On July 7th 2012, the banquet was held for 2012 Nikkei Ice Hockey team at Nikkei place in Burnaby.
There were about 300 guests that including special guests, Mr Hideki Ito who is the Japanese consulate general of Canada, and Mr Sav Dhaliwal from city councilor and chair of the Parks and Recreation Board of Burnaby. Both of them made a great speech to the team. After the entertainment, Japanese Drum and Japanese Dance, all 22 players had received new hockey jerseys on the stage. All of them were so excited and proud to be part of this team, looking forward to taking this trip.