As a young child, Sid Ikea faced discrimination and trauma when he and his family were forcibly removed from their home and brought to an internment camp in British Columbia; during World War II, approximately 22,000 Japanese Canadians were displaced from their homes and forced into internment camps.
Currently, Sid is a prominent member of the Japanese Canadian community in Toronto and throughout Canada; he has worked with the Japanese Canadian Cultural Centre since 1974 and served as President for nine terms. Sid is also the founding member of the JCCC Foundation, the Japanese and Canadian Community Network Organization, Momiji Health Care Society and the Canadian Multicultural Council- Asians in Ontario.
In this 15 minute documentary, Sid Ikeda embarks on a journey to bring peace, harmony, and understanding to people from all walks of life through the harmonica.
For more information about Sid, visit the Canadian Race Relations Foundation’s Canada 150 Profile page.