Celebrating Canada 150 here in Japan

  • By Site Admin
  • 01 May, 2017

Sesquicentennial: Who would have thought there was a word for it?

This year, 2017, marks a big year for Canada as it turns 150 years young!
It seems like only yesterday that Canada was celebrating its centennial year, and here we are celebrating its Sesquicentennial . Yes! There is a word for it. I mean, you would have thought something like, " tri-semi-centennial ", but the actual term sounds almost like Sasquatch, making it just that much more Canadian.
Canada celebrates its Sesquicentennial
In any case, " Canada 150 " is the official brand by which the Canadian government his promoting this banner year, and although the actual anniversary falls on July 1st, a milestone like this will be celebrated throughout the year all across Canada and at its outposts abroad.

Japan is no exception!

The TJCS is seizing the opportunity to make this a special year in honour of Canada 150. For starters, we will be holding a larger-than-usual Canada Day Celebration at a fantastic location that will be family-friendly and full of fun and surprises. Watch the event listings for details.

In addition to that, the annual Champagne Ball and Awards Evening (co-hosted with the ACCJ Chubu Chapter) will follow a theme with a distinctly Canadian flavour, giving us a welcome opportunity to showcase Canada to an international audience.
Celebrate Canada 150 in Japan
Other things worth mentioning that are coincidental in making this an especially busy year for TJCS include:

  • Canada recently appointed a new Ambassador to Japan (Mr. Ian Burney) and we are excited about welcoming him to Nagoya at a luncheon in June.
  • Last fall, Nagoya welcomed a newly-appointed Canadian Consul (Mr. Chenier LaSalle) who has already endeared himself to the TJCS community.
  • The TJCS Business Committee has shown a great initiative in putting together an increasing number of events covering a wide range of topics and audiences.
  • The TJCS Cultural Committee has be re-activated and has begun organizing a number of successful events presenting cross-culture.
  • The TJCS Social Committee continues to do what it does...planning and hosting all of the tried and true events we have come to love, as well as always coming up with unique activities.
Celebrating Canada Day in Nagoya, Japan
Photo by Andy Boone
We are always looking for new volunteers to help our friendly team of Leaders. We hold monthly planning meetings (usually the 4th Monday) where anyone is welcome to attend and contribute, or just listen till you're ready.

Happy 150th Birthday Canada!
We hope everyone in Central Japan and beyond joins us in this year-long celebration!

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We will be camping, we mean, Glamping (Glamour Camping) this year and staying at cottages. (No tenting)

The date is on the October 21st and 22nd in Yamagata city, Gifu.
Let's enjoy fresh air together at cozy cottage.
This year we only have limited numbers to be able to stay due to the camp site limited capacity.
First comes first serve... Hurry up to sign up!

Ten to twelve people can stay in a cottage. It has a kitchen, toilet, shower, BBQ house/stove, living room (1F), bedroom (2F). No need to bring many camp gear or cooking set like usual camp. Easy style, Eh!

Date: Oct 21/22 (Sat/Sun)

Camp venue: Green Plaza Miyama Cottage Village / グリーンプラザみやま コテージ村
Address: 180-6, Katahara, Yamagata-city, Gifu/ 岐阜県山県市片原180−6
Google map: https://goo.gl/maps/EdTz78zmMsv
Access: By car (Not easy to go by public transportation so please arrange a car or sharing car with your friends. If not possible to manage, let us know.)

Camp Fee: Per person - TJCS member ¥3,500, Non-member4,000

Note: Beds are limited number, therefore over 5 years children would be count as one person. Under 5 years old children share a bed with their parents. This is the campsite policy so we appreciate for your understanding.

That fee includes accommodation at the cottage and use of the facilities. Food and drinks are NOT included, please bring your own. You can enjoy food you like with beautiful nature and fresh air.

How to pay: At the door on the 21st, in cash. Please prepare your fee (exact change appreciated).
By Site Admin 26 Sep, 2017
We would like to take this opportunity to again express our appreciation to all Corporate and Small Business Members of the TJCS, for their continued support of the Tokai Japan Canada Society.

Throughout the month of August, our Directors and Senior Leadership traveled to a number of locations in Aichi to visit our Corporate members. The contingent included:
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  • Koji Idei, TJCS Vice President
  • Bruce McCaughan, TJCS Vice President
  • Chénier La Salle , TJCS Honourary Vice-Chairman; and Senior Trade Commissioner at the Canadian Consulate in Nagoya
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On Friday June 2nd, 2017, the Tokai Japan Canada Society held its Annual General Meeting (AGM) and hosted a lunch, welcoming the newly appointed Canadian Ambassador, Ian Burney , to Nagoya, the Chubu region, and to the TJCS.

The joint event, which was held at the Nagoya Hilton Hotel, was attended by both individual and corporate membership of the society, the local Canadian Consul, Chénier La Salle , as well as many of our honourary members and guests.

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On May 14, 2017, TJCS Cultural Committee organized a day trip to Okazaki to visit a traditional Miso factory and take part in a festival at a local shrine. A total of 19 people joined the event, hailing from all parts of theglobe including, Japan, Canada, Australia, France, Rosia, Mexico, Afghanistan and Vietnam.

The weather was sunny and we could feel the breath of spring. The first stop of the day was Kakukyu Miso factory. It was hot, many attendees tried Miso ice cream before starting the actual Miso factory tour. It was delicious, the perfect balance of salty and sweetness.
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