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Hip Hapa Hooray! Awards Reception, Saturday Sep. 27, 4pm-7pm

Hip Hapa Hooray! is the Hapa-palooza Awards Reception recognizing outstanding community members of mixed heritage. This year's inaugural Hapa-palooza award recipients are Ann Makosinski (youth inventor of the hollow flashlight that runs on human heat and 2013 Google Science Fair winner), Kip Fulbeck (US award-winning artist, activist, actor and author) and Fred Wah (Governor General's Award Winner and Canada's fifth Parliamentary Poet Laureate). This event also marks the Nikkei National Museum’s opening for Kip Fulbeck’s "Part Asian - 100% HAPA" photography exhibit.

Location: Nikkei National Museum and Cultural Centre, 6688 Southoaks Crescent, Co-Sponsored Free Event

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