The JETAABC Amazing Race 2018

Come out and join us for an epic downtown-wide scavenger hunt! The JETAABC Amazing Race 2018 will be a video/photo scavenger hunt where participants compete in teams of 2 to 4. Friends of JET alumni are welcome to join! The theme of our Amazing Race will involve Japanese culture and […]

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2019 Japan Bowl Volunteer Opportunity

Join us in hosting the 2019 Metro Vancouver Japan Bowl for high school students. This Japanese culture and language competition will be held on Saturday March 9, 2019. We are looking for 3 to 5 organizing committee members. In addition, you could consider joining as a subcommittee member and/or a […]

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Tohoku Imoni-Kai Picnic

Join us for a Tohoku-style “imonikai” (芋煮会) in Steveston! What is “Imonikai” you ask? You can think of it a bit like a fall version of “o-hanami”, with families and friends gathering together to enjoy “imoni” in the outdoors. “Imoni” is a kind of hot soup or stew made from […]

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Blueberry Picking

Blueberry Picking When: Sunday, July 29, 2018 11:00 am – 12:00 pm (approximately 1 hour) Where: No 5 Road, Richmond, BC Cost: $2.50 / pound (Cash only) Summer’s here and it’s peak season for blueberries! Come and enjoy blueberry picking with your fellow JET alumni! Please sign up by Friday […]

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Powell Street Festival: Call for Volunteers

It’s that time of year again! Celebrating Japanese-Canadian Culture for 42 years, be a part of this year’s Powell Street Festival. Taking place August 4th and 5th, the festival is Vancouver’s longest community arts celebration!   We are looking for amazing alumni to help out at our community booth on […]

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Kansai Food Crawl

Date: Saturday, June 2, 2018 Time: 4:00-7:00PM Cost: $20 per person (this includes all the food tastings) Location: Meet by the main entrance of the Vancouver Public Library (facing Robson Street) Weather: The event is happening rain or shine! Please wear appropriate footwear and bring an umbrella in the case […]

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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 […]

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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. […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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