Due to the weather report being rainy on May 19th, the EVENT DATE HAS BEEN MOVED to May 26th. Thanks for understanding!
Every year across the country Japan, from the months of February to May, cherry blossoms begin to see first bloom. Families, couples, and friends alike gather under the shade of the cherry blossom trees to celebrate the arrival of spring with food and drink, a tradition known as 「花見」 or flower viewing. Though we don't have our fair share of cherry blossoms here in Ottawa, that won't dissuade us from having a little flower viewing get-together of our own!
Come join JETAA Ottawa for a wonderful Saturday afternoon flower viewing and pleasant conversation with the option of a sushi lunch! Be sure to bring a tarp, picnic blanket, or foldable chairs to make sure you're comfortable. We also encourage you to bring snacks, board games, frisbees, or any other activities suitable for a spring picnic.
We will meet at Dunton Tower at 12:30 PM and make our way to the Fletcher Wildlife Garden at 12:45 PM. If you arrive after 1:00 PM, please give our president Brandon a call (613 979-6417) and we will direct you to our gathering spot at Fletcher Wildlife garden.
➞ Eventbrite - click here to RSVP for the May Hanami Event, and if you wish, order a lunch set
➞ Facebook Event page - sign up on Facebook for event updates
Note that each lunch sets include a green salad and miso soup. All prices include taxes and delivery (note that Eventbrite also charges a nominal extra fee for paid tickets.) Vegetarian options also available upon request.
Date: Saturday, May 19th 2018 DATE MOVED: May 26th, 2018
Time (Meet-up Point): 12:30pm
Where (Meet-up Point): Dunton Tower, Carleton University Campus
Time (Event): 12:45pm
Where (Event): Fletcher Wildlife Garden (917 Sherwood Dr, Ottawa, ON K2C 3R6, Canada)
Cost: $0 to attend, $0 to $14.99 for lunch sets (see the Eventbrite link to order)
Are there ID or minimum age requirements to enter the event?
Attendees of all ages, shapes, sizes, colors, limb counts, and fingernail lengths are welcome!
What are my transportation/parking options for getting to and from the event?
The meeting spot will be at Dunton Tower at 12:30 PM on Carleton University campus. After a few of us have gathered, we'll make our way into the park around 12:45 PM. The closest bus station is Carleton U (5 min walk) or Heron / Heron Bridge (12 min walk), and the closest O-Train Station is Carleton (6 min walk).
If you arrive after 1:00 PM, please call Brandon and we will guide you to the gathering spot! (613) 979-6417
What should I bring to the event?
We recommend you bring a tarp or picnic blanket to sit on, as well as water or juice to stay hydrated. Of course, snacks and games are also a great idea.
How can I contact the organizer with any questions?
Do I have to bring my printed ticket to the event?
If you order a lunch set with us, please bring either a screenshot of your ticket confirmation or a printed ticket to make sure you get your food!