ve transported three truck-loads worth to the Gulf of Georgia Cannery in Steveston. Over the next few days, we will do the whole process over again, except in reverse, in preparation for the exhibit opening in early June.

Ryoshi – Nikkei Fisherman of the BC Coast is an exhibit opening at the Gulf of Georgia Cannery on June 9th and will remain until spring 2014. The exhibit tells the stories of Japanese Canadians who have made unique contributions to fishing in BC both before and after World War II.

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