Consul-General of Japan Hideki Ito presents Roxy Manson

Japanese Consul General honours Alberni girl’s gesture after tsunami

Alberni's Roxy Manson, who donated her birthday money after the 2011 Japanese tsunami, was thanked in person by the Japanese Consul General

Roxy Manson of Port Alberni was finally introduced in person to Hideki Ito, Japan’s consulate-general in Vancouver.

Following the devastating earthquake that killed thousands in Japan in 2011, Manson decided to forego birthday presents. She instead asked her friends to make donations so the money could help people affected by the earthquake and tsunami.

Ito has said it is one of the more poignant stories of Canadians’ generosity that he remembers.

Manson, 7, and her family—parents Stacey and Brent and older sister Libby—were invited to a luncheon at the Alberni Golf Course last Friday with Ito and a delegation from Abashiri, Hokkaido Prefecture, Japan.

Ito presented Manson with a small gift as a token of appreciation for her philanthropy. The youngster then turned the tables on Ito, presenting him with $173 in birthday money from her seventh birthday in April.

editor@albernivalleynews.com

Twitter.com/AlberniNews

Just Posted

Firefighters extinguish brush fire near Port Alberni residential area

Fire was discovered in bush off Kitsuksis Creek Trail

BCHL: Battle for Bulldogs’ roster spots heats up as main camp begins

Alberni Valley’s new head coach will get his first look at revamped Jr. A hockey team

BCHL: Alberni Valley Bulldogs add experience to blueline

Jimmy Rayhill commits to Bulldogs as main training camp set to start Aug. 19

Port Alberni cadet learns outdoor skills at Vernon camp

Outdoor skills some of leadership learning activities at annual summer camp

70 years of lifting: Canadian man, 85, could cinch weightlifting championship

The senior gym junkie is on track to win the World Masters Weightlifting championship

U16 B.C. fastpitch team named national champs

Girls went undefeated at national tournament in Calgary

Advocates ‘internationalize’ the fight to free Raif Badawi from Saudi prison

Raif Badawi was arrested on June 17, 2012, and was later sentenced to 1,000 lashes and 10 years in jail for his online criticism of Saudi clerics

Canadian entrepreneurs turning beer byproduct into bread, cookies and profits

Some breweries turn to entrepreneurs looking to turn spent grain into treats for people and their pets

Canada ‘disappointed’ terror suspect’s British citizenship revoked

Jack Letts, who was dubbed “Jihadi Jack” by the U.K. media, has been detained in a Kurdish prison for about two years

Chrystia Freeland condemns violence in Hong Kong, backs right to peaceful assembly

There have been months of protests in the semi-autonomous region

B.C. VIEWS: Log exports and my other errors so far in 2019

Plastic bags, legislature overspending turn out differently

Most Read