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FREE Family Day Scavenger Hunt and Virtual Tour Event at the Historic Joy Kogawa House

Join our Family Day Scavenger Hunt and Virtual Tour Event:

Help Joy Kogawa find lost objects in a free interactive digital tour of her childhood home. Answer riddles and solve a word search or colour a floorplan for clues to their location, then bring your completed BC Family Day scavenger hunt for a prize on your next in-person visit!

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Historic Joy Kogawa House provides a space to create literary works and connects communities through education and dialogue inspired by the life and work of the writer Joy Kogawa.

Located in the Marpole neighbourhood of South Vancouver, on the north arm of the Fraser River, unceded territories of the Musqueam and other Coast Salish peoples, we respect the diversity of cultures and experiences that form the richness of our provincial fabric.

Here's some information on Joy Kogawa:

Joy Kogawa is the author of the children's novel Naomi's Road and the children's picture book Naomi's Tree. For adults, she wrote the novel Obasan, now on the school curriculum reading lists around the world.

These books tell the story of one displaced family living through the Second World War. The main character Naomi, like many Japanese Canadians, endures brutal mistreatment in silence. Through these novels, Kogawa conveys the devastating effects of the internment.

A place of remembrance, Historic Joy Kogawa House also represents a deeper story of resilience and dignity in the face overwhelming grief and trauma. Through the lens of Joy Kogawa's lifelong work to understand and forgive, programs such as this Family Day event increase appreciation for the lived experience of BC's culturally diverse groups.

Updated: Thursday, February 17, 2022