We at the OJCA hope that you and your friends and family are staying healthy. If you are aware of any people in our community who would benefit from Japanese-language information, the government of Ontario has published an information sheet in Japanese, linked from their COVID-19 site.
The OJCA is wishing you health, safety and wellness during this trying time and hope you are not facing too many difficulties.
If however, you are in need of help and community support for: grocery delivery; mental health and isolation; or any other issue you can now reach out to the OJCA via our new COVID-19 Outreach email:
We will do our best to field your questions and concerns and connect you with community resources and volunteers who can help you!Continue reading “COVID-19 Community Support Update”
Keeping our community members healthy and safe is of utmost importance to us. Due to the unprecedented pandemic of the COVID-19 coronavirus we will be postponing any upcoming OJCA/OJCC activities in March/April, including our annual Bazaar. We will provide updates as things progress.
For now, we wish to provide you with information that will be useful to you during this difficult time.
We encourage everyone to follow advice from public health agencies.
The coming days and weeks may bring tough challenges. We hope that everyone takes care and stays healthy.
Presented in partnership with the Embassy of Japan in Ottawa.
Date/Time: Thursday February 27th, 6:30PM – 8:30PM
Place: The auditorium of the Embassy of Japan in Ottawa, 255 Sussex Dr.
You are cordially invited to attend the OJCA’s first Speaker Series lecture of the year featuring: Minister Akira Imamura, Deputy Head of Mission of the Embassy of Japan in Canada
Please join Minister Imamura and hear a lively presentation on current Japanese diplomacy and Japan-Canada relations. Discussion is encouraged, and Minister Imamura will draw upon a breadth of knowledge gained from his wide range of international postings and experience.
Topics to be covered include:
Japan’s National Security Strategy, the current state of Japan-Canada relations, future perspectives on strengthening Japan-Canada relations and Japan’s vision of a “Free and Open Indo-Pacific”.
Please R.S.V.P. to OJCA board member Matt Miwa by Wednesday February 26th: firstname.lastname@example.org
Light refreshments will be provided care of the OJCA.
We look forward to seeing you there!Continue reading “OJCA Speakers Series 2020: Minister Akira Imamura”
Date/Time: Friday Feb. 28 at 6:30 PM
Place: TD Place Arena (1015 Bank St. Ottawa), activities near Gate 3
The Japanese Embassy, the Canadian Paralympic Committee (CPC), the Canadian Cerebral Palsy Sports Association (CCPSA), and OJCA/OJCC are holding a Japan Night event at the Ottawa 67s hockey game on February 28, to publicize the upcoming Tokyo 2020 Olympics and Paralympics. At 6:30, prior to puck drop, Ambassador Kawamura will give a brief speech followed by Boccia Canada doing a demonstration of Paralympic boccia, along with a performance by the KDC Japanese children’s hip-hop troupe.
The Ottawa 67s have set aside a block of tickets which can be purchased from the OJCA at the reduced price of $15 each. Tickets must be purchased electronically, and will be available to be picked up at the box office by Gate 3. To order a ticket, please Click the Tickets button below.
Once you receive a reply from the OJCA Treasurer, you will be asked to pay for your ticket(s) by e-transfer (You will be provided with a security question). If this method of payment presents a problem for you, please contact an OJCA Board member to make other arrangements.
See you there!