CANCELLATION: Nihongo Time

The Nihongo Time Japanese Conversation class will not be held this Saturday, August 13th for their involvement at the Calgary Omatsuri Festival.

Please come down to the Maxbell Centre if you are interested in the Japanese cultural extravaganza!

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Nihongo Time: Notice

Please note that Nihongo Time for Saturday, April 23rd will be cancelled due to other functions being held at the Cultural Centre.

Thank you.

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:
NEW JAPANESE CANADIAN ASSOCIATION
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

Nihongo Time: Holiday Notice

Please note that the Japanese Conversation Class will not be held on Saturday, December 26th due to the centre closure.

We will see you in the New Years starting on Saturday, January 2nd.

If you are interested in joining next year, please kindly contact us.

Thank you. Have a Happy Holiday and a Happy New Year.

Jyacalgary@gmail.com

JAPANESE ONLY: 合唱メンバー募集中!

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カルガリーでは日本語の歌を中心に活動しているアマチュア合唱団があります。

只今、新メンバー募集中!

・経験は問いません!歌がお好きな方、大歓迎!!(中学生以上)
・入会して音痴を克服したと言う実例も!
・入会費は年間たったの$2.00!!
・練習は月2回だけ!(第一土曜日、第三日曜日)
・まったりとした雰囲気で談笑を楽しみながら歌いましょう!
・新年会や夏祭りなどの日系人協会のイベントで演奏!

興味のある方、今すぐお問い合わせください!
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