Monday, November 6, 2017

CJS Bounenkai 2017 - Dec 5

The holiday season is fast approaching….and there is no better way to start it off than with the Canada Japan Society’s legendary BOUNENKAI 忘年会 celebration and party on Tuesday, December 5th 2017! 

Bounenkai literally means “forget the year party” and it’s the perfect time to celebrate the end of another successful year and banish any negative memories you might have of 2017….all while getting you ready for the start of the holiday season! The tradition is said to have begun in Japan during the 15th century during the Muromachi period as gatherings to express thanks. At that time, the parties were known as noukai (great achievement gathering). By the 18th century, they had become known as Bounenkai, or year-end parties. Bounenkai is seen as a time for letting one's hair down and not worrying about the everyday work or societal formal, rank or age division relationships that exist…..everyone just comes out to have a good time!

The CJS is building on our successful Bounenkai events of years past with this, our largest event of the year. We would love to have you join this event and enjoy an evening of meeting new people with a connection/interest in Japan, reconnecting with those you haven’t seen for a while, informal networking, practicing your English and/or Japanese, learning more about the Canada Japan Society, and most of all…..have a great time!

This year we’re returning to RYOJI RAMEN & IZAKAYA! Admission includes lots of great Japanese and Okinawan food and our ever famous door prizes!

BOUNENKAI
Tuesday, December 5th, 2017
6 P.M. to 12 A.M.
RYOJI RAMEN & IZAKAYA
690 College St, Toronto, ON M6G 1C1 (just East of Ossington)
CJS Members and Students $20
Non-Members $25
Admission includes lots of great food. Cash Bar.

This year, we are once again capping numbers , so IF YOU WOULD LIKE TO ATTEND YOU MUST RSVP to steve@cjst.ca! First come, first served! We sell out every year and hope to see you there.

Saturday, October 21, 2017

November 2, 2017 - Ichimokukai ・一木会

We're drawing ever closer to the end of the year, but there's still time for one last Ichimokukai before Bounenkai 2017.

Ichimokukai (IMK) literally means the "first Thursday meeting" and since 1995 it has been the Canada Japan Society of Toronto's monthly social event, naturally on the first Thursday of every month. It is a great place to make new friends, practice your English and/or Japanese, informally network, learn more about life in Canada and Japan, and most of all have fun! Our attendees are usually around 50 percent Canadian and 50 percent Japanese, all with a common interest or connection with Japan. At IMK you will receive special food and drink discounts, get to talk to lots of interesting people, and have the chance to win some exciting door prizes.

We hope to see you there and please come early to ensure a good seat!

Ichimokukai
Thursday, November 2nd, 2017
6-10 pm
Manpuku
105 McCaul Street
Units 29-31 (in the Village by the Grange building, south of the Food Court)

There is a $5 cover charge for non-CJS members.

Discounts are available for groups of three or more people

Sunday, October 15, 2017

November 15, 2017 - CJS Axe Throwing

It's Canada 150 🍁, and what a better way to celebrate than to throw some axes?! Canada-Japan Society is organizing its 1st axe-throwing event!

This is a sport somewhat sort of remotely similar to throwing darts in the sense you want to hit the bullseye, except instead of darts, it's with axes, so it's waaaay more fun!! 😜

BATL - Backyard Axe Throwing League is the original Backyard Axe Throwing League in Toronto. What started in a backyard in 2006, is now an 11-location operation all across North America. This CJS event will be held at the Toronto-East location at

When: 
Wednesday, Nov 15, 2017 @ 7pm-9:30pm

http://batlgrounds.com/axe-throwing-toronto-east/

BATL’s axe throwing events last 2 – 2.5 hours, and are led by coaches. The event will begin with approximately 30 minutes of practice on private targets before starting a group tournament to crown a champion.

Price will be $35.49 (+ tax) per person. 

Because this place requires a deposit, money needs to be collected beforehand by PayPal.
Please send email to sam@cjst.ca to RSVP, and you will receive instructions on how to pay. The final price person will be $41.56 ($35.49+HST+PayPal processing fee). Payment needs to be received by Nov 7 @ 8pm.

Looking forward to seeing everyone there!
Please note: Closed toe shoes are mandatory. Sandals and flip flops are not permitted. High heels are not recommended. Wearing a comfortable, loose fitting top that doesn't restrict arm or upper body movement is recommended. Lumberjack shirts recommended. 😊

Thursday, September 21, 2017

October 5, 2017 - Ichimokukai ・一木会

We're now officially into the autumn season, so what better way to enjoy the last of the warm weather than Ichimokukai.

Ichimokukai (IMK) literally means the "first Thursday meeting" and since 1995 it has been the Canada Japan Society of Toronto's monthly social event, naturally on the first Thursday of every month. It is a great place to make new friends, practice your English and/or Japanese, informally network, learn more about life in Canada and Japan, and most of all have fun! Our attendees are usually around 50 percent Canadian and 50 percent Japanese, all with a common interest or connection with Japan. At IMK you will receive special food and drink discounts, get to talk to lots of interesting people, and have the chance to win some exciting door prizes.

We hope to see you there and please come early to ensure a good seat!

Ichimokukai 
Thursday, October 5th, 2017
6-10 pm
Manpuku
105 McCaul Street
Units 29-31 (in the Village by the Grange building, south of the Food Court)

There is a $5 cover charge for non-CJS members.

Discounts are available for groups of three or more people

Thursday, August 31, 2017

September 7, 2017 - Ichimokukai ・一木会

With the back to school season just staring, it's time for another Ichimokukai.

Ichimokukai (IMK) literally means the "first Thursday meeting" and since 1995 it has been the Canada Japan Society of Toronto's monthly social event, naturally on the first Thursday of every month. It is a great place to make new friends, practice your English and/or Japanese, informally network, learn more about life in Canada and Japan, and most of all have fun! Our attendees are usually around 50 percent Canadian and 50 percent Japanese, all with a common interest or connection with Japan. At IMK you will receive special food and drink discounts, get to talk to lots of interesting people, and have the chance to win some exciting door prizes.

We hope to see you there and please come early to ensure a good seat!

Ichimokukai 
Thursday, September 7th, 2017
6-10 pm
Manpuku
105 McCaul Street
Units 29-31 (in the Village by the Grange building, south of the Food Court)

There is a $5 cover charge for non-CJS members.

Discounts are available for groups of three or more people