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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!

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!)

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

Calling Volunteers: JETAABC Sempai Program

2022-05-03T14:20:25-07:00May 3rd, 2022|Initiatives, JET, News, Volunteer|

After two years of Covid, the JETAABC Sempai Program is back in person! This is a mentorship initiative where new JETs are matched with JET alumni volunteers to provide the new JET with local knowledge about his/her new home.

Once a match has been found, the new JET receives the sempai volunteer’s email address. Due to the number of participants and the expanse of the region, we cannot guarantee a match to every sempai volunteer, but […]

2022 Engagement Survey

2022-04-23T11:12:33-07:00Apr 7th, 2022|JET, News|

Help us refine our programming and better engage with our BC-based JET alumni by completing our quick (~5 min) survey. Responses are anonymous, unless you add your name and email address to be entered into a draw for a special prize!

The Engagement Survey deadline has been extended to 11:59pm on Wednesday, April 20th, 2022.

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