September 14: JETAA Toronto Yukata Summer Sunset Cruise

In celebration of historic year and the new Reiwa era, JETAA Toronto held a Yukata Summer Sunset Cruise in Toronto Harbour. 

Members of the JETAA Ottawa Chapter carpooled to the event and spent the night reminiscing about their time in Japan and mingling with alumni from different chapters.

When: September 14th, 2019
Where: Toronto Harbour
Ticket Price:  $50 for a Regular Ticket. 

August 16: Arigatsuri

Date: August 16, 2019
Time: 6:30 p.m.
Location: Shingen Izakaya (201 Bank St.)

A night of fun and thanks to all booths, performers and volunteers who helped making Natsu Matsuri a success! RSVP was done through Eventbrite and JETAA Ottawa provided appetizers.

July 21: Natsu Matsuri 2019

Date: Sunday, July 21st, 2019
Time: 11am – 4pm
Location: Marion Dewer Plaza City Hall (110 Laurier Ave W, Ottawa, ON K1P 1J1)

JETAA Ottawa in collaboration with the Embassy of Japan has held the 15th annual Natsu Matsuri at Marion Dewar Plaza on July 21, 2019!

Thank you to all participating organisations and performers, and to everyone who attended this year’s Natsu Matsuri! See you next year!


Date: March 22, 2019
Time: 6:30 PM – sometime after that
Location:Izakaya Shingen (201 Bank St, Ottawa, ON K2P 1W7)

Thank you to everyone who joined JETAA Ottawa for our first Nihongo Dake (Japanese Only) Dinner, where we got together, enjoyed a meal, and did our best to only speak Japanese. All levels were welcome, from beginner to native.

We held the dinner at Ottawa’s premier izakaya: Shingen.

As space was limited at Shingen and we’d like to know how many people at each Japanese ability level are attending, an RSVP through our sign-up form was required.


Where: The Loft Board Game Lounge (2nd Floor, 14 Waller St, Ottawa, ON K1N 9C4)
When: 12:00 PM to 3:00 PM
We took a break for dinner and met up at for another round of shenanigans. We had a big room booked for THREE HOURS!
Where: Popstar Karaoke (382 Rideau)
When: 7:00 – 10:00

We cozied up over board games at The Loft Board Game Lounge. With hundreds of games to choose from, including the very latest releases.

The Loft also offered drinks and food, so participants didn’t have to worry that we were playing through lunch.

This event is limited to JET alumni and plus-ones. 

January 26: Skating Party and Dinner

On a rare sunny and beautiful January day, 12 JET Alumni and friends enjoyed skating on the Rideau Canal and eating Beaver Tails while reminiscing about their time in Japan. Following this we ate west coast-style Japanese food at “J: Unique Kitchen,” a new Japanese Restaurant in Ottawa, and then spent 3 throat-destroying hours singing Karaoke at PopStar Karoke! 超楽しかった!

Happy New Year! あけましておめでとう!