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OJCA Cultural Activities Guide Fall 2021/Winter 2022

The Ottawa Japanese Community Association (OJCA) is excited to bring you this Autumn/Winter 2021-2022 edition of the Activities Guide; our first since our hiatus during the pandemic. Due to the impacts of the pandemic certain details such as dates and locations are still to be determined. Periodic updates of this edition will be published as more information becomes available. For questions about pandemic measures and guidelines for a specific activity, please contact the respective group or instructor.

Iaido Seminar at Takahashi Dojo

On the weekend of September 18th from 9:30am to 11am the Ottawa Kendo club,
Iaido section will be hosting Goyo Ohmi Sensei from Toronto, 7Dan Iaido 6Dan Kendo for a Iaido seminar at the Takahashi Dojo, 5 Melrose Ave.

This is a unique opportunity to have Ohmi Sensei guide our local community in All Japan Kendo Federation Seitei Iaido. Iaido is the Japanese Martial art of
drawing the sword.

The beginner session will be free, no experience required.

In order to facilitate physical distance requirements we will require those interested in attending the beginner seminar to RSVP to e.chart@sympatico.ca by 16 September. Space is limited.

We will require proof of vaccination.

A signed wavier form (to be provided).

Contact tracing information will also be required.

Upcoming…

While Asian Heritage Month is over, there is still a continuing need for dialogue beyond the month of festivities. It’s important that we continue to ensure that the broader Asian community can come together and support one another.  

It is empowering  for Japanese Canadians to be learning more through other communities.  These are important networks to build and strengthen.

To learn more, please see the Eventbrite page:
Say No to Anti-Asian Racism – A Path Forward Tickets, Multiple Dates | Eventbrite

Nengajo Contest opens!

The OJCA is excited to announce our Kid’s Nengajo Drawing and Colouring Contest!

3 lucky winners will be selected at random to receive some fun prizes courtesy of the Ottawa Japanese Cultural Centre!

Prizes made by the OJCC!

How to enter:

  • Make a nengajo card or download our template. Original submissions should include “Happy New Years” and a picture of an ox (2021 zodiac animal).
  • Scan the card or take a picture and submit entry to communications@ojca.ca.

Contest Rules:

  • Open to children between the ages 3-13 in the National Capital Region.
  • One submission per child
  • Entries must be received by December 28, 2020.

Winners will be announced January 3, 2021.

Disclaimer:

By submitting an entry, you agree to allow the OJCA to share the image on social media and OJCA.ca. Contact information will not be included.

Personal information is collected for contest purposes only.