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Midnight Curling 2018 (Mar 17)

We’ve updated this post.  If you purchased tickets before February 22nd, you should have already received a message from us.  If you have any questions, email us at

JETAA Toronto welcomes you to our annual winter sporting tradition:  Midnight Curling.  Join us on Saturday, March 17th at the High Park Club for food, drink, and a night of rock-throwing, sweeping, hollering, and grace on ice. The Pyeongchang Olympics will have wrapped up when we hit the ice, but let’s carry on the spirit of our favorite Japanese and Canadian athletes and make it a night to remember.

No curling experience? No worries! An instructor will be on hand to guide you in this most Canadian of sports. Don’t forget to bring a pair of clean indoor running shoes and warm, layered, comfortable clothing.

NOTE:  In past years, we’ve met up at a neighborhood pub for refreshments before shifting to the HPC for curling, but this year we’ll keep it simple and enjoy our food and drink at the HPC.  No mid-event travel required!

Tickets:  link coming soon

JETAA member (if you went on the JET Programme, you’re a member!): $8.75 + booking fee

Non-member: $20 + booking fee


Date: Saturday, March 17th, 2018

Time: 9:00 pm to 1:00 am

Place: High Park Club (100 Indian Rd)

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For any other questions, please contact

See you on the ice!

Bloor-Yorkville Icefest (Family Event – Feb 25)

Let’s enjoy the winter weather with Toronto’s own Bloor-Yorkville Icefest! Sample some Maple Syrup Taffy or enjoy a hot drink while admiring the ice sculptures around Bloor-Yorkville. Come by yourself or bring your family for an fun-filled afternoon with JETAA Toronto.

Date: Sunday, February 25th
Time: 2:15 pm
Price: Free
Location: Meet outside Bay Subway Station on Cumberland St.

Please contact Alena at if you have any questions.

Hope to see you there!

Check out our facebook event here!

Aquarium Adventure! (Family Event – Mar 04)

Join JETAA Toronto this March as we escape the winter cold with a jaunt through North America’s longest underwater viewing tunnel. Let’s learn about our aquatic friends from all over the world together!

Date: Sunday, March 4th
Time: 1:30pm
Location: Ripley’s Aquarium
Price: JETAA members $10; JETAA members’ children (up to age 13): free; non-members: $33. 

Please note, we have limited space; tickets are available on a first come first served basis at

Please contact Alena at if you have any questions.

Check out our facebook event here

Sakuramai Workshop (Mar 18)

Do you like to dance? Do you want to shake away those last bits of winter and shimmy right into spring?

In March Toronto’s own Sakuramai is hosting a Yosakoi dance workshop and JETAA members are welcome! Since 2008 Sakuramai has been performing and sharing their love of Japanese dance with people across Canada.

Never heard of “yosakoi” before? Yosakoi is a kind of Japanese dance that began in Kochi Prefecture in 1954 to help overcome the post-war recession and raise spirits. To this day spectators come from all over Japan to watch the close to 20 000 dancers parading through Kochi’s downtown streets. All dancers carry the traditional wooden clappers called “naruko,” but each team has its own style and character.

Now the Yosakoi tradition has spread outside of Japan and there are Yosakoi dance teams in countries all over the world including France, Poland, Australia, and, of course, Canada.

Please join us for an exciting afternoon of dance.

Beginners welcome, no dance experience necessary!

Event: Sakuramai Workshop
Date: Sunday, March 18th
Location: Dance Teq – 226 Queen Street West
Workshop fee: $15
Kids class – 11:45am to 12:45pm
Adult class (both men and women) – 1:15pm to 2:15pm
To join, please contact:


Sweets & Me, My OTP (Food Event – Feb 13)

Single? Attached? It’s Complicated? Who cares! Cake can always be your Valentine!

Come gorge yourself on sweet, delicious treats! Whether you take this as the (most excellent) excuse to have dessert for supper, or dine on more responsible repast before, we’re here to support your sugar cravings. Feel like that Hojicha? Matcha? Japanese Cheesecake? This place has it!

Stay to watch the Maid Show ($10/person), venture forth for some karaoke or more sweets at Tsujiri? If you needed any more encouragement, a variety of nijikai options are conveniently in the area!

Time to eat your heart out! RSVP and for any questions/concerns, email

Facebook RSVPs will not be counted, sorry!

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