Rika Uto moved to Vancouver from Los Angeles in 1992 and immediately began volunteering at the Carnegie Community Centre. She has been there ever since, first as an adult educator and then as the arts and education programmer. She lives, works, shops and plays in the DTES neighbourhood and has been an active volunteer for 15+ years in the Japanese Canadian community through the Vancouver Japanese Language School and Japanese Hall located in historic Japantown since 1906, and through the Powell Street Festival Society now in its 41st year.
Rika is excited to be on the steering committee for BC Artscape as it brings together heritage, art and grassroots community development, all things that are close to her heart.
Rika Uto 在1992年從洛杉磯來到溫哥華便立即在卡納基中心當義工。她先是成人課堂教師，再成為了藝術和教育節目計劃員，到現今還在那裡。她在市中心東瑞居住，工作，玩樂，並通過在歷史性的日本鎮的溫哥華日語學校，禮堂，和今年41歲的Powell Street Festival Society 日式藝術節在日系社區參加了超過十五年的義工活動。
Rika 很高興成為BC Artscape 的指導委員會的一份子，因為它匯集了文化，藝術和基層社區發展，這所有都是她注重和關心的東西。