Anny Schaefer

Whatever your natural habitat may be

The Victoria Nikkei Cultural Society is one of the city's organizations that I'm most fond of. Consider attending an upcoming event--rice pounding party anyone? Or perhaps seaweed harvesting or cherry blossom viewing is more your speed. Taiko drumming and traditional Japanese dancing are often on display.

If you like what you see and hear and taste, you can take out a membership and support their great work celebrating and honouring Japanese and Japanese-Canadian culture.

Some information follows. If you'd like a membership form, ask me or check their website!

Victoria Nikkei Cultural Society (VNCS)

The VNCS was formed in 1993 specifically to establish a sense of community for those of Japanese heritage and/or those interested in Japanese culture.

As stated in our constitution the purpose of our society is to:

a) Promote the awareness of Japanese culture for the benefit of its members and the greater community;
b) Represent the Japanese community to the greater community;
c) Support related Japanese organizations; and
d) Identify and serve the needs of the Nikkei community.

Throughout the year the VNCS organizes social events for its members, often with a theme related to a Japanese holiday or special occasion. Our promotion of Japanese culture is not only for our members but is also open to the greater community. Our annual Fall Bazaar and Mochi parties are examples of our outreach efforts. Where appropriate the VNCS will act as a spokes-organization for the Nikkei community. We work with other similar cultural/ethnic-minded organizations such as the Victoria Japanese Friendship Society to promote Japanese culture.
The VNCS is registered under the BC Society Act and has charitable status. We are a member organization of the Intercultural Association of Greater Victoria and the National Association of Japanese Canadians.

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I recently had the joyful experience of working with Leah Wickes, Artistic Director and Instructor of Whitespace Dance, and her wonderful family to sell their existing home and purchase a new one. As part of the DFH-Dance Victoria partnership, we made a donation to vibrant Dance Victoria.

Contact me if you'd like to support this great organization as you buy or sell a home here in Victoria.

Shown below: Anny Schaefer of Anny Schaefer-DFH Real Estate; Stephen White, Executive Producer of Dance Victoria; Leah Wickes of Whitespace Dance with her son.





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With more energy than should be legal in one room, Compagnie Käfig Brasil brought Victoria audiences to their feet last night. These gifted young men will be performing again tonight in our town. Make it if you can. Rarely will you see so much exuberance and joie de vivre on one stage!

See a bit of Compagnie Käfig - Käfig Brasil from Dance Victoria on Vimeo.

As I've written about before, DFH sponsors the pre-show chat at Dance Victoria performances. Here's a photo of me last night with Compagnie Käfig's amazing and talented founder/director, Mourad Merzouki of France, and Dr. Allana Lindgren, Chair of the Theatre Department at the University of Victoria.

I'll be there again tonight--stop by and say hi, and enter our contest for tickets to a screening of the Bolshoi Ballet live at Silver City!

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I'm absolutely thrilled to be part of the DFH Community Sponsorship program supporting Dance Victoria!


BalletBoyz® performance of Fallen via Dance Victoria, November 2014


This program complements most beautifully my own business model of making a charitable donation for each house I help you buy or sell. 


If you choose to support the Dance Victoria program when you buy or sell a home with me here in Victoria, I will donate 20% of my commission to the community:

  • 10% will go to Dance Victoria and
  • 10% will go to the DFH Community Fund, which supports a wide variety of projects in Victoria.

If you're thinking of buying or selling, give me a call and let's talk it over!

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