Matinee at the Temple

Join us for an afternoon movie matinee on Saturday, June 17th at 2:00pm!  The Calgary Buddhist Temple is pleased to host a FREE showing of “Sleeping Tigers: The Asahi Baseball Story” presented by High Summitt Immigration. Everyone is welcome! 

Discussion to follow and then stick around to watch “Our Beloved Otera” from 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.

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Sleeping Tigers is a 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.

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!


2 Responses to “Matinee at the Temple”

  1. Adam

    I’d like to register for Movie Matinee on June 17, but not through event Brite. Can I register here, or just show up?

    • Susan

      Hello. Thank you for reaching out. By replying or registering here works too as we are keeping track of registrations so we know how many people to expect. It is also helpful if people register in advance rather than just show up in the event there are any changes or additional information provided. See you on June 17! …Susan


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