The Japanese community had a strong presence in Chemainus during the pre-Second World War era. (Photo submitted)

Japanese community big part of Chemainus

Class photo from the pre-Second World War era

The Japanese community had a strong presence in Chemainus, as this pre-Second World War class photo illustrates.

The exact year and school can’t be made out from the photo. Anyone know?

You can see more great photos at the Chemainus Valley Museum.

It’s currently closed for the season, and it’s just been announced will not be reopening until March 1.

Get local stories you won't find anywhere else right to your inbox.
Sign up here

Just Posted

Kernachan’s cartoon flashback 2018

Wildfire smoke comes in handy for other purposes

Clean air can’t be taken for granted

Wildfires are a major concern to our daily lives when conditions don’t clear the smoke

Logjams and gravel bars the bane of Chemainus River’s existence

Spawning fish impacted by low channels, residents by flood concerns

Calling those trying to act with compassion as ‘Do gooders and non-profits’ draws ire

Drastic and fundamental changes in the way we live and treat each other the only solution

Historical Moment

Lumber Kings grabbed some lumber and headed onto the ice to hit the puck around

Record-breaking 165 new COVID-19 cases diagnosed in B.C. in 24-hour period

Fifty-seven people are in hospital battling the novel coronavirus

March to protect old growth, stop industrial logging coming to B.C. Legislature

Organizers say they want to give frontline communities a bigger say in nearby logging

B.C. releases details of $1.5B economic recovery plan, $660M in business tax incentives

Economic plan includes support for employers, as well as training for workers

‘Not criminally responsible’ hearing slated for man convicted of Abbotsford school stabbing

Gabriel Klein was found guilty in March of killing Letisha Reimer, 13, in 2016

B.C.’s 1st mental health and addictions minister won’t be seeking re-election

MLA Judy Darcy is the fifth cabinet minister not intending to run in the next election

Remote B.C. tourism lodge staffed for coastal clean up instead of wilderness tours

The Great Bear Rainforest is home to exotic wildlife — and international trash

Most Read