Roy Miki named to Order of Canada
Roy Miki was named to the Order of Canada on Monday. I think Roy
is a fabulous Canadian. Legend has it that he was born on a beet
farm, while his family was interned during World War 2. Check out
the CTV story below about Roy being recognized for the Order of Canada.
Edmonton Journal (subscription)Gov.-Gen. names 77 people to Order of Canada
CTV.ca, Canada –
… The Order of Canada was established in 1967 to recognize outstanding achievement and … Donald Meeks, Toronto, education; Roy A. Miki, Vancouver, voluntary …
Order of Canada recipients
The first time I met Roy was in 1995 when I was attending the Go for
Broke “Asian Canadian arts revue” which was the fore runner of the
explorASIAN festival. I interviewed him in an article about Asian
Canadian arts and literature: http://www.peak.sfu.ca/the-peak/95-3/issue10/asiaca2.html
In 2002, Roy recieved the Governor General's award for poetry for his
collection “Surrender.” That following spring, I set up a reading
for him and fellow authors Hiromi Goto at the Vancouver Public Library
for Asian Heritage Month.
Roy has been a big supporter of the “Save Joy Kogawa House” campaign.
Authors Joy Kogawa and Daphne Marlatt, storyteller Ellen Crowe-Swords,
TLC Heather Skydt, Save Kogawa House member Todd Wong and author Roy
Miki – photo Deb Martin