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March 11, 2015

In Japan, it is now March 11th, 2016. 5 years have passed since the 3.11 Earthquake in Tohoku, Japan.
To me personally, 5 years seems like such a long time ago. It was before I met my fiance, it was when I was still in University while living with my parents, it was when I was still ignorant about so many things that were happening in the world. But to those who were affected by the devastation that hit in 2011, 5 years must not be nearly enough to recover from the pains and memories of that day. It is true that time is relative and not absolute.
For the rest of us, it is so easy to forget about the things that happened 5 years ago, yet for many, they wish they could but can’t. For this reason, it is important for us to REMEMBER: not to remember the destruction and violence that the earthquake left that day but to remember that there are still people suffering today; REMEMBER not the things that they’ve lost but to remember the things that they need now that maybe we can help provide; REMEMBER not the sadness and hopelessness but remember their strength in rebuilding their future with happiness, hope and courage.
REMEMBER that we were once united to show support by holding events, raising awareness and collecting every penny we could find. REMEMBER the many smiles that we helped create on many faces. REMEMBER that we did make a difference in our own little ways.
Please lend us your help once again to support their recovery effort, especially for the children that will be the key to Japan’s future.
The New Japanese Canadian Association of Calgary is currently accepting donations that will be forwarded to a charitable organization in Japan.* You may send in your donation cheque made payable to NJCA by mailing it to the Japanese Cultural Centre.**
Your generous donations, no matter how small, can go a long way. We thank you in advance for your support and remembering that we can all help make a person’s future even brighter.
Mailing address:
2236 – 29th Street S.W.
Calgary, AB T3E 2K2
*An Orphanage in Japan; details to be announced.
**Please note that the organization cannot issue a donation receipt

Clothing Drive

Announcement from CJCA:
“We would like to announce a clothing drive that will be organized in conjunction with the Cerebral Palsy Association In Alberta. We will have a bin for drop-off at the Japanese Community Centre (#2236 29 Street SW- ENTER FROM THE FRONT ENTRANCE PLEASE and ring the doorbell if the door is locked). Please ensure that all items being donated are in good condition (no holes or stains in clothes, shoes, bedding or towels). The bin will be setup in the front foyer from October 15-22 and will be accessible. Check schedule below for drop off times.
I am also looking for some volunteers who will be available during weekday evenings or weekends to sort through donations. There won’t be an exact schedule until we see the volume of items that are dropped off, so it’ll be a days notice when I will call to check on your availability. If interested in volunteering please send me an e-mail at, with your name and phone #.
Here are the times for drop-off:
(October 15-22)
15-19 (mon-friday) 8:30am-3:30pm
20 (saturday) 9:30am-1:30pm
21 (sunday) 11am-4pm
22 (monday) 8:30-3:30pm
Items to donate:
Please feel free to e-mail as well if you have any questions in regards to this clothing drive.”
You are also welcomed to contact us for further details.