Chuck Tasaka is hoping to publish his new book called The Family History of Greenwood-Midway by the spring of 2014.
So far, he has had 12 people complete their family history from Greenwood, but only two from Midway:_the Sherbinins and Takahashis.
Tasaka is hoping that this book will give a good cross-section of people who lived in the Boundary_area. He wants more pioneer families to participate in this project, especially the old mining days families.
Tasaka wants to explore how the demographics of the area changed with the onset of World War II. The Nikkei (Canadians of Japanese descent) Thfamilies moved into these two towns in 1942. In addition, a small group of Doukhobors/Russians lived in Midway and to some_extent in Greenwood.
Once the book is completed, the richness_of diTherent cultures_will be unique.
If youThdo not_wish to write a family history, _Chuck has added a chapter, “My Memoirs of Greenwood or Midway”. If you have_any_interesting stories and memories of your town, that would_make the past come alive see Tasaka.
Where was the best fishing hole? Hunting? Hiking? Romance? School activities?
On September 14th and 15th, Tasaka will join Susan Dahlo at the Local History booth at the Rock Creek Fall Fair. Please drop in to inquire.
Tasaka was instrumental in bringing the Boundary Hockey League display and Sacred Heart murals to the Greenwood Museum. He plans to bring a jersey from the Dynamiters, (the last senior amateur team in Greenwood) and three-dozen books called “Karizumai” (snippets and maps of the internment camps).