Op-ed: Teahouse plan offers a vision for Esquimalt

History Chair John Lutz and Landscapes of Injustice (LoI) project director Jordan Stanger-Ross wrote a Times Colonist op-ed with LoI research coordinator Kaitlin Findlay and Victoria Nikkei Cultural Society president Tsugio Kurushima about a proposal to rebuild Canada's first Japanese teahouse and gardens at Gorge Park. 

"In the coming months, Esquimalt city council has a historic opportunity. In front of councillors is the visionary proposal of the Victoria Nikkei Cultural Society to use the McLoughlin Amenity Funds to build a commemorative teahouse and community centre in Esquimalt Gorge Park.

The proposal offers Esquimalt a chance to define its present values by rectifying historic acts of erasure of both Japanese-Canadian and Indigenous history while offering new community facilities to its citizens."

Read the full article in the Times Colonist