Here's What's Happening at JETAA Toronto:
By Nicholas Jones
On the evening of Saturday, January 28th, some 30 JETAA members piled into the party room at the Bloor Street Fox and the Fiddle for our 2017 Annual General Meeting (AGM). To kick things off, Carl Sachs and I shared with the membership all of the activities JETAA had undertaken in 2016, updated them on the organization’s finances, and then got down to the business of electing the new members of the executive for 2017.
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.
Location: The Fox & Fiddle (280 Bloor St W, Toronto, ON) near St. George Station
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.
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)
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See you on the ice!
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!
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!