We had a successful Canada Day at Shiraoi House, from 10:30 a.m. – 4 p.m. with many visitors.
Calligraphy demonstrated by Junko Lacey and Ryoko Hosaka and along with members of Shiraoi Twinning Society we had some of the young people helping out with origami and Japanese toys.
These young people will be some of our next delegation going to Japan in July 2015 to Shiraoi, Hokkaido, Japan.
Lots of young people tried on Kimonos and several photos taken. Also in the afternoon a lot of sushi was served.
We want to thank Ami Su for making the trays of sushi. It was so delicious, “Oyshi”
The celebration of Shiraoi House 10th anniversary is Aug. 23. There will be members assisting in several activities offered throughout the day, including trying on Japanese Yukata (kimono) and if you like, get your photo taken while dressed in kimono. Try your skill at calligraphy and draw your name in Japanese. Learn about Japanese culture, try some Japanese games, make origami kimonos or other shapes.
Also at Shiraoi House there will be an official ceremony recognizing our 10th anniversary with a celebratory cake-cutting served after the ceremony with City Hall officials. Time of ceremony to be announced in next article and any other additions. Refreshment of green tea, juice and water will be offered throughout the day.
Also during the celebration, Aug. 23, Elizabeth Waldorf city arts coordinator is offering how to make small wind socks and fans on the Shiraoi House patio, 10 a.m. – 3 p.m. Enter from side walk on the West side of the building.
QSTS, June 5 was our last dinner meeting for the summer. We had a smaller group at our dinner meeting in June, as vacation has started for some of our members. Our delicious meal was provided by Tomoko Arisue and Sue and Harry Smith. We continually have new members joining our Twinning Society as we did at our last dinner meeting in June and new members are always welcome.
Our next dinner meeting at Quesnel Shiraoi House will be in September. The dinner meeting has been changed to second Thursday of the month on Sept. 11.
If anyone is interested in joining or learning more about our Twinning Society, call Shiraoi House 250-992-6532 and leave us a message.
We also rent out the Shiraoi House for different events. Check our site, Quesnel- Shiraoi Twinning Society.
– submitted by Diane Graham