Japanese volunteer Shiho Komiya arrived in Quesnel by Central Mountain Air, Feb. 14. Shiho was met by members of Quesnel Shiraoi Twinning Society and brought to her unit which would become her home for the next three months. Shiho traveled from Toronto to Calgary and has been in Canada since November 2011.
Shiho Komiya is from Fukuoka, Japan, where she studied at Chikushi Women’s University and graduated in computer programming .
She found the Quesnel Shiraoi Twinning Society site on the internet and read about other volunteers like Tomoko Arisue placed here years ago and about our Quesnel Shiraoi Twinning Society. Shiho wanted to come to Quesnel for a different experience.
Her hobbies are watching sports, movies with action, listening to music and she loves to travel.
Some of the volunteer activities Shiho has experienced here in Quesnel are Japanese culture and language lessons she helps prepare each week and attending QSTS meetings where she helps prepare meals for monthly dinners. She has delivered Japanese culture lessons at elementary schools, as well as open activities like demonstrating origami to the young children at the Arts and Rec Centre the last two weekends in April.
Recently, Shiho has ventured off on a couple weekend bus tours on her own to Jasper and other locations.
Shiho enjoyed her time in Quesnel and has since left to explore other parts of Canada.
– submitted by Diane Graham, Quesnel Shiraoi Twinning Society