Happy New Year! あけましておめでとう!

It’s January again and although it’s cold out, JETAA Ottawa is always keen to put on events. This month’s event is skating on the canal and then dinner at a neat new sushi restaurant. If there’s interest, we’re also considering going to karaoke after dinner too.

Feel free to join all or any parts you’d like of the event. (Just remember to RSVP, please.)

Skating

It’s skating season and where better to skate in Ottawa than on the Canal! Once again, if you don’t have your skates, we will be subsidizing skate rentals for JET alumnus and a plus one. We welcome all participants, including and especially kids!

Meet Up

Date & Time: January 26 at 2:00
Meeting place: the fountain at Confederation Park

After meeting up, the group will go to the skate rental together.

Need skates? Let us know!

Dinner

After skating, we’ll also be hosting a dinner at J:unique Kitchen, a brand new sushi restaurant. It’s a hot venue so let us know if you’ll be joining us so we have enough chairs.

Time: 5:00
Venue:J:unique Kitchen at 381 Cooper St [directions]

Not interested in skating, but interested in flaming sushi? Just join us for dinner!

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Natsu Matsuri: Celebrating Japanese Culture Event Page:
Click here to view the Facebook event page

Participating Organizations for 2018:
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Volunteer for Natsu Matsuri 2018:
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Get excited, it's drawing nearer! Join us for our 14th Annual Natsu Matsuri event, a celebration of Japanese culture and the summer season. Come and join us and enjoy a variety of tasty food, watch performers such as dancers, musicians and martial-artists, and discover Japanese culture with our many exhibitor booths.

This year`s performers and participating organizations are being announced as we confirm them, so please check back on the website or social media to stay informed of all the exciting fun.

Date: Sunday, July 22nd, 2018
Time: 11am - 4pm
Location: Marion Dewer Plaza City Hall (110 Laurier Ave W, Ottawa, ON K1P 1J1)

Please check out the Performance Schedule below to see all the exciting fun planned!


We`re looking forward to seeing you there!

 

 

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Link to the Volunteer Form for the 2018 Natsu Matsuri - Celebrating Japanese Culture (Google Form)

The JETAA Ottawa is still looking for hands to help on Sunday July 22nd! Please follow the link if you would like to volunteer at the 2018 Natsu Matsuri - Celebrating Japanese Culture.

The deadline to sign up to volunteer is Friday, July 20th at 11:59pm.

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Senpai-Kohai Pub Night

Our annual Senpai-Kohai Pub Night is upon us. It's a prime time to get the real wisdom from the JET alumni who have gone before you. It's not just the alcohol, but also great advice that will pour out freely, as you prepare to embark on your Japan journey! Of course non-alcoholic delicious beverages and great pub food will also be enjoyed.

Current JET Alumni, put on your best senpai smile (or smirk) and see off the starry-eyed out-going JET's.

The pub night will be held immediately following the out-going JET Orientation on Sunday, July 15th at Wasabi Sushi Bar [link to their site] (41 Clarence St. Ottawa) at 5:30pm. (please note the change of venue and time)

Check out the Facebook event page here!

Who?: Outgoing 2018 JET Participants and JET Alumni
Date: Sunday, July 15th, 2018 at 41 Clarence St. at 5:30pm
Time: 5:30pm onwards (changed from previously 4:30pm)
Where: Wasabi Sushi Bar [link to their site] (41 Clarence St. Ottawa) (changed from the Earl of Sussex)

2017 JET Alumni sending their kohai off on their Japan adventure

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JETAA Ottawa is looking for 2 delegates to travel to the JETAA Canada National Conference in Winnipeg from August 10-12th. Airfare and hotel to be reimbursed. Must be JET Alumnus to be eligible. Interested candidates should should attend the next monthly meeting on Tues. July 3rd at 5:45pm at Bridgehead coffee shop (109 Bank St.) and present a compelling argument in support of their selection.!

Hope to see you there.

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