12 Nov, 2022

Yomi-Kai Conversation with Hiromi Goto Recap

2022-11-12T20:49:01-08:00Nov 12th, 2022|Events|

This year, Yomikai selected to read Hopeful Monsters, an anthology by Japanese-Canadian author Hiromi Goto. With strong vivid imagery and unique subjects, we became intrigued to find out more about her writing process and ideas. We were very grateful that she was able to join us for the evening on Tuesday, October 25th.
The evening started with some pre-discussions before Ms. Goto joined us to read […]
2 Nov, 2022

October 16th Imoni-Kai Recap

2022-11-02T18:23:34-07:00Nov 2nd, 2022|Events, JET|

Here’s a look back at our Sunday, October 16th Imoni-Kai. This is our annual outdoor tradition where we cook and enjoy traditional taro root stew from Yamagata which is enjoyed all over the Tohoku region of Japan. We were grateful to have unseasonably sunny weather, delicious stew and snacks, acoustic music, and good company!

11 Oct, 2022

2023 Metro Vancouver Japan Bowl

2022-10-16T20:33:08-07:00Oct 11th, 2022|Events, Initiatives, Volunteer|

JETAABC is excited to invite high school students learning Japanese to participate in the Metro Vancouver Japan Bowl. The Japan Bowl® is a Japanese language and culture competition for high school students who are studying Japanese. The Japan-America Society of Washington DC organized and hosted the first Japan Bowl in 1992. The competition has since been expanding overseas and is now held in Poland, England, Italy, Mexico, Serbia, Bulgaria, France, etc. The inaugural Canadian Japan Bowl was held in Vancouver […]

25 Sep, 2022

Call for JET Info Session Volunteers

2022-10-11T19:18:13-07:00Sep 25th, 2022|Initiatives, JET, Volunteer|

UPDATE! The Consulate General of Japan in Vancouver is currently recruiting for the 2023 JET Programme, and we are looking for JET alumni volunteers to help out with a virtual and in-person career fair and information sessions.

  Dates   Time   Event and Location
  Wednesday, October 12th           1:30 pm –
  3:00 pm
  Information Session
  Virtual (MS Teams)
 
2 Sep, 2022

August 28th Sports Day Recap

2022-09-02T20:52:42-07:00Sep 2nd, 2022|Events, JET|

What a perfect sunny Sunday to gather for our JETAABC Sports Day!

On August 28th, we had a blast with all sorts of activities, including the classic Rajio Taiso Daiichi, tug of war, wrestling, relays and human wheelbarrow races. There were a mix of participants including JET alumni, their families, and friends from the wider Japanese-Canadian community. Thanks again to the organizers and everyone who came out!

24 Jul, 2022

Call for Nikkei Matsuri Volunteers

2022-07-24T20:51:58-07:00Jul 24th, 2022|Events, Volunteer|

The Nikkei Matsuri, one of Canada’s largest authentic and family-friendly Japanese festivals, returns to Nikkei Centre in Burnaby this summer for its 10th anniversary! The Nikkei National Museum & Cultural Centre needs support to make this event a success.

Please sign up for a shift or two and be part of this unique celebration on September 3 & 4, 2022.

(PS: fun fact, this year’s poster illustration is by our very own Communications Coordinator!)

5 Jul, 2022

Call for Powell Street Festival Volunteers

2022-07-05T22:20:08-07:00Jul 5th, 2022|Events, Volunteer|

It’s that time of year again! Celebrating Japanese-Canadian Culture for 46 years, the Powell Street Festival is Vancouver’s longest community arts celebration! You can be a part of this year’s festival taking place July 30th  and 31st.

We are looking for amazing alumni to help out at our community booth on Saturday, July 30th from 11:00am.

Volunteer duties at the Community Booth involve answering questions about the JET Programme, directing people to JET Programme informational materials, and generally […]

20 Jun, 2022

June 19th Kusudama Workshop Recap

2022-06-20T19:55:05-07:00Jun 20th, 2022|Events, News|

Thank you to everyone who joined us for our first origami workshop. It was a cloudy day out so it ended up being a great day to do some indoor origami. With a small group of 6 attendees, everyone sat in a circle around the tables as each individual introduced themselves to get to know each other.

To break the ice, we started by sharing our interest and stories around origami. Our board member, Karmila, then proceeded to lead the group […]

6 Jun, 2022

Call for 2022 Pre-Departure Orientation Volunteers

2022-06-06T21:12:07-07:00Jun 6th, 2022|Initiatives, JET, News, Volunteer|

This year’s Pre-Departure Orientation will take place back in person, and we need your help to send the new JETs off right!

We are planning for:

Saturday, June 25th at BCIT Downtown Vancouver Campus – Atrium, Rm 825 (555 Seymour Street, Vancouver), and
Sunday, June 26th at SFU – Wosk Centre for Dialogue, Rm 420 (580 West Hastings Street, Vancouver).

Please see here for more information about the event […]

28 May, 2022

Save the Date: June 25th and 26th 2022 Pre-Departure Orientation

2022-05-28T15:00:52-07:00May 28th, 2022|Events, Initiatives, JET, News, Volunteer|

The new JETs are almost on their way to Japan! But first, we need your help getting them ready.

Pre-Departure Orientation will tentatively take place on Saturday, June 25th & Sunday, June 26th in person, in downtown Vancouver (dates and venue to be confirmed very soon). This is a wonderful opportunity to provide the next generation of JETs with their first insight into the joys and hardships of life in Japan. Volunteer positions will be filled on a first-come, first-served […]

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