Celebrate summer and Japanese culture with us! The Natsu-Matsuri is a summer festival held throughout Japan, and we're organizing one in the heart of Ottawa!
Come and enjoy some food, watch performers such as dancers, musicians and martial-artists, and discover Japanese culture with our many exhibitor booths.
Date: Sunday, July 23rd 2017
Location: Mooney's Bay, Ottawa
Want to be even more involved in the Natsu-Matsuri? Sign up as a volunteer! We need help at each of the festival stations throughout the day, as well as preparations. If you aren't free all day, you can volunteer based on your schedule.
Hanami and Sushi Picnic
Date: Saturday, May 20th, 2017
Meeting spot: Dunton Tower on the Carleton University campus (directions)
RSVP: REQUIRED (RSVP HERE)
Join us in enjoying the Japanese tradition of having a picnic under the beautiful blossoming trees during spring! Everyone is welcome, including friends and family of JET alumni.
The picnic will be in the arboretum, a large 26 hector park, located between Prince of Wales Drive and the Rideau Canal, with a lot of open space. It has over 1,700 of different kinds of shrubs and trees from all over the world – including the famous Japanese cherry blossom trees! We will meet at the Carleton University campus at Dunton Tower and then walk over to the Hanami Picnic area.
This is a bring-your-own-food/drinks event, but we are also taking orders for Sushi Fresh!
To order sushi:
Note: Tax is not included in these prices, so please factor that in when you make your order.
2) When you RSVP to the Hanami Picnic, there will be a space to enter your order.
3) Bring your payment to the Hanami Picnic. We will have your sushi ready for you!
We look forward to welcoming spring with you under the spring blossoms!
Japanese Cooking Class
Saturday, April 29th
11am to 3pm
Location: Laurentian Leadership Centre Of Trinity Western University, 252 Metcalfe Street [directions]
JETAA Ottawa will be holding our annual Japanese Cooking Class! This year we will be making delicious Okonomiyaki (Japanese ‘savoury pancake’/omelette), and matcha (green tea) flavoured ice cream!
This event is FREE and open to the PUBLIC. Registration is required! Participation is limited and first-come first-serve, so be sure to sign up now!
JETAA Canal Skate and Winterlude 2017
Saturday, February 11th
Open event for all Ottawa alumni, family and friends in downtown Ottawa!
We will be meeting at 2:00PM by the fountain at Confederation Park to first take a look at the Winterlude sculptures.
For those who just want to ice skate on the Rideau Canal and eat BeaverTails, or have gotten lost/sidetracked with the sculptures, we'll be meeting at 3:00PM at the Rental Hut for skates.
The event should wrap up around 5:00PM.
After parties are expected (dinner, drinks, karaoke).
***JETAA Ottawa will be offering free skate rentals ($16.00 + deposit) to any alumni or guest without their own skates, as long as they register using the Google Form before 12:00PM on Saturday, February 11th (this is on a limited first-come, first-serve basis). https://drive.google.com/
Board Game Night
Saturday, March 25th
The Loft Board Game Lounge
14 Waller St, 2nd floor
Cost: $5.50/person 'Stay and Play' fee
Come join us for a fun afternoon of games, food and drink. Last year's event was a blast and we're hoping to have just as much fun this year. Don't worry if you don't know any games, as the staff are great at explaining everything. Just show up at 3pm at 14 Waller Street and head upstairs.
You can also order food and drinks. Check out the The Loft website (http://www.theloftlounge.ca/) to see their menu and to get an idea of the games available (basically everything)
This event is open to everyone, please RSVP to give us an idea of numbers: firstname.lastname@example.org