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.
Get your creative hat on and make your one-of-a-kind Nengajyo for the New Year!
Three lucky winners will be selected at random to receive some fun prizes courtesy of the OJCC!
Start date: November 22nd, 2021 (Monday)
Closing date: December 27th, 2021
Enter the contest in 3 easy steps:
1. Download the template of your choice
Teens & Adults 14+
Get them in-person at OJCC on Mochi pick-up dates: Saturday, November 27 (10 a.m. – 2 p.m.), Sunday, November 28 (noon – 4 p.m.), and Thursday, December 9 (6 – 9 p.m.)
2. Colour, colour, colour and take a picture of your Nengajyo card!
3. Upload your colored Nengajyo on Facebook OJCA – OJCC or Instagram @ojca_ojcc with tag #ojcanengajyo
Send your submission to us via email: communications@OJCA.ca
We have 3 different templates you can choose from this year, courtesy of OJCA board member Rie Nakamura Drolet.
Have fun colouring!
Although there will be no in-person Mochitsuki event this year, frozen Mochi has been lovingly prepared by volunteers and will be available to OJCA members!! Kirimochi (cut mochi) will be kept frozen for you to pick-up.
Special price: $6 for a bag of 8 pieces (a $9 value!). As a bonus, the first 20 people to order will also receive a complimentary gift.
To order: Please complete the Frozen Mochi Order Form and follow the instructions for payment. Payments need to be by INTERAC e-transfer to firstname.lastname@example.org
Deadline for orders: December 6, 2021, or while quantities last.
Pick-up address: Ottawa Japanese Cultural Centre (OJCC), 2285 St. Laurent Blvd. unit B16.
Pick-up will be
November 27. Sat. (10 am – 2pm), 28. Sun. (Noon – 4 pm) and December 9 Thu.(6 – 9 pm). OJCC Crafts will also be available for sale on these dates.
Physical-distancing measures will be in place. Please wear a mask.
Supply is limited and mochi is available on a pre-ordered, pre-paid, pick-up basis only. For any questions about frozen mochi orders, please contact: email@example.com
We wish you all a fun and safe holiday!
We are excited to announce that the OJCA-OJCC is now on Instagram!
We love sharing stories and photos that highlight our community and culture, and Instagram is another platform that will allow us to expand our reach. We hope our new page can provide new opportunities to engage with members of the community, the Ottawa public and beyond!
Follow us at @ojca_ojcc on Instagram. We look forward to seeing you there!
The OJCA-OJCC Mochitsuki has, for over 4 decades, been a gathering place for friends and family of the Japanese Canadian community in Ottawa to celebrate the upcoming New Year with food, activities and performances from local talent. In an abundance of caution for our volunteers and due to certain logistical challenges, we must unfortunately announce the cancellation of this year’s event due to the ongoing pandemic situation.
We look forward to celebrating in person with you next year! In the meantime, keep an eye on our Facebook, Website and soon to be launched Instagram page for fun holiday-themed content. Frozen kirimochi will also be available for sale to OJCA members (details to come).
We wish you all a fun and safe holiday!
We are back, sort of 🙂 !
Where: Ottawa Japanese Cultural Centre
When: Sunday, December 5, 2021, 10 am – noon or 1 pm – 3 pm
Maximum of 8 to 10 participants (if from same household) per session
In the event that the pandemic restrictions change and they prevent us from holding an in-person workshop, we will do a virtual one on Sunday, Dec. 12th and will send further details.
Cost: $5 for OJCC members; $15 for non-members
Register by sending your name, membership status and choice of morning or afternoon session to firstname.lastname@example.org. Once you have email confirmation of registration, please pay by e-transfer to email@example.com or by cheque made payable to “OJCC” mailed to:
Ron Shigeishi, OJCC treasurer
48 Onslow Crescent
Registration and payment deadline is Nov. 22nd.
We will be making three (3) ornaments; see photos attached.
- Pipe cleaner snowflake
- Origami Santa set
- Glitter snowflake
All materials will be supplied. Bring a glue gun if you have one; there will be 2-3 available on site. Otherwise bring your creativity and imagination!
These workshops will be BYOD or BYOC so bring your own drink or cup/mug. Complimentary green tea will be provided.
Everyone must wear face masks while inside the Centre except when drinking or eating. The number of participants in the Centre is limited so that we can ensure 2m distancing. And there is now an air purifier on the main floor. If there are any questions about the workshop or OJCC’s COVID protocol, please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org.