Sleeping Tigers: The Asahi Baseball Story

The Calgary Buddhist Temple is pleased to host a showing of “Sleeping Tigers: The Asahi Baseball Story” presented by High Summit Immigration. Everyone is welcome!

This feature-length documentary, made in 2003, tells the story of the Asahi baseball team. This team became a symbol of the Japanese Canadian struggle for equality and respect, and despite being disbanded and interned, left a legacy of inspiration for future generations of all Canadians. This remarkable story is told with a combination of archival footage, interviews, and dramatic re-enactments.

Discussion to follow and then stick around to watch “Our Beloved Otera” created in 2009 which is a tribute to the Raymond Buddhist Temple narrated by Reyko Nishiyama and Harry Sugimoto. It was the first Buddhist temple established in Alberta and functioned until 2006.

Light refreshments will generously be provided by a grant from the Calgary Nikkei Cultural Fund and the Calgary Japanese Community Association. Let’s come together and make this afternoon educational, engaging and enjoyable for all!

Date: June 17th, 2023
Time: 2:00 p.m. to 4 p.m.
Cost: Free
Place: Calgary Buddhist Temple (658 1 Ave NE, Calgary, AB T2E 3Y1)

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