April Event: Ramen Class & Karaoke Night

Ever wanted to make your own ramen? JET Alumni & Family are invited to join us to do just that at the JETAA Ottawa event this month. 

The Ramen Class will start at 4pm at the Laurentian Leadership Centre (fmr. Laurentian Club) at 252 Metcalfe. All ingredients will be supplied and an instructor will guide you in how to make it. This portion of the event is family-friendly (read: alcohol-free) so bring your significant others and spawn if you have them! The class is open to JETAA Ottawa Alumni & family, and it is free but there is a number limit so please RSVP to this event on facebook or to events@jetaaottawa.ca. Free parking is available on site for attendees.

Following the ramen class we will be having a nijikai at VIP karaoke on Somerset. For those who can't imagine ramen (or karaoke for that matter) without alcohol feel free to imbibe henceforth (on your own tab for this portion)! Let's singing in the spring!


JETAA Canada Rep Election 2015

The call for platforms for the JETAA Canada's Country Representative has begun and we’re looking for interested candidates!  The Canada Representative is the primary point of contact to Canada’s various chapters, and represents our country at the JETAA-International level, as required. See the job description for further details on the Canada Rep's responsibilities. 

Candidates are asked to submit a platform that states the following:
* Experience with JETAA
* Vision for future of JETAA chapters in Canada
* Action plan for year ahead and ideas to strengthen JETAA Canada
The deadline to submit a platform is March 27, 2015. For questions or to submit your platform, contact jetaa.elections@gmail.com


Job Posting: Japanese Embassy in Ottawa

Japanese Embassy in Ottawa

The Japanese Embassy in Ottawa is hiring a General Affairs Assistant. This is a maternity leave position. JET Alumni are ideal candidates! Click here for more details on how to apply.

Application deadline: March 4th, 2015. 



Events: February - March

March Gallery Visit & Pub Night

Thursday, March 19th

Come instill some life into your soul near the end of winter as JETAA visits the National Art Gallery of Canada. Then come fill your belly at the Earl of Sussex afterwards. On Thursday, March 19, we will be meeting in the lobby of the National Art Gallery of Canada (380 Sussex Drive) at 6:00 pm. We’ll spend a couple hours expanding our minds with a stroll through the gallery. Engage in lively conversations with other JET alumni about the nuanced differences of art in Canada versus in Japan; or just come to look at some funky colours! Museum admission is free. Shortly after 8:00pm we will head across the street to the Earl of Sussex pub for some drinks and food. Admission is free, but you’ll have to pick up your own bar tab. JET alumni, friends, and family are all welcome to attend either or both parts of the evening. For more information or to RSVP, please contact events@jetaaottawa.ca.

Event Details

Date: Thursday, March 19th, 2015 at 6 pm
Location: Lobby of the National Art Gallery (380 Sussex Drive)

Admission: Free!


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Happy New Year!

Introducing the 2015 JETAA Ottawa Executive Team 

As we make our way into the New Year 2015, the new JETAA Ottawa executive has been busy planning our winter activities! At a very successful first meeting, the new members were formally introduced to each other. I wanted to personally welcome all the new faces to what will hopefully be a great year working together. Say hello to our new executive:

2015 JETAA Ottawa Executive Board of Directors

President: Alex Svetlovsky

Vice President: Kyle Jorgensen

Treasurer: Keith Scobie

Conference Coordinator: Caroline Blouin

Events Coordinator: Malcolm Maclure

Communications Officer: Vixay Siriphongphanh

Secretary: Daniel Baker

Translator: Vacant

Co-Newsletter Editors: Caroline Blouin & Zach Mercer

Graphic Designer: Verity Lane

Web Developer: Janelle Weibelzahl

Social Media Coordinator: Janelle Weibelzahl

Dragonboat Coordinator: Vacant

-Alex Svetlowsky

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