JETAABC is the British Columbia / Yukon chapter of JETAA-International, the alumni association for participants of the Japan Exchange and Teaching Programme
Newsletter

Newsletter

Are you AMAZING? If you or a JET you know has gone on to accomplish great things (or cool, eyebrow raising things) after Japan, we would like to share your Amazing Alumni story. Please contact JETAABC Newsletter Coordinator at newsletter[at]jetaabc.ca We welcome your articles, and are always looking for writers and digital photographers....
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JETAABC Japanese Tea Ceremony Experience

JETAABC Japanese Tea Ceremony Experience

JETAABC Japanese Tea Ceremony Experience  Enjoy a traditional Japanese tea ceremony in an authentic temple setting! Members of the Urasenke Foundation will lead an interactive tea ceremony where participants learn about the history and cultural significance of Japanese tea ceremony as well as experience receiving, preparing, and serving bowls of matcha (green tea). The event will begin...

JETAABC Welcome Back Reception 2017 and Karaoke Nijikai

Welcome back JET Alumni of 2017! お疲れ様でした!バンクーバーにようこそ!そして、バンクーバー人の皆さん、ただいま! Come out and meet fellow JET alumni on Saturday, September 30th 2017 at the Earl’s Test Kitchen. Share all your amazing stories from your time on JET or Japan in general. To all the recent returnees, I’m sure most of you will have questions about things like reverse...

JET 30 Festivities

Did you know this year marks the 30th Anniversary of the JET Programme? In celebration, JETAABC has organized a trio of events, which span from water to land. Come join fellow alumni and friends at the JET 30th Anniversary festivities on Saturday August 26, 2017! Schedule*: Morning 9:00 -11:00 am Jubilee Dragonboat Practice – Free...

Powell Street Festival – Call for Volunteers

It’s that time of year again! Celebrating Japanese-Canadian Culture for 41 years, be a part of this year’s Powell Street Festival. Taking place August 5th and 6th, the festival is Vancouver’s longest community arts celebration! We are looking for amazing alumni to help out at our community booth on the Saturday and, this year, we...

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JETAABC Sempai Program 2017 - Call for Volunteer Sempai

JETAABC Sempai Program 2017 – Call for Volunteer Sempai

The JETAABC Sempai Program is back! Tapping into the local knowledge of JET alumni, the Sempai Program is a “casual mentorship” initiative where new JETs are matched with JET alumni volunteers — based on the proximity of their JET placement cities — in order to provide the new JET with relevant local knowledge about their...
JET Pre-Departure Orientation 2017 - Call for Volunteers

JET Pre-Departure Orientation 2017 – Call for Volunteers

  The newest group of JET participants are preparing for life in Japan! We are looking for energetic and committed JET alumni to facilitate the passing of the torch. Consider sharing your expertise and enthusiasm with the next generation. Below you will find details on Pre-Departure Orientation and a full description for each volunteer position. Most volunteers...
Archery Tag Party

Archery Tag Party

Come connect with fellow JETAABC members and friends over an exciting game of archery tag! What’s archery tag, you ask? Well, imagine paintball, but with bows and foam-tipped arrows. You will get the chance to unleash your inner Legolas or Katniss to eliminate opponents and win the game! After the game, members and friends can...
Dragon Boat 2017

Dragon Boat 2017

It’s just a few weeks from the start of our dragon boat season—all JETAABC members and friends are welcome! This year, we’re aiming for the 27th Annual Hong Kong Dragon Boat Festival in New York, tentatively scheduled for Saturday, August 12 and Sunday, August 13, at Flushing Meadows Park. http://hkdbf-ny.org/ We’ve picked New York specifically...
JETAABC Sun Run Team

JETAABC Sun Run Team

Calling all runners and walkers! Don’t miss one of Vancouver’s biggest annual races, the Sun Run! Join the JETAABC Sun Run Team today and be a part of JET’s special 30th year anniversary! Simply follow this link, click “join existing team” and join JETAABC’s team* (by searching “jetaabc”). https://register.vancouversunrun.com/#!/events/2017-vancouver-sun-run. When you find the jetaabc team,...
JETAABC Networking Event

JETAABC Networking Event

You’re invited to the first JETAABC Networking Event of 2017. This will be a family style dinner event at a new Korean restaurant in Gastown. The menu is posted on the JETAABC Facebook page at this link. Who: JET Alumni (Friends of JET can register for this event starting Sat Feb 4, limit 1 guest...
Annual General Meeting 2017

Annual General Meeting 2017

It’s time to kick off Heisei 29-nen and the Year of the Rooster! JETAABC is pleased to invite all JETAABC members and their guests to the Annual General Meeting and Shinnenkai 2017. Date: Friday, January 20th, 2017 Time: 6:00 – 9:00 pm Location: YWCA Hotel, 733 Beatty St (Between Robson St and Georgia St) Your...