Coalition to Save the Legacy Sakura of Oppenheimer Park sign now

Save the Legacy Sakura, cherry blossom tress of Oppenheimer Park!

BACKGROUND:

As part of the new City of Vancouver Concept Plan to Redevelop Oppenheimer Park, located in the downtown eastside area known as old Japan town, historic legacy sakura (cherry blossom trees) will be destroyed to build a new field house. These memorial sakura trees were planted by First Generation Japanese Canadian Pioneers in the spring of 1977, the 100th anniversary of the arrival of Canada's first recorded Japanese immigrant.

For the Japanese Canadian elders who planted those trees, the Legacy Sakura commemorated the cultural bridge between Canada and Japan, and symbolized their belonging as citizens of Canada. Although the Parks Board supported and participated in the 1977 centennial planting, today neither Vancouver City Council nor Parks Board are demonstrating respect and regard for the tremendous social, cultural and historical significance of these magnificent Legacy Sakura and the ground where each has been planted.

PETITION:

The Japanese Canadian organizations who are members of the Coalition for Saving the Legacy Sakura of Oppenheimer Park, ask you to support our Mission by signing this Petition. The situation is urgent as the Parks Board is now, despite expert assessment to the contrary, insisting the Legacy Sakura have outlived their life span, and Vancouver City Council has already approved the new concept plan.

Please sign the Petition if you agree to the following statement:

We, the undersigned, support the Coalition to Save the Legacy Sakura of Oppenheimer Park and urge the City of Vancouver Council and Parks Board to revise the Oppenheimer Park Redevelopment Concept so that all Oppenheimer Park Legacy Sakura are saved.

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Latest Signatures

  • 06 January 2016650. Christopher Hoy
    I support this petition
  • 05 January 2016649. Jamie S
    I support this petition
  • 01 January 2016648. Eugene Masahikoo
    SAVE THE TREE'S Address; Zip Code 216 Hawkstone Close NW, Calgary AB T3G 3P3
  • 29 December 2015647. Hiroko F
    I support this petition
  • 24 December 2015646. Ito E
    I support this petition
  • 22 December 2015645. Georges E
    I support this petition
  • 21 December 2015644. Brad A
    A reconsideration of this project is necessary in which park users and contributors come to a consensus on the design, rather than from those with no appreciation or understanding of its importance to the Japanese community and D.E. residents and park use
  • 14 December 2015643. Constance K
    I support this petition
  • 07 December 2015642. Harry S
    I support this petition
  • 02 December 2015641. Bernard B
    Without respect of the past, How can we all, build a full and solid future? Address; Zip Code 254 7th. Avenue Deux Montagnes,Quebec. J7R 3H6
  • 01 December 2015640. Kazutoshi N
    I support this petition
  • 29 November 2015639. Norma G
    I am deeply honoured to have the opportunity to sign this petition asking for the preservation of this magnificent stand of trees. Address; Zip Code 775 Lincoln Ave Port Coquitlam BC V3B 2J7
  • 27 November 2015638. Rita W
    I support this petition
  • 23 November 2015637. Yasuko H
    I support this petition
  • 21 November 2015636. Yuko S
    Love cherry blossoms
  • 20 November 2015635. Jason M
    I support this petition
  • 17 November 2015634. Peter G
    I support this petition
  • 15 November 2015633. Jane P
    I love to see cherry blossoms in Vancouver. Please keep them.
  • 14 November 2015632. Jay W
    I support this petition
  • 13 November 2015631. Evy W
    I support this petition
  • 12 November 2015630. Janice B
    I support this petition
  • 12 November 2015629. Singo K
    Please defend cherry blossoms with the history.
  • 09 November 2015628. Toshiyuki S
    I support this petition
  • 09 November 2015627. Jennifer T
    I support this petition
  • 07 November 2015626. Kim Patricko
    I live at St. Lukes half a block away. I find even the idea to cut these trees to be offensive as well as ruining my neighbourhood. Please stop cutting trees. Apart from the beauty, they have very important cultural and social significance. Address; Zip C
  • 05 November 2015625. Toshiko H
    I support this petition
  • 04 November 2015624. Ken K
    I support this petition

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Bernadette BondBy:
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the City of Vancouver Council, Vancouver East District Vancouver Board of Parks and Recreation

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