Vic High grad gets diploma 70 years late
Yon Shimizu poses at entrance to cookhouse inside a tar-paper shack at an Ontario camp. (Yon Shimizu family)
Gregor speaks with Tom Halbert about accepting a Grade 12 diploma today on behalf of his friend Yoshio Shimizu, who missed his graduation at Vic High 70 years ago when his family, and all Japanese Canadians, were forced from the West Coast during the Second World War.
Listen (runs 7:49)