Roy Miki named to Order of Canada

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, Canada – 24 Jul 2006
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:

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.

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