AboutCalgary Okinawan Club

Calgary Okinawan Club

Activity base
North America(Canada/Calgary)
Calgary Okinawan Club About
Membership65 (As of 2017)
ChairpersonNoriko Ohisa
Organization Overview・Objectives of establishment:
1. To promote mutual cooperation and friendship among its members.
2. To promote exchanges between the association and the motherland Okinawa.
・President is selected by recommendation/appointment, and its term is 5 years.
There is 1 vice-president, 1 secretary and 1 treasurer.
・In the past, the Okinawans residing in Calgary belonged to the Lethbridge Okinawa Cultural Society, but with the increase of the second generation Okinawan, and the physical distance with Lethbridge, a need for a Kenjinkai nearby arose. It was in 1982 with the visit of Governor Nishime to Lethbridge that the idea of the establishment of a Kenjinkai in Calgary was decided.
・Among the Kenjinkai in Canada, this Kenjinkai is the youngest and the members are also young with the majority being in their early 30s. Most of the members are trainees in the farming industry. (As of 2010)
Affiliated Org.None
Related Org.None
Calgary Okinawan Club Activity contents
Description・Okinawa folk song and dance classes are held once a month respectively
Own scholarship programNone
Exchange with other regionNone

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