As most of you know, on March 11, 2011, a powerful 9.0 magnitude earthquake struck off the east coast of Honshu, Japan, followed by a powerful tsunami. Hundreds of thousands have been displaced from their homes and the death toll in Miyagi prefecture alone is predicted to reach more than 10,000. During this difficult time, all of our friends and families in Japan are in our thoughts.
In an effort to contribute to the relief effort, the Japan Exchange and Teaching Programme Alumni Association of Ottawa (JETAA Ottawa) is partnering with the Canada-Japan Society of Ottawa (CJSO) to organize an Ottawa-wide Japan Relief Charity event that would bring together the Japanese community as well as the community at large.
A fundraising event will take place at the Westin Hotel in the Governor General Ballroom on the evening of Sunday, March 27, 2011 from 7pm to 9pm. Tickets are $40 each. Proceeds from the event, which includes a silent auction, will be donated to the Canadian Red Cross Japan Earthquake/Asia-Pacific Tsunami fund (www.redcross.ca/jetaaottawa). There will be many great items to bid on at this event including an autographed guitar from Hot Hot Heat.
For more information on JETAA, JET Programme and CJSO please visit jetaaottawa.ca, jetalumni.org,
jetprogramme.org and cjso-ottawa.com. If you have any questions, please email firstname.lastname@example.org or call 613-