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

2018 Metro Vancouver Japan Bowl

2018 Metro Vancouver Japan Bowl UPDATE: The results of the first inaugural Metro Vancouver Bowl are in! Over 60 people, including student participants, host teachers, family, friends, volunteers, and the Vancouver Shinpo, gathered at the Nikkei National Museum and Cultural Centre for the FIRST-EVER Japan Bowl in Canada. Secondary students from 6 different schools in...
Artisan Sake Tour on Granville Island

Artisan Sake Tour on Granville Island

Join JETAABC for a traditional Japanese Sake experience! Artisan SakeMaker is an award-winning brewery, right in the heart of Vancouver. Learn about the methods of traditional sake brewing with a short tour lead by staff. Afterward, we will visit the Tasting Room where you can sample various styles of Sake. Dates: January 28th & February 11th...

Pottery Class

Join JETAABC as we shape clay into fun and beautiful works that you can take home and use everyday! Date: Saturday, January 27th, 2018 Time: 4:00pm to 5:30 pm Location: HiDe Ceramic Works, 2368 Alberta St, Vancouver, BC Cost: $48/person for 1300 grams of clay (more can be purchased at the studio at $1.25/100g)  ...

Annual General Meeting 2018

It’s time to kick off Heisei 30-nen and the Year of the Dog! JETAABC is pleased to invite all JETAABC members and their guests to the Annual General Meeting and Shinnenkai 2018. Date: Friday, January 19th, 2018 Time: 6:00 – 9:00 pm Location: YWCA Hotel, 733 Beatty St (Between Robson St and Georgia St) Your...

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...
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...