3/20 – Nisei Week Luau at Nishi

March 20 — The experience of the islands invades Little Tokyo, when the popular dance troupe, Le Polynesia, hits center stage. They’ll be performing on Saturday, March 20, 2010 at L.A. Hompa Hongwanji Buddhist Temple (Nishi) in Little Tokyo.

Sponsored by the Nisei Week Hospitality Committee, the luau festivities will begin at 5:30 p.m.

Under the direction of Guy and Lori Montgomery, Le Polynesia opened their doors to the Orange County community in 2003. And with many students ranging from ages 5 up to adults, Le Polynesia has been inspiriting the traditions and knowledge of the Polynesian culture within their members. Lori and Guy Montgomery, have formed one of the most successful dances troupes in the Southern California area.  Based out of Lake Forest, Le Polynesia has won numerous awards including first place at the Tahiti Fete in San Jose and Tahiti Taurua Nui in Las Vegas.

“Our Hospitality Committee takes pleasure in hosting this annual event,” stated Leiton Hashimoto, Nisei Week Hospitality co-chair, and he continues by saying “We ask you to come in your best Aloha attire, and enjoy the delicious food, fabulous entertainment, and there will be many great prizes to be won.”

Proceeds from the luau will go to the Nisei Week Hospitality Committee who will host the visiting courts and guests from Hawaii, San Francisco, and Seattle during the 70th Annual Nisei Week Festival in August.

Emcees for the evening of the luau will be Tamlyn Tomita and Amy Hill.

“As co-chairs of the luau, we, the 2007 Nisei Week Court, are very excited to continue this wonderful tradition our Hospitality Committee provides for the community” expresses Jennifer Minami, one of the co-chairs. “And we’re so grateful to have Tamlyn (Tomita) and Amy (Hill) as our emcees.  The two have always been so generous of their time in supporting our Nisei Week Ohana.”

Authentic Hawaiian cuisine, catered by Our Daily Bread of Gardena, will be featured. Raffle tickets are also available, now and will be sold up until the evening of the event.

First prize is $500.00 with many other fabulous prizes to win.  Luau tickets are available for $35 for adults and $15 for children 12 years old and young.  Corporate tables of ten are also available for $400.

The Nisei Week Foundation is a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization, so your donations are tax deductible.  Please make checks out to the Nisei Week Foundation and mail them to Nisei Week Hospitality Committee c/o Fukui Mortuary, 707 E. Temple Street, Los Angeles, 90012.  Tickets may be purchased at the door, as an early arrival is recommended.

For more information and/or to purchase your tickets, please call (310) 293-6321 or email [email protected]