Upcoming fundraisers for Japan in Montreal

[Note: I am pasting this from a message from the Japanese Canadian Cultural Centre of Montreal. The info doesn’t actually seem to be online anywhere, so I wanted to post it here for linking purposes. I am not involved with organizing the events.]

To support the people of Japan in their time of need, organizations, businesses, and individuals of the Montreal Japanese community are working together to raise funds for disaster relief. A series of fundraising events will be held, organized by various community organizations. Funds raised at each event will be collected, pooled together, and donated to the Canadian Red Cross who, in turn, will send the funds to the Japanese Red Cross.

Red Cross donation boxes will be available at each event as well as at various Japanese businesses who also wish to also collect funds. A tax receipt will be issued if you provide your contact information. Please make cheques payable to the Canadian Red Cross and indicate that the funds are destined for disaster relief in Japan.

Thank you, Donald Watanabe
President, Japanese Canadian Cultural Centre of Montreal and on behalf of all the organizations in the Montreal Japanese community involved in this joint fundraising effort.

Upcoming events:
Thursday, March 17.2011 at 6:30pm and 8:00pm
– INORI – Pray for Japan Together With Music
Benefit concert for victims of tsunami and earthquake in East Japan
Église Unie Saint-Jean
110, rue Sainte-Catherine Est, Montréal, H2X 1K7
Métro Saint-Laurent or/ou Berri-UQAM
Admission : 20$ (at the door)
Musicians : Kanae Nobori (piano), Mana Shiraishi (violin), and others.
Contact : Kanae Nobori. 514-815-7728

Saturday, March 19.2011, 1:00pm – 5:00pm
Cookie Sale for Japanese Earthquake Relief
Culture and Language Connections
4260 avenue Girouard, #350
Montreal, H4A 3C9; Tel: 514-903-8897
Métro Villa-Maria

Sunday, March 20.2011, 2:00pm – 4:30pm
Japanese Craft Festival/Festival d’art japonais
Canada-Japan Society of Montreal
Exhibition and demonstration of ikebana, shodo, kimekome, furoshiki, and more.
Japanese Canadian Cultural Centre of Montreal
8155, rue Rousselot, Montréal, H2E 1Z7;
Métro Jarry et autobus 193E
Info: Midori Pinti, 514-313-9945

Wednesday, March 23.2011, 7:00pm-11:00pm
Japon 2011, je me souviens
Benefit concert featuring 12 artists and counting.
Club Soda
12245, boul. Saint-Laurent, Montréal, H2X 2S6
Métro Saint-Laurent
Admission : 20$ (at the door)
Info : K.Joe Tamko; 514-317-0422

… and more to come!

Donation boxes:
Yuki Bakery: 5211 rue Sherbrooke Ouest. 514-482-2435. Métro Vendôme.
Japanese Canadian Cultural Centre of Montreal: 8155 rue Rousselot. 514-728-1996. Métro Jarry.



  1. stella.gaucher-murovic@douglas.mcgill.ca said

    Pls notify me of future fundraisers – thank you!

  2. Megan said

    Please note: I”m not organizing these events. Contact the Japanese Canadian Cultural Centre of Montreal for more information: http://www.geocities.jp/jcccmcanada/

  3. Trelayne said

    Is there a Facebook event for these events, I will share it .

  4. Megan said

    The event organizers have not created Facebook events. But the Cultural Centre’s Facebook page is here: https://www.facebook.com/group.php?gid=93714459225&ref=ts

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