Here's What's Happening at JETAA Toronto:

Join us for the JETAA Annual General Meeting (AGM)!

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JETAA Toronto will be hosting our Annual General Meeting (AGM) on Saturday, January 28, 2017. This meeting is the perfect opportunity to catch up on recent JETAA events, as well as to learn about events planned for 2017. This is also your opportunity to join the JETAA Executive Committee.  If you’re a former JET who is living in the Toronto area, you’re officially a member of JETAA, so we’d love it if you joined us for the AGM.

The AGM is also the time when we elect JETAA Executive members for the next year. These executive members help assure the smooth running of JET alumni events by taking on roles such as events coordinators, community liaisons, or communications support.

Date: Saturday, January 28, 2017
Time: 4:30pm
Location: The Fox & Fiddle (280 Bloor St W, Toronto, ON) near St. George Station

Interested in a position? Email chair@jetaatoronto.ca
Check out the Facebook Event Page

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Upcoming Event – Midnight Madness Curling

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JETAA Toronto’s annual winter sports event is guaranteed to test your balance and coordination skills. On Saturday, February 25th, join us at the High Park Curling Club and try your hand at curling.

No curling experience? No worries! An instructor will be on hand to guide you in the fine art of sweeping, sliding, and rock-throwing. Don’t forget to wear CLEAN running shoes and WARM, comfortable clothing.

Tickets: http://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/2730285
JETAA member: $15 + booking fee
Non-member: $20 + booking fee

Date: Saturday, February 25th, 2017
Time: 8:30 pm to 1:00 am
Place: Loons Restaurant & Pub (416 Roncesvalles Ave) and High Park Curling Club (100 Indian Rd)

For any other questions, please contact events@jetaatoronto.ca
See you on the ice!

Upcoming Event – JCCC Oshogatsu Kai

Join JETAA Toronto at our first family-friendly event of 2017. We’ll be attending the Japanese Canadian Cultural Centre’s annual New Year’s celebration, the Oshogatsu Kai. There’ll be vendors, New Year’s food, and performances, including a mochi-making exhibition. Details can be found at: http://jccc.on.ca/event/oshogatsu-kai-3/

JET alumni and their family have been given the “JCCC Member” rate of $5 per person, so make sure you tell the entrance staff that you’re with JETAA. Once you’re in, call 647-991-4686 to meet up with the rest of the JETAA people and get reimbursed an additional $3. There’s plenty for both kids and adults to do, so come on out whether you’ve got little ones or not. Akemashite Omedetou Gozaimasu!

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Report – Billiards Night

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By Stephen Branston

With nerves of steel and a totally suave demeanour, our JETAA members dove into the shark pool for a great time at the Annex Billiards Club. We were joined by the chair of JETAA Ottawa, and were able to discuss some inter-chapter events in the pipeline while making some SWEET shots!

Please keep your calendar open for February 10th, as we finalize plans for our next social!

Report – Fall 2016 Japanese Lessons

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By Tricia Hamilton

Another successful session of JETAA Japanese lessons was held this fall!  The Japanese class, which is free for JETAA, was sold out this year with 14 eager students. We met in a classroom in the Bloor-Yonge library every Monday evening, and under the expert tutelage of Matsumoto-sensei, we kotsukotsu studied onomatopoeia (example: geragera is to laugh loudly and unrestrainedly).

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