Save the Kogawa Homestead from Demolition timeline….

Here is an update on the Kogawa Homestead demolition

Nov 21, 2003, Kogawa House property, assessed at $426,100, sold for $475,00 
to Vancouver resident Su Shen
Sept 20, 2005 - Vancouver City Council passes motion to plant
cherry tree grafts at city hall from Kogawa Homestead


Sept 21 - Demolition inquiry for Kogawa Homestead made

Sept 23 - Naomi's Road Opera excerpts performed at
Vancouver Arts Awards - City Councillor Jim Green informs
audience about the demolition threat to Kogawa Homestead.

Sept 24 - Joy recieveds
Community Builders Award from Asian Canadian Writers Workshop, at Ricepaper Magazine
10th Anniversary Celebration - other recipients include
Scott McIntyre and Gim Wong.

Sept 25 - Joy Kogawa speaks at Word On The Street
book and magazine fair,
as part of wrap up celebrations for
Vancouver Public Library's
One Book One Vancouver Program.

Sept 30 to Oct 2 - World Premiere of Vancouver Opera production
"Naomi's Road," at Norman Rothstein Theatre in Vancouver.

Oct 13 - Margaret Atwood makes statement supporting
preservation of the Kogawa childhood home which
figures prominently in the books Obasan, and Naomi's

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